Welcome to Flavors, Fashion, and Fun

Flavors, fashion, and fun will help working moms save time and money so you can spend more time with your family and enjoy more of your favorite things.
Welcome to Flavors, Fashion, and Fun!  I’m Tara, a third grade teacher and mom of two.  I know how busy and stressful life can get when you’re trying to balance work and family.  I’ve found some ways to save time and money so I can spend more precious moments with my family and spoil myself every once in a while.

Are you a working mom, too?  Do you feel the pressure to do it all for everyone else and have little time left for yourself?  Then, I hope you’ll stick around.  Explore the different categories to find out how you can save some time and relax to enjoy more of life’s pleasures.


Time-Saving Tips

Do you find yourself scrambling to get dinner on the table after a long day at work?  You’re exhausted, but you have a family to feed.  This is how I felt for years!  Many nights I was too tired to cook, and we ended up getting take-out.  I felt guilty for not feeding my family healthy foods.  Plus, we were spending a lot of extra money by eating out all the time.  That’s when I started meal planning.  I prepare all the meals for the week over the weekend.  Then, all I have to do is throw the dish in the oven after a long day of teaching.  Check out the “Time-Saving Tips” tab to see some of my meal plans and to find other ways to save time.


Money-Saving Tips

The other problem I ran into after having children was the amount of money I was spending.  I took a year off from teaching when my youngest was born.  Diapers, formula, and baby clothing are expensive!  Add in all the restaurants and the occasional treat for myself, and my savings were disappearing rapidly.  I started using coupons and store ads to plan my shopping trips, and I saved over $2,000 on groceries alone last year.  Check out the “Money-Saving Tips” tab to learn how I’ve saved so much, and download the first three chapters of my e-book Supermarket Savings for free!


Flavors and Fashion

Once you start using these time and money-saving tips, you’ll be able to treat yourself to something special.  My favorite ways to spoil myself are with food and clothing.  Many of the extra hours I save are spent in the kitchen trying new recipes.  In the “Flavors” tab, you will find some of my favorite recipes and information about Cooking and Learning in the Kitchen, my newest project.  Each lesson includes a kid-friendly recipe and three learning activities for ages 3-12.  Download one for free, and spend time with your kids in the kitchen.  You can check out the “Fashion” tab to find out how I shop from home with Stitch Fix and Trunk Club.  If you love clothing, you will love these services!



Finally, in the “Fun” tab, you will find ways to have fun with your family.  In “Travel Fun,” you will find tips for planning your next vacation.  You will discover ideas for kids’ birthday parties in the “Party Planning Fun” section.

If you happen to be a teacher, you’ll find some fun ideas to use in your classroom in the “Teaching Fun” section.  You can also follow my Teachers Pay Teachers store to get updates on my newest products.


Don’t Miss Any Flavors, Fashion, and Fun!

My hope is that exploring Flavors, Fashion, and Fun will help you learn some ways to save time and money.  That way you will have more time for things you want to do and to explore the things you love.

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Cooking and Learning in the Kitchen

Get the recipe for Banana Bread Sandwiches and three fun, learning activities for FREE!

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