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It’s finally here!  Your Chance to win a FREE Year of Meals from Michael Angelo’s.  This will come in the form of 52 coupons for a Free Family Sized Entree (a $400 value!).

A little bit about Michael Angelo’s:  It’s a  family owned and run business, hand picking ingredients and assuring that every meal is exactly the way it should be.   These are resturant quality meals that you can prepare in a matter of minutes!  They have an extensive line of authentic Italian Meals even Vegetarian selections.

I love their commitment to keeping the freshest and healthiest meals.  They use vine-ripened tomatoes, authentically crafted cheeses and 100% Premium cuts of meat.  Meals are prepared daily and shipped within 36 hours to the stores!

Maybe more of the picture comes out in what they vow to never use:

  • Never add chemicals or stabilizers
  • Never use meat trim or chemical fillers in their meats
  • Never Substitute Processed ingredients in their cheeses

Want to have a year of meals? How awesome would it be to have one meal a week paid for every week??

Here’s your chance!

Leave a comment below with a reason that you’re the busiest mom (or someone else is if you are entering for another person).  One entry per person.

I will pick one winner tonight at 10 pm! The Winner is Kathy H

(If you don’t win come back everyday for the next 5 days to find out where you can get another chance.  Also join their Family Table to get even more special offers and coupons!)

The opinions above are my own, I did receive coupons for free products to host this giveaway.

    • Anonymous

      I’m entering this for my mom. She’s the busiest mom ever because she works, takes care of the household, and is trying to deal with everyone from my grandma’s death in December (who she also took care of before she passed away). She could really use these meals to ease the burden of dinner some nights!Amy Lauren

      • lrose57

        I have 4 boys… ages 23, 20, 15 and (drumroll please) 6. (and I am 52!) Plus a husband that can eat them all under the table…. Would LOVE a break from making dinner one night a week ! Love MichaelAngelo line, the Eggplant parm is the best !

    • Anonymous

      I am new to this website but i just want to say its awesome! i recently got into coupon world for my sister. Her house is on the verge of forclosure and i am helping her in every way and any way i can! She has two kids (katelyn 8 years and adrian 7years old) She has two jobs (HEB CASHIER and Auto shop cashier) goes to school part time and helps me babysit my baby girl (star 6 months old) its not easy to ask for help especially my sister! She can be pretty stuborn at times.I really believe every mom is a busy hard working mom. Why? its the best job in the world! Maybe with this year supply of meals it will help out alot by not worrying if she ll have food for her family. alrighty thanx ladies and if you got any tips i can use .. let me know my email is thugangel1821@yahoo.com (lol i know lame had it since i was 13)

    • Anonymous

      I know that EVERY mom is busy, but I think I deserve some kind of an achievement award. :) Michael Angelos sounds like a nice prize for getting me out of cooking one night per week. :) I am a full time working mom (teacher) and a mother of two boys ages 2 and 9 months. Since I think I am partially insane, I also started a monogramming business on the side WHILE I was on Maternity leave this past fall. :) My husband is a full time firefighter and also opened an outdoor power equipment store on his days off from the firehall. We are really insane…lol. (check out http://www.southernturfproducts.com) We have a zest for life and want to live it to the fullest. I am in the process of training for a half marathon because it has been a goal of mine for a while now. My boys are a part of that process because they ride along in the double jogging stroller. I tell them that they are helping mommy reach her goals and having fun at the same time. I always treat my oldest to time on the playground when I get done. :) We love our life, even though it is quite busy! We try our best to put our priorities first and the rest will happen when it happens…like housework. :) I do love my life and thank God everyday that I have to live it for HIM!!!

    • FarrahN

      I am also a busy mom that works full-time. I have three kids ages 2,4 and 8. My husband works 6 sometimes 7 days a week. This would be extremely helpful for my busy life and budget as well!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!

    • Anonymous

      Wow – what a great giveaway! I’m pretty busy for several reasons:
      1. I’m a homeschooling mom with 8 children that range from 2-16. Every day I need to deal with the educational, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of 2 toddlers, 3 grade schoolers, 2 Jr. Highschoolers, and 1 highschooler. Being the mom of such a big family means that there is a lot of cooking, cleaning, and laundry every day!!
      2. My husband and I own 2 home based businesses. I’m very actively involved in both.
      3. My husband lost his job 2 years ago, so I work hard to save money. (Neither home business supports our family fully.) I grow our own organic garden, work to save money with deals/coupons, bulk cook for the freezer, can produce, and bake almost of all of our baked goods from scratch. To save money on baking, I grind wheat to make our own flour. I frequent a variety of u-pick farms in a 2 hour radius from our home so that I can get inexpensive apples, berries, pears, etc. to freeze and/or can.
      4. Because one of our businesses is a homeschool business, I have a ministry to homeschool moms (speaking, writing a newsletter, etc.). Because I want to extend that ministry and make it a ministry to all moms, I’m getting ready to launch a new blog geared toward ministering to, encouraging, and teaching moms. I’ve been working hard on getting articles written for the launch.
      5. My 3 yo has a progressive, incurable genetic disease and requires a LOT of medical care from me every day. He has a central line (like a huge, surgically placed IV) that goes into his superior vena cava (almost into his heart.) Every day at home he receives IV drugs through that line. We mix and prepare IV nutrition that runs into that line for 14 hours a day, and some days he gets up to 4 hours of plain IV fluids. He has multiple medications that go into a tube in his stomach. We also run special formula into that stomach tube via a pump for 10 hours a day. His central line requires lots of care that requires sterile procedures. There are lots of other little things each day too. He is in the hospital about 40% of the time, and if he is there, I’m there with him. We’ve chosen to provide all of this nursing care ourselves because no one will ever love him and care for him as carefully as we can. :-) (He has a blog that I write at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ourquiverfull)
      6. I have a wonderful husband and am committed to spend as much time as needed being there for him and building our relationship. We have a date night every week.
      7. I maintain a garden for my in-laws who do not have the time or energy to do so themselves.
      8. We live over an hour away from most big stores (Sam’s, Costco, Target, etc.) so need to make long shopping trips every other Saturday. We have a chance to buy deeply discounted scratch and dent groceries every other Saturday in the same big city as the big stores, so we are on the road at about 6:45 AM every alternate Saturday morning.
      9. I’m taking some continuing ed classes online to equip me to do a better job with our businesses and ministry.

      I agree with the other posters who pointed out that ALL moms are busy! Kudos to all of you great moms that love your children are are working hard to the best for them!

    • Anonymous

      I home school our 5 kids, ages 17, 16, 14, 12, and 7. In one day I might teach how to graph a parabola, when to use a comma in a list of 3 or more items, and the sounds of the phonogram “ough.” I also help with the paperwork for my husband’s construction business. I work very hard, along with the kids, to maintain our 4800 sf. home and stay on top of the laundry generated by 7 people! Then, there are the bands. We are a part of ryfo.org which ministers to the needs of traveling Christian artists. We are part of their host home network. We have had as many as 14 young men, ages 19-25, staying at our home for the night. They show up tired (usually after 1 in the morning), hungry, and in need of a bath. Part of why I coupon shop is to help provide for these young people who give so much of themselves at shows for little compensation. It would be great to always have dinner in the freezer, ready to feed some starving musicians!

    • t_melisha

      Being a mom is the hardest job on the planet when done well!

    • kimberlymiller

      I have three little girls 5 & under but I love every minute of it!

    • elissashealy

      I have a toddler and a big dog who constantly track in dirt and debris from the backyard. I vaccuum once a day and I sweep the kitchen floor at least twice a day!

    • Sherry

      I'm am busy caring for our beautiful new baby girl who is two weeks old…tiring but rewarding! I also have a 2.5 year old running around the house..Fun times as a busy mommy!

    • AliCaprio

      I work 55 hours a week and still remain active in my 2 “babies” lives.

    • I have an almost 14 y/o son who is a 4 year cancer survivor & middle school student. I also take care of my house, my husband and my mother. Who has time to cook?? :)

    • debbie

      Being a full time mom keeps me very busy trying to do the best I can for our family. I also try to have some healthy me time and put being a wife first keeps me very busy.

    • holdgate04

      I am a momof 3 kids 4 and under. My boys are 4 and 3 and my little girl is turning 1! Talk about busy!

    • Mom2teenagers

      I stay pretty busy with my full time job, teenage daughters activities, couponing, and a husband who works night shift so he's not around to help with all of the day-to-day duties. I'm still not a work-a-holic like Jenny though!

    • Lyndsey

      All moms are very busy ladies! I have a full time job and also strive to cook healthy meals for my family each and every day. Having a fresh meal in a matter of minutes would help us out so much and be a great blessing to our family.

    • bawoody

      Two girls, 29 months and 8 months, and a business to run, and couponing, and life in general

    • MomOf4Blessings

      I homeschool my four kiddos (1 1/2, 4, 6, and 8). I handle the books for our church. I work part time from home for a financial ministry. Our house is on the market. I coupon. And so on and so on. :)

    • Jennifer

      I am a working mom who travels for her job, husband is in school full-time, and I spend my days hustling from one activity to the next, managing a household, maintaining calendars, etc. I believe in the power of a sit down dinner, sometimes that is the only time during the day we can all sit down together in the same room.

    • mistyjones74

      I am a very busy mom being a self contractor to build our new home, working full time in the insurance industry with all of the current changes that are taking place, preparing for our first grandchild, preparing for graduation of my husbands second child, trying to help my parents finish their house, and trying to get pregnant with our first child

    • annemariegosnell

      My sister has 7 children all under the age of 9 and homeschools. She is a GREAT mom!

    • lynn

      With 3 of my six kids being teenage boys, this would be an appetizer each week. Thanks!!

    • Jen H

      I work full time, have a 6 year old daugter and a 13 month old daughter. Have only 2 hours per day on the weekdays with my girls. Two big dogs, 2 cats and 1 bird. We never have enough time to cook and eat a good dinner. Its always quick and easy means.

    • Dawn

      I have two beautiful children (3 if you count my hubby) & am 9 months pregnant! Life is crazy, but GOOD :)

    • I work full time and have 2 very busy boys ages 6 & 4 at home. They are both involved in lots of activities, so we don't get to eat at home that often unless it's the weekend.

    • knvista

      My 1 and 5 year olds are wonderfully demanding plus being a wife of a busy husband, a couponer, a friend, a church teacher and more keep me busy all the time.

    • Maggie

      All moms are busy! I have the 3 cutest kids in the world so I would know! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    • mattswifey

      I'm a stay at home momma with a 1 year old girl and a 2 month old baby boy. They keep me running all day! :-)

    • I am a full time working mom with 4 children going in 10 different directions. My oldest son is involved in 3 sports, next son involved in 2, and a daughter involved in 2 sports and just recently adopted a daughter from China. My husband works full time also. Thank goodness for friends and grandparents when we can't be everywhere at the same time!!

    • lauriehutchinson

      I am the busiest because I work from home part time and my kids are active in sports. Busy but loving it!

    • donnaperson

      I am a very busy Mom as I work a full time job, a part time job, clean 1 house on the weekend, I lead a Ladies Twelve Step Class each week, I teach HealthyLife Weight Loss class and work out with the women 3 times a week and attend church on Wednesdays & Sundays. Somewhere in between I take care of the house, yard work, 2 kids and 3 dogs. I am a single mom, so I also have to give a time to a social life!!!!!

    • bh76

      I have a 2 year old and one in preschool where I like to volunteer some and go with her on field trips b/c my 2 year old also gets to go. While doing this I also do work at the other schools part-time and still manage to shop w/coupons and stay on budget. I will also be returning to school in the fall to finish my teaching degree these coupons would be a great help for me!!!

    • mandic

      I work as a pediatric nurse and am gone on days I work from 6 am to 8:30pm. I am also in school, and try to keep my family eating healthy in the meantime, even if i'm not there to prepare something from scratch.

    • Debbie33

      I am a mom of three kids 7, 4 & 2. I work at a preschool and own and operate my own photography business.

    • momtnt

      I am a wife, mother of a very active and wonderful 7 yr old boy, I work full time, I serve at my Church, my son plays baseball and I am on the baseball board, makes for very long and active days, would be GREAT to have dinner taken care of sometimes. Thanks for considering me and God Bless!

    • Jessica Feider

      I have two children under the age of 6, my husband travels Monday-Friday out of state. I attend bootcamp daily, train for 1/2 marathons, take a 12 mile run each Sunday, homeschool my children, do all my yardwork, housework, shopping and cooking because I refuse to hire someone to do so! I organize playdates and mom night out, I am a wife, daughter, friend and mother. But writing this as a way to win something makes it sound like I am complaining. I most certainly am not! I am blessed to have legs to run with, a home to clean, a husband to go away on business, healthy children to school………… I am living the life of my dreams! It's just a busy one!

    • jerrywillis

      My wife is the busiest mom I know. Not only does she attempt to keep our household going, she stays with my mother during the week (My Dad died a year ago and mother's health prohibits her from living alone. She is not nursing home needy.) as my mom cannot be by herself due to high risk falls. I travel between our towns ever day; but my wife deserves the accolades.

    • Briget

      I am a mother of a 3 year old, a 5th grade teacher, and an obsessive-compulsive couponer…I love cooking, but I'd love to have one night a week off!!!

    • Michelle S.

      Three high school kids who are involved in everything from orchestra to Boy Scouts
      + One Marine who travels quite often but loves dinner with the kids when he is home
      = The best family in the world!

      I am always searching for ways to get dinner on the table in record time, but still makes the family feel loved. What a great giveaway for busy families.

    • AMber

      I am the mom to three, having all of them within four years. I also have a stepson. My day is full of taking care of my three year old until the older ones come home and then I have to make sure they get their homework done and shuttle them to their activities. On top of all that I volunteer at too many places to name. I love every minute of it though!

    • Shellie Contos

      I'm the busiest mom because I have 3 young boys – ages 7, 5, and 7 months. AND I babysit my neighbor's 4-year-old daughter full-time. Honestly dinner is the last thing on my mind.

    • meldeb3k

      Hi, I think all moms are amazing but I guess for me, it's all about trying to be healthy and I am always looking for new ways to be creative with that. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 6 years old and we have two other children and so it's been difficult trying to find good foods that are healthy and yet, that our kids will think are tasty, as well. Thank you for all you do to help us all out. God bless you!

    • Toni

      I have 3 children, my 17 month old daughther, my 3 year old dog, and my husband. I clean, cook, work and would just LOVE to have FREE dinners ready for me and my family once a week…

    • Callie Gordon

      My mom is a single mom with a 12 year old (ah, teenagers) and a 7 year old at home. My younger sister (age 24) and I (age 26) are both grown and away from home so she doesn't have much help! My mom works full time as a manager of a clothing store, she volunteers at 99.9% of her church's functions, and she is the hospitality director for her church which involves her services the majority of the day Sunday and set up time on Saturday. Needless to say, she is a busy mom!

    • Tabitha K

      I think every good mom is extremely busy but I love every minute of it. Cuddos to all mom's there!

    • angela l.

      I have a fourteen month old baby, a twenty seven year old baby (husband), and is six month pregnant.

    • Beenerc

      I take care of my own family, help take care of my cousin's twins, and keep an eye on my father who had a stroke two years ago.

    • wendylblack

      I am a stay at home mom with 4 girls that play softball and we travel every weekend to different parks to play ball. We are always on the go with games and practice and this would be a major help to our schedule. Thanks!!!

    • Melissa Slice

      not sure what I was thinking going back to school at 40 while working full time, 1 in high school 1 in tech and 1 struggling to find what he wants to do or just a job. Love your site helps me feed the family economicaly. Thanks for all you do.

    • staceybassinger

      We are a baseball family! My 9 year old plays travel baseball and my husband is the head coach! That means 6 hours of practice each week and tournaments on weekends!! We are in the middle of 40 games in 20 weeks!! After EOGs, they will add a 3rd night weekly to practice for pitchers and catchers!!! Thank goodness, my 3 year old daughter isn't big enough to play yet!! Maybe we will make her bat girl in the fall!!

    • Kim

      I'm sure that I'm not THE busiest mom. I know mothers who are busier. However, I do fall in the “busy mom” category. I could always use a free, premade meal!

    • candicestoves

      I am a super busy stay at home mom. On top of taking care of all of the typical stay at home mom tasks (caring for a child, teaching, disciplining, playing, classes, laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc…) I also lead worship for women's conferences, sing in church on a weekly basis, host a Mommy/Child play group at my home, host a weekly family and friend game night/dinner at my home, and run a booming cake decorating business. I would really love to know that I had one night a week to wind down, and enjoy some good conversation time with my husband, instead of cooking. Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

    • allyg24

      this summer will be my busiest. my oldest is starting kindergarten and has many activities to go along with the start of school. along with training for a half marathon and getting ready for a friend's wedding, not having to cook for one night would be amazing!

    • Mandy Hays

      I am a full time worker and have a 2 1/2 year old little boy who I love to spend every free moment with. I would love to not have to spend too much time away from him in the kitchen cooking.

    • 1hygiene

      I could sure use some help at dinner time. This week my mom is having heart by pass surgery. I have a fifteen year old daughter. And I help with my 5 month old granddaughter from my 23 year old. And did I mention I work.

    • jshern

      I have a 8 year old and 16 year old boy and a husband who doesn't get off work till 8:30pm. Both my boys play basketball, baseball and football. I work full time as a social worker. Between work, sports and keeping the house picked up and laundry, I still try to make dinner every night to remain within a budget….

    • missthemister

      I have no children that I gave birth to, but I'm helping to raise my husband's 8 year old, awesome, talented, brainiac daughter. Helping keep her grades up while she persues lessons in piano, voice, and guitar along with my full time job keeps me super busy.

    • Kristin

      I have a baby and I am trying to learn to cook so that her and my hubby can have some great meals as she gets accustomed to adult food. Only problem is time. I work 5 days a week and by the time I get home, she and he are starving! I would love something easy so that I could stick it in the oven or microwave and then I could spend some quality time with her (since I only get to see her awake for about 3 hours a day…from the time she gets up to the time she goes to bed). Right now, I feel like I walk in the door and go straight into the kitchen and by the time that dinner is cooked, eaten and cleaned, it is time for her to go to bed. Thanks for your consideration!!!

    • Michelle Harshman

      I am a stay at home mom of twin boys, 2 1/2 y.o., an 8 year old a 10 year old. Both boys! I also nanny for a 4 month old little girl (had to have my girl fix!). Between bottles, diapers, laundry, making meals, housework, homework, and couponing, I am also very involved in church. I love everything I do, but it is a very thankless job. I do not have the support of my husband as he believes that being a stay at home mom entails watching tv all day and eating bon-bons. I try to keep my twins busy in playgroups, going to MOPS meetings, and also keep the older boys busy by supporting them in school functions, taking them on play dates as well. I also make a great teammate! I play ball with them, take them swimming, play catch, dodge-ball, you name it! But like I said before, I love it and would not trade it for anything in the world! But a free night from cooking would be great! Thank you for considering me for this prize!

    • Crystal

      I am the mom of three- two boys and one girl. Between- two baseball teams, two soccer teams, gymnastics twice a week, and dance for two hours once a week- home cooked meals are hard to come by. I would love to have some help on helping me cook wholesome/ yummy meals. AND- Italain is our favorite food!!!

    • cindyjo7

      Church, 6th Grade girls SS class, Wed Youth activities, softball, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance classes, dance team, basketball, room mom. Love my girls, love their activities, Love Michael Angelo's dinners.

    • debbie

      I'm the mom of three, I teach school full-time, tutor after school, & coach girls softball.

    • Fibia

      I know I am not the busiest mom out there but I have 2 children (3 and a half and 1 year old), I work, and try to cook almost daily for my family. Any good food that is already made would help me spend more quality time with my kids in the late afternoons.

    • 'NoleGirl

      I'm a full time graduate student, freshman composition instructor, and mom-to-be. My husband works over 80 hours a week.

    • Stacey

      I am not a mom.. does that disqualify me? Well actually I am a mom to a dog. lol
      I work full time as an office manager, part time as a cosmetics consultant and I am working towards my bachelor's degree in Computer mgmt info systems.

    • Lisa

      I am the busiest mom with a pre-schooler starting Kindergarten in the fall… a College Bound student.. Plus taking care of my mom and her husband. She's been in hospital for the last 7 months or so… all kind of infection and complications. Neither are healthy.. .i am of course a stay at home mom or i wouldnt be able to do half the stuff i do. Love Southern Savers.. great help in saving money!! Thanks!!!

    • 4blairz

      who isn't busy nowdays?? I am a mom of two and a band mom of 142. =) I love my life but could use a little less stress. These coupons would be put to good use on the nights that both kids need to be at two different places at the same time and I have to squeeze dinner in there somewhere.

    • laura Hollis

      I work full time and my husband works a swing shift. I have two children and am essentially a single parent in the evenings. These meals would make dinnertime so much easier for me!

    • Bethany

      I have a preschooler, a toddler, and a baby on the way. I volunteer with my church and our local preschool. Plus, I have all the other day to day things involved in running a house.

