Healthy Food Deals and Deals for Kids

A new feature this year at Mom’s Plans will be a Saturday round up of some of the best deals on the web for healthy food and for kids.  Here are my favorites this week: Tropical Traditions, on their other site, Grass Fed Traditions, is offering 45% off grass fed beef.  Their animals are entirely […]

How We Bought a New Carry On Suitcase for $20

Prior to our trip to San Francisco, we had not flown in 10 years.  Um, yeah, things have changed a bit since then! We knew we didn’t want to pay to check any baggage, but when we measured our smaller suitcases, we discovered they were about 1.5 inches too big to carry on. Since I […]

A Round Up of My Favorite Cyber Monday Deals

I am not going to list all of the terrific Cyber Monday deals out there because there are plenty of deal blogs out there that do that.  However, I did want to share some of the best deals out there for products I use or plan to buy myself. Get 30% off a new eMeals subscription by […]

Get a Clean Eating Subscription for $12

Are you trying to eat healthier or know someone who is? Mamasource is offering a year’s subscription to Clean Eating magazine for 52% off, costing you just $12 for the year.  (There are 8 issues in a year’s subscription.) I always like to give magazine subscriptions for holiday gifts, especially when they are discounted. I […]

Mamapedia Kids’ Holiday Gift Ideas – Magic School Bus Science Club Membership

One of my favorite strategies for saving money on Christmas gifts is to keep my eye out for good deals.  Today, for instance, I found Lara Bars marked down to .50 cents a piece instead of their usual price of $1.89.  I bought a bunch and will use them as treats for my kids’ stockings. […]

Get Free Holiday Labels from Vistaprint: Pay Shipping Only

Vistaprint is offering free holiday labels.  All you pay is shipping, which starts at $3.69. We didn’t do Christmas cards last year, but I plan to this year, so I am going to put my son to work drawing a Christmas picture that I can use as the picture in the label.  You can choose […]

6 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you aren’t carefully, costume expenses can add up quickly.  While it is fun to dress up for Halloween, it is not fun to have to pay a fortune for an outfit your kids will only wear once or a few times while playing dress up.  Here are […]

My New Hobby: Watching Depression Era Cooking with Clara Cannucciari

Do you have fond memories of listening to your grandma telling stories of her childhood? I do.  My grandma was born in 1913 and lived through the Great Depression.  That experience changed her, and even into her 80s she was washing aluminum foil to reuse as well as plastic baggies.  She passed away 9 years […]

Get 24 Issues of Better Homes & Gardens for Just $7!

I love Mamasource’s magazine deals, and this is one of the best I have seen. Get a full 2 year subscription (24 issues) of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine for $7! That is 93% off the cover price or .29 cents an issue! (Retail value is $96 dollars.) Here is what Mamasource says about the […]

Our Organic Blueberry Picking, Freezing and Canning Adventures

We devour blueberries around here.  My husband puts them in the kids’ oatmeal in the morning, and blueberry muffins and pancakes are big hits around here, not to mention berry-banana smoothies.  Each year we buy about 30 pounds and freeze them to last us the entire year. This year, we decided to buy organic blueberries.  […]