Category Archives: Feeding Your Family

Current Natural and Organic Grocery Deal Round-up

There were enough good grocery deals right now that I thought I would make a little list. Here are a few deals for my local peeps. LifeSource Beeler’s Bacon. Nitrate free and yummy flavors. $3.99 (So good we went back for more for the freezer). Organic Apples (Fuji I believe) for 99 cents/lb. Produce prices…

Our Suppliment and Vitamin Routine

(Images and photos are not working currently. I will try to add them again soon.) Lately, I have had a few friends ask what supplements we use at our house.  I will start out by saying that I am NOT an expert.  I am just a mama who has done quite a bit of research,…

CSA, Bountiful Baskets, or Traditional Grocery Store?

This is the time of year that I really start to strategize our produce spending.  CSA (community supported agriculture) signups are in full swing and I have recently discovered Bountiful Baskets.  We need to quickly decide if we will participate in our CSA and each week I have a hard time deciding if we will…

Our First Bountiful Basket Pick-Up

Last Monday I ordered (they call it “contributed” to) our first Bountiful Basket.  Bountiful Baskets is not a business, but is instead considered a co-op. You are pooling your money together to buy things at a great price. The conventional baskets are $15 and you can pay another $10 to upgrade to an all organic…

Life in Bullet Points #3

  Attempting bread baking again. Started a loaf yesterday and exercised real patience to try and soak it for the first time.  My friend Sarah had a recipe that already had the soaking instructions incorporated and I could not help but soak it…although it was a little painful to wait even longer. Currently the dough…

Trip to Grocery Outlet 1-25-13

Today I hit up the Grocery Outlet near downtown Salem.  Found a few fun things and thought I would share a picture and some prices for those who are interested.   Total today for all of this was $46.11. Here is what I got: Organic Yellow Potatoes $2.49 Organic Coconut Milk $1.99 Tillamook Sour Cream…

$100 a Month Grocery Challenge Wrap Up

*After a couple of my friends asked me about how the month went, I remembered I needed to write an update on our totally (not so) interesting month of going cheap on groceries. -Go HERE if you want to read my first post about challenge. During the month of August I challenged myself to try…

$100 a Month Grocery Challenge

For the last couple weeks I have been thinking about taking a month to really cut back on grocery spending and eat mostly from what we have on hand.  We have a fairly stocked freezer with a good amount of fruits and veggies and a few packages of meat. Our pantry is moderately stocked and…

Grocery Outlet

Today I made a quick stop at Grocery Outlet before one of our last planning meetings for the Riverfront Family Festival (the best free family event of the year).  Here is my loot for today. Total for the trip was $16.83 The Aidells Natural chicken sausage was 2.49 (Plenty left) The Stonyfield 4 pack was…

Reader Question: Where do I start with moving to a natural/organic diet?

  (Welcome Better Mom readers! I mistakenly linked the wrong post. If you would like to read the post titled “Game Mode Mama (Sergeant or Shepard)” please hop over and check it out. Although I think you will enjoy this post too.)   A reader and friend wrote me with this question: “So I have…