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About Mashup Mom

What’s a Mashup Mom? Well, mashups take information from two different places, and mash, or combine them together to create something new. Mashup moms (and dads, and everyone!) mash up their lives in many ways — and here, mashups are all about balance.

Real food meets real life here on Mashup Mom, both in the sense of eating real foods most of the time, and the sense of setting priorities to stay inside your food budget rather than making yourself crazy trying to do everything right. You’ll find so many easy family recipes and years of ALDI meal plans, all to help you sit down to affordable (and doable!) family dinners.

About Rachel

Hi, I’m Rachel! I’m a former librarian, but since Mashup Mom launched in 2009 I have been mashing up a career as a writer, blogger — and mom to two boys! I’m all about frugal living and healthy eating on a budget, and love shopping at ALDI & sharing everything from family recipes to meal planning advice, book reviews, and frugal living tips. Stick around for plenty more about my family, cats, struggles with healthy eating, new meal plans, and so much more.

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And we’ll mash up real food in the real world — together!