Posts Tagged ‘grocery shopping’

Feed Your Family For Less

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be searching for ways to take a bit of the sting out of our grocery bill.

Grocio.com is a new grocery-savings website that provides the latest information on sales at local stores along with an easy coupon-matching service for shoppers.

The process is simple:  Type in your grocery list and up pops a bunch of printable coupons for the items on that list. You can save your selections for future use so you don’t need to keep re-typing them.

Founder Gerald Buckley is a father of four young children and knows firsthand how expensive groceries can be. So he launched Grocio to help give other families a break on their food bill. Check out the site’s video demo.

Great idea, Gerald! We can all use a little help with the grocery bill — especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner.

Thanks Goodness for Girlfriends

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Fellow moms, are you ever just POOPED? I am. Right now.

This week I’m looking at work deadlines, the church youth newsletter, baseball games, the church bake sale (gotta make some brownies), Hell Week (final rehearsals and tech week) for the church play… (Gotta love the words “Hell Week” and “church play” in the same sentence.)

The laundry is piled up. (Both clean and dirty.) The dog is begging to be walked. The fridge is almost empty.

And what do I want to do most? Meet a girlfriend for coffee. It’s my great stress reliever. It makes me realized how BLESSED I am to have such a full life with all these activities that, taken separately, I truly love. (OK, not the laundry or the grocery shopping.)

My girlfriends give me perspective. A laugh. A chance to vent and compare notes. In truth, sometimes wine is better than coffee for a girlfriend get-together. (AND as you can see, sometimes there’s CAKE.) But right now I’d settle for 30 minutes with a good buddy and a chance to sit back and look at our lives.

And laugh.

Bob Greene Helps You Feed Your Family Healthy Meals — For Less

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


I was so jazzed to get to interview health-and-fitness guru Bob Greene recently for makinglifebetter.com.

No, I didn't get to chat with him on Oprah. (I wish!) It was a phone interview. But boy, did his enthusiasm come right through the phone!

We talked about how busy parents can put good food on the table without breaking the bank by choosing quality over quantity, visiting the local farmer's market, skipping highly processed food, preparing and packing lunches and buying in bulk.

Check out the interview here.