How to Choose the Right Dog Breed

The dogs featured in this post are my own boys, and I certainly consider them to be my children but I didn't always feel that way. We had some rough patches, quite literally. See my caption in the 3rd photo to see what I mean. My Dog breed selector tips will help you avoid the mistakes that many new dog owners make. Owning a dog can be a … [Read more...]

What Parents Should Expect The First Year of High School

High School is a spooky time for our kids and it can be a trying experience for us parents as well. Our babies are headed off to that big, scary school and going to be mingling with a bunch of...well...basically, young adults. The new factor aside, high school is full of changes and challenges for our kids. It can seem overwhelming at times because … [Read more...]

Albertsons & Hunger Is – to Increase Breakfast Programs for School Children

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Company Foundation. The opinions and text are all mine. 1 in 5 K-8th grade teachers says they have personally had students come to class hungry. It is an epidemic in America, something completely avoidable yet its happening all over our country. Albertsons Hunger … [Read more...]

Talk to a Nutritionist Online With Amwell #MOMSLOVEAMWELL

This is a sponsored post from MomTrends on behalf on Amwell. I was compensated to talk to a nutritionist online through Amwell and I am so glad I got this opportunity. As a busy mom, lately it seems like we are eating out a lot more. I rely on quick snacks, and dinner ideas that are not always the best choice for an active family. I don't … [Read more...]

Chase Debit Card Fraud Prevention Tips from Brittney Castro

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CHASE. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a partnerships about chase debit card fraud prevention tips, to help you stay safe while shopping. This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with CHASE and Latina Bloggers Connect Chase is helping families across … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste in Your Home

Food waste is a huge problem in American kitchens, and a major cost to your food budget. Did you know that over time our landfills generate methane, a greenhouse gas that is very harmful for all living beings on Earth. Methane is twenty three times more poisonous than carbon dioxide (CO2). It generates an enormous amount of heat, leading to global … [Read more...]

Chicken Pasta in Fresh Greek Yogurt Using Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken

This is a sponsored post written by me for Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken This week I have teamed up with Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken to talk about what comfort food means to me. Over the years my thoughts on what comfort foods are and what they mean to me have evolved. Especially since I became more of a foodie. I still find … [Read more...]

What to Expect For The First Year of Middle School

The middle school years can be a shock to your system as a parent. The leap from elementary school to middle school is extreme and it just so happens to come at a time when your child is going through major changes as well. The good news is that all of these things are manageable with a little bit of preparation. It all begins with learning about … [Read more...]

What to Expect In Kindergarten

Sending your child off to kindergarten for the first day is probably one of the toughest things you will ever do as a parent. It is kind of like cutting off an arm watching them climb up on that bus and go away to kindergarten. Up to now, you have likely spent day and night with them and grown quite accustomed to their being right by your side. … [Read more...]

Five Things You Should Wait to Buy Until After School Starts

Getting ready for back to school season is a nightmare when it comes to buying things and that is only multiplied if you have multiple kids. Finding ways to save money becomes absolutely necessary. One thing we noticed over the last several years is that some items are cheaper before school starts while others drop in price drastically after school … [Read more...]

Create a New Look For Your Teen With a New Designer Living Bed Set

I don't need to remind you that your kids are growing up fast. I am sure that you discovered that this summer while going through their clothes. I am sure you discovered half of those clothes are now too small. I get it. I have kids myself. I have teens, and their styles and taste are constantly evolving as they age. One thing that parents often … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

We're only 4 months away from Black Friday so what better way to celebrate than an amazon giveaway! As you already know, Amazon is my favorite place to shop during the holidays. The deals are always great, and I can find everything on my shopping list. Many of my readers save Amazon gift cards through the year to use during the holidays. Entering … [Read more...]

Mockmill For KitchenAid

There are many benefits to owning the Mockmill For Kitchenaid, the greatest is the ability to grind fresh flour for baked goods. As most of you know I started this site back in 2011 as a frugal and couponing site. I saw a need in my community to help people learn to use coupons but also to live within their means while not sacrificing the … [Read more...]

How to Cook for a Week Without Even Thinking About It

This post is sponsored and written by Kraft to help back to school families prep ahead with quick healthy meals. Here are a few things that give me a serious case of the sads: daily grocery store trips, half-empty boxes of pasta in my freezer, beautiful veggies aging before my eyes. I’m always trying to cut back on waste, especially as the … [Read more...]

North Face Hoodie Giveaway

What a great time with to enter to Win A North Face Women’s Half Dome Hoodie - Drawing August 23rd. Everyone is heading back to school, and you could be heading back in style if you win this! If you did win, who would you give it to? Also scroll down for another giveaway ending on the 16th. Enter For A Chance To Win A North Face Women’s Half … [Read more...]

Cutting Out The Chemicals With Mrs Meyers Household Cleaners

We have been trying to add more essential oils to our home in order to boost our immune system, and cut back on harmful chemicals. Frankly, I am getting sick way too often these days, so I needed to start thinking about how to avoid getting sick, and that really winds down to boosting my immune system and keeping things cleaner. For the South back … [Read more...]