    • Dean'na

      Jenny! I finally figured out why I couldn't leave a comment! It was my Safe Eyes Filter that was blocking it. Well, I think I am the busiest mom because I am married to a youth pastor who works full time and is in seminary part time therefore rendering the majority of youth planning, all of the housework, and the errands mine, and I have a 5 month old and 2 cats and I work part time as a nurse and have a cake business on the side and Etsy shop to try and pay a few bills. Plus we are in the process of planning our youth missions trip to Mexico in July. And now that you've got me addicted, I spend a ton of time couponing and trying to be a better steward of our money! Thanks for all you do. We know you are one busy mom like us!

    • Jenni

      I am the busiest mom because of the age gap of my children. At ages 4, 12, and 17, none of them ever like the same thing, go to the same school, or have similiar activities and interests. By dinnertime, I am feeling worn out, but everyone loves Michael Angelo’s!

    • wpsmiles2

      My 3 kids LOVE your lasagna. They are 4, 8 and 10. I drive them to and from school to have more time with them, 9 year old has gymnastics practice 5 days a week – 45 minutes one way during rush hour traffic. Homework with the 10 year old while keeping the 3 year old out of trouble can be challenge! Husband that travels every other week for work has its own challenges in keeping all my kiddos happy, FED and, and, and….

    • sarah

      I am the busiest mom because I work part-time take care of my police officer husband, 2 dogs , and 2 year old son full-time. My son had a stroke in utero so my off days are filled with Doctor's, Neuro Surgens, CT scans, Neurologist, Physical Therapy, Occupational Terapy and trying to teach my son to walk and use his left hand! I must say I am VERY VERY busy but wouldnt change it for the world! :o)

    • Julie

      I work nights as a nurse, and as a result am often making dinner right after I get up. In the 2 hours between waking up and heading out, I have to make dinner, help with homework, check school folders for permission slips/signables, shower/dress/look presentable and hopefully eat a calm, interactive meal with my family. It's exhausting! In addition to that, I'm back in school, and have to fit studying and taking exams in there somewhere. Ready to bake meals would help a ton!

    • workinghockeymom

      Full time job. Three kids under 8. Church orchestra. Kid sports. Nuff said.

    • stellabarkley

      Seems like everyone in my family is running in all directions but the same one. Please help pull us together or make things a whole lot easier.

    • Trace

      I am a single (divorced) mom to a tween girl, who takes tennis lessons twice a week, and a rambunctious 6 year old boy, who plays om a baseball team along with two furbabies – a dog and a cat. I also am a full time teacher of a wonderful second grade class! I teach private voice lessons to 3 great teens! I also just landed a lead in my community theatre's musical production of Seussical which begins rehearsals this week…thankfully as the murder mystery dinner theatre I was in ENDS this week! We are busy folks but we LOVE our so called crazy life!!!

    • Linda

      I'm keeping busy like many moms, taking care of 3 children ages 9, 6, and 3. We're always busy enjoying the kids, participating in baseball, piano lessons, swim team, soccer, and volunteering. I'm very active in my church, heading up an outreach ministry, and I volunteer at school in my kid's classes. So, a meal a week that I don't have to think about cooking would be awesome!!

    • staj0805

      I am a busy mom, though perhaps not the busiest. I have a 2 1/2 year old son and a wonderful husband. He works far from home, though, and spends lots of time on the road so I usually end up with all the cleaning, cooking, etc… I really like to feed my family healthy meals and I know Michael Angelos would fit the bill. It would really give me more time to play with my son and get those nasty chores out of the way.

    • georgia9740

      I am a busy mom just by being a MOM! All moms are extremely busy and these meals would be extra helpful after working 12 hr days, ball field, and church! I think all moms need these for a night off every week!

    • GoosiesMom

      I am a wife and mom and love my life!! Enough said!! Right???? :)

    • mandyp21

      I am a SAHM of three kids, one is 8, 5 and then a 14 month old. But I rarely stay at home ;) So busy with carlines, library hours, gymnastic practices and a mom's club activites!

    • orpah

      A mother of 4 busy energetic boys ages 12 – 1. I homeschool all of them. I am also secretary for my husband's business. We also have a large garden. Needless to say I have wished many times that my days would have at least 6 more hours or that as a mother I wouldn't have to sleep! With my boys appetites I feel like I am always cooking!

    • cristiemc

      I think my sister-in-law is the busiest mom. She takes care of two children who have lots of activities that they are involved in, and she is a full-time nursing student. My brother works and sometimes has to go out of town on business trips. That leaves her to make sure the kids get to school, she gets to school, homework gets done, and dance and baseball practices are attended. I don't know how she does it, but she seems to. And, she also checks southernsavers and lets me know when there is a great deal going on somewhere.

    • I have three kids ages 6, 3, and 11 months. I work fulltime during the day as an engineer, waking up early to workout, staying up late to spend time with my husband and do the housework. Some evenings I spend running the kids to and from church activities, sports practices, and errands. The weekends are full of games, day trips, church, and MORE errands. I love it, but when I have a spare moment I like to…oh, wait. Don't have those! :)

    • jenaeblake

      I am a SAHM with 2 boys and I also watch my friends kiddos. Sometimes I have 4 kids under 2 here. It's wild but tons of fun. When we're not home we're playing t-ball or basketball or attending a church service. I also sell Arbonne and my husband owns his own business. we are always going going going!

    • charitywoon

      Gee… I sure could use one meal a week that I do not have to think about… seeing as I have enough on my plate already. I am not complaining. I love the reasons my life is so busy. I homeschool my three lovely children, and help others that I meet get started homeschooling. No pay. I do it because I love helping people. We are missionaries preparing to move to a third-world country. We travel a lot going from church to church sharing with others about the needs of this third world country, hoping to spread our passion for missions to people all around the south. I counsel young Christians via the internet. And of course all the usual mommy/wife things. Throw in writing books occasionally. My days start early and end late. Like I said… I don't mind the business. I love the ministry. There is no greater calling on the planet! I am truly blessed! But I wouldn't mind a night off every now and then from planning one more thing. Well, I am off to pack for a missions conference in South Carolina…

    • I think I'm at least one of the busiest moms! I'm a single mother of two, grandmother of three, I work full-time and am also a fulltime college student. I also tend a huge veggie and rose garden, care for four spoiled rotten pets and a fiance! I am also starting up my own business, I'm an artist/crafter. Whew!

    • I am the world's busiest Mom because I work full time (40hrs wk), I have a wonderful 10 yr old daughter and husband of 16yrs to cook for and clean up after, I'm training for my first 5K run May 22nd, and I manage a successful cake business (4-5 Cakes a week) by myself (Crazy Daisy Cakes). I also find time to garden and spend time with my friends and extended family at the ball field 2-3 days a week.

    • lorishron

      I am a busy mom. My hubby is in the military and has been living away from home for a year now. Recently, he was able to start visiting us on the weekends. He will be moving to another post further away and will be gone for another year with no visits possible. Being a single mom is hard. And I only do it part time. My heart goes out to all the moms out there who do it permanantly! I try to keep myself and this kids busy!

    • Sarah

      I work full time as a first grade teacher in SC. I have a new born, 4 year old and 5 year old. They are in three different places and I have to be at work by seven. I pump at work twice a day for my new born and pick up my five year old at school. We do homework, make dinner, baths and books every night! They are all worth it though! My husband just got a programming job after waiting two years and we lived off of a teacher's salary for over three years!! I love saving money and your website!!

    • Satha

      I have an active three year old. I am also in school full time. I am involved in church activities on Sunday and Wednesday. I love to coupon and save money.

    • Robin Swain

      I am the busiest mom because I not only pour into my teenage child, but many young adults in our church and community. I carpool kids continuously, I volunteer at school for numerous events, I teach Sunday School & Wednesday night Young Adult class (high school-college grads), I run two small businesses from my home, manage rental properties, and taxi back and forth from school and soccer fields. I love my life!

    • Ana Maria S.

      I am a very busy stay at home mom. I have 3 children (5 yr old boy, 4 yr old boy, and 20 month old girl) and a very hardworking husband who brings home the paycheck but I take care of everything else. I make sure the bills are paid; I do all the laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, bathing of the kids, shopping, monitoring our weekly budgets, overall care of all 3 kids, all the errands like dry cleaning, post office, and bank. I would love to win this awesome giveaway because anytime I can make preparing meals a little less time consuming (yet still good for you) not to mention for little or no cost it's a wonderful thing! Thanks for all you do Jenny; I really feel good when I see the amount of money I save our family just by following your site, using coupons, & scoring amazing deals :)

    • Lane

      I must confess I'm not the busiest mom I know, but I sure would be grateful for any assistance in being more efficient, effective, and productive at home. Having at least one meal a week for the next year taken care of would go a long way towards that. I resigned last year to become a stay-at-home mother of our 18-month-old son and the best wife I can be to my husband. I'm learning to cook and since I still have a LONG way to go, meals from Michael Angelo's are a blessing!

    • Christy

      I am a very busy wife and mother. I have two childern ages 13 and 8. Both play baseball on different leagues of which I'm president of my daughters baseball league. I work full time and being on the road six days a week, I try to find meals that are quick and tasty for my family to eat!

    • Lisa

      I am a single mom of a 13 yr. old and twin 10 yr. olds. They are very involved in church and sports which keeps us all very busy!

    • freya336

      I don't know if I'm the busiest, but I work from home doing medical transcription, and I have a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old. My husband works a second-shift schedule, so I'm pretty much on my own through the week trying to give the boys what they need, get dinner on the table, keep a half-way clean house, and still get my work done. Whew – I'm tired just from thinking about it!

    • Jen Barnes

      I'm so busy with my 3 children under age 6 that sometimes I just plain forget to take care of me. The other day I kept smelling something a little off. I realized by the end of the day that it was me! I hadn't taken a shower yet that day. I just got so busy that I forgot to squeeze it in!!! Between drop-offs and pick-ups for school, working part-time and running to activities, I can barely keep myself straight!

    • Kristi

      Not so sure I'm the busiest mom, but like many, I'm very busy running a house with two toddlers, subbing at preschool 4 days a week, planning meals for my husband with Celiac disease (this means preparing two separate meals – one for him and one for the rest of us for breakfast/lunch/dinner), organizing our local 5K for the food bank, planning my sister's wedding and leading a mommy book club! Hats off to all of those moms with more children and special needs, though!

    • jennifer25

      I am a mom of two wonderful kids ages two and four. I have just recently seperated from my husband and looking for a job. I have been a stay at home mom for the last four and a half years and going to miss that dearly. I was busy before, now I am super busy trying to be a great mom, not show my stress, and looking for a job. I could not do it all if I did not have God Leading my life.

    • Julia

      I don't know that I'm the “busiest mom”, but I do take care of my husband and 19 month old. I'm very active in my church and try and do things for others. I think that being busy keeps me alive. I would love to have an easy meal to make up once in awhile!

    • Kathy

      I am a mother of 3 (11 yr old son, 7 year old daughter and 4 year old daughter). Like all mothers it is difficult to juggle working (I am blessed that I am able to work part time from home), children's afterschool activites, church commitments and trying to keep my marriage a priority so when this busy time is over we still have a marriage.

    • Linda Stocton

      Would love to have these for my sister who was forced to retire on disability two years ago at age 54…would share with my Mom who lives alone at age 78..also with my daughters family with four children who are homeschooled. What a blessing this would be for three families.

    • jennifer

      I have a two year old and a three year old. I work full-time and my husband is on call 24/7. These coupons would help make a family of four happy (and healthy)!

    • Snowski824

      I am busy trying to get ready for my first baby! This would be wonderful for after the baby comes when I am too tired to cook!

    • Becky Meisel

      I am a mom of a three year old boy who is very busy himself. I work as an evaluator on three federal grants, as well as coach and judge gymnastics. My husband is an athletic trainer and a high school teacher, so he is as busy as me. We are an “on the go” family. Becky Meisel

    • Hi! I'm a single mom of an 18-month-old. I am a freelance graphic designer, writer. I'm also a painter, selling my art at shows and fairs, while fulfilling online orders as well with art pieces and wedding invitations. I also started a non-profit that does work here in the U.S. and in Africa. Besides those things, I'm involved at my church on the weekends and I lead groups during the week. I travel throughout the year to Africa, New York, and back here to home. I also do the regular mom duties of house-cleaning, diaper-changing, dog-training, etc. I'm pretty busy!!

    • Mary

      My sister, Ginny, is an incredibly busy mom. She has a daughter who is a toddler (who definitely keeps her on her toes!), goes to nursing school and works part-time…doing this all as a newly single parent!

    • Ginger

      I am the proud mother of seven kids, three are mine and four are step-children ranging from 22 years old to 18 months. I am a stay at home mom, housekeeper, gardener, shopper, and love to save money cutting coupons. Between football, cheerleading and all of their other events in and out of school, my day is busy. Our house is never quiet or empty. We have a total of four teenagers that drive and always bring friends back with them. Some how I have adopted almost all of their friends. I would love to have a night off from cooking so I can relax and maybe even get a bubble bath in. Thanks for all you do and God bless you!

    • missymosquito

      Like most other moms I stay busy too. With 6 kids all with special needs or medically fragile, my days can be pretty busy. Between doctors appointments, schooling, and 12 hours of therapy a week a quick and healthy meal sounds wonderful.

    • kathihill

      I work full time, stay busy with children's program at church, volunteer with several civic organizations.I have an elderl father who is in bad health and I have four grown children, 2 grandchildren and am in the process of adopting 2 more children – ages 10 & 11 who hav been in the foster care system for most of their life. Any help I can get is greatly appreciated!

    • sunshinesaver

      I have one child in preschool which means back and forth! I have a 20 month old and a four month old to go with! Three kids under age 4, I'm a busy momma!

    • heather

      2 boys and a 3rd one on the way. And we love Michael Angelos!

    • carayara

      We are homeschooling family with 4 kids (ages 10,7,4,2) and are very active in theater and music. We will have activities during the day including music lessons, taekwondo, dance lessons and then have to go to theater or music rehearsals at night. It's hard to come up with meals when we are only home for a short time before heading out again. Not to mention chasing a toddler around while cooking!

    • jenninfer

      I'm certain others are “busier” but I know I would enjoy a meal that I don't have to prepare! I'm a stay at home mom with 3 kids (6, 4 and 1) and my husband works 2 jobs, one of them being a Children's Pastor at our church. That alone keeps us pretty busy!

    • Lori Pierce

      Busiest mom due to have 2 boys and in the process of adopting from India.

    • Leslie

      I have a 10-year-old son with special needs, and very very energetic three-year-old daughter. We are always busy busy at my house

    • Wanda M

      I'm a housekeeper, baker/chef (in-home), bookkeeper, banker, financer, taxi-cab driver, medic and personal assistant.

    • leighpetty

      I am just one busy mom. With a 2 year old, an eight month, a full time teaching job, and a coach for a husband there just isn't lots of time to spend cooking! This would come in sooooo handy! Maybe my husband would never know that I hadn't slaved over the over for him!

    • Erin Giles

      I am the busiest Mom because I am a full time (praying not for much longer) working mother of a 7 week old and wife of a full time working and pastoring husband. We are not only busy during the week but also the weekend.
      God Bless!
      Erin

    • oreedaburnetteforgraceburnette

      I'm entering for daughter-in-law, Grace. She is a college student, her husband works a full-time job, is a full-time college student and creates and maintains websites for various ministries. They have six children: 11, 8, 6, 4, 2 years and a 9 month-old. I live with them and so does their great grandmother who is 94. She bakes and decorates beautiful cakes for birthday parties and still manages to keep her head above water. This would be a great boost for her time-management. She actually makes three meals–one for Nanny, one for the kids and one for her and her husband (they've just become vegetarians!). I know the kids would love it!

    • I am a busy mom of two boys aged 7 and 2. I also keep my 2 year old cousin 3 days a week. My older son is in Baseball and this is actually a slow time for us right now. Come summer we have SO much going on and with football, swim lessons, bible school and then soccer we are jammed till after January. Winning this would be awesome for game nights!!!! It would give us more time as a family as a WHOLE!!

    • Sluzin

      I am a single mother of a handsome 6 year old boy. In my “free time” I am also a full-time police dispatcher and a full-time student. Between building Lego's with my little man, working 12 hour shifts, and keeping up with school work, I have little time to cook. But I do. It's important to me that we eat healthily prepared meals and not out of a box/can.

    • David Bowlin

      Not a mom but I am a Dad. Both my wife and I are in school having to reinvent ourselves after having been laid off. We have two kids one 16 and one 13 so there is always something going on with us. Most of the time I am doing the cooking to help take the load off of my wife and give time to study. This would sure be a blessing.

    • flossieg

      I am the busiest mom because I work at home and raise our two boys that are 2 1/2 and 10 months. Some might think that working at home is easier but that is far from the truth. While I am very grateful to be able to stay at home with my kids, it is extremely difficult trying to work and raise them….all of this is on top of the house, bills, shopping, etc. that goes along with being a mother and wife. We would LOVE Michael Angelo's for an entire year.

    • ikelong

      I have a 2yr old and a 3yr old of my own and have been babysitting a 2yr old, 7month old, and a 4month old. We have an adventurous day! I have a jewelry business, coupon, go to church (which is a priviledge!), and my husband owns his own business as well, meaning tons of paper work and being flexible. But aren't we all busy! Thanks so much!

    • froggiejen

      I have 3 children, Isabella, Chandler and Reid, involved in school, piano, sports and church activities. My husband works full-time and is a wonderful father, devoted to his family and our interests. I started back to college (eek!) this year and will spend the next few months doing internships around town. I have no idea what my schedule will be from week to week. It will be interesting and BUSY but worth it when I can finish and help my husband provide for the family.

    • katie andrews

      mom to four wife to dh for 13 years. we pay bills for 90 yo grandfather, my heart pt dad, his mother and brother…he is on call all the time for his programming job!

    • tammyweant

      Why am I considered a busy mom? My children call me Super Mom which I don't agree with. I just love being busy and doing things for them. What am I doing to keep me busy? I get up every morning even Saturdays at 5:45 to fix lunches for my daughter and husband as well as breakfast. At seven, I open my door to two sweet little boys so that their moms can work. At 9:00 I receive a little girl for two hours. This involves fixing breakfast, lunch, and snacks for them. At three o'clock, one of the boy's sibling comes to my house after school. At 4:00, I receive another sibling. My husband is home at 3:30 which allows me to go and pick up another sibling and take her home. I will proceed to fix dinner, do a load of laundry. On the weekends, I prepare for son to come home from college which means fixing great meals (quick if possible) and helping him with his laundry. I am also a board member of our homeschool group and am also homeschooling my daughter who is a junior. She keeps me running with basketball, homeschool choir, and being with friends. It will be great when she gets her driver licenses. With the church, I work in the nursery, sign in the choir, play the piano for my husband and family specials, as well as work in the Awana program. I am right know getting things ready for an Open House to celebrate the graduation from college for two of my four children. I enjoy what I do and wouldn't even change a thing. Business helps me to accomplish much.

    • I had 3 babies within 2 years! If that wasn't enough, we added a move 2 states away from 'home'. To top that off, my husband travels most of the week every week! We have 3 dogs (one, geriatric that's requiring alot of attention these days) and we just added 4 goldfish to the mix. Between laundry, dishes, coupon shopping and running kids around, I'm the busiest mom out there! ;)

    • Ruth

      Ok, I am a very busy mom…of one little 21 month old son, but I teach 3, 4 and 5 year olds all day long…..so I am mom to about 165 kids everyday. In class this AM, I tied about 10 pairs of shoes, tucked in a shirt, help someone pull up their stockings, put an earring in a child's ear that feel out, and still managed to teach my class. I also referee soccer, speak at my church, help out with nursery, take care of my nephew, and still manage to make dinner for my family. I would really love the coupons to have that awesome Meal!!

    • Bonnie

      My grandmother is a VERY busy lady. Although there are no more children in her house, she works a full times job as a reports clerk in a sheriff's office. After work, on Wednesdays through Saturdays, she has to go work along my granddad at their restaurant. They are off on Saturdays, BUT still have to work at the restaurant to prepare for the Sunday lunch – the biggest day of the week! I know they work in a restaurant and are always around food, but they cook for everyone else and so cooking for themselves is a chore! My grandmom is a busy lady and needs a break.

    • bryanboltz

      My wife, busiest because she manages the household, and the family, and her job!

    • kerri

      I've got 2 kids, 3 cats, 40 students, and my hubby is pastor!

    • Betsy

      I am the busiest mom, well, because I am a MOM. By definition we become 20 times busier the minute we give birth. PTA meetings, baseball games, swim lessons, taking care that the parents are taken care of, hubbys that take business trips, etc., etc., ad nauseum. I think I read it at the top of the job description somewhere.

    • Jessica Joyce

      As many of us stay at home moms can agree, caring for a household and raising a family is THE most rewarding job out there. I have 5 wonderful children under my care and a husband that works hard outside of the home to ensure that I can continue to stay home with the children. We enjoy doing everything together as a family and dinner is no exception. However, there are nights that there is less time to prepare the meal and I'd really appreciate more time to sit and enjoy the time at the table. Wednesday nights are our busy nights and this would be an amazing solution for us. We could continue with family dinner at the table, have a good warm meal and enjoy each others company. Thanks for providing an opportunity for so many families to share their stories!

