• Rakuten Shout Out!

    I hadn’t intended to post anything today. I have a LOT of other things on my ‘to do’ list; demanding my attention. But something happened this morning that I simply cannot let go and this company needs a MEGA shout out! I started using Rakuten (formerly Ebates) several months after Isaac was born and had GI issues that required me to stop nursing and to starting buying the most expensive formula on the market. Medical grade formula that can’t even be purchased in the store. I figured that any little bit I could earn back from these, as well as other, purchases was worth the extra step of first accessing…

  • Pointers for Weekly Food Prepping

    This has become somewhat a series, going through weekly meal planning, meal planning on a budget, budgeting for groceries, and today some tips/tricks for meal prepping that can help you stay on track to at-home cooking instead of eating out or opting for convenience foods at the store (which also helps staying on track with the grocery budget). Meal prepping has become essential for our smooth(ish) functioning during the week. Let’s get real: the time of day that you are most depleted of energy (and maybe motivation) is the time of day you really have to rally because it’s just so darn busy. Getting dinner on the table, eating, baths,…

  • Setting a Grocery Budget

    Isn’t it amazing how time can get away from you? I cannot believe that it’s FRIDAY. I have no idea what happened to my week; what I even really accomplished. Stuff got done, don’t get me wrong, I just have no real recollection of who, what, when, where, why and how. At any rate, I’m sliding in under the wire with the post I promised last week (when I shared with you some tips for meal planning on a budget) about setting a grocery budget. There are lots of ways to go about setting a budget, so let’s get your wheels spinning on a few different options and you can…