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Home shopping

Home shopping unlike you have ever known. My version of home shopping is actually going to save you money! You have created your meal plan, now it’s time to shop! What’s in the cupboard The first stop in your shopping is your kitchen cupboard! When you begin meal planning you follow a set of steps […]

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Snowballing year round

Debt snowballing is a term used by Dave Ramsey to explain how to pay off debt. I have written about this before but it is such an amazing way to pay off debt. It may not be fast but it definitely produces results. As with creating a snowball from snow, you start off with a […]

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Good Mornings and Good Nights

Mornings in most homes is absolute chaos. Mine used to be no different. Change is good 5 years ago I changed jobs and started working more reasonable hours. Mornings for me where a nightmare of disorganisation. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/blog/morning-routine/ Everyone rushing around at the last minute looking for missing books, shoes, lunches, etc. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/routine-mornings/ For some reason […]

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The cost of a happy birthday

Happy birthday but at what price? As I read through posts on various mom groups, I notice a trend of over the top expensive birthday parties for 1-year-olds. Who’s it really for? It seems strange to me that we all spend so much money on a party the child really doesn’t care about. The 1st […]

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The back to school rush

The back to school rush is about to begin here in South Africa. Not only getting the last minutes supplies and textbooks but also checking to see that the uniforms still fit! If you are like me and have left everything to the last minute, the race and search for second-hand textbooks so that we […]

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Back to School

The cost of back to school Back to school costs are inevitable and yet for some reason, most people forget to budget for it! It is one of those forgotten expenses. Every year I get taken by surprise and land up scrambling for books and stationery at the last second. Uniforms One year 1 of […]

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Family Calendar

The family calendar is an integral part of everyday life. For some it is a physical diary to write down your appointments, to others, it is the Outlook or Google. Where did the year go? With the years seemingly going faster and faster and the children’s lives filled with more and more activities, everyone running […]

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There’s nothing to eat!

Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

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Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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2018 Family Calendar

Family Calendar The family calendar is a central focus of the home. This allows everyone to see what is happening at a glance.   It is the big picture. Things like birthdays and anniversaries, public holidays, school terms and other major events.   It can also include activities which happen on a regular basis, such as weekly […]

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