    • Julie

      I have four kids, 2 dogs, 5 cats, a garden, and am adding backyard chickens to the mix! Between laundry, to-and-from school trips, and afterschool activities…I'm ALWAYS busy!

    • Michelle

      What mom isn't busy taking care of her family and who couldn't use the night off. I'm a full time working mom with three kids under the age of six. Would love to win this and have a night off not to worry about coming up with something for dinner. Thanks for this chance.

    • krumley

      I am pretty busy. I work part time, off by 1:30 each day. I grocery shop serval times a week at several stores to get the bargains with my coupons. I pick my son up from wrestling workouts 3 days a week, take him to ice hockey 2 nights a week and cook almost every meal. I try to put in a couple of gym visits for myself each week. I cut coupons every single free minute because I have my own coupon group, I go to one coupon group each month and I trim the edges of tons of expired coupons from both groups to send to the VFW for them to ship overseas. I try to be there for my husband and college aged son, call my family that live out of town regularly. I keep up with
      Southern Savers several times a day. I could use a great fast and tasty meal once a week. I think they taste great. Pick me, please

    • suzannebandelin

      I'm very blessed to have all the things I dreamed of as little girl…I've been married for 12 years, have 3 wonderful boys, and am a 1st grade teacher. But as it's said “to whom much is given, much is expected.” My youngest child was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old. My oldest has severe ADHD. I teach in a school that funded by the government because of the low economic status of the students. In my efforts to be the best mom and teacher I can be to ALL the children God has put in my life; I have decided to go back to college to get my Master's degree. Those meals would sure come in handy as I strive to be the best I can for my family, my community, and myself!

    • Anonymous

      I am a single mom of a wonderful 6 year old and owner 3 companies – Soundwavepro.com, jordanlaketours.com and doonomore.com! I have a strict rule that every evening, my son and I sit down to dinner together. This makes meal-planning very important and I am always looking for great recipes with little prep time so I can spend more time with my son. It would be great to have some pre-made healthy meals!

    • elaine adamkiewicz

      I am a SAHM mom of two BUSY children, 4 1/2 and a 2 year old. I teach pilates at the gym I attend and also train for triathlons. I am always looking for healthy, all natural foods to feed my family and to give me the boost and energy I need to continue to train and compete~~thanks

    • Paige

      I don't think I am the busiest, but busy enough. It would be a wonderful blessing to have that one meal a week ready to go and everyone know what we are having. My three young children love Italian foods and just make some garlic bread and a veggie and we'll be set! I know whoever wins this will be excited. Thanks Jenny!

    • denice5

      I'm a homeschool mom so I stay very busy. I've also got a husband that lost his job after 12 years because they closed. I would love to win for the ease and also the financial aspect.

    • lhendrix

      I'm a very busy mom! My husband (who works on average 45-70 hours per week) and I have an eight year-old son in the 3rd grade, and a baby girl due in 4-6 weeks. It is at least two full time jobs trying to run a household and stay on top of the 8 year-olds homework and studying, all the while about to deliver a baby. I'm also doing 2 full-time jobs at my place of employment, one that required some traveling. I assumed a new position back in December and am still managing to do my old position at the same time. Please say a prayer that they'll hire someone soon!!! Getting up early and going to bed late has become a way of life. I would be SOOOOO thankful to at least have some help with dinner each night, considering I cook on average 5 out of 7 nights per week.

    • Jennifer C.

      I'm not sure if you could label me the “busiest mom”, but I stay pretty busy. I stay home with my 2 year old son. That alone keeps me busy. I also go every afternoon and wait for my niece and nephew to get off the bus at their house. I help with snack, homework, chores, dinner, and bath time. I have 2 houses to help run and my husband isn't always home at dinner time. So I like to find something healthy and quick for my family so when I get home, I can just sit back and enjoy my family :)

    • NickiB_in_NC

      Hi. This would be an awesome blessing to win! My husband and I are business owners (a graphic design/website development/hosting company, and a professional recording studio), we have 2 children (tween and toddler), we homeschool, raise chickens, we're in a band, and we've been remodeling our historic home for the last 7 years straight. At the forefront of my priority list is making sure my family life and businesses are getting my 100% energies, while running smoothly and efficiently. The part in all of that that often gets pushed to the back burner is finding the time to cook a meal for my family. I can't tell you how appreciative I'd be if I could just pop a healthy Michael Angelo's meal into the oven to save the day! I do love them, especially because we stay clear of preservatives and other ingredients that really don't serve our bodies well. As Donkey said in Shrek, “Pick me! Pick me!”.. .LOL… Thanks!

    • lisayantek

      I don't know if I would say the busiest mom – all of us moms are busy! However, I do work 2 jobs and take care of the family as best I can! God is so good to us! A year of meals would be fabulous!

      Thanks!

    • blairford

      We have four kids in the house and do homeschool.

    • i am a busy mom because i have a 1 year old son a dog and a cat. they all get into everything. i am constantly cleaning up after everyone. these meals would be so helpful because instead of cooking one night a week i could get some me time in (maybe)

    • juliekent

      I have two year old twins and a four year old so I stay extremely busy at all times. Enough said!

    • Kristie

      I have a large family and I am really busy getting to the stores to get the great deals Jenny finds us! This prize would be awesome!

    • Entering for my mom, because she's the best ever :) (Although Jenny's Mom's pretty great too). My mom is busy because she has a full time job, is getting her masters online (4.0 GPA so far), she's the church financial secretary, Sunday school superintendent, holds offices in at least 5 professional and civic groups, and still manages to have a beautifully clean house, home cooked meals on the table nearly every evening, and always have a happy encouraging word for everyone. (She also finds time to send very nice notes and care packages to me, lol, her daughter in medical school; not to mention all the great things she did for my sister and I when we were growing up) I'm so very proud of my mother- for being one of the busiest Mom's I know, and one of the best.

    • Brandy

      I'm pretty sure there are moms that are busier than me (positive of it), but I am still a pretty busy mother. I have 3 kids, (1 in Kindergarten, 2 younger boys). We have dance, t-ball, teaching bible class at church, couponing, researching the home school option (which has been very time consuming), cooking, cleaning, family time, keeping up with the garden, doctor's appointments, birthdays galore, field day, field trips, I'm the room mother to two of my children's classrooms, coordinating teacher appreciation week (which is this week if you need to appreciate a teacher), kindergarten program (and graduation to come), etc. I'm just tired listing it all. I'm so thankful that we don't have any hard and trying times to add to all of this. I would definitely appreciate having one meal a week handled.

    • fsuannie

      I'm a mother of 4 sweet kiddos – ages 6, 4, 3,and 15 months! I have a photography business that's soaring and a hubby in full time ministry. We serve in our church and our community and find that meal time is treasured in our house, as it's the one time that we're all together. It's hard though in the midst of the schedules and weekly events to find time to cook a healthy meal. This give away would allow us to settle down and enjoy dinner together, without the hustle, bustle and rush that often accompany it!

    • redrose007

      Just moved to Georgia from Kansas this past October. I have a Pre-K child and a 2 and 1/2 year old. Living with our father-in-law right now, so busy looking for a place of our own, and doing it all pretty much alone. My husband has started his own insurance agency, so for the first few years, that means long hours for him, which in turn means long hours for me. I'm lucky if I see him by 8pm, and most nights it's after that. Many days, I'm in bed when he gets home, so I just leave dinner on a plate for him in the fridge. Even weekends are full. Just started southernsavers and am trying to figure this out. That's taken up a lot of time the past few days (picked up my first Sunday paper yesterday). I'm the “Team Mom” for my eldest daughter's soccer team, in the middle of writing a book, tutoring a hispanic girl in reading 3 days a week, running my girls to Awana's and church each week, and that doesn't include all the cleaning around the house, laundry, etc. I'm lucky to get a shower somedays. Sometimes, out of desperation, I just have to take a bubble bath with my girls, which reminds me that the dog hasn't had a bath lately either! =D

    • Tonya Caywood

      I am the busiest mom. I work full time and still try to run around to kids games, clean house, make sure no one is bored, cook, wash clothes, shopping, etc. All moms are busy but I could really use this year of Michael Angelo's. They are some of my favorites!!! Thanksfor this opportunity.

    • Jules in Pensacola Fl

      I am always busy doing something it seems like… Having 3 kids makes me feel like I have no brain lol… wish that came with maid service and a brain lol…but still a great deal… I wished more foods were made like these..love you site hugs…

    • Tisha

      Any mom is busy, and I'm no exception. Whoops, gotta go, I hear a scream of, “Help!” coming from my daughter's bedroom. :-)

    • dealapprentice

      I am a busy mom with two little kids, two dogs, two cats and run a daycare which keeps me super busy. I would love to win this and not have to worry about fixing meals.

    • Michelle

      i'm a busy mom because i work two jobs and take care of my 12YO daughter. whew!

    • Carrie Anne Rowan

      My friend Brenna is the busiest mom I know. We were pregnant at the same time back in 2007 when she found out that she was having twin boys. Not even 2 years later she delivered another precious little boy. As if that weren't enough she found out that when the youngest boy is 15 months old a little girl will be joining the family. SO, that is 4 kids in barely 3 years. She is a labor and delivery nurse who works the weekend night shift so she can stay home with her her boys during the week. She is just doing the best she can as you can imagine with twin 2 year olds, a 1 year old and being 20 weeks pregnant. She is an inspiration and I know she would appreciate all the help she can get during this time in her life when things seems so chaotic. I know she deserves it because BUSY doesn't even begin to sum up the whirlwind her life is right now!

    • Sonya

      I am a single mom working a full time job 45 minutes away. Trying to earn money, keep up the inside as well as the outside, cook meals, and still find time to do homework and extracurricular activities is hard work.

    • RealtorKaren

      Husband works full time +. I am a Real Estate Broker and mom to a 9week old and 2.5 year old. I ended up having to close a real estate deal in the recovery room after a c-section beause baby girl came four weeks early and fast. While in the hospital I listed a home and coordinated someone taking two of my buyers out. When asked how much “time i took off”, i told friends about 30 minutes. My 2.5 yr old goes to mommy's morning out but has no other child care. So working, cleaning, cooking and momming fulltime! would love to take one of those four out of the equation. :)

    • Katia Lane

      I'm a single mom to two children, one that is special needs. I'm also a full-time college student in pursuit of a teaching degree so I can help kids fulfill their greatest potential. Even with my busy schedule I've been able to maintain a 3.57 GPA, and I'm a senior now! I've done my best to provide for my children without having to rely on any kind of government assistance. But any help I can receive from people is greatly appreciated. That is the great thing about being an American, the people out there actually looking to help! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!

    • Tana Cook

      Between family responsibilities, homeschooling, full-time job, church activities and extra-curricular activities, I'm tired. And that's all I have time to say. ;)

    • love2savejenn

      all moms are busy – but i would love a free dinner every week. i work full time, have a 2 year old and a husband that travels alot. when he is home we always have dinner together which usually includes the in laws and several neighbors. dinner time is very special to us and it would really help me to enjoy it more knowing i did not have to cook everything! thanks for the chance to enter!

    • lmonteith

      How's this for a busy mom: I have 3 kids, playing 3 different ball sports (baseball, softball & tball). I coach one team and my husband coaches another. All the games are NOT at the same field. I'm the president of the elementary school PTA, an active labor doula and childbirth educator and try to occasionally clean the house! Dinner time is really a struggle and I LOVE it when I can find an easy meal that the entire family enjoys. Thank you, Michael Angelo's for helping with this effort and thank you, Jenny, for helping me feed our family of 5 on a tight budget!!

    • Elaine

      I am a working mom with a very demanding job, a 15 month old girl who is into everything and a husband who works and coaches football. By the time I get home, it's usually almost 7pm, so we tend to eat out a lot or pick something up because we just don't have time to cook. And if I attempt, it's got to be something quick and easy because I'm watching her while cooking. There are nights that hubby doesn't even see our daughter because she's in bed by the time he gets home. Then there is the cat, dog, laundry, cleaning, bible study, the never ending to do list… and usually a little work to end my evening! Hubby is the better cook, so to have some good meals would be awesome. Thanks for your consideration!

    • christi reaves

      I am a busy mom! I have a 13 year old daughter involved in track and piano and church on wednesday nights and band and chorus which are all extra curricular acivities and we love every minute of it!! I also have TWIN 17 month old boys!!! I am a stay at home mother and enjoy it much!! My husband is gone atleast one or two days a week so that leaves everything to me!! He is also in the military rexerves so one weekend a month guess what it is only me!! I am a very busy wife and mommy and love it but is is CRAZY AT OUR HOUSE I could use this so much!!!

    • gritsmommy

      Thank-you for taking the time to post all these great deals on your web-page. I just started getting into couponing and your site has helped me so much. I am also a busy Mom just like the rest of these ladies in your site. We are all deserving and I am sure you wish you could give everyone a grand prize, The meals would be handy and a blessing for my family SOON. We live in NC but will be traveling to John Hopkins Hospital soon for a complicated surgery for my husband (Whipple Procedure). I with my husband will be gone for three weeks and our 19 year old daughter will be caring for her siblings 11and 8. Even if I don't win please pray for my husband. His name is Robert.

    • sheratwinmom

      I chase twins all day, try to be a good wife, president of our local Mothers of Multiples, couponing, help my Mother who has MS and sell Thirty-One in my “spare” time to help add funds to our family. I like so many others try to put a decent dinner on the table and some nights it is nice to fall back on someone elses cooking…all this said I wouldn't change one minute of my life!

    • aimee

      We are all so busy!! Loved reading the comments – makes you realize you aren't alone in the craziness!! Knowing what to make for dinner is one of the greatest challenges. We all love Italian. We are a family of six- kids 6, 5, 3, and 14 months. By the time I am through schooling dinner seems an afterthought and I am always trying to think of something quick, easy and most important of all, healthy! I comment that before I had children I worked as an RN. As crazy and chaotic as that was at least you had a lunch break. Hang in there everyone and keep up the good work!!!!

    • anitadennis

      I am a homeschooling mom to 3 girls. Two of my girls have both been diagnosed with terribly debilitating pain syndromes, one of them is in remission but the other is not.The pain of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is said to be double the intensity of bone cancer pain. Many nights we are awake with her wailing in pain. She does treatments twice a day at home for 90 mins each and we have to work around that schedule. Most days I am just too tired emotionally and physically to think about dinner. I am also starting a support group as well as fundraising to help with her medical expenses and travel expenses as her specialist is in Texas and we are in NC. I am torn between taking care of her and my other two kids, and she cries all day. Free dinners would take a huge load off our plate!

    • D. Dombrowski

      A mom of 3 boys, one in High School, one in Jr. High and one in Elementary, lot's of running around just to keep up with their school activities and everything else. These would sure come in handy on a busy night!

    • kim4

      I would love to win this! I've got lots of different things going on, I think I definitely qualify as a busy mom. The best way is to just show you my day today:

      Wake up at 4am because all four kids got scared of the thunder and crawled into our bed :) — that was actually kind of a fun way to start the day!
      7am wake up again and get youngest two dressed and fed and get the oldest two dressed, fed, and ready for school. Sign the papers that I should have signed on Friday.
      8am take older kids to school, take younger two to my mom's while I go workout
      11am meeting at school with administrator about finances, because I'm the bookkeeper at our church and school (didn't have time to shower or change, so I was still yucky from working out :) )
      11:45 pick up younger two from my moms, quick get them some lunch and put to bed before….
      12:00 teach Calculus class (online from home) and get them ready for a national exam on Wednesday.
      1:00 get myself some lunch, put laundry away, dishes, and prepare dinner.
      2:00 Monday is my day to make my shopping list for the week (from Southern Savers, of course!!) So, do that while clipping coupons.
      3:00 pick kids up from school and take oldest one to piano lessons.
      4:00 get everyone home, homework started, dinner made, eaten, and cleaned up in time for…
      5:30 Baseball game for oldest son tonight! Go Braves!!
      7:30 get everyone home, washed up, and ready for bed.
      8:30 – 11 (I usually don't do this, but tonight I will) — I'll allow my students to write me via Facebook to ask questions about their exam on Wed. They are a little nervous, and I want them to feel confident and well prepared. They'll keep me going until I cut them off at 11 :)
      11pm Maybe watch a Seinfeld with my husband and go to bed :)

    • randolph2620

      I am a 30-week-pregnant-homemaker with a 2 yr old that keeps me on my toes. I love every minute of this fast-paced, crazy job! While its completely different from any job that I've held in the business world, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Teaching and chasing after my son, preparing for the arrival of our new baby, working a part-time job during naps and keeping the house “maintained” keeps me on my toes so a free weekly dinner would be appreciated!!

    • Paige

      As I read these comments, it is just amazing to me how much we all do and how we all are very busy. Thanks Jenny for making it so much easier for us to save money and get the things we need to take care of our families!

    • g3023

      I am a busy stay-at-home mom of 2 little boys, 2 & 4. Like most moms, this sums up my busy life well:

      I am a cook, a housekeeper, a parent, a teacher, a referee, a nanny, a nurse, a handy man, a maid, security, a chauffeur, and a comforter. I don't get holiday, sick pay, or a day off, I work through the day and some of the night, I am under paid and over worked.

    • Karen

      We are all so busy! I think we would all qualify! As for me, I'm a homeschool mom of 3, teach 3 afternoons and evenings per week at a local college, am active in our church, am an active classical music performer (about 30 performances a year), serve on our Orchestra Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship. I love having meals that are easy for my husband to pop in on nights I'm away so we don't get too burned out on crock pot meals!

    • susan

      i am an empty nester with 2 kids and 5 grandchildren who is dealing with chronic lyme disease and babesia who could really use a prepared meal once a week.

    • Lisa

      Mom=busy, period. There is so much I want to do with and for my daughters. This year, for the first time, both are in school at the same time on two mornings a week. I thought I would get so much done in my few “free” hours, but it has flown by. I use one of those free mornings for volunteering in my older daughter's kindergarten anyway, and I am room mom for my younger daughter's class. I also am a subsititute and part of the food prep team for teacher and school functions. So the idea of having something already prepared for me and my family would be so nice.

    • brileysmama

      My husband and I botrh work full time and we have a soon to be 3 year old little girl. We try to always sit down for a family dinner but when it takes an hour or more to prepare meals, my daughter is sometimes tired and refuses to eat. So we would love to win this because it is good, quick , and easy which makes it easier for us to enjoy the short amount of family time we have after work anyway. Life is too short to miss out on the little things in life becasue you are spending too much time in the kitchen trying to cook meals!

    • Rachel

      Honestly, every mom is incredible busy, how can anyone claim to be the busiest. So I cannot claim my mom is the busiest, however, she is very busy despite the fact that all of her children are grown. She cooks and cleans, works out of her home, and helps my sister care for her newborn baby. She is always busy and yet is always seeking ways to help others and give more of herself. She's an amazing mom. But then I'm biased. After all, she is my mom.

    • angelagrundy

      I am starting a brand new business, I have 5 children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old and a husband who works out of town 4 days a week. I also spend a couple hours a week working on my coupons to help save the fam big time money! Oh not to mention I am the leader of our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group.

    • JuliaB

      I am a 4 yr cancer survivor! Yay! I am a busy homeschool mom of 4. My hubby works 7 day swing shifts. Now that my middle kids are teens- 2 in college but still living at home- I am taking online classes from a local college too! Oh and we just had our first grandchild. I try to spend as much time with her as I can. I have loved learning how to coupon but I barely have time to devote to that like I would like! I have to study for school and study with my kids when I would rather be studying coupons! Lol! But I come to SOUTHERN SAVERS several times a day and check what is posted and print most of it out. I have told everyone I know about SS! Love this site and I can not express how grateful I am for it!

    • dwandekmom

      EVERY mom is a busy mom! But I sure feel like the “busiest” now and then! With two kiddos at home, going back to Full Time work, and a COUPON ADDICTION to tame, I hardly have any free time. So a dinner a week for a year would be especially nice!!

    • Dawn S

      I am a busy Mom because I have two children, one of which has special needs. I try to keep things for him and his sister as normal as possible and allow them both to experience different activities without making either feel bad about my son's limitations.

    • Debbie

      I am a SAHM with 5 children – one daughter will be graduating from high school in a few weeks, one daughter will go thru confirmation next Tuesday, my third daughter just had her first communion, my older son has a couple of school projects he needs help with this week and I just had to register our youngest son for kindergarten. I also watch a 2 year old boy part time and have a backyard garden to tend to — oh and one dog!

