Author Archives: Hi! I'm Jamie,

About Hi! I'm Jamie,

My family is clawing out of debt, one un-bought fast food bag at a time. When I'm not sharing frugal tips, you’ll find me indulging a sweet tooth, juggling our 5 kids’ activities, or playing Rescue Bots (though the preschooler always insists I'm doing it wrong). Hope you'll join the fun and chaos at Medium Sized Family!

Once a Month Grocery Shopping

You’ve probably heard of OAMC or once a month cooking, but have you ever considered OAMS, once a month shopping?  Just like planning your meals out for the entire month, it seems like a big task.  Here are some tips … Continue reading

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Why prepare to eat?

What’s for dinner?  Oh, it seems like an innocent enough question.  But how often has the 5:00 hour hit only for you to suddenly realize that it’s time to eat and some how no food has magically appeared on the … Continue reading

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Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

I love this recipe for Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets.  It is so yummy and filling.  And it makes packing for school lunches so easy. You will need: 1 1/2 c breadcrumbs, panko, or corn flakes 3 T grated Parmesan cheese … Continue reading

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