Mom’s Resources

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Some Things That Make My Life Easier


In The Kitchen

Instant Pot — Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love my Instant Pot.  I’m constantly using it to help save me time.  Read this post for more details about that: 5 Instant Pot Tips To Save You Time.  I also went through a great class, Electric Pressure Cooking 101 by Erin from MyFreezEasy and it had so much information and included some great recipes.  It’s an amazing value, too at only $16.00.



MyFreezEasy – I love using these meal plans, especially when I get a great deal on chicken breasts or ground beef.  I can look up the meal plan through the app right at the store and grab whatever extra ingredients I need.  I load my freezer with handy meals in no time at all – and I’ve saved a ton of money.  We even put these together as a family, you can read all about our experience by reading Why You Need A Freezer Meal Plan.



Amazon Prime – I absolutely love Amazon.  I have always had a household full of children, so getting out to go shopping for household items, and especially gifts for friends and family, was such a drag.  Do you know what it’s like to run into Target or Toys R Us for a friend’s birthday gift with 4 kids in tow?  It is N U T S!  I frequently found myself having to shop late in the evening, just to be alone.  Now I have Amazon.  Any time of the day I can hop on, find what I need and be done with it.  I can even ship directly to somebody across the country and skip the Post Office, too.  Amazon, you’re my best friend!

Ebates – When I’m buying anything online, I always look at Ebates first.  They have discounts at so many different stores, I can always find what I need.  Frequently, they not only have a link to the store but also have promo codes for additional savings or free shipping.  Another awesome thing is that they cut me an actual check.  I’ve earned nearly $100 already and have only been a member since December.  Just click the button below and sign up for FREE.  You definitely want to be signed up before the holidays for huge savings.


 Ebates Coupons and Cash Back


ibotta – I started using this app in December and have already racked up over $100 in my account.  I’m hoping to use it all year, then cash out in November for Gift Cards to use for Christmas.  If you sign up through my link you’ll get a $10.00 welcome bonus.  Yay!! Free Money, who wants to miss that?

Checkout 51 – This is another grocery rebate app.  It is very easy to use and I’m racking up money in my account on rebates for items I use all the time.  I currently have $26.00 in my account.

Around the House

Roomba – Ok, honestly, I never would have purchased this!  They are expensive!  But, my oldest son was moving and didn’t want to put his in storage, so he has allowed me to “babysit” his Roomba.  OMG, he is never going to get that thing back!  It’s almost like having a maid, we set our sweet little Ruby Roomba (yes we named her, she’s like family now) to go and she cleans the hard floors and carpet while we sleep, work, or run errands.  Now why don’t they just make a pot washer?

Kiwi Crate – I got 6-month memberships for Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate.  I absolutely love all of them.  I think hands-down they make the perfect gift for kids.  They come with all the supplies you need to make the different projects and my kids have loved each and every one of them.  Each monthly box is educational, inspirational, and includes suggestions for learning extension.  Please, check it out.  You can even get $10 off your first-month subscription.



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