Guest Posts

Merry Christmas from the Chase Family!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from my boys and me! We pray that your Christmas is a blessed one. We hope it is filled with plenty of love, lots of laughter and the unmeasurable joy that comes from Christ alone. P.S. make a note…if you want your children to sit still for a photograph, stick them up in […]


Can we talk for a minute? #fightfattalk

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 13, 2013

Can we talk for a minute? Maybe 2 or 3 minutes. I’m surprised with myself on this one. Specifically how passionate I just am on this topic. It came to a bubbling surface a few weeks ago when a friend shared a clip from The Doctors show. The segment was mostly talking about women and […]


Last week I announced that I would be taking on a major challenge on my blog called, “REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget.” The basic idea is that I won’t be purchasing processed foods, only REAL foods and that I’ll be packing in a lot of things that aren’t normally synonymous with a low […]


So I was going to try to pull all my turkeys together for a photograph, but then decided that I’d rather save those “mommy points” and bribery notices for the big Christmas card photo that will have to happen at some point this week. Likely, as soon as their shirts come in. I’m all about […]


This is a guest post from Tara Wagner, cofounder and creator of Sustainable Baby Steps: Small Steps Toward Greener Living. Probably the most common complaint I hear when it comes to eating healthier, supporting sustainable agriculture, and avoiding genetically modified or corporate owned foods is the cost of organic food, particularly the cost of meat. […]


Tilapia Fish Tacos {Guest Post}

by Jenn K on July 26, 2013

My name is Suzanne and I’m guest posting today from Frugal Organic I believe that families can eat organic and live green even on a budget and today I’m going to share my $5 dinners version of a family favorite, Tilapia Fish Tacos. We live just north of sunny San Diego, California where fish […]


Did you know that this Saturday is the 9th annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, 2013?!? It’s the perfect opportunity to head outside for some great food and family fun this summer. We love love love being outside, and eating outside…and the boys just might get the tent out (if they can stand […]


Update ~ I’m Taking a Vacay!!! {Sorta.}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 17, 2013

{Photo Credit – Tyler and me at the 2011 Summit in Colorado Springs. This year, I’ll just have baby Austin in tow.} So it’s been a super busy spring for me. And the next 2 weeks are the busiest of my year, every year. This week is the 4th annual Savvy Blogging Summit in Cincinnati. […]

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CHALLENGE ~ Try 13 New Recipes During Summer ’13

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 3, 2013

  {Repin It} Anyone up for a challenge this summer??? Summertime typically is a bit more laid back, at least around here! Bedtime gets pushed back, kids usually roll out of bed around 9 am. Our afternoons are free-flowing and usually involve a lounging around with a good book, the pool and swimming lessons or […]


Summer Food ~ June’s Pinterest Board of the Month

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 3, 2013

Well, summer is here. It’s almost hit 100 degrees a few times in San Antonio, but we cut a break this weekend with some rain and a cool morning this morning…hooray for refreshing cool air! I have a feeling it will be a while before we get cool refreshing air again. (Like October, a while!) […]