    • I would love for my mother-in-law to win this. She is absolutely the busiest mom I know. She has 13 kids ranging from ages 25-3. She homeschools most of them and is also interning for her bachelor's degree. In April and May she has married three of her children, graduated one from high school, returned from a 6 month mission trip to Peru with 10 of her children, is finishing her last semester for her bachelor's degree and has been faced with putting her emotionally challenged/autistic child in a temporary young adults home. She has raised wonderful, well-rounded children (one of whom I'm married to. ;) What a wonderful surprise this would be for her and I'm sure maybe relieve a little dinnertime stress :)

    • mrsstags

      I have an amazing daughter Katie who at age 11 started Katie's Krops a not-for-profit that grows large scale vegetable gardens and donated the whole harvest to local soup kitchens and families in need. She has donated thousands of pounds of healthy food to people in need. We are in non-stop planting mode (garden number 4 just plants, a few more to go) and my new full-time volunteer job is to support Katie, her efforts, her gardens and take care of the rest of my family. I will admit that in helping to feed people in soup kitchens my family has suffered in the meal department. They have been eating far to much take-out. It would be wonderful to have healthy easy meals for them on hand when we are in full planting, watering, gardening mode. I love the fact that Michael Angelo’s is committed to using hand picking ingredients just like Katie's Krops!

    • kemccarthy

      I am a busy mom all the time but right now is my busiest time of the year. Both our boys are paying baseball, so we are at the ball field 5 days a week and sometimes 6 days. This would be an awesome prize to win for me since I am always trying to come up with something quick but healthy to put on the table during baseball season…Thanks for the opportunity to enter, Kelle

    • Rebecca

      I may not be the busiest mom out there, but having a free, ready-made meal to put on the table would sure make my year a whole lot easier! I'm a SAHM of three, including a 9-month who can be a handful herself! She's into something now – gotta go!

    • evd

      I work from home as an adoption caseworker…My work day doesn't end at 5pm bc birthmother's have problems 24/7. I also have a 3 yr old (almost 4yr old) and 19 mth old adopted twins!!! I do not have any help with the house, food or kids right now bc we are trying to save an emergency fund and then down payment on a house. I also am involved in helping my parents with their orphanage in S. America and work with the youth in our church.

      I would love free dinner!

    • sue

      I keep myself busy as a homeschooling mom who loves to work in the garden/yard with my dear hubby while trying to keep the inside of the house in order as well. We are very active in our church and lead an busy life with family and friends as well. I also work part time for Weight Watchers. It makes me happy to help others loose weight and keep it off now that I have learned how to have a healthy lifestyle.

    • lizclene

      Being a mom is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs that I have ever had especially when you are a single mom. It takes a lot of juggling especially working full time and trying to be involved with your child's school activities and academics.

    • Valerie

      I love being a busy Mommy. I work full-time and have a 4 month old, and a 11 year old step-son. I am so blessed to be busy!

    • Aimee

      I am the single mother of a very active 3.5 year old boy and a 14 month old girl. They are in day care while I work a full time job so by the time we get home at 6:30 my children and dirty and hungry so it's very difficult to get dinner on the table before 7:30. It would be great to not worry about dinner once a week and actually spend that time playing with my children instead of cooking.

    • Lee Axelberg

      I think I am the busiest mom!!! And I love it! I have 4 daughters and a wonderful husband. I work full time as a pediatric physical therapist during the week. As soon as I return from work, my husband and I carpool my 7,9, and 14 year old to either soccer practices or games. I volunteer at my local church on Sunday's in the elementary school age service and spend my Spring and Winter at the soccer fields on the weekends. In the Summer we are busy with Swim Team. Right now we are also working on getting my 17 year old reading for college. My husband is in construction and money is tight right now, so I try and spend some of my time trying to decrease my grocery bill with couponing. I love my family and my job and wouldn't trade it for anything. Thanks so much, Southern Savers, for helping us out!

    • idreamofjeanne

      I would like to nominate a co-worker of mine. Her name is Valerie. She is a newly-divorced single parent of two children, ages 7 and 10. Single parenting is a daily challenge because one person has to do all the duties of two parents. Valerie lost her “work from home” job of 20 years, and now has to commute over an hour each way to her current job. By the time she gets home she is exhausted both physically and mentally, and of course then has another full-time job of raising her children alone and taking care of her home. If anyone needs one night per week of relief from planning / cooking / paying for dinner, Valerie does. Please consider her for this wonderful gift.

    • Busy here – a curious 18 month old circles as I attempt to homeschool my kindergartener! Oh, and cooking, cleaning, laundry, couponing, shopping . . . winning this would certainly take some of the couponing and cooking away!!
      I don't seriously think I am any busier than many other Moms -you have twins(!), which is a level of busy that I can't wrap my head around. You also put all of this together, which makes my couponing so much easier and better. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I hope I win!

    • abcdsclark

      i have 3 children from 7 months to 7 years, the two older ones attend differant schools and the baby, well he is a handful in itself. my husband is active duty military and we never really know what our week will be like any week of the year. I try to help people in our church with food items from couponing and save every penny i can to help make our rent here in jacksonville and our mortgage on our house in maine we still own thanks to a slump in the housing market on top of base closure. I crunch numbers, play taxi, i am the chef and the lunch maker, diaper changer, gardener, maid, laundress, need i go on? i would be here all day. One day a week with meals outta the way would be awesome!

    • JoanneChrista

      In the last 2 years we had 2 kids, 2 c-sections and moved twice (to new states) when our babies were 2 weeks and then 1 week old. My husband travels all the time for work and we don't have any family in the state, plus we live in a rural area so there aren't any options for help with sitters. I rely on meals like this at least 4 times a week and in fact just ordered this exact lasagna from Sam's today! (their click n pull service to pick up tomorrow) We love Michael Angelo's and will continue to eat it even after I have time to “cook” again!

    • lynnecarpentier

      this southern saving working momma is spinning plates while trying to keep my graying head above water, hair out of a baseball cap, jeans over sweats and remembering to tuck in my shirt…presenting a more polished southern saving gal as opposed to the former. the time i could save with a meal a week could seriously change my life:) i'm just saying…

    • Danyell_Dowling

      How much simpler my life would be if I won this prize. I am a 6th grade math teacher who just had a baby in March. I am going back to work full-time next week and will be placing my son in daycare. In addition to me working full time during the day as a teacher my husband works full time at night. In other words I work full time during the day and care for my son, by myself, at night. Having prepared meals like Michael Angelo's will take some of the worries away of preparing meals for myself and my husband in the short amount of time that we have to spend together.

    • I work 40 hours a week from 8-5 M-F, and my husband works 40 hours a week on 3rd shift from 11p-7a… He sleeps all day then wakes up and tries to make a dinner by the time I pick up our 15 month old from day care and get home… This would REALLY help all of us to have a quality, edible meal instead of grilled cheese sandwiches every night! (my poor hubby's only “specialty”)… I would love to win! Thanks!!!

    • Karin

      I try to juggle the house including 3 kids – one teenager in high school, one in elementary school and a toddler. I also take care of my aging mother who can not drive. It helps to have a meal like this on hand on nights when things are really busy.

    • noella

      I am the busiest mom because even though my children are grown you never stop doing for them. My daughter is a single mom with 3 girls and works full time to support them so I do her laundry and grocery shopping. I also have a sister that lives with me because she has medical conditions that need monitoring and can no longer live on her own. I also take care of our friends(husband/wife) who both are battling cancer.I am home to do this because I am battling my own medical conditions that leave me unable to work. any volunteers want to help LOL.

    • Mother of 2 amazing boys!

      Wow, this would be great! I am the busiest mom! I am mom to a 2 year old boy and 1 year old boy. I am also a full time student that is completing my Early Childhood Education/Special Education Degree. On top of classes, I have seminars and observations in the classroom to complete. My husband is wonderful, but works nights as a sheriff's deputy protecting our community. So, he works at night and sleeps during the day. When he is not working and sleeping, he is working a second job doing yard work so that we can make ends meet while I finish school. This leaves me to play mommy by myself 24/7 while trying to complete necessary school stuff. Not to mention playing maid in a house with 3 males (2 being babies). I try to feed my family healthy meals, but often do not have the time or money and just do what is the fastest or cheapest. Having these meals once a week would be a blessing!!! God is good and provides when needed. =)

    • shetang

      While God has decided that I can't be a MOM, I do watch over and take care of 3 busy kitties and my husband. I often shop and take food to both of my parents. I love Michael Angelo’s dinners and the facts that they are “real” food.

    • Rebecca Kim

      I keep extremely busy as a wife and mom of 3 (5yrs & under). I stay the busiest homeschooling my kindergartener and preschooler while chasing my 9 month old who has just learned to stand and cruse around furniture. :-) I also am the family taxi to all of our lessons, classes and appointments. I enjoy teaching 5th graders at church and tending to our huge garden.

    • Alison Gantt

      Why I deserve the busiest mom…well let me list today's job resposibilities:
      CFO & COO of Gantt Family, Inc
      6th grade teacher (homeschool 3 kids ages, 12, 8 and 4)
      3rd grade teacher
      pre-school teacher
      Cub scout den leader
      Chef
      maid
      laundry service
      taxi driver
      dog walker
      gardner
      nurse
      wife to a husband who travels 75% of the time
      and the 5 minutes I have to write this is my “mommy-time” for the day – so please make it worth it!!!

    • Jennifer Taylor

      I am a busy mom because I have 4 children, 2 of which I home school. I make my own laundry detergent & grow my own vegetables in our backyard garden. I then can & freeze those vegetables so that I can provide healthy meals for my family that I don't have to worry about what is in them. I also work as my husband's secretary. It would be wonderful to know that I don't have to worry about at least one meal each week.

    • jegrover

      I think all Mom's are pretty busy. Why am I.. well I work, I have very active 8 year old twins that are involved in many activities and my husband is currently in Afghanistan, so I'm doing it all on my own. No different then other single mothers, but very busy none the less

    • Jen

      This would help out so much. My husband is deployed right now and we are always on the go. I have two children who are 4 and 8. We just finshed soccer which had us out 4 nights a week. Now baseball season is about to start. We also have dance. We are very busy. It would be so nice to have these meals and not have to worry about whats for dinner. Thank you for considering us.

    • momoffour

      I'm a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom of four awesome girls (age 13 to 7) and I KNOW I'm not the busiest mom because I don't want to be! I want to enjoy this time that God has given me. But “keeping up” with all you do on this website sure makes me feel tired! :)

    • Shannon C.

      I agree that all moms are pretty busy…it is not an easy job! I am a busy mom because I have three beautiful daughters, I work full time, I am a graduate student, I am active in my church and my husband just left on a 6 month deployment.

    • homeschool4christ

      I am a very busy, but blessed mom. I homeschool 2 wonderful daughters; one's a freshman the other a senior. I also work full-time as an x-ray/CT technologist. Also I am a pastor's wife and very involved in teaching grades 1-6 at our church. And if that wasn't enough, God has given me the opportunity to take classes to be able to work as an MRI technologist. I don't know if I am the busiest mom, and certainly I would never complain, but I am very blessed with an awesome husband and 2 wonderful children.

    • ryanelizabeth

      Here is why I'm busy:
      I am a full time grad student, finishing my Master in Social Work degree, who has worked full time in child welfare for most of the program. I have a great husband and two great kiddos (5 & 3), I garden, sew, cook, clean, and all the rest. But May is by far the busiest I have ever been and hope to ever be again. All of this is going on while I pack up to move from GA to NJ.
      May 2nd: 7 year anniversary
      May 8th: my son's gymnastics recital, my hooding ceremony (from grad school), and our huge going away party.
      May 9th: Mother's day (both sets of grandparents will be here in my mostly packed up house)
      May 11th: GRADUATION!
      May 12th: Packing the moving truck
      May 13th: driving 15 hours with two kids & two dogs – MOVING DAY
      May 14th: Unloading the moving truck in NJ
      May 15th: my 30th birthday!
      May 18th: start my new job as a Hospice Social Worker
      May 23rd: my husband's 32 birthday.

    • Hattie

      Seems like a plea for demonstrating martyrdom…

      I'm not the busiest Mom…Knew what I was getting into when I had three kids, finished up my degree and running my own business. I budget my time and don't feel overwhelmed.

    • Cindy

      I have 4 boys, ages 9-15. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at the grocery store and in the kitchen! Free dinners– yipee! I'm all about saving time and saving money.

    • Jess

      I have a 4, 3, and 1 1/2 year old…need I say more!!! I am fortunate to be a SAHM, but that doesn't mean life is any less busy!

    • JuliaB

      I also think that this line of foods sounds sooo awesome because I am trying to eat as healthy as I can after cancer. It is a challenge to find quick easy foods that are also healthy with ingredients that you can trust.

    • sandradhicks

      My name is Sandra Hicks. I work full time in a doctor's office in Cumming, GA. We opened our office in September and the doctor and I are the only two employees. I do everything from check the patients in to drawing their blood, doing ekg's – everything. Well a few weeks ago my husband lost his job, so I took on a teaching job two nights per week at a local college – teaching medical billing and coding (which is what I am certified in). As of two weeks ago I took on a third job – working Saturdays at a local school teaching medical billing and coding to a group of single moms and unemployed moms. It is a blessing that I have found these two part-time jobs on top of my full time job. My husband is busy trying to find a job for himself. He has only had 3 jobs in the nearly 20 years that we've been married and it is very difficult for him. My whole family loves italian food and it would be so nice to be able to know that when the kids get home from school they can pop something in the oven or microwave and have a nice meal – even when I am working my second or third job.

    • As a stay at home mom/military wife of only one child, I know I don't qualify as the “busiest” mom, but I sure do keep myself running around. Since I don't “work” outside the home anymore, I make it my “JOB” to save our family money and get the best possible deals on the best things for our family. The military sure doesn't make anybody rich, so this has to be done on a budget. I also try to keep our home open and ready for get togethers with people from the departments my husband works with. Money doesn't make the military, it's the people that do and so we feel that our “mission field” is the people here. Entertaining and planning take a lot of time and energy. Plus I've started helping a few people learn this “couponing” stuff (I'm a newbie too), as well as staying involved in church activities and family life. My one year old is constantly at my side, so my “business” is worth it….but having a night off each week from having to decide what's for dinner wouldn't be a bad deal either!!

    • lpsmith

      I would be so blessed to win this great opportunity. I consider myself to be a busy mom for many reasons. I am the mother of a 9 month old little girl who is the joy of my life. I work full time with an average of 45-50 hours a week. I am employed with a State law enforcement agency as a Special Agent. I am on call one week a month. It takes me approximately 1.5 hours to get to and from work on most days. I wake up early and go to bed late. I do my best to prepare a well cooked meal for my husband, but most nights I fail and we result to fast food. I would love to win this opportunity to give good nutrition to my family. I also fail at housekeeping because there just isn't enough time in the day…not having to cook and being able to know there is a great meal on the table will allow more time for me to be a great wife and mother. Please pick me for this giveaway. I will be forever greatful!! God Bless.

    • I am the very busy (but blessed) mom to 7 children. They are 6 yr, 4yr, 3yr, 2yr, 2yr,1yr, and 1yr. Yep, 2 sets of twins in 12 months. Being a mom is a tough job. Having 7 little ones adds to the normal challenge. Finding time to keep the house and laundry clean, kids played with,loved on and diapers dry, AND cook good hot meals makes for a very FULL day. HAving these meals would add time into my day that I could spend with my kids! With 7 there is no such thing as “free” time, every minute is spent on someone! Winning these meals would be such a blessing!

    • Tina Marie

      I am one busy mom! I homeschool two academically-gifted boys who at 11 &13 have already completed first year of high school (and after teaching them, I feel like I learned it all over again). They are also worship leaders at our church and competition level riflemen. Their rehearsal & practice schedules keep my minivan running. I also have my own consulting business in 2 states, a weekly radio spot and am writing a children's book on healthy eating. My husband works a tremendous amount of hours so I basically function as a single mom…cutting grass, taking out trash, cleaning, etc. I could sure use a break!

    • lrwinfl

      I am a homeschooling mom of two boys that are active in sports and I have two part time jobs – very busy indeed!

    • tonya

      I am a Registered Nurse, mother of three loveable children, room mother, library volunteer, camp volunteer, junior league voluteer, meals on wheels volunteer and I tutor on the side. Not complaining…being mom is by far the best job I have ever had.

    • Melissa

      I think Mom is synonymous with “busy.” In the past 5 years, my husband and I have had three wonderful children AND built three houses! I am also the secretary, the cook, the maid, the referee and the shopper and I spend a couple hours a week clipping coupons so that I'm able to stay at home with my kids. It's all worth it, though!

    • Larissa Mathis

      I work full time and have a 5 year old and a 12 year old. We are so busy that most of the time dinner is such a challenge and we end up going out more than I would like. It would be nice to have the freezer stocked and the dinner question would be resolved! Would love to win this.

    • thedaoverby

      I am the busiest mom because I am a full-time Realtor, full-time Mom, full-time daughter (to live-in Dad), full time sister (to two sisters with kids and a live-in brother!), full-time wife, full-time housekeeper, and as a result – I am a part-time chef! My family has to exist several nights a week on Chinese (Make-due) – luckily I am a couponer(full-time!) and manage to keep the shelves pretty well stocked with things that my hubby, son, daughter, dad and brother can feed themselves!!! Oh, and the evenings I do cook – I usually feed my sister and her family, too!

    • Wendy Green

      I am a very busy mom, as a lot of moms are. I work a job full-time, then I have my REAL job of my family. I have 2 boys (8 & 5), a dog, and a husband. We are active in a lot of activities, so these coupons would be great for a healthy, quick and extremely easy healthy meal for our family.

    • Krissy

      I am a mother and a wife who takes care of both set of grandparents. I truly enjoy being able to give back and would appreciate knowing one dinner a week is taken care of.

    • nikkibirdie

      Well, I don't know if I am the busiest mom, but I have 2 little ones, a full-time job at a pre-school, three classes a week, soccer, SS teacher, and also try to stay involved with ministering to others while cooking, cleaning, and couponing! Cutting out some of the cooking would be awesome!

    • kbogle

      Run a business (as owner you are never “off duty”), have three kids with busy schedules, clogging classes for myself and two kids, kids in soccer and other sports, teach first grade Sunday School, lead Wednesday night discipleship classes, and the list goes on. Really enjoy everything we do. It's the permission slips, homework, cleaning, laundry, etc. that I could do without. One of my children has a physical challenge that means one of us has to be available for him at all times and must go with him to each of his events. We often don't get to eat supper until about 9 pm because we want to eat together but there's no way to get home from activities, cook, and be together earlier then that. One of my kids is off at college but that just adds to everything since his busy schedule does not allow him much time to come home. When he does, we have to schedule extra dinners and things so others can see him. When we doesn't, it means a road trip to visit now and then. Keeps us hopping all the time. Then there's all the pets that want our time too.

    • Jennifer B.

      I work full time at home while watching my 14 month old son, driving my 13 year old daughter to school, soccer, chorus, etc, and taking care of my wonderful husband! I love being a MOM- it's definitely the best job in the world but having meals ready out of the freezer would definitely make it a bit easier!

    • Rhonda Campbell

      I'm too busy to begin. I have 2 children, my husband and I both work full time and my children are in every event you can image. Summer is especially busy with travel baseball, dance, gymnatics and work. Would love to have my meal planned at least once a week.

    • Christina

      My mom is only one of many busy moms. I'm her daughter writing this for her. My mom is a completely different person. She works full time and takes care of my wheel-chaired bound grandmother. We love that my grandma is here with us I just wish my mom could time to herself. Thankfully one of my friends sits with her during the day. She brings her active little 1 year old to keep my grandma's mind active. My mom has 4 kids…only 1 left at home. She's done her taxi-cab duties, soccer games, school functions, field trips, you name it, she's done it. She says at times she wishes she could just go out to eat and not make dinner on some nights. This would be wonderful for my mom….especially since my grandma LOVES Italian! Please pick her!

    • marlynnstraghn

      I am the busiest Mom because I am 38 years old with 4 kids. All live at home and my oldest is 20 and just had a baby girl! I actually just had a baby also! Well, he is technically 16 months old. Did I also mention that along with running the household I am a newlywed. Antonio, my (2nd) Husband of 2 years is a wonderdful man, but he has his limits so alot falls on me. My 2nd child, William, is 2 weeks away from his HS graduation and his Prom was yesterday. He and I have been visiting Colleges as he was just offered several football scholarships (THANK YOU LORD), but most of the schools are in the Midwest!!! He has finally committed to a school in Nebraska…we live in Florida! AAANNNDDD I am currently enrolled in College to complete my BS degree after 10 years of taking classes here and there. I also work Full-time as a Controller and commute, one-way, for over an hour south of my home. WHEW>>>just writing this down makes me wonder HOW I DO IT???

    • tonya

      As the mom of two very active boys 6 and 4 and a third 4month old boy, I know we are only in the early stages of busy with them. On top of being the mom of three, I work full time as a Director of Youth Ministries at our church. Love, love, love my job, but it certainly does not fit into a nice neat box and does not have a clear beginning or end to the work day. Add in keeping up with 40+ teens and their families, week long overnight trips and various “youth” activities/studies (on top of office hours) all while arranging child care for the kids when my husband is at work and we are one crazy, but blessed, family

    • kristenbarnes

      All of us are busy–I'm thinking
      a prepared meal every week = more time and the pool this summer-
      More time are the pools = less time the kids can be messing up the house!!

