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Grocery Shopping – End of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – End of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. The first week of January, I spent $108.14. The second week […]

Grocery Shopping – Third Week of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – Third Week of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. The first week of January, I spent $108.14. The second week […]

Our Favorite Iceland Experiences

Our Favorite Iceland Experiences

Last November, we went to Iceland for a week. This is why we had to get Aidan a passport. Parts of the trip were stressful (a 13-month-old who refuses to sleep can do that), but for the most part, magical is the best word to […]

Grocery Shopping – Second Week of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – Second Week of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. The first week of January, I spent $108.14. Setting this goal […]

Grocery Shopping – First Week of January 2018

Grocery Shopping – First Week of January 2018

One of my goals for the first quarter of 2018 is to spend no more than $350 on groceries each month. This does not include household supplies like paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, etc. Looking back on 2017, we spent an average of $388.85 per […]

My First Goals for 2018

I can’t remember the last time I set a New Year’s resolution, but I was inspired by Crystal Paine to set some goals for 2018. Being that it’s been a long time since I’ve even set a goal (let alone written it down or made […]

2017 Holiday Recipe Hits

Here are six holiday recipes our family enjoyed this year. I will probably make a few of them at other times of the year, but the cookies are a little too dangerous to be let loose regularly… Big Bear’s Wife’s Hot Chocolate Cookies This first […]

How to Take Infant Passport Photos

We have an international trip coming up, and Aidan needed a passport. For adults, getting passport photos is easy. You go to Walgreens, get your photo taken in front of a white background, and fork over $14.99. How do you take infant passport photos though? […]

Baby Essentials: Five Favorites

Like Mrs. Frugalwoods, I fought back against The Baby Industrial Complex. I tried to purchase sensible items that would do the job without draining Aidan’s college fund before he even made it to preschool. Here are my five favorite baby essentials: Zobo EasyLight Stroller I […]

Tips for Creating a Baby Registry

The first time Mr. MLM and I went to Babies R Us, we had to leave because it was just too much. I didn’t know what we truly needed or where to begin. As someone who likes to research every purchase, I was overwhelmed with […]