meal planning

Shape Store

Having a new baby means at some point you will need to think about starting your little one on solids, in fact, you are pretty much asked from birth when you plan to start them nowadays. As a first time or 3rd-time parent like myself, you never know quite how your baby will take to it. Some will eat a little, some a LOT! So how to you prepare things without

Mexican Shepherd's Pie {Frugal Friday}

Meal time in our house is no easy feat with a little one under 2 and Ava being 7, going on 17, her taste buds change so frequently and my husband having a much more sophisticated palate than mine. Being able to shop frugally is essential for a happy wallet.  Finding ingredients that have multi-uses to help keep costs down will help in keeping the grocery bill down. With a

2 Chickens 3 Ways Frugal Friday

Frugal meal planning for when you need to tighten your bootstraps yet again. As a family of four, two of which are growing boys so really we eat like a family of six, we are always trying to find ways to save a buck when it comes to meals. With two growing boys our grocery bill will not becoming smaller anytime soon so any tricks we can manage when it

Meal Planning

Living the Frugal life {Meal Planning} “What’s for dinner mom?” “So, did you have a plan for dinner at all wifey?” It was these types of comments that drove me bonkers and into a inspiration to get this aspect of our lives structured through, meal planning. Yes the dreaded meal planning. It can be a overwhelming task and almost a bad word in some households but once you get a

Dinner's Ready Personal Chef Services

Picture wonderfully organized Tara, having meal planned for the entire week, I spent hours slaving in the kitchen and carefully packaging away pre-portioned meals, freezing for later in the week, cleaning my kitchen immediately afterwards and sitting back with a glass of wine and a pat on the back with a spotlessly clean house. Hah… anyone else? That isn’t how it goes at my house either. On the best of

Flipp

I am a money saver at heart, but with a 4-year-old and working full-time it can sometimes be challenging to find the extra time needed to really put some effort into saving. When I was approached by Flipp – an app that I already know and love – to share some of my everyday money-saving tips I had to jump on the chance. Most of my tips actually revolve around