    • SarahWr21

      I'm the busiest mom because I'm constantly cooking, cleaning, coupon clipping, and nuturing my children. My life is a constant balance of gymnastics, soccer, and PTO meetings all while trying to maintain a house and provide healthy meals on a budget. Being a mom is a busy job, but it's the greatest job in the world!

    • Holly

      I am blessed to be able to stay home with my children. But, it's not easy. I once worked 3 jobs just to have this luxury. I have a tight income and do all that I can to keep our finances within budget. This would help our family tremendously. Not only am I in charge of running the home in every aspect, fixing things and taking care of the children, I also try to serve in our community. Each week I take dinners to the elderly members of our church congregation. These meals would help our family so much. I'm sure anyone is just as deserving. Thanks for the chance!!

    • kimberlybixby

      I have 4 children ages 13, 10, 6, & 5. They each play soccer so unless practice or games are rained out, I'm at the field Monday – Saturday, with 3 games every Saturday. On top of their soccer, I am in the car pool line between schools for 2 hours every day. Each day we have other activities so soccer is only one of many activities we do. I typically average 2-3 activities per evening so it's always a challenge getting everyone to their right place when I'm the one that has to take them. Between my kids, they are involved in gymnastics, piano, after school clubs, band, school related activities after school, and scouts. I am a preschool Sunday School teacher & I also am a rep for a couple of different companies in the midst of trying to find a reputable online business I can operate to help with the expenses. I'm one mom out of many, I'm sure, that has a very hectic schedule and would benefit greatly from one meal per week taken care of for me.

    • Kelly

      All moms are busy, but I sure would love a year of no cooking one night out of the week ;) I have a 2.5 yr. old, an 11 mo. old, a hubby who is a full-time student, and I work full-time for a non-profit! My son plays tee-ball, and NEVER stops moving, my daughter is learning to walk, my house stays a disaster, and I'm lucky if I get to sit down before 9 or 10 most nights! Not only are we busy, but this would be budget relieving for a daddy who's a student and a mommy who works for a greater good and not the money! Thanks for all the wonderful things you do!

    • tahsha

      I'm a homeschooling mother of 5 and an Army wife. Those 2 hats keep me busy enough, but we are also involved in our church, I run a business out of our home, and we love to entertain and host in our home at least once a week. Wed. are so hectic with church and AWANA- having “Italian night” compliments of Michael Angelos every Wed. would be awesome.

    • ddflamingo

      hello,
      multi-tasking doesn't even begin to describe it :). along with being a wife and a mom to a very active 3-yr old boy, i work full time, part time, and attend online school part time.. and while i may not be the busiest mom, having years worth of dinner shure would help my husband and myself alot!!! i have become addicted to southern savers and often tell someone about the site on a near daily basis!! i love saving, however, i also love teaching other people how to save!!

    • I believe every one of us have reasons enough to be consiered busy. I am a single mother of 3. two boys ages 12 and 5. And one little girl turning 8 this month. I work 120 hrs every two weeks on a permanent basis. I work 24 hrs and am off for 48. I also am attending Nursing School. Part time at this moment, Full time soon. I also carry the load of cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, doing yardwork, any home improvements by myself. Especially since I can't get my pre-teen to lift a finger. LOL. and I am tending to 2 dogs and 3 puppies who are 5 weeks old right now. I have been out of work for the past 6 weeks because I just had surgery. I am returning to work tomorrow. . I would love to be able to benefit from this deal since it will help give me a break every now and then. I cook every night I am home because I hate when my kids eat take out. I am doing my best to instill good healthy eating habits in my children. It has been a change for all of us but we are well on our way.Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this drawing even if I don't win. Thanks again.

    • Sheila

      I'm the busiest mom ever because I've made the mistake of doing absolutely everything for both my two children plus my husband. Only thing they don't have to do for themselves is chew!

    • Mandy

      My mom is the busiest person I know! She is the mother of kids kids (4 of which still live at home). She arises early every morning to make everyones breakfast and pack all the lunches. She cleans 12 houses twice a month and she also works for a catering company on many weekends. She also is the office manager for my dad's business. She works so hard to her house a home and she succeeds so well! This would be a great prize for her to win!

    • This would definitely come in handy! Our schedule doesn't allow for much home cooking and we usually eat out, which is hard on the wallet. I have a 4 year old daughter, I work full time and I am also going to college full time. My husband and I ride to work together and drop off our daughter on the way. We have a one hour commute each way to and from work. We don't get home until almost 6 and then I have to decide if I want to spend what little time we have before bed time cooking or hanging out with my daughter. I usually choose to fix something quick and then we hang out until bed time. After her bed time, it's cleaning house, doing homework and spending time with hubby. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

    • teresaf

      I do think every mom is busy. It is the hardest job in the world. The different jobs that fall under the umbrella of the word mom are numerous and for anyone who is a mom don't need to be listed!! I don't know if I am the busiest mom, but what does take more time is that I'm legally blind – so doing some things take longer than normal. I don't ask for pitty at all – it could be SO MUCH WORSE!!! My family is healthy and thats all I could ever ask for! I can tell you that we could really use what this contest is offering. My husband (like many, many americans) lost is second job and hasn't been able to find another one. So come July we are losing our home. He is a firemen and has been for 11 years – but like teachers, police officers and other service personnel that work thru holidays and other special things they don't make enough to support a family even though they risk their lives. So that is my comment. Whomever you pick I know will appreciate it more than you realise. Thank you for your website Jenny!!

    • jross70

      I have 3 small boys, ages 7, 6, and 3 plus a husband and they are eating me out of house and home. I am constantly on the go to soccer, church, shopping, laundry, cooking and love preparing easy meals to feed these growing boys. I am very health conscious and only want the best for my family.

    • rebekahlittle88

      I know all Moms are busy, but…lately I have been extra busy, Husband lost his job in Jan. and two weeks later found out he has prostate cancer. Brother in law moved in, three children, a son in law and a grandbaby all under my roof! All I do is clean up and cook, easy meals would be a blessing!!

    • Olivia Hamlin

      I am entering this giveaway for a friend of mine from church who has 5 children and her husband is in school, so she has to also make some money on the side. She cares for 4 other children to earn extra money. Not only that, she is always giving to other people and eager to help whenever anyone needs a meal, etc. She is definitely the busiest person I know, and she stays so cheerful through it all. (Though I'm sure when no one is looking she breaks down and cries sometimes.) I would love for her to win this giveaway so that she could have a free night a week as well as helping out with some of her family's food costs. It would be a wonderful Mother's Day surprise! Thanks for the chance to win this for her; I wish I could do more for her.

    • S B

      I am a SAHM of 3 with baby #4 on the way. I am 7 months now, and have been on and off bedrest since my wreck back in Dec. I've been planning on cooking and freezing meals for after the baby's born, but haven't been able to stay up for that long at a time. Having one less thing to worry about would be awesome :D

    • laurie

      I homeschool my four awesome kids! I am one busy momma!

    • Fletchbce

      I am just like any other mom…We are ALL busy but that is what being a mom is all about….2 kids, work, house, plus being involved at their schools….It's all part of the greatest job on earth…

    • Alex

      My mom is the busiest mom because she helps to cook, clean, be a teacher and sometimes a really good friend. She's funny all the time.

    • janet5631

      I'm so busy I don't know where I would be without my iPod or iPhone!!! I can never pull my laptop out to check email or Southernsavers.
      My Mon-Thurs schedule consists of classes at USF from 8:30-10:30, then i drive 20 min away to get home and bring my 5 yr old to VPK (preschool) by 11am and my mother-in-law is off to work! (my hubby leaves at 7:30… like me and works 60 hrs a week min.) Then i come home for 3 hrs to clean, do laundry, etc… (with my 2 and 8 month old sons “helping”) Then I pick my 5 yr old up from VPK and my 8 yr old is right behind him… he comes off the bus at 2:30. Once we are all home it's 2:45ish. Then I get my neighbor to watch the kids till 5 ish. I go off to work from 3(ish) till 11pm.
      My Friday schedule is full of catch up on all the shopping and whatnot! I have 2 in school from 11-2, so i make use of that time :) and only 2 tag along with me.
      Im a mom to 4 boys.
      I work on fri from 5-11 at my second job and work sat from 8-3:30 (at my second job) and have SUN COMPLETELY off of work, but not as a mom!!!
      Do we ever get time off as mom???
      In the mornings I manage to get up at 6:30 to get my 8 yr old up n ready for school and go over his homework from the night before… Daddy says he does it, but there's always questions and mistakes. He tries, so i give him some credit!

    • Christine

      This would be a blessing! I have been struggling getting my meals planed. I have 3 children, one is 21 months old. I have been homeschooling and loving it! Trying to balance keeping up the house and daily chores, school, field trips, kids classes, my dog and a variety of appointments. Not to mention the new hobby I have….coupons! There have been times when we have had breakfast for dinner because I just couldn't pull it all together and I have a husband who thankfully doesn't mind. This is the busiest I have ever been, but I am so blessed and love my family!

    • andreajc11

      I thought my life was busy with 1, now I have 2 in diapers! New level of busy! Can't imagine how mothers of twins+ do it!!!

    • vickymclain

      I'm one busy mommy because in addition to focusing on discipling my children in the admonition of the Lord I'm also trying to be as frugal as possible…and that definitely takes some time!

    • tracycook79

      I am sure there are tons of moms out there running around from sun-up to sun-down. I know I am. My day starts at 5. I spend the next hour getting myself ready, and the house ready for the day. I get ready for work, spend some time having a minute (and i mean about a minute) having a quiet time, fix food for my two toddlers (I have a friend who comes over to watch them), start dinner, and head off to work. I have a 30 min. commute and need to get ready for the day in my class, so I leave at 6:15 every morning. I teach a class of rambuncious first graders (and love it!). I don't usually get to leave school (due to meetings/parents,schoolwork) until 5. I get home around 5:30, and work on dinner for my family. I often finish cooking dinner right as I need to leave, so my husband and two boys eat while I hit the road again. I am out of the house three nights a week for classes/meetings (Bible study, Relay for Life, etc.). I try and cram in as much time with my family when I am home, and really wish that I didn't have to spend most of the time in the kitchen. However, I am so thankful for my husband. He helps in more ways than many others. Some days when it gets too crazy, we often end up stopping by and picking up junk. I wish it weren't so, but it is. I would love to be able to pop something in the oven when I get home, and spend some extra time lovin' on my boys (even the big one..lol).

    • Christine

      Wow, Jenny – I can't believe you are going to have to decide on just one winner! Well, here is my reason for wanting to win a years worth of Michael Angelo's dinners: I am a wife and mother who is trying to keep it all together. My husband is a full-time teacher and football coach, I am a full-time dietitian and have three wonderful children (5yrs old, 3 yrs old and 9 months). We are also trying to sell our house, so keep dinner neat and quick would be very helpful!

    • mel

      I think all of us are probably busy, being a mom is a task , but what a blessing!

    • hugapeach

      I am adding myself to the list of busy moms… :) I am a single mom of three and do it all on my own. I haven't had any help from their father, financially or visitation, in 8 years. I put myself through college, taking 4-5 classes at a time and working at the school. I now work my full time job and try to put in overtime to make ends meet. I am considering a part time job just to try and get out of the bind I am in.

      It's not always easy, but I wouldn't trade my life for anything.

    • I am a single hard working mother of two, and 52 meals could really help us out right now.

    • Keri

      I am a very busy mom. I am a 29 year old single mom of a wonderful 9 year old boy. I work full time and go to school full time. I also take care of my parents who are disabled. On top of that, I just recovered from being sick and out of work for the past 5 weeks (I found out that I have an immune deficiancy and have to receive monthly infusions to manage it). Not only is juggling my job, school, my son, and my parents, busy and hectic, but with my illness it wears me down to nothing by the end of the day, so by the time I get home, it takes everything I have left in me to prepare dinner, serve it, and clean everything up. It would be nice to have a quick and easy solution for those days when I just can't muster the strength to cook a full meal.

    • jbmom06

      I am the mother of two, soon to be three as we are in the process of adopting a preschooler. Between part-time work, homeschooling, gymnastics, swim lessons, playgroup, and keeping up the laundry and house/yard work, I have a hard time making a good home cooked meal every night. On top of all our usual tasks right now, I also have the added stress of my husband getting ready to undergo a series of surgeries on his leg in a final attempt to save it. Praying that they will be successful, but preparing for the worse, amputation, if necessary. Holding down the fort alone for the next several months is going to be hard but I am determined to keep things running as smoothly as possible. I really don't want take the easier road and raise my children on fatty, greasy takeout though, not to mention with our current economy and household budget that just isn't an option. I never really learned how to cook when I was younger, so I have been trying to teach myself how to make a menu for each week. However, it is very hard to be creative and vary our meals, especially with a super picky husband (funny how it isn't the kid's tastes that are the problem, lol.). We absolutely love the Michael Angelo's line of family meals, they are an easy way to always please every member of our household. With as busy as I am going to be this summer, having one night that I don't have to worry about what to make would be such a relief. Thanks so much for considering me!

    • CMBranda

      You want just “A” reason??????? because I could leave you atleast a hundred… but here's one…

      1. High School Fine Arts Director :) LATE LATE LATE rehearsal nights and EARLY EARLY EARLY class days…. Oh and my 3 kids are in tow the WHOLE way…. ;)

    • Melanie Purcell

      I may not be the busiest mom, but it sure feels like it. I am momma to 3 awesome kids (ages 8,11, 14), wife to a fabulous stay-at-home dad who could really use a housekeeper and nanny, and director to 55 hard-working staff constulting to cities. I have a second job working with government finance officers and am supposed to be finishing graduate school (AGAIN). And chief baker, supporter, and sometimes coach and official for the girls' softball team and my son's activities. While most of my responsibilities don't call me mom, they sure look to me for mom-like help. We are desperate for great ideas (including Michaelango's) for quick dinners and ways for the family and friends to be together.

    • kauton

      Between being a pastor's wife, mother of 2 school-age kiddos, being room mom, ballet/tap carpooler, baseball team mom, AWANA commander, Bible-study leader, Women's Event Speaker, avid gardener, subbing at the kids' school, homework helper, dog caretaker, couponing crazy, friend meeting, fundraiser coordinator, and more… having some help with dinner would be awesome! Here's hoping I could have 52 meals taken care of for a year! Hmmm… if I had the extra time, what all could I accomplish? Oh, I know! I could do another load of laundry! :)

      Thanks for all you do on Southern Savers! It is such a blessing!

    • I am a very busy mom! I work full-time and my son who is a Sr. high school goes to work before I get home from work, so I have to pre-cook supper on my lunch break if I have time. I have theater 2 nights a week and choir practice on Wed. there are several Bible studys' on Tuesday I can pick from and it seems like I never have time to get everything done! I would LOVE to win this contest! I love SS it helps me so much with my shopping!

    • lesjeff7

      Michael Angelos always makes me feel warm and wonderful. My grandmother was italian and used to make me wonderful meals growing up. I buy Michael Angelos because it is really the closest thing to being with her again. If I win this prize I will be so happy to recieve the meals as it is a “taste of home” Thanks for doing this!!

    • micki

      I'm the busiest kind of mom! I have six children and the oldest is autistic. I “stay at home” but I am seldom at home. We are constantly running between home, church, scouts, school, and the other volunteer work I do, My husband is a teacher and works two jobs so most of the time I'm handling all of this on my own! I do 5 loads of laundry every day, cook most of our meals from scratch and manage to exhaust my friends with what I do by 10 a.m. most days!

    • slovekamp

      I am a busy mom because I love it that way. I have five (5) children 17,12, 11,11 and 9. My husband's job moved him 4 hours from us so it's just me all week long. A typical week consist of driving my oldest back and forth to work and the gym, the younger ones back and forth from tae-won-do, church, band practice (and concerts) and tutorials. Once all the driving is done, it's pretty late. I cook breakfast for everyone on in the mornings because it's better for them and would love the opportunity for something quick and wholesome for everyone. Then maybe I would have more time for couponing.

    • Melonie Tungate

      I am a busy mom because I have three children and a husband to take care of at home. I also work fulltime at Byars Dowdy Elementary School as a secretary. Because of being an elementary secretary to 700 children Pre K thru 4th grade, I have the wonderful opportunity to “mother” over 700 children and their parents! I truly feel like I am a busy mom but I am busy doing what God has called me to do. Everyday I pray, “Dear God, Let them see Jesus in me!”

    • Courtney Shaw

      I'm a broadcast captioner (closed captioner) and sometimes my schedule has me working off and on from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. I also have a 1-year-old that I keep at home while I'm working so I keep busy with her and working. It's not easy, but I love my job and being able to stay at home to take care of her. Unfortunately my schedule keeps me from taking care of things like housework and cooking…my husband usually does the cooking. So the Michael Angelos would be great on the nights when I have to work late (i.e. when I have to caption a ball game on Sundays) and can just pop something healthy in. We don't eat pork or a lot of beef so the veggie options would be great.

    • Susan Bradshaw

      First let me say that my family LOVES Michael Angelo's frozen meals! My name is Susan and I am married to a very busy registered nurse. His schedule varies and I can never keep up with when he's working and when he's off. I have two girls, ages 9 & 11 who are very active in school and church activities. We have 2 dogs, and our sweet cat just gave birth a week ago to six kittens! I am a realtor, own a small business, and work part time in retail. Yes…I am busy! But I love my life. I would really love to win this giveaway!!! Thanks!

    • momin09

      well, i would like first to say Way To Go to all moms. I never knew how much time & hard work went into being a mom, until i became a first time mom in 2009. i think we are all very deserving (& congrats to whomever wins!). i would really like to win this for my family, not only b/c i'm a busy mom, but b/c money is tight & this would lift a GREAT burden off the monthly finances. my sone keeps me very busy as he is walking everywhere & wants to get into everything. i work m-f 8-5. my husband works 6 days a week & sometimes doesn't get home until 8/8:30. this 'meal deal' would defintely help in perparing supper while trying to take care of my son until my husband gets home. thanks for the opportunity to win.
      good luck everyone & God bless.

    • Amanda

      Well I am a mother of two. My daughter is 5 and My son is 2. My husband is a youth pastor and I work full-time so our weekly schedule is a bit unconvietional but we do try to keep it as predictable as possible. Below would be our normal weekly shedule:
      Mondays- Both work 8-5 and it's family dinner night at the inlaws house
      Tuesdays- work 8-5 and my husband speaks at Worship on Tuesdays @ 7:22 till about 9:30 and takes my 5 year old while my son and I plan our grovery shopping and pritn coupons.
      Wednesday- work 8-5 and we have chruch from 6-8:30 p.m.
      Thursdays- my husband is off but I work 8-5. My husband takes my daughter to gymanstics while my son and I go grocery shopping.
      Friday- work 8-5 and then it's normally a church event or youth ball game
      Saturday- yard work, church activies, b-day parties, and youth ball games
      Sunday- businest work day of the week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Jackie

      i know all moms are so busy, now in saying that i am a mom to 3 wonderful little kids – a 4 yr old, 2yr old and a 4 month old. i run 2 part time businesses at home as well as trying to keep up with everything pertaining to the house. as i do try to cook healty meals for my family, sometimes its just not possible. I would love to feed them healty meals and would be so lucky to win a free meal a week. thank you so much for considering me! i have saved my family alot of money all with your help, thanks Jenny!!!

    • Nikki

      Every mom deserves a break once a week no matter how busy they are to spend a little time doing something for themselves, something we never do or get the chance to even think about, as simple as hiding in the closet and reading a book for 5 minutes instead of planning and preping a meal.

    • Am a busy working mom with two children two and under!

    • Jenny

      Aren't busy and moms synonymous? I'm a wife and mother. I think that pretty much sums it up! By the way, I love Italian!!! Thanks!

    • Katie Bessman

      I have 6 kids, the oldest is 7 1/2 and the youngest is 6 weeks! A recipe for super-busy!! (But what I'd rather be busy with, I couldn't tell you, this is the important stuff in life:) Although, I suppose I have my days where I wish I were “busy” on the beach in Hawaii, but my day will come… someday… eventually…

      We live across country from all of our family, so no help on that end. One of our children has a serious medical condition, and the others must just be accident prone because we were at the emergency room twice last week! (picture me and 3 of my 4 preschoolers in the waiting room at urgent care… not so pretty)

      So, yeah, I'm busy, but not too busy for Southern Savers. Thank you for helping me save money, but most of all, thank you for giving me a hobby that stimulates my mind and pulls me out of my day-to-day grind. This has become my hobby and it feels great!

    • I'm a busy mom of a 3 yr old, 6 yr old, 10 yr old and 12 yr old. I take care of a niece (1) and nephew (5) while their parents work a 40 hour work week. By the end of each day I'm exhausted. My husband works a busy 40 hour week and is in the Reserves going thru officer candidate school which puts alot of demands on his time. I feel like I never have time to cook a nutritious and delicious meal. This sweepstakes seems like an answer to my prayers.

    • Sunshine05

      I am a busy wife! I work full days at work, have a lengthy commute with lovely downtown traffic jams, and have to make it home in time to fix dinner and get housework done in evenings and weekends when I can find the time. I try to make sure I spend enough quality time with my husband, even if it means I let some of the cleaning/cooking go from time to time. Frozen meals are always on-hand for these times! Thanks for the chance to win, this would be a huge boost to my budget and allow me some more 1-on-1 time with my family!

