Tips for Meal Planning on a Budget

Menu Planning on a Tight Budget for a Family Have you ever found yourself at the grocery store staring at the meat and asking yourself why it has to be so dang expensive? Then you need to read these great Tips for Meal Planning on a Budget. Do you try and plan meals while shopping but they get lost or forgotten between the time you check out and your next grocery trip? If this is you, you are not alone, and I have a few tips that have helped us over the past couple years to save money and plan meals. I’ve shared some helpful tips for planning meals on …

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The Beans of Our Lives

Choosing to be Intentional with the Time We have with our Kids Last year my husband and I decided to make bean jars for our three boys after talking about doing it for a few months. Our goal is to be aware of the time we have with our kids. This will help us be intentional with the choices we make. A bean jar for each child represents the amount of weeks they have left until they graduate high school— each bean equals one week of their life. I found some mason jars from a thrift store or garage sale, and we counted out the beans for each of our …

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Roadside Opportunities

If you know our family well, you know that we like to be thrifty. Frugal, some may call it. Cheap, others may say. Resourceful and creative is how we like to look at it. Over the years, we have had several roadside opportunities. What are those? Those are treasures we have found that might serve our family purpose in some way. There are a few reasons we have started to collect stuff we see on the road. 4 Reasons to Find Roadside Treasures 1. It’s so fun! We like to find a good treasure. We love the thrill of spotting something that might serve our family. This past summer, we …

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Delicious Lara Ball Recipe that’s so good you’ll fight your kids for the last one

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Looking for a great lara ball recipe? You’ve got to try this chocolate lara ball! If you’re anything like me, you’ll fight over them with your kids! Seriously, so good! You’re probably wondering, “what do you put in lara balls that make them taste so good?”. Well, what if I told you they only have 5 ingredients… and you can pronounce them all!?

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Behind the Scenes

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I am nesting.  Not because I am having a baby but more so because I am leaving our babies.  My husband and I are taking a trip next week for our 15th wedding anniversary and we are so excited: the thrill of visiting somewhere new, just the two of us, on our own schedule.  But in order for us to get on that airplane we both have a lot of things that need to be taken care of. For my husband, its work.  He is a pastor and we just launched a campaign for our new building.  There’s a whole lot of excitement, evening meetings most nights of the week, …

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Pep Talk for Mamas Going Through a Hard Season in Parenting

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Are you experiencing a difficult parenting season? It can be so lonely and such a heavy weight to carry when you feel like you’re the only one hating the season of parenting you’re in. I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone! I had my own hard season in parenting and resented the memories that were being made. It gets better, I promise!

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