Posts by Kerry K. Taylor

Flipp's New Recommended List

My biggest beef with grocery shopping is redoing my list every week. Without fail I peek into my pantry, reorganize my fridge, make a meal plan, and re-itemize all the groceries I listed last week. Repeat again next week. Ugh. If your food loves and family meals are anything like mine, chances are you buy…

Lookin' For Love: Valentine's Gifts for Less

Will you be my Valentine? I'm tickling my kid while trying to explain why stores are filled with hearts, candy, naked angles, and her favourite -- a giant pink plush bear. The darn thing is adorable. For a five-year-old girl the explosion of every shade of pink is a pure delight. But for those looking…

6 Frugal family activities for winter chillin'

"Mommy, where's the snow?" It's January and I'm trying to convince my daughter it's winter. It's a tough task telling a 5-year-old to wear her snow pants without a spot of the white stuff in sight. But hey, whether you live in a snowy region or somewhere not cold enough for snow, here are a…

Meal planning tips that save you time and money

"What's for dinner, daddy?" My daughter howled at my husband these dreaded words every parent hates to hear. Sure, we could have dialed for pizza or ordered take-out, but with bills to pay and savings to save, I thanked my lucky Loonies that dinner was done thanks to a little thing called meal planning. Also,…

Getting organized this year with Lists

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." I wish I'd invented that phase, but the inventor Benjamin Franklin figured out the whole planning and failure thing well before my time. And since planning is kinda easy, I'm sharing my favourite ways to save time and money by preparing with two no-fail lists: 1.…