    • jana8

      Being a busy mother of 6 children (ages 10 to 25) and 2 grandchildren. I have a son and a daughter getting married this summer within 7 weeks of each other. Between volunteering in my church and running the children to doctors and school and planning 2 weddings I am kept very busy.

    • Holly

      I am a very busy mom! I have four children ages 18, 6, 4 and 2. I start my day at 6am by making breakfast for my kids before they go to school. Both buses pick my kids up before 7am so we are on a tight schedule. Three of my kids have special needs, so I have four therapy appointments every week and 3 monthly appointents that I take them to. Then I have to run home to feed the youngest kids lunch and wait for the school bus. I am the one that manages our house hold and schedules. Not to mention the amount of laundry that I do for six people! I am constantly running one of the kids around for there extra activites. Right now we have soccer games every weekend, girl scouts meetings, and preparations for high school graduation. If all this wasn't enough I work part time as a paramedic, so when I work each week it is a 12 to 13 hour shift. I woudn't change any of it, I LOVE being a mom!!

    • Diane Garcia

      While all mom's are busy, I certainly have a full, full schedule… I am presently home schooling my three children, while teaching two days per week in a hybrid home school. In addition, I work a regular job part time while also attending college, albeit online, to complete my Master's Degree. In addition, all of the 'mom' stuff for my home, my husband, my dog, etc… A free year od meals from Michael Angelo's would help me tremendously because, as you can see, I have little time to actually cook!!! :-) Thanks!

    • Laura

      I may not be the busiest mom at home, (my two-and-a-half year old is pretty easy!), but I'm a pretty busy lady at work. I am “mom” to twenty 4 and 5 year-olds at school. Wiping noses, answering millions of questions, changing accidents, nursing boo-boo's and trying to get them to not hurt each other, all while teaching the basics of schools and manners–whew! Tonight I'll have to pick up my little one an hour away, take the very sick dog to the vet, go grocery shopping and get ready for the rat race tomorrow! Okay, blah blah blah…I know we're all busy! Thank you for helping me save money so I can take better care of my family, Souther Savers!

    • JP

      I have 2 small children (ages 3 and 1), both boys. The one year-old has multiple rare disorders and special needs. We spend the vast majority of our time in doctors' offices, in therapies, or administering meds and therapies. In the small windows between appointments, medications and treatments, and just regular “momming,” we try to do something fun with the kids in hopes that not ALL early memories will be of sterile environments and medical equipment. While I happen to love cooking, at the end of the busiest days, I simply don't have the energy. Luckily, I remember to cook some meals ahead of time and freeze leftovers, but if I haven't had time to do that…well, we've had our fair share of apples, nuts, and toast for dinner! A nice, HOT meal from Michael Angelo's once per week would certainly improve morale among the troops, and would undoubtedly take a load off this busy mom!

    • Kristi Rhodes

      I am THE busiest mom!!! I work a full time job from home as a project manager – this includes traveling and keeping in touch with the fam via Skype. I am also starting a business with a friend designing children's clothes. On top of that I am trying to get project manager certification which requires taking 35 hours of studying. But most importantly – I have to balance the above with my family and God – I stay active in my church by teaching and doing the nursery plus attending church functions. I also have two teenagers in the band at their school and I just went to Chicago with them for a band trip – i try to never miss a concert or banquet! Yep I am a little busy – but better to be busy than idle!

    • $SavinMom

      I am a mother who works full time, just finished my Masters degree in Birth through Kindergarten Education last semester, am applying for National Boards (teaching accomplishment), and am trying to use all my spare time for couponing and spending with my wonderful family. One less meal to cook a week would be such a relief. Not to mention help the pocket book even more!

    • eeratt65

      I thought I was a very busy person/mom working full-time as a teacher, mom to a 1 1/2 yr old, stepmom to a 7 yr old, volunteer and keeping the house clean and tidy…but after reading everyone elses, I don't have a leg to stand on. However, if I could vote, I would say Sarah with the 2yr old is def. the busiest. Kuddos to her and all she does! I realized I am more blessed than busy!!! Great contest though!

    • micmck

      I am a homeschooling mom of 11 kids ages 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 8, 6, 5, 3, 1, and 3 months. (Not to mention our 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a litter of 9 puppies!) I spend half my day counting heads to make sure they're all accounted for. Just getting everybody washed, dressed, and fed is a serious undertaking, but when you add in teaching 8 different grades, chasing two toddlers, nursing a baby, grocery shopping for a family of 13, ENDless doctor visits, and a MOUNTAIN of laundry it's a miracle that I ever sleep or get a moment to myself! People always ask me, “11 KIDS!?! Are you CRAZY???” With an exhuasted sigh I tell them “Stone cold crazy.”

    • Laura

      Would love to know that dinner is taken care of once a week! I'm a busy Mom for sure… all kiddos are good at keeping me busy. We love to busy about baking, crafts, cleaning, reading and pretty much whatever we can get into!!! Doing things for others is another one.. we love to take care of supper for our grandparents & great grands whenever we can… they've done so much for us!!

    • jkjjhuddle

      I am pretty busy. I work full time from home for a family owned business. I have two kids of my own ages 10 and 6. Just last year my niece (15) moved in with us because her parents were going through a separation. She is still here. We celebrated one year just last night. My other niece (10) is here everyday after school until about 6:30 because her mom works and can afford afterschool care. Between the four kids there is never a dull moment. Our family and home tend to be the hub of communication for several different families within our family. So in a lot of ways I find myself feeling responsible for everyone. Thank goodness for coupons and a great dry erase calendar!

    • theresareeves

      Strange as it may seem, I am the busiest Mom because I lost my job as a teacher due to budget cuts. Weird reason, I know! I made an amazing discovery as a result of being unexpectedly thrown into the role of “full-time Mom.” I discovered that it doesn't matter if we are working moms, stay-at-home moms, step-moms, moms of moms, or any other type of mom, we are ALL busy! To be honest, I have never felt busier than I do now as a stay-at-home mom. And frankly, I wouldn't change my “new” mom status for any other job in the world! So yes, I am a VERY busy mom, and I LOVE IT!

    • Jody

      While my hubby has been out of work for the past 16 months. I have had to pick up the financial end of the household… even though he gets a small disability check, I have been babysitting kids everyday in our home and I also work at night as a server. So, it would be good to be able to stick those in the oven as I am on my way out the door. I have three boys who love to eat & those would be perfect for them!!!!

    • kaywitt

      Mother to two, mother-in-law to two, grandmother to two, wife to one, work full-time, very active in church and community activities.
      Design, sew, embroider, and monogram ALL of my grandchildren's clothing not to mention loving babysitting for them. Very involved with children and children-in-law and making special gifts for them on EVERY holiday and birthday. Civic Committee for high school hostesses for city and charitable events. Service Club for service projects, scholarships for high school students,and academic and character awards for middle school students. Church choir, service projects, women's ministry, Bible Study, etc. Work 40+ hours per week. Love saving money with coupons and donating items we don't use to local homeless shelter. A meal a week from Michael Angelo's would be divine.

    • barbaraevans

      I stay very busy homeschooling our youngest son who is a rising 9th grader. I am a grandmother of three to my two older children. Homeschooling a 9th grader will add to my record keeping with transcripts and all the other necessary forms needed for college. I manage our home while running all over to my son's various extra curricular activities. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis – which sometimes slows me down, but I press on. Sometimes I throw your vegetable lasagna in the oven for an easy meal. It is my favorite!

    • AnnaPowell

      I am actually dong this for my mom. She has 4 kids, one of which she has to take and pick-up from work 30mins away everyday. She runs her own business and homeschools us, but my big brother. She has to take us to our classes, and me to work on Fridays, where I am an intern. She cooks from scratch every day, and is determined to give us whole healthy foods. In short, she is an extremely busy woman, and I would like her to be able to have this to help on short notice. Thanks! Anna

    • Rebekah

      My mother is the busiest lady because she is now doing everything she wants to do. She raised my brother and I…That's all for one woman on her own. She helps out with volunteering at local food shelter & with AARP helping people do their taxes for free. she is the greatest!:)

    • Ranna

      2 Kids, Part-time Job, Volunteer work with youth… that's why I am a busy mom!

    • ACT4

      My sister is the busiest mom I know, she is the mother of 6 children (5 living) and homeschools all of them (well not the 3 yr old yet), they take Piano, Baseball, Dance, and Horseback riding. She also goes to church daily and fixes dinner every night. They live on a tight budget and her husband travels about 1 1/2 to work each way. They also both are in the Reserves which takes up some weekends and a couple weeks each year. My nephew also has to be monitored periodically by MRI due to a brain tumor found a little over 3 years ago and they have to travel to see his Dr. On top of all this 2 of the girls have severe peanut allergies. I don't know how she does it all and keeps her sanity, but she does and I believe she is the busiest mom I know.

    • beth

      I am busy because I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grand-daughter, a homeschooling teacher, a friend, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, a registered dietitian, a small business owner, a church nursery worker, household procurement officer…..Truly, after reading the other replies to the post, I am not busier than the other Moms. We all would benefit from a healthy meal a week for a year to support our financial goals and give us more time to devote towards the people most important to us.

    • Lindsey

      I sometimes feel like the busiest mom out there. My two kiddos are a year apart. They will be 2 & 3 in June!! So, dealing with the terrible two's, teething, whatever phrase there is for the 3's, potty training, diaper changing, meals, etc…keeps me on my toes! My husband works two jobs so that I can stay home with the babies! It makes for some long days!! On top of that, I run a ministry at our church, make meals for several different groups at church, work a part time job, coupon & now….we are moving across the country!! My life is beyond blessed & beyond busy!! ;) Thanks for this opportunity to win! We could surely use it!

    • susan

      Okay, I'm a full time working mother of a 16 year old son who plays sports year round and can hold his own come dinner time! A 12 year old daughter who plays softball and involved in after school academics. My husband works full time and volunteers with the track program at my son's school and is looking at possible knee surgery soon! Yikes, I didn't realize what a full plate we have!

    • kris43080

      I have 3 boys under 5. . . and likely one on the way!! I work night shift as a nurse and my hubbie works a day shift government job and two nights a week at a restaurant. I often find myself staring at the fridge with the little guys running around underfoot with no idea what to cook. The Michael Angelo's meals would be an awesome help to my tired, busy (but extremely happy) self!!

    • Amy

      Wow! I've read some of the other comments. And I guess I am not the busiest Mom. But I'd still love the coupons. Thank you so much for southern savers. Just trying to do what I can to help save my family some money – and your site really helps.

    • Christi Scholl

      Just reading a few of the comments helps put things in perspective. I still feel quite busy myself. I have 2 boys – a very active 2yo and a 6 mo old. I tutor students with reading difficulties in the afternoon to earn a little extra money since my husband is a pastor. I love my job- it's an honor to raise my children.

    • TwinMom2xs

      I don't think I've ever met a Mom that isn't busy! Here's a little about me :-)

      I'm Mom to 2 sets of twins: 7 year old girls and 2 1/2 year old boys. My girls are fraternal and very different and my boys are identical and have a wonderful bond! One of my oldest daughters was diagnosed last year with high functioning Autism. She has been one of my greatest challenges but her full heart and beautiful innocence are also one of my greatest blessings! Before my second set of twins I worked in Accounting but that was no longer feasible after I had the boys so now I am a stay at home Mom. This year I got into the extreme coupon-ing in an effort to make ends meet. Now I try to find anyway I can to save or earn a little money at home while taking care of my four children. I stay sane with the help of my parents, my God and my church family so in that regard I am very blessed indeed!

      Sending my admiration to all the Mom's out there this Mother's day week !

    • Becky S.

      I wish all of us could win! I am mother of 4 and expecting another. I work full time, but much of my work is done from home…I try to manage my 2 children at home while working which is a bit of a circus act some days. My husband works 2 jobs and is studying for the MAT to get into graduate school. Our goal is for me to be home to stay in December, but in the meantime we have about 8 more months of this crazy schedule.

    • Elizabeth

      I am not a mother, although a hard dedicated worker, still not a mother :( However, I would absolutely love to win the gift of a free meal a week to give to the mother's that I do know. It would be a win win for all. I love being able to help others in need and think this would be a wonderful opportunity to give back to the other wonderful, loving mothers in my life.

    • eppie

      My daughter and son in law are the parents of four active boys ranging in age of 5 to 14. Their schedule is very hectic in trying to balance all of the responsibilities that come with their sport, school, and church activities. My daughter is also a full-time nursing student. Since her husband presently does most of the cooking, I am sure he would love to have a break every once in a while with the help of meals from Michael Angelo's!

    • 58nancy

      My husband has been laid off and so I am working at home doing sewing and embroidery while he job hunts. It makes for very long hours and very little pay. This would be such a boon for our family, not only for the time saved but because our financial situation has become severely lacking. Thank you for considering my entry.

    • Kristin

      I don't know if I am necessarily the busiest mom, but I am definitely busy! I stay home with my two young girls and work part-time out of the house. Having something ready for dinner once a week (without having to really think about it) would be awesome!

    • TwinMom2xs

      I don't think I've ever met a Mom that isn't busy! Here's a little about me :-)

      I'm Mom to 2 sets of twins: 7 year old girls and 2 1/2 year old boys. My girls are fraternal and very different and my boys are identical and have a wonderful bond! One of my oldest daughters was diagnosed last year with high functioning Autism. She has been one of my greatest challenges but her full heart and beautiful innocence are also one of my greatest blessings! Before my second set of twins I worked in Accounting but that was no longer feasible after I had the boys so now I am a stay at home Mom. This year I got into the extreme coupon-ing in an effort to make ends meet. Now I try to find anyway I can to save or earn a little money at home while taking care of my four children. I stay sane with the help of my parents, my God and my church family so in that regard I am very blessed indeed!

      Sending my admiration to all the Mom's out there this Mother's day week !

    • morris0615

      How do I say I am the busiest mom or busier than any other mom out there. If your a mom then you know we are always busy. Here is my life in a nutshell. I have 2 children ages 10, 5, and 1. All going different directions, and usually at the same time. I am a full time employee at the daycare where my kids go as a cook for 125-150 students depending on the time of year. My husband works 4 jobs in order to provide for our family, leaving very little time to spend together. I am responsible for all cooking, cleaning, homeworking completing, bath giver, fun organizer and all the time mommy time giver. Not having to worry about a meal once a week would be a God send. Maybe then I could acutally participate in family night instead of cooking, doing dishes, checking homework, doing laundry, cleaning the house, and all the other nightly duties that keep us moms away from the fun with our kids.

      Thank you for the oppertunity to enter and hopefully the oppertunity to win. Thank you for starting this website so that I could save money and take a 60% paycut to take a job where I could be with my children during the day. You are an angel on earth Jenny. Thank you from the bottom of our family's heart.

    • I'm a busy mom of 4 boys ages 2, 4, 10 and 12! Okay, 5 if you consider the hubby! My two oldest boys have ADD and ADHD which, as you can imagine ups the term “busy” here. It's always loud and wonderfully chaotic over here day and night! Every corner you turn usually results in being run into by a head, knee or shoulder as they're dashing past. Between cooking and housework, nothing is ever “done” for more than 5 minutes, if that. Sometimes I feel like taking a picture after I accomplish something because within minutes it's like a tornado went thru it. That goes for cooking and cleaning! Still, I would not change a single thing!…Ok, well, winning those meals would sure help alot! :)

    • Jacque

      I know I'm not *the busiest mom* out there, but I am thankful to be a busy mom blessed with two kiddos!

    • JanetR123

      I'm sure I'm not the busiest mom but a night off from meal prep would sure be a treat.

    • susan riedel

      I am the busiest mom I know simply because I have twin boys, I homeschool, and my hubby is military who travels/deploys alot. We have NO family or friends near us, so all mommy and daddy chores fall to me. I am BUSY!!!

    • no spend dad

      I am a father of an 8 year old girl laid off from work a year ago going to school for law enforcement and my wife is a teacher, graduated a year and half ago but still yet to land a full-time job. Things are tight and southern saver has really helped me. People think I'm crazy for all the couponing I do but I love it. Thanks to everybody for all the post and keeping us informed. The meals would help everything!!

    • Mary Alice

      All moms are busy so I don't envy you, Jenny, in picking the winning entry, but I am a new stay-at-home mom of a six month old. I am still adjusting to staying-at-home, let alone being a new mom. Cooking dinner is also a new fixture for me since I was an office professional prior to the birth of my son, which meant that I did a lot of traveling and my husband and I ate out quite a lot. However, I am learning quickly as far as my skills in the kitchen and because of your website and couponing class, I am honing my inner saver. Besides my son and husband, I take care of my parents, two cats and a dog.

    • bentleyfam

      1 husband, 2 little girls, 1 old dog, life on a farm + carpooling to school, volunteering at church, traveling to take care of my mom, traveling to take care of my mother-in-law + the closest grocery store is almost 30 min. away= would be VERY glad to have one night off from preparing and thinking about dinner.

    • kristin thompson

      i love italian food. I am definatly the busiest mom (at least I think I am!)

    • ddflamingo

      Multi-tasking doesn't even begin to touch it :) While being a wife and a mom to a 3yr old active boy, I also work full time, part time, and attend online school part time. While I may not be the busiest mom out there, having a years worth of freshly prepared authentic italian food would be a great help to my husband and myself, as to not be one more thing to worry about having to prepare a healthy meal for the family!! Best of luck!

    • Amy Rose

      I am not too busy but I think every Mom is busy. I have a 14 month old girl who loves to be everywhere. I stay busy being a wife, mother and helping out at church. We are trying to adopt our second child after years of infertility and my husband getting cancer at the age of 27. We have seen what debt looks like. I learned how to get out of debt one day at a time. I am new to couponing and am loving all the new options. Before we did not purchase things we could not afford. Thank you for a wonderful website with all the resources.

    • We have three boys 9,7,2. Did i say BASEBALL. We have baseball games most nights of the week. We both work full time. I get home, have 1 HOUR to get HOMEWORK done with a 3rd, and 1st. grader, with a 2 year old screaming he is hungry and be at the ball field in one hour. DID I HEAR SOMEONE SAY WHERE IS MY BALL SOCKS!! This would be a BLESSING TO OUR FAMILY. Just stick in oven while trying to multitask, did I say nutritious meal. Better than ballpark food. Thanks for reading!!

    • SSheila

      This is so awesome!! I am a busy mom even though I only have one baby (so far). I work, run after my busy little baby, cook, clean and keep up with friends. It's all so wonderful! I know there are many other moms that are much busier than me :)

    • coughs1

      I know that anyone with the title of MOM is busy, but even my friends marvel at how busy my life is. I have four children 16, 13, 6, and4. They all have tons of activities including high school football (and no he doesn't drive), gymnastics, band, cheer, church, and various clubs. My husband was laid off 3 years ago, and by sheer miracle, got a job 9 months ago making less than 1/3 what he made before. The new jobs is 93 miles from where we live and he commutes every day and is gone more than 13 hours of the day. So, I am the mom that does EVERYTHING! Plus, since we are living on threads, I am always on your website trying to find the latest way to save money to make our pittance stretch farther. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom and I am grateful for all of my many blessings! If I got win this one, it would sure be a huge help!!

    • Angelica Biek

      Wow- after reading on here of what some other mothers are going through, I consider myself very lucky and thankful that I have two healthy little “tornados” to run after! Good luck to all of you tired mommas- they are so worth it! =)

    • johnnaharbert

      I am the busiest mom because I have four children and three of them are under the age of 2. I have four girls, my oldest is six, then I have a 31 month old, a twenty month old and a five month old. My husband and I both work in education and we each have two additional jobs in our spare time. We are also busy with dance and girl scouts. Going grocery shopping and cooking a good meal can be very difficult at our house!

    • atdgatlin

      This would be such an wonderful gift for my family. I am a first time mom to a six-month old so my day is very didorganized most of the time. If it weren't for church on Sunday and Wednesday I wouldn't know what day it was. Having just one meal taken care of each week would be HUGE!!!!

    • Carol Vinson

      I am a mom of 5!! Ages 25, 22, 14, 12 and 5. The oldest 4 are boys and our youngest is a princess. Having kids in all stages of life makes me feel pulled apart at the seams sometimes but totally worth it. My husband is a self employed minister/musician and finding ways to cut costs to feed us all in a healthy way is a challenge. It would be great to win a years worth of meals and Italian is our absolute favorite!!!

    • colleenvoorheis

      Being the stay at home mom of a 7 yr old boy, 6 yr old girl and 6 mn old twin boys, is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world

    • Valerie

      I am a stay at home mom of 2 boys that I homeschool. I am a wife, teacher, nurse, taxi driver, cook, dishwasher, housekeeper, librarian, tax preparer, and coach. I would love to win one meal a week so that I can spend more time with my family.

    • tkonitz

      Working mom of 5 month old. That says it all!

