If you are anything like me, the words "Mommy can I..." make your skin crawl. The older children get the more outrageous (and expensive) the requests. At least when they were younger, I could promise them a pet dinosaur "tomorrow" and make them forget about it with a scoop of ice cream. Now, as a general practice, I pretty much just say "no" before my older girls get the actual request out. I just go ahead and set them up for disappointment before they get too excited. They … Read More »
Yes! You DO have time for Coupons! Step 2: My Weekly Routine (VIDEO)
Okay. I've attached a video I made demonstrating my weekly routine. Remember when you are watching that it is nearly impossible to teach everything there is to know about couponing in one short video. AND, every couponer has his or her own way of doing things....this is just MY routine. So if you have questions, let me know and I will do some follow-ups to address them. This is just a quick introduction to my weekly, no-clipping routine. The resources I use are below. There are just a … Read More »
Yes! You DO Have Time for Coupons! ~ Step 1: Developing the Mindset
As our kids started growing (in number and in physical size), my husband said that we needed to start using coupons to save money. I'm always up for a challenge, so I was fine with the idea. I started out spending HOURS a week on my "coupon game." I was saving money like crazy, but it almost became a full-time job. Too much. Now, I literally spend about ten minutes per week on couponing and saving. No scissors. No coupon binders. In this series, I'm going to teach you how I do what … Read More »
Avoid the Black History Drive-Thru: It’s Not Healthy!
Ok y’all. Black History Month is almost over. Are you feeling accomplished in your child’s learning and exposure? Are you feeling under accomplished? Are you indifferent? Over the years, for fear of being “offensive” or too “militant”, schools have watered Black History down into the “Black History Drive-thru.” The little kids come home with their Black History “cut and paste” projects. Middle and high schoolers might have to write a paper or something. Some … Read More »