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Tina P

Crumbs in the Butter, Butter in the Jam

How many of us grew up with the kitchen etiquette:  No dirty butter knives in the jam jar! Use a spoon! Maybe you are laughing at the absurdity of trying to convince four kids and a husband to follow such etiquette, as you survey a breakfast table laden with glaciers of peanut butter, jelly and Cheerios, lakes of milk, juice, […]

Frugal Meal Planning: Hanging on to Dollar Bills, Part 2

Disclosure:  This post contains an affiliate link to Tina’s new favorite frugal meal planning tool.   Last month, I shared some favorite grocery apps that can help save money.  Served for today’s special is a side dish of Menu Planning!  My hubby and I enjoy helping families learn how to budget, live within their means, save, and […]

Meeting Uncertainty with Fiery Eyes

“I’ve got a fire in my eyes.”  “Feeling solid…got my feet on the ground.”  “I’m awake…alive.”  “You ignite the Fire.” (Listen here: Fire in My Eyes by Fireflight) Remember the phrase, spoken as a warning or accusation, often accompanied by narrowed eyes and pointing finger, “You’re playing with fire!” and “Don’t play with fire!” I say, […]