Having a family of eight, almost nine tends to cause you to look for ways that you can save money or cut costs. Many of us have a very fixed budget, especially with the economy now. This makes it difficult to see areas in your budget that are flexible or have any areas to give. Some of us have cut deeply out of our entertainment budget, or in my case, our coffee house budget because that is one area that can actually be cut. Even if you don’t have a large family like mine, doesn’t let you off the hook. We can all stand to make some changes. That led me to find a solid “coupon how-to,” and now I’m passing that on to you – free of charge, without the need for a coupon, this time.
For years I have been anti-coupon. I just never saw the point. Why would I waste all my time cutting out coupons for 35 cents off of a name-brand item, when I can still buy the store or generic brand item more inexpensively? I also thought that if I had cut all of these coupons, I would be compelled to buy things that I had coupons for that I would have never normally bought. I sort of thought this because I had done just that a few times when I had tried the “coupon thing”.
I could also envision mass amounts of coupons spilling out of the top of my wallet, or crumpled up at the bottom of my purse. Let’s face it, my purse doesn’t need any help in the crumpled up paper department. I do have 6 kids after all. I pictured myself standing at the check out with a mile long line behind me, three to four unruly children begging for candy, and me digging through the bottom of my purse in the hopes that I could find THE coupon that would save me a bunch of $$$ only to find it and realize it was expired. No thank you. I tend to be a spectacle of sorts, as it is, if I travel through the aisles with all of my children. Adding the vision of the coupon fiasco to the mix was something I was not interested in.
cheapspin goat milk is better suited to asthmatics and people with allergies as it does not cause mucus build-up; it also contains more natural germicidal properties as it is richer in chlorine, fluorine and silicon; and goat milk aids in preventing constipation considering that it is beneficial to the intestinal tract.
Taking all these benefits into account it is no wonder that goat milk is one of the primary reasons why a lot of farmers are into raising goats than any other livestock; and it is growing in popularity even in the U.S. The American Dairy Goat Association recognizes six types of goat breeds as dairy goats or those that produce good quality goat milk. Here are dairy goat information for your appreciation:
1) Nubian goat – breed has different colors with long, floppy ears, convex nose, and large structure. The breed is known to be more stubborn compared to other dairy goat breed and their unique noise sounds like the goats are complaining. Its milk has higher butter fat and protein content than other dairy goats.
2) Alpine goat – breed can have different colors except all white and light brown with white markings. It has a straight face, standing ears, and medium body built. It is a common dairy goat breed because of the amount of milk it is able to produce.
3) LaMancha – breed can be of any color. One of its distinct characteristics is that it has almost unnoticeable ear. Mother dairy dealership It is relatively small but very sturdy and still able to produce milk while undergoing a great deal of hardship. Its milk is high in butterfat.
4) Oberhasli – breed is chamois colored. It is medium built, energetic and active, and has a straight face. It is a Swiss dairy goat.
5) Toggenburg – breed varies in color from light fawn to dark chocolate. It is medium built, sturdy, energetic, and active. It is know to be the oldest dairy goat breed and noted for its highly developed udder and high level of milk production.
6) Saanen – breed is usually pure white in color. Its size is medium to heavy built, with straight or dished face. Its does are heavy milk producers and yield best in much cooler environment.
The many dairy goat breeds provide the goat raiser with a lot of choices; thus, making it easier for him to find out the most suitable breed of dairy goat depending on his requirement and farm environment. Given the right dairy goat, the goat raiser will then profit in the many benefits of goat milk.
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New parents are generally very confused and beset about feeding their baby and care for looking for advice from paediatricians, family, friends, books and articles.
When it comes to feeding your baby, the one of the most researched fact is that the breast milk and/or formula are self-sufficient and are the best forms of nourishment for your baby during the first 6 months of baby’s life.
Both breast milk and formula are easily digested by baby’s immature digestive system and are nutritionally adequate, listice containing all the nourishment your baby requires for prompt growth during her first 6 months of life. There is absolutely no need of any other form of nutrition.
Concerning feeding your baby with breast milk, check out these tips below about the problems in feeding your newborn and how to deal with them.
1. Problem: A common problem that majority of the moms comes across while breastfeeding is difficulty in positioning the baby and getting the baby to “latch on” to the breast correctly.
Solution: This problem generally arises when mother’s breasts are fully engorged with milk. Engorgement makes the breast hard and flattens the nipples so the baby has nothing to latch on. The methods that help reduce engorgement will soften the breast allowing the nipple to protrude. An easy way to solve to reduce engorgement is to nurse the baby as frequently as possible. You may also consider expressing the milk using electric or hand pumps. The expressed milk can be refrigerated and fed to the baby later on. directorybuzz Wearing nipple shields half an hour before feeding the baby may also make the nipples protrude. If this problem still persists, you may squeeze the end of breast lightly and offer the nipple to baby.
So, when my sister-in-law mentioned to my mom that she had started “couponing” I gave her the eye-roll. (Behind her back of course. I am not that rude!) As she was describing all of the free stuff and super inexpensive stuff that she had picked up, I couldn’t help but be curious enough to ask the one question you never want to pose to a couponer, unless you want to become one yourself: “How?”
Her answer has become this “coupon how-to,” a crash course in all things coupon. By the time the conversation was over, I was not sold per se. But, I was intrigued enough to do a little more investigating of my own.
**Warning!** If you don’t want anything to do with coupons, you should probably stop reading this article now. You just may be sucked into the coupon vortex like the rest of us.
What I discovered is that every idea I had about coupons was, well…wrong. I do so hate to be wrong. If it involves saving money, I can be big enough to admit it. Couponing is very strategic. It requires planning, organization, research and mad skills. Okay, perhaps that is an exaggeration of sorts. But, the 1st three are definitely required.
– Supplies –
A new attitude about frugality and spending – non-negotiable!
4-6 Sunday Papers, depending on family size (Make sure they have all coupon inserts!)
Organizer – a baseball card organizer (in a 2-3 inch three-ring binder) works great for coupons.
Notebook dividers for above
– Directions –
Every Sunday pull out the store ads and match up the deals to your coupons. Better yet, find blogs in your area that have done all of the work for you. There are a ton out there. Some in my area even host monthly classes on how to become a “coupon queen.”
Label the dividers with different categories: baby, beauty/haircare, first aid, dairy, etc. You will find categories that work for you – but the best way is to label them in such a way that the coupons reflect the store aisles. Then start cutting those coupons and loading up your binder.
The goal of the coupons is to know when to play them. You don’t want to just make a list and see if you have a coupon for it. You want to use your coupons on items that are already on sale and at rock-bottom price. Then you use multiple coupons to stock up on the item. Because you can also print coupons from the internet, that may mean that you end up with 20 cans of cream of mushroom soup. But, if you normally pay $1.25 per can, and you can get each can for $.20 each, then you can begin to see how stockpiling when there is a deal will help you to save a significant amount of money.
No longer plan your grocery list around your meal plan. Plan your meals around what is already stockpiled in your pantry.
That’s it for the “coupon how-to.” If you see me in the store, I can’t promise you that I won’t have to dig the occasional coupon out of the bottom of my purse, but it definitely won’t be expired.
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