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Saving Money on Groceries

25 Ways I Save Money Grocery Shopping

Are you looking for some ways to save money on groceries?  Today I’m sharing 25 ways to help you do so!  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average US family of four spends between $568-$1,293 dollars a month at the grocery store.  This makes it the third largest household expense.  These figures are […]

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Why I Talk About Race With My White Children

I never expected to be raising white children. I pictured countless other cultural and racial backgrounds. I’d always planned on adoption, and expected to diversify our already multiracial family more. My goal was, in part, to confuse people so much they wouldn’t even bother with the awkward questions and comments that tend to follow families […]

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Can We All Just Chill Out

“They are the best of friends, the worst of enemies” was my response when friends and strangers would ask me how my 4 and 2-year-old boys get along. Do you know what I mean? They love each other so much, play together most of the time, and then lose their minds because they need space. […]

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Birthday Parties: When Is It Too Much?

Two Columbus Moms Blog contributors, Helen Bosacki and Aaron Taylor, discussed their take on the all-important birthday party. At home or rent a place? Just family, just friends, or both? Goodie bags or not? The answers to these questions and more are in the following portion of their discussion: What are your initial thoughts on […]

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Grief During the Holidays

Christmas is everything to my family. Growing up it was the one day that I felt unapologetic about the gifts received and the joy it brought. Given that Santa brought them, I knew my parents weren’t burdened by the costs and that they truly enjoyed it as well.  Christmas meant baking Christmas cookies and making […]

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The Gift of Time

Maybe it’s because I’m a habitual procrastinator. Maybe it’s because I don’t enjoy wrapping presents nor the crowded stores. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of cleaning and storing our “stuff.” Whatever the reason, I’ve been giving the gift of experience lately, and I couldn’t be happier.   The benefits, as I see them, about giving […]

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