    • keb2009

      I would like to nominate my wife. She is a stay at home mom to our first child (10 month old girl). 3 months before our daughter was born I was laid off and my wife was due to be out of work about 6 weeks later. Long story short I was not able to find a job so I took over her's as a secretary (yes men can answer the phone just as well as women!!). With the 1 reduced income we were forced to sell her car 5 months ago. She is very busy keeping up with our little girl day in and day out! Not having a vehicle makes her life a little more difficult, and stressful, as all the running around she has to do has to wait until I get home and that only adds to her busy lifestyle that starts normally around 6am and does not stop until close to 10pm. That also means that dinners are sometimes of the greasy bag type on her way back from running around!

      But even if we don't win she will always be the best mother to our daughter regardless of how busy she is :)

    • Trisha

      I am a mom of 4 (ages 7 to 14) and work full-time at the school they attend. We are very active in our church and have various outside activities (i.e. sports and music classes).

    • KaroleLC

      Hello, I am a SAHM of three. I homeschool all three of them. One in 8th, One in 6th and the last in 2nd grade. I am presently the busiest mom in the world because on top of a keeping my household in order, my son is on a travelling JV baseball team where practices are held 1 1/2 hrs away. We are presently at the ball field about 5 nights a week. This includes travel time. We usually leave around 4:00 in the afternoon to return around 11:00 that night. We also try to juggle my son's second baseball team into the schedule. My youngest is involved in dance and softball and my middle in acting to top it off. There are many weeks that we eat out 5 to 6 nights a week due to not having something quick and healthly to fix. We also attend and teach at our local church on Wednesday nights and twice on Sunday. Many people ask me how I do it all and I simply say with God's help. Thank you for the opportunity to get a home-cooked meal on our table.

    • jlc77

      I am a busy mom of 4…a 7yr, 3yr, and 10 month twins. When I'm not dropping my (& neighborhood kids) off at school I am picking them up. In-between I work in HR for a local small family business and take care of my deaf elderly parents (one who is a cancer survivor and in a wheelchair and the other has dementia). I’m an only child so this sole responsibility is left up to me. It would be fabulous to know that I have one night a week I can prepare a meal in minutes.

    • Nina

      I think all moms truly deserve something like this, but here's my shot at it. Let me give you an example of my life and when I use a Michael Angelo's meal:

      Wake up, get child #1 ready for school – sign papers, fix breakfast, fix lunch and off to school. Get husband's coffee ready, feed dog, feed fish, let dog out. Get child #2 ready for school. Feed them breakfast and get myself ready for the day. Take dog to the vet, go to the bank, buy groceries, pick up child #2 from school. Get lunch ready. Pick up Child #1 from school along with neighbor for carpool. Pick up neighbor's little sister from her school across town. Get all kids changed into their leotards in the car so they can get to gymnastics. While at gymnastics use my time to read for my book club. Bring neighbor's kids home. Get home, fix dinner. Feed the dog. Everyone eat dinner. Give the kids baths, brush their hair, brush their teeth, get them in their pajamas. Help Child #1 with homework. Read children their bedtime stories while struggling to keep own eyes open. Get kids tucked into bed and make some time for hubby. Take the dog out one last time. Go to bed.

      Hubby doesn't cook and on days like this I ask him to grab a Michael Angelo's out of the freezer and have him follow the instructions (since he usually gets home from work while we are still out). Then all I have to do is fix a salad or some other small side item but the majority of dinner is ready!

      Whew! I'm exhausted just typing this!

      Good luck to all the deserving mothers out there!

    • lalapinski

      Ok Jenny…I'll say it…”CAUSE I WANT ONE!” Hee Hee :) Oh, and yeah, I'm a super busy working mother of a soon to be 2 year old.

    • Susan Creamer/ Dottie Ruggles

      I am entering Susan Creamer's name. She works full time and is raising a teenage son. She tries to cook enough on weekends to have leftovers for a couple of days. Winning this food would be such a blessing to them. She is such a generous and sweet person who is so deserving of such a wonderful surprise.

    • cherylv

      Mother of one tween boy and two teenage boys, work as a nurse, every friday and Sat night at a level 1 trauma center.In school working on another degree. Volunteer with my kids. Always looking for a quick, nutritious, delicious meal.

    • JULIE

      After reading all the comments below, I feel in good company. Right now I am a geographical single mom (my husband lives and works in another state during the week and is home on Saturdays), homeschooling during the day, working at night and trying to get our home ready to sell alone. Anyone want to join me for a paint party?! I am also active with my church's food pantry for the indigent and needy in our community (hence the need for grocery savings!). In my spare time, I pack boxes full of 10 years of memories in this home and feed my coupon addiction through Southern Savers. My kids are rapidly trying to learn to make meals because mom just doesn't have enough hands! (If evolution is true, why do moms still only have two hands???) While they are becoming adept at reading and following simple recipes, we sure could use a break.

    • Jessica

      single working student and mom of 4 month old beautiful boy!

    • Melissa

      I have a wonderful two-year-old daughter, and my husband has been quite ill for several years. I work full-time, mostly when my daughter is asleep, since my husband can only care for her for short periods of time, and some days not at all. (We can't afford daycare!) This means when I'm not actually at my workplace, I'm either working from home, making dinner, cleaning the house (the little bit that actually gets done!), doing the shopping, and caring for our daughter–often all at once! For most of her first two years of life, that meant I slept very little during the week, recharging on the weekends. Now that she is older, I take her with me for many of my errands, so I get to sleep during her naps and for a couple of hours before I go to work every day. I'm still pretty busy, though! I don't know if I'm the busiest mom out there, but I know things would be just a little easier without having to cook for one night a week!

    • dianapereira

      I believe I am the busiest mom because I am a claims adjuster going to work an hour away at 6am after dropping off my youngest at childcare and then driving home while running my errands during my lunch breaks (with your wonderful printable lists of course) and then getting dinner on the table, while helping with homework while on Wednesdays volunteering as a teacher at our childrens' church class and also am a cub scout den leader which seems like another full time job with 12 boys to keep track of. My kids are 15 months old, 8 yrs, 12 yrs, and 14 yrs …… It seems like I never stop ! This would just be wonderful !! I am actually allergic to certain preservatives so this would be great !

    • brooklynms1

      I am the buisest mom ever…or I have to be close to it;)! I have twin 4 year old boys, and a 2.5 yr old girl of my own. On top of that I babysit 4 other toddlers ranging from 12 months-18months for 50hrs/week! Thats 7 kids breakfast, lunch, 2 snacks, and sometimes dinner! I homeschool my twin boys during the toddler naps. I am also a hair stylist and do hair at night…along with swimming lessons for the kids on tuesdays and thursdays, helping my husband coach soccer for the twins on mondays and games on sundays, church on wednesdays and sundays. On top of all of this, I still find time to shop at several stores couponing, make dinner for a family meal or microwave something fast depending on time, clean and fulfill all the daily chores of the house, get a workout in for the day, and spending some quality time with the family with whats left over. I would absolutely love to win a year of meals… I might would actually have time to eat;) I would definately use that extra time with the family. That would be a blessing from above!

    • heidi

      Although I doubt I could claim to be the busiest mother since I only have 1 child, I do manage to keep extremely busy being Mommy to a 22 month old boy (he walked at 9 months – need I say more?!), wife to a general surgery resident who works 80+ hours each week, keeper of all household finances, part-time babysitter, housecleaner, cook, etc. :) The only thing I refuse to do at our home is mow the grass! It's a busy job, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. A years of meals would definitely be a blessing!

    • amydengate

      I think ALL Moms are busy. What a challenging and rewarding role we have! I am SO blessed to be a stay at home Mom to 2 and 4 year old girls. We seem to stay on the go in between church activities, music classes, playgroup activities, bible study, and my Pampered Chef business. I wouldn't have it any other way though. What an incredibly blessed life!!!!

    • janballard55

      Jenny thanks so much for all you do…I am recently unemployed and your saving have really helped…Michael Angelo meals are great….

    • I am the busiest mom because, I go to school full time, head of PTA fundraising for my son's school, do the books for our company and personal finances, organize commitee meetings for cub scouts and still fit in time to coupon/cut costs and save money.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how much I can type because I have too much to do ;)
      I have 3 girls: 7,3,2. I drive carpool, am trying to run (yah right), working in a nursery, teaching 4/5 year old bible, teaching choreography, driving to ballet etc, couponing, getting home stuff straightened out, loving on my hubby at night, running an etsy sight (alimakeswiftly.etsy.com) for children’s appliques, being the leader of a womens auxillary for wives of medical professionals, trying to be a good friend, helping manage my father’s estate while caring for my mother who has cancer, my father in law with bi-polar/ diabetes/parkinsons/ dementia/ etc, cook meals for the 1000 ladies that seem to have babies at my church, and making sure I give the priority to the Lord. I really could use one less thing to think about, if even for one night a week!

    • couponkelly

      kids make you super busy, witha 45 min ride to and from work, my days are shorter and shorter. I would really appreciate this!

    • ashessig

      Wow! Amazing! I am a mother of 3 kids 5 and under and preggo with my fourth! I am starting homeschooling in the fall with my 5 year old. My husband is the worship leader at our church and works 4 other jobs in addition to that one… He is a busy man… with the kids and church and being pregnant and never wanting to cook with morning sickness, I am busy, tired, and ready for free food!!! Yay!!!

    • ladygarner

      As much as I would love to win this myself…just because it would be great, I would like to win it for my daughter, Renea. She is a stay at home mother of a 6yr, 5yr and 3yr olds and her husband is in Iraq for his 5th tour. So you see she is truly a very busy mom taking care of everything while he is away. She lives 3hrs away so we as her family are limited to how much help we can be. This would be such a nice thing for her.

    • Crystal

      I am a full time student and mother of two. I am in school four days per week and one evening during the week. My children are involved in activities that occupy five out of seven evenings. There are some weeks when Sunday is our only sport-free night.
      I typically prepare meals in advance or cook enough to have left overs. Doing so allows me some free time on the really busy nights. I could certainly use a day off from cooking. Maybe that would allow me time to tackle the mountain of laundry that seems to keep growing!

      Thank you!

    • johnnaharbert

      I am a busy mom because I have four daughters and the youngest three are under the age of 2! My girls' ages are 6, 31 months, 20 months and 5 months. My husband and I both work in education and my husband also teaches college courses at night. I tutor students in the afternoon as well. It can be difficult to find time to go to the grocery store and plan healthy meals each week. Having one meal a week that I didn't have to worry about would be a blessing.

    • LauraK

      Busy as a bee as they say and loving it. Two kids, 4 1/2 boy, 2 1/2 girl(potty training-yikes!). Think all moms are busy. How bout we each get 1 coupon, that gives us at least one night off cooking!!

    • I need this because I have a toddler and every evening when it it time for me to cook, she seems to have a meltdown. She stands in between me and the counter, demanding to be picked up. Sometimes, in order to cook, I have to put her in her crib with a book.

    • iristurner

      Because I'm in that “sandwich” generation – taking care of my own kids and my mother who has dementia. Not to mention volunteering at church, schools, working for the Census, making and selling homemade bread… And I just want it!

    • debbiensc1971

      In all fairness to all moms….we are ALL busy! There is not a day that goes by that I am not trying to figure out what we will have for dinner. Winning the free meals for a year would be such a great help!

    • partyof9

      Busy? HAPPILY so! I am a homeschool mom of 7 children (4 school age, 3 under 4 including a nursing infant). In addition to being my husband's “office staff” for our self employed business, I am busy shuttling our kids around to ballet, baseball, art, voice, boy scouts, horseback riding, church activities, and countless friend activities. On Mondays alone, my girls have 3 ballet classes (at 3 different times), a pre-school co-op for our 4 year old, baseball practice for my son, art for one daughter & voice for another! I love your site! I coupon while waiting to pick up my kids and shop during their longer classes. They get to hear my report in the car, and my teenage daughters are excitedly learning all about couponing, thanks to Southern Savers!

    • Jan

      Hey There, Thanks for all of your wonderful contests!!! On behalf of all moms across this great country we all deserve a break every now and then for a “free bee”!! I am a busy mom of a very social high schooler, I volunteer at school, I help stock food pantrys here in the Greater Greenville area thanks to SS. I get up every day at 4:30 w/ my husband whoms works 12-14 hr.days. I have a daughter who is in Holland teaching ESL to High Schoolers and is witnessing for God. I also help out several of my elderly neighbors(Shopping,hair cuts etc.) So if I win I will diffently share w/ friends,family and neighbors. Perhaps have an “Italian Night” Party!!! Thanks for all you do Jenny!!!

    • Becky

      I would love to have one meal a week taken care of for our family! I am the mother to two wonderful children – a girl, age 4 and a boy, age 2 – not to mention a dog, rabbit, iguana, and fish. I also work part-time for our state's Department of Natural Resources as a fisheries biologist. My husband has a very demanding full-time government job that results in most of the household chores and shopping falling onto me. I think I generally cope alright with the juggling work and family, kids activities, etc., but will be truly tested this summer while my husband completes a 3.5 month job rotation in a state 7 hours away! He left this morning so to win this tonight would be an awesome pick me up. Thanks, Jenny, for the opportunity and good luck to everyone else!

    • carol

      As someone else previously mentioned, all moms are very busy. I have a friend that I would like to nominate. She is a single mother of 2 very special children with special needs. She works to support her kids. She has a 2 year old son that suffers from seizers and a 2 month old daughter that is suffering from a hole in heart, a cyst on her brain and a chromosome disorder. Between her working and taking care of the kids and countless dr appointments each week it doesn't leave her with much time to cook a healthy meal for herself or her 2 year old. I help her with babysitting but she could use the help in the kitchen.

    • Alena Victoria

      I'm the busiest mom too! I work full time, have a six year old with one more on the way!!

    • rebecca

      We're all so busy. We could all benefit from this giveaway. For me, it would be awesome to come home from volunteering at the school all day and not hear, “What's for dinner?” and cringe because I know I should have thought about it before now and set something out to thaw.

    • Becky Bradshaw

      It's hard to say I'm the busiest mom when you read about the other mother's comments, or the other mother's I know. I'm a sahm of a very active one year old boy, my husband of ten years works 12-14 hours a day and we are living in our house we started building five years ago doing the work ourselves ( a work in progress.) I get up everyday and do my best. Happy Mother's Day to all!

    • tituslivy

      Well, I just had my fifth baby, my oldest is 9! Would love to have night off every week from cooking– Sometimes I don't feel like have enough to give to all my kids. Maybe this would help me spend the extra half hour on homework help, or just mommy and me bonding.

    • YummyBoyMummy

      I'm a super busy mom! I have a child in pre-school, elementary school, middle school & high school. I literally am on the go all of the time with just taking care of the kids. Never mind the two part-time jobs I have & 'life' in general. :)

    • Tammy Y

      First of all, I love Michael Angelo's Vegetable Lasagna! I am probably not the busiest mother in the world, but I do have a difficult time keeping up with the demands of my family. I have a husband, 10 year old son, and 10 month old puppy. I am a stay at home wife and mother. I suffer from many disabilities( I won't bore you with the facts), and it certainly is nice to be able to throw one of the Michael Angelo products into the oven and know that it will come out tasting delicious everytime. PICK ME!! ;)

    • sara

      After reading these comments I don't know that I'm the BUSIEST but I'd love to win!!!

    • crystaltripp

      Busy momma here!! I have 2 kids, 2 dogs and a deployed husband, I am in school myself. I am rather busy these days and now laid up cause I tore my left ACL and broke my right foot!!

    • Marybeth Taylor

      Any mom who takes parenting seriously is one busy lady! Being a mama is THE most important job in the world. Unfortunately I, like most, have to have a job outside of the home as well. It would be so wonderful to have the 45 minutes it takes to cook dinner back so I could spend it with my little boy Abe (who will be 2 years old Wednesday!) Time with mama is the best present I could ever give him.

    • MyBoxoRox

      I'm a new mama to our first baby girl. I'm also working full-time AND in school full-time to make a better living for our family. This would be SO helpful!

    • bdvcarter

      Busy, busy, bee! I have 2 boys. One is 3 and one is 10 months old. They keep me running. I am a full time working mom. I work a weird schedule 10am-7pm. I am not able to cook meals for my boys at night. My husband has to do most of the cooking, but could really use a break. The kids would even eat a little healthier. Seriously, how many times a week can you eat mac and cheese. LOL! I

    • eleneyh

      I would love to have help with our meals. I'm a Mother of six and Grandma to 15. Someboby is always hungry at my house, including my husband. Love healthy food.

    • JuliGuthrie

      I am a super busy mom, 3 kids (ages 6,3,and almost 1) all boys, on top of that, I am going back to school for a degree in accounting, and run my husband's new clothing store (lots of work since it is very new), and help maintain another new business online, as well cleaning, playing with the kids, studying, and helping to educate my family and friends about coupons.. Trying once again to be super mom in very trying times. A year's worth of coupons is this mother's dream come true, especially on something that is not only healthy but a family favorite!

    • underhiswing

      I kind of believe EVERY mom is “the BUSIEST”. The moment you realize you have life in your belly your world is occupied by them and nothing is ever the same. I have found myself arriving to someones house (after driving for 15 minutes) to realize I have no shoes on, but my children are all set. I'll take the barefoot embarrassment for devotion to my children and the super busy life I wasn't fully expecting! :)

    • Mel

      Well, I read the first few comments and and now sure I am NOT the busiest mom! I thought I was up there with 3 kids playing sports, volunteering and working, cleaning, doing laundry, and on and on. I just thought it would be nice to have help feeding these boys and their hungry friends! My kids will ask, *What's for dinner, Mom?” and I will get that faraway look in my eyes, and they say, *Are we snacking again for dinner?”

    • barbara mccallum

      Help…i seriously don't know what we're having for dinner tonight,…much less a year's worth

    • kayey

      I am a busy mom who husband works 6 days a week with 2 kids 9 months and 3. Always needing help for dinner and something that is not going to be to unhealthly is a plus.

    • Nicole

      Wow, I could never claim to be the busiest mom but things do get hectic sometimes. I am a mom of six wonderful children ages 2,4,6,8,10,and 13. They are not involved in a lot of activities as I find that that just makes us all crazy and unhappy. I home schooled for 7 years but this past school year put my oldest three in public school after having difficulty recovering from surgery.We may be returning to home school next year. We eat almost all of our meals at home and I prepare them. We are on a very tight budget and it would be soooo helpful to be able to have these meals in the freezer on busy nights or those nights when you just aren't up to cooking for eight. It would also ease my mind when the grocery budget is short. It would be very nice also to be able to give some of these coupons away to families in need or new moms…We also love Michael Angelo's lasagna! I love your blog! Thanks so much for your hard work!

    • Ronda

      The only way to keep everyone in my house out of trouble is for everyone to be busy. Less worries about what the other is doing.

    • BamaMama2Three

      I'm not sure if I'm the busiest mom, but I am for sure one of them! I have 3 children, ages 11, 9, and 6, who all seem to have 10 different things going on at the same time everyday. My husband helps as best he can, but being an AL State Trooper keeps him busy and out of town a good bit. Some days I'm not sure which way is up, but I am sure I would die without my planner. Even with it, I'm not sure how I keep up with all the school programs, field trips, tests, school projects, PTA, baseball games, softball games, dances, karate, exercise, dance lessons, out of town trips, youth group, boy scouts, etc. Oh, and did I mention I have a full time career?! Sometimes I wonder how it all works out, but I remember the Lord works in mysterious ways and give thanks that my children are active and healthy enough to run me ragged. We're not always able to eat dinner together (unless you count picnicking at the baseball field or in the parking lot of the dance studio). Quickly heated, nutritious meals definitely help bring us to our own dinner table during our hectic weeks. Thank you for this opportunity!

    • gamego71

      I am constantly on the go! My 13 year old twin daughters play Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer at the charter school they attend. I also work full time and have a 21 month old son that I care for. My husband works at the family business and usually gets home around 7:45 PM and then has to cook supper due to my constant running around for the kids. I would love to win a years supply of dinners and be able to come home and pop one in the oven and relax!

    • Homeschool_Mom

      Hi Jenny, I hope to be picked for the Michael Angelo giveaway because I am a SAHM and I homeschool our 2 kiddos. So, I am at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I never have a day off. Even when I'm asleep I'm “on call”. Having these coupons would be such a blessing to my family and to other needy families I know. Plus, with the time I will save on preparation of meals, I just might be able to have a cup of coffee and a minute of silent thought……maybe.

    • Julie

      We have been eating out so much because of our hectic schedule, and it is taking a toll on our bank account and our physical health! This would be a great way to skip one of those meals at a fast food restaurant!!!

