As our family’s “Home Economist” it is my job to account for every dollar, plan for future needs, and save for big expenses. I enjoy making our money stretch by finding deals on groceries, household items, and family activities. Read on to see my current finds and a few of my tips and tricks.

Surviving Back to School Shopping

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Summer is coming to a close and parents everywhere are preparing for their kids to head back to school. Don’t schedule lunch with the Mom-friends just yet, cause before we can bask in the glory of a few kid free hours, we gotta get these back to school errands done! It’s ok guys, more..



Chick-Fil-A Cow Costume DIY

Screen Shot 2018-07-08 at 11.50.38 AMOnce a year, Chick-Fil-A offers a FREE entree for customers willing to dress like a cow. While you’ll see many participants in t-shirts with black spots, don’t run out and break the bank on white tees for your family (isn’t the point to save money?). Using items more..



My Disneyland Vacation

fullsizeoutput_ddI am a big fan of all things Disney. Yes, I’m “one of those.” Here is everything I know, have ever known, ever cared to know.. about traveling to Disneyland. While my circumstances may not mirror yours, hopefully you can pull something helpful from my experiences! more..





10 Summer Boredom Busters

pexels-photo-296357.jpegThe temperature is pushing three digit numbers, the excitement of staying up/sleeping in late has worn off, and the kids are all out of options on Netflix. You want to get them out of the house, but at what cost? They’re gonna burn their little bottoms at the park and the mall is a dangerous place more..



App Highlight: Airbnb

hands-coffee-smartphone-technology.jpgAirbnb is an app and website that provides hospitality services for consumers and entrepreneurs throughout the world. Their business has gained wide popularity because of their vast network, security features, and great value. Whether you are a traveler looking for somewhere to stay more..



My Top 5 Kid Clothing Retailers

IMG_0127I think we’re all in agreement that you can save money buying your kids’ clothes second hand. Thrift stores, garage sales, Goodwill, Craigslist.. I am no stranger to any of them! However, I have noticed that as the reselling market grows, these once inexpensive stores are starting to raise their prices! more..



Grocery Budget 101

pexels-photo-433636.jpegA quick Google search told me that, on average, Americans spend $150-250 a week to feed a family of four; I know families that spend that in one Costco trip and STILL have to visit another grocery store for non bulk items. When my children were younger, I was  able to feed them on more..



App Highlight: DoorDash

pexels-photo-359757.jpegWhat Is DoorDash?

DoorDash is an app that offers food delivery from a variety of merchants based on your location. From their humble beginnings in Palo Alto in 2013, to now 42 markets across North America, they’re rapidly expanding and for good reason! more..


Free Food: The Habit


pexels-photo-164497.jpegThere’s nothing I love more than good food.. unless it’s good FREE food. Right now and until March 31, sign up for The Habit’s CharClub and get a coupon for a FREE CharBurger with cheese sent to your email. more..


App Highlight: Ibotta

pexels-photo-261628.jpegWhat is Ibotta?

Ibotta is an app that rewards you for shopping at particular retailers and buying specific products. Simply shop, scan your receipt, and get cash back. more..