The Cost of Working: Should You be a Stay at Home Mom

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I got an email from a reader earlier this week and it got me thinking of the cost of working and how often times it makes sense to be a stay at home mom rather than work.  I know this isn’t the case for everyone but Stay a Stay at Home Mom has a great article in which you can really breakdown all your costs to get the TRUE cost of working amount to decide if you should become a stay at home mom.

Let’s face it: it can be difficult to stay a stay at home mom and live off of one-income in a two-income society. Add to that the extra expenses that a new baby brings to the family, and it can be very tempting to have mom get a job for the extra income. After all, it seems hard to find ways to cut expenses; wouldn’t it just be easier to make more money?

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HUGE Lego Sale = Prices up to 50% off!

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Zulily has a huge Lego sale going on right now where you can save up to 50% on a large selection of LEGO products! There are a ton of toys, books, clothing and MUCH more! This would be an awesome opportunity to get some birthday gifts for a Lego fan in your life (or even holiday gifts…it’s never too early to start that)!

These items are selling out fast so I would recommend heading over now while lots of items are still available. Go here and type Lego in the search bar to get to the sale.

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Bank of America: FREE Museum Admission this weekend!!

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Here is a SUPER fun freebie for the family to get out and have some fun this weekend!

Bank of America is hosting a Museum’s on us Weekend (4/5-4/6) which means you can get FREE admission to more than 150 Museum’s across the USA if you have a Bank of America  or a Merrill Lynch Card.  Click here to find a participating Museum near you.

 

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The Best Freebies this Week!

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Lots of freebies this week!   Here is a roundup of the best freebies that are still available this week!

*HOT* FREE 12-pack of Cottonelle + FREE In Store Pickup!

FREE Liberte Yogurt! (4/4 only)

Possible FREE Microsoft Gift Card (up to $500 value!) – Everyone gets something

FREE Sample of Energems Energy Chocolate Candies!

FREE $5 Amazon Gift Card or $50 Visa Gift Card from Mobile Expressions!

Free Diabetic Sweets & Treats Recipe Guide!

 

*HOT* FREE Betty Crocker All Time Best Recipes eCookbook! ($10.99 value) + FREE Samples! FREE Child Safety ID Kit from Gerber + Free Formula Check! Free Box of Contacts ($35 Value!)

Free Pair of $100 Glasses (Just Pay Shipping)

FREE Revlon Lip Pencils at Dollar Tree!

FREE Coffee at McDonalds (For 2 Weeks!)

*HOT* FREE Full Sized Similac Baby Formula Cans & Coupons!

Free New Baby Kit from Enfamil

Free Better Homes & Gardens Subscription!

FREE Subscription to Thriving Family Magazine

Possible FREE Domino’s Pizza

Free $7 to Spend at Sears or Kmart! (Everyone Can Get This!)

Free Matrix Biolage Sample

*HOT* FREE Nivea Pure & Natural Powder with Organic Green Tea!

*HOT* Free Food from Pillsbury!

FREE 1 Year Subscription to KIWI Magazine! ($11.95 Value)

Get Paid CASH to Test Products! + Member Gets $10 to Test Washcloths!

Free LEGO Movie Printable Pack!

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*HOT* FREE Sample of Energems Energy Chocolate Candies!

You can head over to the Energems Facebook page, and “LIKE” them to be able to score a FREE Sample of Energems Energy Chocolate Candies (made with real milk chocolate!).

Here are some of the great benefits to Energems:

  • Energems are made with real milk chocolate and are infused with energy by using caffeine, B vitamins and a proprietary energy mix.
  • They are only 15 calories each!
  • One serving (three gems) is the equivalent of one energy drink and there are three servings per box. Each box retails for $2.99.
  • Energems are only 15 calories each and are easy to take with you – ready to use whenever you need energy on demand.

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Baked Taco Ring Recipe!

We love Mexican food at our house and when I came across this Baked Taco Ring Recipe from Just a Pinch I knew this is something we must have!  It’s super delicious, great to serve when you have company over and you can add as many toppings as you like.

Ingredients
2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
1 lb lean ground beef (can use ground chicken or turkey)
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 1/2 c cups grated tex mex blend cheese, or cheddar
chopped tomato, lettuce, black and green olives, sour cream and cheese for garnish. you can also chop some jalapeno peppers on top if you like it spicy!
Directions

  • Separate the crescent pastry and lay out in a circle, pointed ends out on a foil lined pizza pan, sprayed very lightly with cooking spray. Use some of the leftover crescent rolls to to make the center a bit thicker as this will hold the meat.
  • Brown meat in a frying pan until no longer pink. Drain fat and add taco seasoning as directed on package, reducing the water to a scant 1/3 cup from the 1/2 cup called for. Drain excess liquid from meat.
  • Sprinkle meat mixture in a circle inside the crescent rolls, then sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the meat. Pull crescent roll points over meat and cheese and tuck in.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until pastry is golden brown.
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup of cheese, chopped lettuce, tomato, black olives, and jalapenos (if using), into the middle of the ring, then add a few dollops of sour cream if desired, before serving.

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FREE Box of Domino Brown Sugar!

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 1lb. box of Domino® Brown Sugar. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 4/6/2014.Save 100%.

Savingstar has a great new freebie available today!

You can get a FREE box of Domino Brown Sugar right now on SavingStar. You can get 100% when you buy a 1 pound box of sugar.  Expires 4/6/2014.

SavingStar is a paperless way of saving with eCoupons that link to your existing grocery and drug store loyalty cards. Here’s how it works:

Join SavingStar for free and register your grocery and drugstore loyalty cards on SavingStar. (for example, your CVS ExtraCare card, your Stop & Shop card, etc.) Then, click the eCoupons you want and we’ll link them to all of your registered store cards. When you use your card at checkout like you normally do, your savings are automatically added to your SavingStar account and you can cash out via PayPal!

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