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09.04.2015 in Being a Mom, Meal Planning by Lena Gott 1

Cute Toddler Snack Idea

I’ve never been one of those moms who makes their kids’ food into super cute characters to get them to eat fruit and veggies. I thought, “If they’re gonna eat it, they’re gonna eat it because I said so and it’s good for them. That’s it.” But after waging many fruit and veggie wars over the years, I’ve come to […]

Coupon Tips for Beginners

Over the past 8 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I’ve gathered quite a few tricks for saving money on groceries. Below you will find links to some of my favorite posts on the topics, including my latest – a way to triple stack coupons at grocery stores and Target! Beginner’s Guide to Couponing – let’s start with the very basics Where […]

How to Triple Stack Coupons & Apps for Maximum Grocery Savings

Couponing, as my regular readers will know, used to be a slight addiction for me. I had the binder going, I subscribed to four newspapers (yes, 4!), and I set aside hours per week to scour for deals and steals. I’m proud to say I’m now a reformed coupon queen. But I don’t regret it at all. One of the […]

Delicious, Easy Pancake Recipes – Blueberry Orange, Nutella, Peanut Butter & More!

Whenever we have family in town, I like to cook pancakes for breakfast (and sometimes dinner!) at least once. They’re easy and always a crowd-pleaser. I like having a few different pancake recipe ideas up my sleeve so we’re not doing the same old boring thing every time. So I rounded up 10 delicious and easy pancake recipes to have […]

How to Find Money in Your Fridge

This is #2 in a series of 14 posts that shares a simple trick for saving money. I don’t do well with the DEPRIVATION part of budgeting, but I know that sticking to a budget (at least most of the time) is important for our family’s financial health. So I like it when I can find ways to turn saving money […]

25.03.2015 in Recipes by Lena Gott 0

7 Mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Recipes

Are you looking for a new buffalo chicken dish to add to your meal rotation? Or perhaps you need a real crowd-pleasing tasty recipe for game day? I’ve got you covered! Here are 7 mouthwatering options to get you started! Enjoy!! 7 Mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Recipes Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs Slow Cooker Pulled Buffalo Chicken Homemade Buffalo Chicken Nuggets Buffalo […]

Easy Themed Weeknight Meal – Manwich Mondays!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom of three young children, I’ve learned that anything I can do to make my life easier is the way to go. Recently, I was turned onto the concept of planning your weekly meals using theme nights. The basic […]

13.02.2015 in Recipes by Lena Gott 0

Zuchinni Pizza Boats – Step-by-Step Instructions

Zucchini Pizza Boat Instructions Step 1 – Prepare the Zucchini “Boats” Cut zucchini in half length wise and scrape out any mushy seed insides with a spoon. This gets rid of some excess water so the pizzas aren’t waterlogged when done and also gives you a tidy little spot to place the toppings without having them spill over the side during […]

13.02.2015 in Recipes by Lena Gott 0

Zucchini Pizza Boats – Healthy, Delicious Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

The other day, I picked up some zucchinis from the discount vegetable bin at the store. They looked like they would hold up for up to a week in the fridge, so I bought them not knowing what I was going to do with them. I know the kids aren’t big zucchini or squash fans (I wasn’t either until I […]

7 Children’s Books About Vegetables & Good Eating Habits

If you have been reading the blog lately, you know that I am knee deep in a vegetable war in our home. I have had an overwhelming response to my first post about getting my kids to eat their vegetables. Many readers have asked me if I can recommend any books about healthy eating habits or eating veggies in particular […]

100+ Ideas for Saving Money

As a stay-at-home-mom who used to work full-time, I often get asked how we went from two incomes to one. It wasn’t easy! When you’re used to living on two incomes, eliminating one is painful. If you’re currently doing that but want to be able to live on one income so you can stay at home, I put together a Pinterest board […]

23.12.2014 in Being a Mom, Meal Planning by Lena Gott 0

#1 Trick for Getting Kids to Eat & Enjoy Vegetables

As a continuation of my post How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies, I’d like to share my #1 tip that has helped me get my kids to try (and LIKE!) many new vegetables. After many years of trial and error, I found one foolproof way to get my kids to try and eventually like new vegetables. It’s so […]

23.12.2014 in Being a Mom, Meal Planning by Lena Gott 1

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables – Tips & Tricks That Work!

I have something earth shattering to share with you today. Ready for it? MY KIDS DON’T LIKE TO EAT VEGETABLES What?! Your kids don’t either?! I’m glad we found each other. :) Joking aside, I feel like I’m fighting a constant nutrition battle around here. With all the non-nutritious treats and “food” my kids have access to at school and […]

13.02.2014 in Recipes by Lena Gott 6

Easy Snow Cream Recipe Cooked with Eggs

With Snowmaggedon upon us, I’m seeing all kinds of people post about making Snow Cream on Facebook. Even though I grew up where we got tons of snow, I had somehow never even heard of snow cream until last week! Since snow is rare where we live now, I figured I better take the opportunity to see what all the […]

01.02.2013 in Meal Planning by Lena Gott 3

Peanut Free Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

This week I have to buy snacks for my daughter’s preschool class. Every time I go to the store for this, I don’t have a plan because I can’t seem to remember which items have peanuts in them and which ones don’t. I’m fortunate that none of my kids have peanut allergies. For the sake of the ones who do […]

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