The Poor People On The Other Side Of The Fence

YOU GROW UP QUICK WHEN YOU GROW UP POOR   Being part of the poor people gang was not something I realized I was part of until I understood what was on the other side of the fence. Just remember this story is through the eyes of what a child hears and sees and not as an adult where we can make decisions based on life experiences. Children see things far different. Back in the 70’s our family was very young and my dad had a decent-paying job in construction and my mom worked in retail for minimum wage. We were part of the working poor who made ends meet and lived pay to pay. There was just my younger sister and I at the time and life seemed as normal as it could be as we went on family vacation to Marine Land, Niagara Falls and African Lion Safari. Those were the good times, best memories but short-lived. There was nothing better than going on a road trip with my family that took us to theme parks where we could go on rides, buy junk food and just be kids. It was nice to see my mom and dad […]

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5 Cheap Lunch Ideas To Get You Through The Week : The Grocery Game Challenge 2016 #1 Sept 5-11

BE KIND TO YOUR GROCERY BUDGET AND DINE-IN FOR LUNCH   You don’t need to eat steak and mushrooms for lunch nor do you have to create an elaborate spread to bring with you wherever you travel for the day. There are plenty of cheap lunch ideas that are delicious, filling and will cost you less than what you’ll pay at those money-making fast-food industry giants. One of the biggest reasons some people spend less on groceries is because they are eating out and making excuses why they can’t eat at home. If someone tells me they spend $100 a month on groceries such as I often ask how much they spend eating out. The reason is because we forget about those expenses BUT they are still part of your food budget because you are replacing the grocery store or farmers market for fast-food or restaurant options. If you tell me that you have an eating out budget I’d say good for you, however if your goal is to save money you could consider getting rid of or limiting the amount of money you spend on eating out, unless of course you can afford it. You wouldn’t be reading this […]

The Best Oopsie Bread Stuffed with Pulled Pork (Low-Carb)

OOPSIE IS A LOW-CARB BREAD REPLACEMENT THAT IS TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM!   If you haven’t eaten bread in months and you crave it THIS is the easiest and tastiest alternative in my opinion. I’m not a low-carb eater but my wife is and I’m the guinea pig who helps her create recipes and has to taste them first like this Oopsie Bread which I gave 5 stars. Don’t worry if you are thrown off by the captivating name of Oopsie bread because I was as well. My wife came to me one day and said the her friend who is also on a low-carb diet made this recipe for low-carb bread called, Oopsie bread. I said, Oopsie what? You probably did too BUT let me tell you even the skeptic in me was changed once I tucked into that delicious low-carb crock-pot pulled pork on 2 Oopsie bread rolls. Where does the Oopsie Bread name come from? I did a little research hoping to find out about Oopsie bread and just as the name suggests it was made as a mistake but a mistake that has made non-bread eaters rejoice. If it were me the recipe would be […]

Do you send a brown bag lunch with your kid to school?-The Saturday Weekend Review #58

BAG IT OR BUY IT   I’m not sure if it’s only the USA where elementary schools might not use the brown bag lunch system rather they pay for a hot lunch in the cafeteria every day. What is a brown bag lunch system? Simple… you make your kid a lunch and send them to school with it! Brilliant idea if you ask me. Although, I’m starting to wonder if anyone sends their kids to school with a brown bag lunch at all in the USA after watching another Yahoo story this morning about kids being treated different because of delinquent lunch accounts. If you are thinking what I’m thinking then you are right to say we are teaching our kids it’s acceptable to buy lunch every day rather than make a healthy brown bag lunch at home. This will be the lesson they carry with them as they get older, at least in my eyes. Then we wonder as adults why the line-ups at the fast food joints at lunch time are jam-packed and why you might find drivers more erratic during the morning rush hour, the lunch rush hour and the rush to get home or maybe to […]

Should kids go without lunch for parents debt? -The Saturday Weekend Review #57

FOOD WASTE FOR NOTHING   Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all important meals of the day. What is also important is making sure that we do our best to make sure that our children are getting their daily nutritional needs looked after. I don’t care who you are or where you live if a child is hungry or asking for food and you do nothing about it then you must be heartless. A child is so innocent that we should never turn our backs on them even if we have nothing to offer.   Don’t pay you don’t eat lunch   Even worse is when you feed a child and then take their lunch away and proceed to throw it in the garbage only because the child’s parents did not pay a lunch bill with the education system. I wasn’t just shocked when I read this article last night on Yahoo about a Salt Lake City, Utah school that wasted 40 lunches of children whose parents failed to pay their cafeteria balance just moments after the meal was served to them. Could you imagine sitting down to eat your lunch so pure at heart only to have someone take that […]

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