Welcome $5 Dinner Readers!

Hello everyone from $5 Dinners, feel free to take a look around. I love to write about saving money, military life, homeschooling, big families, recycling and healthy eating (although you wouldn't know that from my menu this week). I am a Navy wife and a mom to six, soon to be seven children. Welcome! For my regular readers I am guest posting today at $5 Dinners. If you haven't been to … [Read more...]

A Tale of 3 Moms

Once upon a time there were 3 Moms. They loved to write about cooking, homemaking, homeschooling, saving money, and other things related to being at home. Then one day, one of the moms had an idea. She decided to record her shopping, meals, and recipes for an entire month! When another mom read about her plan and asked if she could join in, the first mom was happy to have a partner in her … [Read more...]

3 Moms ~ Meals Day 14, 15, and part of 16

I have been reluctant to post my vacation meals because they have been lacking in most vitamins and anything else I consider healthy. My boys spent the past two days at their grandma's and over the years I have adopted the policy, "what happens at grandmas, stays at grandmas." As long as they wear sunscreen and don't get too close to the resident alligator I am happy. My son told me before he left … [Read more...]

13 Superfoods

Since this month I am focusing on healthy eating, I thought it would be fun to post 13 superfoods. These are foods that are super healthy and available at your local store. Incorporating these foods into your diet on a regular basis can change your health for the better.  1. Blueberries  2. Omega 3 Rich Fish  3. Yogurt  4. Oats 5. Broccoli  6. Oranges 7. Pumpkin 8. … [Read more...]

3 Moms ~ 3 Kitchens ~ 31 Days / First Shopping Trip

I did my first shopping trip of the month on Wednesday night. I know that technically the month didn't start until Thursday, but any of you who have been to the Commissary on a payday know why I went the night before. I didn't have a lot of coupons for this trip, but I figured I could still keep my cost below $150, which is my goal for each week. Below is my list, with the prices I paid for the … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating

My smart habit this week is healthy eating. To be honest, I was never an unhealthy eater, I don't care much for fast food, and I don't have a sweet tooth, but I didn't eat really great stuff either. A few weeks ago a typical lunch for me would be a sandwich, chips and soda. Not terribly healthy. Since I have given up soda, my taste buds have changed. I have always liked fruit, but I never loved … [Read more...]