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The most Mom-ish thing I have ever said

It feels so good to be writing again. In the few weeks that I put The Mrs Z Files on hold while I finished my class, I kept a list of ideas I wanted to share with you. I actually feel refreshed to start this up again. Maybe taking a step back every once in a while is not a bad thing. It helps to recharge the batteries. I hope you all enjoy my commentaries that I share with you. it is very cathartic for me and I enjoy knowing that I might brighten someone’s day (at least I hope I brighten your day :) ).  Now, on to today’s feature.

I love being a mommy. It is the best thing in the world. It is the craziest, most exhausting thing you will ever do. But I love it. However, I also like to keep parts of me from before I was a mommy as well. I do not want to get too lost in being a mommy where I forget who I am. My husband and I do date nights at least once month. I try really hard to keep reading (which is extremely difficult when after your kids go to sleep all you want to do is sit on the couch and do nothing). I fit in exercise here and there (although these days I count running after two kids and lifting them about fifty times a day my workout).

I also try to not to sound too Mom-ish. However, it comes with the territory. Hence, the main idea of my post today. The three supermarkets within a five mile radius of my home were all Waldbaums. As many of you have heard, Waldbaums has gone out of business. Each Waldbaums has been bought out by other supermarket chains.

And now for the most Mom-ish thing I have ever said: I love that I now have three different supermarkets within five miles of my home! I love that I can check prices on items I am going to buy. I love that I have a choice of where to shop. And I love all of the perks that come with their loyalty cards!

Phew!! Ok, I finally go that out of my system. Did I sound like a mom right there or what? But it feels so good to say it! I love the new supermarket choices. It is even rubbing off on my oldest. He keeps saying,” Mommy, we go to new supermarket today? Me like it there!”. Well, it is never too early to instill bargain shopping.

What is the most Mom-ish thing you have ever said? Comment below!

Have a super day!

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A super deal!

If there is one thing that you might have learned from me is that I love to save money. I mean, who doesn’t right? So here is the experience I had at the supermarket the other day. Like I always told my students: I have a photographic mind. Do not try to pull the wool over my eyes. If I see something, then I know it definitely happened.

I went to my local Waldbaums and needed to buy just a few things. I was making pizza for dinner that night, and I needed to buy frozen chicken. Now, let me address the frozen chicken first. I make pizza once a week. Every other meal I always use fresh meats, veggies, etc. When it comes to pizza night, I need it to be simple. So, I use frozen chicken. I know, not the healthiest of choices. However, once a week won’t hurt anyone. Remember, life is a work in progress!

Getting back to my experience. I was looking at all of the frozen chicken selections, and the Perdue Simple Start Chicken was on sale for $3.69. It was originally $5.99. I thought this was a great deal and decided to get two bags, which will last me  awhile. I then went to the self-checkout lane. I scanned my items and then scanned the chicken. It was ringing up $10.99 for one. I asked the girl who was covering the self-checkout aisles and she called a manager for a price check. The manager came over and asked what I needed. I explained my dilemma and he said “Honey, I highly doubt they were $3.69 when the original price was $5.99”. Two things: Never, ever call me honey (unless you are my husband) and don’t insult my intelligence. I told him to go look and that I would wait. Of course he rolled his eyes and gave a little laugh as he walked away.

When he was gone, I kept thinking about it over and over again. Whenever Waldbaums has a sale, they have little yellow signs underneath the original price to show the sale price. I know I had definitely seen it. The manager was taking forever, and my son was now starting to have a slow meltdown. In the middle of trying to calm him down, I see the manager walk over with a little yellow sign in his hand. He never looked up at me but with a voice that was full of defeat he asked how many I had. He gave me the two bags of chicken for $3.69 each! That’s right. I didn’t gloat in his face but gave him a huge “Thank you!” that might have sounded a little smug. But hey (in the words of my grandfather), when you’re right, you’re right. I definitely should have gotten more bags for that price. However, I got a bargain anyway. I didn’t want to push it :).

Here is a copy of my receipt to show the awesome deal!


Has anyone else had an experience like this? Comment below!

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