    • Charity

      Don't know if I am the busiest mom, but I am definitely a busy mom! I have two beautiful children, an 8 yr old son & a 5 yr old daughter. I work full-time at a very demanding job, and I am President of our Junior Service League. Between work and running my son to all of his baseball games and practices, I still find time to volunteer in the community. I can't even imagine having one night a week where I didn't have to worry about or make dinner! It might be the next best thing to Heaven! ;)

    • tweedle1218

      I feel like I am the busiest Mom in America. I am proud to be the spouse of a US Navy Sailor, but unfortunately my husband's job demands that he be away from home very often. I feel very often that I am a single mom to our child. A typical day for me is getting up at 5am, getting breakfast ready…getting a little exercise in…dressing my self and my daughter and getting her to day care then myself to work. I work about 50 hours a week as a Customer Service Manager, and I also go to school full time online for my bachelors in Accounting. What time I am not mothering, working, and studying I research here on Southern Savers, as well as donating my time to our local church (which I attend three days a week) and also to Kids Against Hunger. Most days I come home from work really not having the time, literally to cook a full meal. I rely on quick meals like the Michael Angelo’s products to feed my family. My husband jokingly says that I make a microwave oven into a gormet tool. I think that having to do this all on my own has really made me a great multi tasker, and meal options like Michael Angelo's have made things so much easier for me. I definitely hope that you do consider me for this, and I could definitely use the free food.

    • georgiagirl502

      Like other moms of school-age children, I run with the busiest! From getting up at 6:30am to get myself and my 2 girls ready then to drop off each of them at their schools (one at private school, one at private preschool) then working (I do consultant work from home) until I pick up younger one to then working during nap time until time to pick up older! Then it's an endless routine of dance, church, cheerleading, errands, etc. until my husband gets home. There's not much downtime until I'm trying to cook dinner, pick up the house, get baths done and bedtime. FINALLY around 8pm I can sit and relax until it's time to start all over the next morning. I love it and would not have it any other way :o)

    • Jennifer

      I am not the busiest mom. I have two children 4 and a half and two. I am a stay at home mom and love being able to say I am very busy with them having fun and learning new things every day. If I win, I will share the coupons with very busy moms that I know so that we can spread the yummy Michael Angelo's dinnners around! Thanks!

    • YummyBoyMummy

      I'm a super busy mom! I have kids in pre-school, elementary school, middle school & high school. I am constantly on the go with my kids, never mind how busy I am with 'life', my husband & working my two part time jobs. :)

    • Elizabeth McKenzie

      Would be sooooo awesome! Please let me win!!! lol

    • I am a homeschooling mother of five beautiful children. Along with the everyday duties of life, our family travels about half the time. This year we are gone 25 weeks… we sing and minister as a family in communities, prisons and/or where ever there are hurting, wounded people. My husband and I work with many people who are broken and depressed from hurt and pain in their life and help to walk them out to freedom! I count it such a privilege to be a part of seeing many people walk into life in a brand new way but it definitly takes some juggling of my schedule to make sure each of my children still gets their share of time and attention! That many meals sounds like manna in the desert to me! :) I know whoever gets them will be so blessed!

    • Karen

      I am a nanny, as well as a therapeutic foster parent who whishes there were more hours in the day!

    • Ashley

      I love being a mom, and boy am I busy one right now. We are in the middle of trying to get our house for sale and moving, son's dog biting a neighbor and filing a claim, daughter's ferret passing away in a freak accident, husband getting a second job where he'll be now be gone 60 hours a week, and me now going to doctors for medical issues… all this while trying to be the best mom to the best kids.

      This would be an amazing blessing and relief added to our lives!!

    • cputman200

      I am not the busiest Mom by far after reading some of the comments, but I sure would like to know what's for dinner at least once a week without having to stand in front of the fridge with the door wide open. My son is 6 months old and I am enjoying learning everything right along with him.

    • bt10

      I am not the busiest, but 2 under 2 keep me going.

    • Wayne

      I am a full-time student, and work 40 hours a week. Plus take care of my family of three!

    • shelagraley

      I would love to win a free year of meals from Michael Angelo's for my sister and her family. My sister is a busy wife and mother of four children (ages 10 yrs., 8 yrs., 5 yrs., and 3 yrs). She is very active in her community and serves meals to other families in needs multiple times each week. Her husband works on a commission basis and since the economic downturn has been struggling financially. They are a very close family who enjoy sitting down at the dinner table together as well as playing games. My sister homeschools three of her four children as well as chairs her Homeschooling Organization (Home Schooling for Him). She has put herself on the backburner for the past 13 years to serve her husband, children and others in her community. By winning this contest, this would provide an opportunity to show Katie how much her service and dedication is appreciated. Most of the people, in which she serves, is not able to give back in any type of financial way (which they greatly need right now) but I know that this reward would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering my sister, Katie, as a recipient of this the year long supply of Michael Angelo's meals.

    • TR

      Well as said before being a mom is one of the busiest yet most rewarding jobs… I have 3 boys and expecting another…my oldest being 6. We have soccer practice/games, homework. We own a business and did I said keeping up with 3 boys is very busy. This would be great to win to help relieve stress at dinner time…thanks for the chance!

    • Amanda74

      Wow! My husband, Derek, left yesterday for Afghanistan and I have been wondering how I will find the time (and the motivation) to cook a full-blown meal for myself and my 3-year-old daughter, Meredith… I usually cook most of our family meals from “scratch” while Derek helps Meredith with her “homework” and I make dinner… This would be a blessing for us and also give me less of an excuse not to have the rest of the family over every now and then!

    • robin1969

      This is a great opportunity to not to have to worry about dinner one night a week. Michael Angelo's meals are healthy and good for you. I have a rare cancer that was in my leg and went to both lungs and any help is appreciated. Everyone should eat healthier and be thankful for each and every day. God Bless.

    • kkscarlett

      I stay very busy just being the best mom possible. I work full-time and have a 2 year old and 5 month old boys. A year's worth of delicious Michael Angelo's meals would allow me to spend more time with my family, and that is what is most important.

    • Heather

      I must be the busiest mom ever! I am a single mom to a 3-year-old… I work and I am in school full time. Add church and fun activities on top of that… and I am seriously busy!

    • Nikkoljay

      None of us are perfect mothers, but I strive to be the best wife and mother to my husband James (10 years married tomorrow) and our two boys who are 6 and 3. In the last 2 years, I was laid off twice from two separate jobs, and after much prayer and soul-searching found out that my place was in the home. As such, I am learning to be a more efficient “manager” in my home when it comes to cooking and saving the hard-earned money my husband works for everyday. Winning a gift like this would assist me in my work toward becoming a better homemaker–I will be providing nutritious food to my family while at the same time having a meal once a week that is easy to prepare and will allow me to spend some quality time with my “boys.”

    • Michele

      I know I am not the “busiest” mom, but I am a mom and I am busy, and I would LOVE to win!!!

    • Berly444

      I am a full time stay at home mommy of to lively children. Oh how wonderful it would be to win this prize! It could not come at a better time. We have fallen victim to the severe flooding in Tn. Just found out this morning that our insurance will not cover the expense of our basement, which is 6 inches deep in water. Our basement was my storage for the things that I had stock piled using my coupons. Everything that cant be salavaged will go to the dump. The extra money I have been saving from couponing, looks like it will go toward fixing our basement. Free meals for a yr. would be a great way of saving some extra money!!!

    • mariajs

      I am hte mother of two boys under 2. I am a teacher. I teach orchestra, which means constant schedule changes, extra rehearsals, performances, etc. I am also currently playing myself in a show (I'm a violinist), which means evening rehearsals as well as personal practice time. My husband often travels for work, and usually there is very little notice for this travel, making it very difficult to plan ahead with meals, child care, etc.
      And, I am currently going back to school to get my master's through an online program, because, I didn't have enough to do, or something like that. We are paying all of my tuition out of pocket so as not to go into further debt from loans and my co-workers call me the coupon queen (I make them bring me their inserts), but hey, save wherever you can, right? So we would love these coupons both for convience and money saving!

      Just a note, I do think that I am a pretty busy mom. My children alone keep me hopping. But don't misunderstand this for complaining, I would not trade it for the world. My life is full of blessins and I try very hard to remember that when things get crazy.

    • toniaharrison

      Seriously, the mom you are talking about in this contest is most definitely my sweet friend Michelle. She has become a single mother of 3; a little girl 3, and two boys 6 and 12. In an effort to support her family ON HER OWN, she has gone back to school for Nursing, which as we all know can be extremely demanding. As if school and three kids were not enough, she also works EVERY DAY! To top it off, she makes sure her boys enjoy the normal joys of boyhood and religiously takes them both to the ballfields twice a weeks every weeks (SOMETIMES MORE) for their practices and games. She has the sweetest heart and could just really use a break! What a blessing this would be for her and her amazing kids! Please pick my friend Michelle….she puts new meaning to the term “busy mom”. THANKS for ALL YOU DO!!

    • bgm

      I have to be the busiest mom ever! I have a 4 yr old and 2 yr old and work 40+ hours per week. My husband works 60-70 hours per week and he is NEVER home! It would be great to know dinner could be easily prepared because 5:00-6:00 is my absolute least favorite time of day. My girls could easily out eat teenage boys and if dinner is late they promptly let me know that are dissatisfied with their service, lol! It would take sooo much stress off of me!

    • angela

      I think we are all busy as moms. It is a high calling to live up to. I would love to win meals for a year! I am blessed with 4 children.. 16, 12, 5 and 3. Our 3 year old has autism and has 9 therapy sessions a week. My husband travels internationally and we have no family that lives close to us.
      However, I feel like the most blessed mom on the planet!

    • sarahvan

      I believe I'm the busiest mom out there…I have two kids,4 months and 33 years old(my husband..haha). I'm a full time Police Officer working days,nights and weekends 12 hour shifts at work(which very easily turn into 14 hours shifts). I'm the busiest because when I'm not at work, I'm with my boys, we are a unit and I don't care what we are doing…we are doing it together. When I'm not with my son and husband, I'm thinking of them. I think of them at work to keep me on my toes..knowing I have to get back to them makes me better at my job. I'm a fighter and I fight for them everyday!

    • wendycotterman

      I am a mom to 2 children and 4 dogs!! I also work 9+ hours per day. I would love to win this contest but after reading what the other ladies are doing my hat is off too you!! lol

    • bridget

      Wow, I thought I was busy until I read some of the other entries! I am a stay at home working mom with a 2 1/2 year old son who never naps. That's nothing compared to the women who homeschool four kids, volunteer at their churches, and have won battles with cancer – pick one of them, Jenny! I would love to win, but they deserve it even more :)

    • Let's see, I'm a stay-at-home mom of 4, ages 12-4. The 4 year old has epilepsy which keeps me on my toes, but I am blessed nonetheless. I am the proud wife of my hubby J, he works full time for the southern city we are happy to call home. I run a happy home that aside from my hubby, children, and I includes 1 85lb dog, 3 cats, and a furry chinchilla. Oh, and some fish :o) I am not the only one that cooks, my hubby comes home from work many nights and cooks, too. Aside from cooking I do all the cleaning, washing, folding, shopping, coupon clipping, and bookkeeping. I also volunteer many hours a week at my children's elementary school, helping out their teachers as much as possible. On top of all that, I am starting back to school full time this fall since my youngest will be in kindergarten and I want to relieve some of the pressure my hubby feels as the sole provider. I would love to win this reward, it would be a load off my back as well as my husbands for at least once a week, and I would feel great knowing I am giving my family “real” food, something not usually found in frozen dinners.

    • Momof2girlzs

      I am the Mom to two beautiful little girls (9+5) they are my life. I stay busy between work and college. If I am not doing one of those two things then I am a chaufer, a referee, counselor and not to mention my kids school know me by name because I am there so often volunteering. I am not saying that I deserve this more than anyone else but It would be a great help. Whom ever the winner is congrats in advance. I am sure that you truly deserve the win. :~)

    • lymphworks

      Between graduate school, working and starting a new program in our outpatient clinic, carting kids to school, soccer practices, Sylvan Learning center twice a week, and taking care of home management chores, I am too tired to cook, let alone plan meals and go to the grocery store!!!

      Healthy convenient, prepared foods are my only options!

    • eplusm

      I can't say I'm the busiest but I think I rank within the top 5%! I have three boys ages 14, 12, and 3. My husband is a teacher and football coach while I work full time in finance. Our older boys play every sport imaginable and we are constantly on the go. I have to balance work with homework with practice and game schedules all while finding the time for a well balanced yet quick dinner. Our family loves lasagna and these coupons would be a God send to us. Thanks for the chance!!

    • Cindy

      I am a full time working mother of a 10 year old girl and 7 year old boy. Being a mom is definitely the hardest but most rewarding job on earth. There's always the day to day stressors from work that I subconsiously take home with me, each of my children's afterschool activities, church, house cleaning, grocery shopping, clothes shopping, my children's sporting events on weekends…..and on and on and on! I am fortunate to have two healthy, happy kids and a wonderful husband. I would love to win this contest so that the next time my daughter asks me to climb a tree with her I can climb instead of cook! I'd like to pitch baseball with my son and go on a bike ride without worrying about the stove timer going off.

    • Sherry

      Well, I thought I had this one hands-down until I read everyone else's posts. It seems that I am not the only crazy-busy mom around and I guess I better just get over myself now and stop whining and trudge on. I am a full time instructor with 3 beautiful children (12, 9, 4), a husband, and a dog. They are all in various sports and educational activities so like all of you I too am a taxi driver any time I am not at work. I am also a maid, a confidant, a shoulder to cry on, and most of all “MOM”. That doesn't seem too overwhelming does it? We are all happy and healthy and for that alone I should just be thankful and wear a smile from dawn til dusk. Truthfully, there's nothing in this world I'd rather be than a very busy mom of the 3 most wonderful kids in the world. Here’s wishing you all a very happy Mother’s Day!

    • dorindamoon

      I am a 41 year-old wife, mom, and educator. I have two boys – ages 19 and 8. I teach 4th grade language arts; I have been teaching in the same school for eighteen years. I also teach Children's Church on Sundays to a group of lively 5-12 year-olds. My oldest son is in college and my youngest son is in the 3rd grade. The youngest son also plays baseball on the local 7-8 rec-ball league. I also ebay to make extra money for my son's college tuition. I am spread so thin that I would love to have a clone. I get up each day, go to work, come home and take my son to practice or play baseball, or do household chores on the days he has off, then I list and package ebay items for a few hours. I get up the next day to do it all over again. I would love to win!!!

    • Enjoying every busy minute (okay not EVERY). Taking care of my three girls 6, 3, and 15 months. What a blessing it is to be a mommy. :) Would LOVE some free healthy meals. :)

    • Christine

      Two boys, and an up and coming out of state move and jobs keep us busy! I sure would like to have a night each week when I didn't have to do my most hated chore! Cooking Ugh!!

    • darlenegrasham

      I would like to win these free dinners for one of the busiest women I know”Fran Fluhler” she works long hours at a place called The Manna House……she would use these meals to feed homeless ,poor and needy families She is an amazing person who cares so much for others. She and other volunteers let people in need come and pick out their groceries from the donated goods so to provide a hearty meal to men,women and children who do not have what we take for granted and that is food .She would put these meals to the best use. Over 8000 people a month in the Tennesee Valley visit the manna house to provide meals for their familes.So without a doubt Mrs.Fran is the busiest mom…..feeding 8000 a month.:)

    • rjhelms

      I am such a busy Mom. I have a two year old and a 4 year old. I am homeschooling my 4 year old. They have some special vision needs, so many times we have doctor's appointments. I also am AWANA commander at my church and head of the children's department. I also do extreme couponing to save the family budget. I hope to taste these yummy Michael Angelo dinner's and know supper is taken care of one night.

    • Angela

      I am entering for my friend, Bonni, because I don't know if she will take the time to enter. As a stay-at-home mother of four, 7, 6, 4, & 3, she devotes her time not only to her loving husband and children (soccer games, basketball games, softball games, church, home gardening, family circle time, etc.), but also to other busy women (like me), encouraging them and helping them to grow closer in their relationship with God through a mom's small group at our church and through her genuine care and love. Her husband works a full time job and preaches at a small church once or twice a month about an hour from their home. She and her family stand behind him 100%. She also opens her house to family and friends for coffee, holidays, or a place to stay if they are in need. I think Bonni is a perfect candidate for this reward, which could help her provide not only healthy meals for her family, but she could get a small break in her schedule to not have to plan and cook a meal for everyone one night a week. The best part is that, despite how busy Bonni is, she never appears too busy to help someone out. She is a person I am so glad to call my friend!

    • Lisa

      I'm the busiest mom because I got the most active 5 month old out there! And I'm a people pleaser, always trying to help!

    • Molliec

      what an amazing giveaway! I know there are moms busier than me out there, but I don't think motherhood should be a competition. it is so hard for any mom to find enough hours of the day!! I have 2 little ones under 2 with a police officer hubby, so any time that this dinner once a week would free up would be much appreciated! Thank you for the ways you are blessing my family and others will all you do!!

    • Maranda Mink

      Oh Boy! I am a busy Mom! I work full time and have 3 children. I love Michael Angelo's entrees because they allow me to spend more time enjoying my family and they are delicious!!!!!

    • danastover

      i am the busiest mom in the area. I work 4 days a week, then pick up my two girls and head to soccer three days a week. On our off days we go to church and soccer tournaments on weekends. My husband is out of town every other week so I play the fix-it roll to along with yard work. Supper is usually fast food or cereal, my girls need more and Michael Angelo's would be a life saver. Help me help my kids and feed them something they would look forward to and healthy too. Thanks, gotta get busy now.

    • jaw0834

      I'm a busy mommy to my two energetic and full of curiousity boys. They are 3 and 1 and keep me on my toes more than any job I have previously held. I could have never imagined that being a parent could be so challenging and rewarding at the same time. I'm loving every minute of raising up my two boys and maintaining a healthy and happy home. I am also currently working on my teaching recertification (for when I do eventually return to work) and I do part-time work from home. Gotta make sure I have time for my hobbies too…scrapbooking, couponing, reading, and hiking! Life as a mommy is busy…but oh-so good!

    • Lavonda M

      i dont think i know any mom that is not busy. i am the mother of a 2 handsome boys, ages 3 and 1, and yes they do keep me hopping. my husband owns a construction business and works long hours many days, i'm thankful for the priviledge i have to stay home and raise my boys and instill our values into their young lives. being a mom is a huge responsibility and such a blessing.
      i would love to win this, just the thought of not having to worry about what to make for supper 1 night a week makes my heart flip flop. :)

    • KateW

      I think “Busy” is synonymous with “Mother”.

      Being a full-time working “mama” of a beautiful 15 month old daughter, I often find it hard to support my family, find quality time to spend with my angel, and complete the house chores!

      Not having to worry about one meal a week would be a blessing!

    • Rainh2o

      Teacher and mother of high school and middle school aged children who eat all of the time! I never knew this about Michael Angelo's. I'd love to give this a try!

    • Andrea Elliott

      I am a busy full-time working Mommy to a 2 1/2 year old little girl. My commute to work is about 30 minutes which doesn't sound like much to some people. However, I pick up my little girl when I leave work and drive 35-40 minutes in opposite directions each day depending on which Grandmother kept my child for the day. Then, once I pick her up, I have another 15-20 minute commute home or to workout. Then, I must gather everything inside and begin dinner with a WILD 2 year old running around in the background. I have begun to rely on semi-prepared foods and frozen meals more and more due to my hectic schedule everyday. It is good to know that this brand has so many good qualities so that even though I cannot put alot of “time” into my meals, I can feed my family something that is of good quality. Good Luck Everyone : )

    • Christen

      My mom is the busiest mom I know. She has 4 children, ranging from 21 to 9, a husband, works two fulltime jobs, and is now helping me plan my wedding. She's the busiest, but the best mom I know!

    • paulbloodworth

      I guess I am the exception here because I am the busy dad! I am a 7th grade teacher and for some reason it is me who whittles with coupons! Sure, I am busy like the rest of us, but what makes me busy is my time is spent spending time with my wife, my son, and my daughter as a family. We might not get the laundry done every Sunday as we would hope and we might eat at restaurants more than we should but we're together and that's what matters!

    • maedae93

      3 school age kids from 8 & under. I think that says it all! Good luck to all!

    • jenstamper

      I'm a single mom (whose ex is not in the picture). I also work full time and have recently started my masters degree. I also make sure we have time for playdates and sports (flag football, soccer and baseball) even with work and school.

    • claire

      Busy over here…though reading the other posts, not sure I'm the “busiest” lol! Three kids, ages 16, 5 and 3, and I'm pregnant, due in June. I run my own business (photography, primarily weddings) and I also teach dance. To top all of this off, my husband is a firefighter, and so every 3rd day he is gone for 24 hours. In order to save money, I cook extra of all our meals, or buy prepared frozen meals when I can get them super cheap, so he can take food to work instead of being tempted to grab fast food with the guys. I also volunteer my time as photographer for Montgomery, Alabama March of Dimes, as well as Heart Gallery of Alabama.

      While of course these coupons would come in handy now…I can't even imagine how helpful they would be once the new baby gets here!

    • kierarox

      This is a great giveaway and would come in very handy to a busy family1

    • Anita Maust

      Everyone asks how I do it with 4 kids,2 in dippers and home schooling another. I tell them one day at a time and some days one minute at a time.

    • Tonya

      It would be really nice to win! I'm a very busy mom. I work part-time with preschool-aged children. I have a husband who works a lot of unflexible hours. My two kids (ages 6 & 9) have at least 2 hours of homework each night between the both of them. They are also involved in extra-curricular I am also a volunteer coordinator at my kids' school and volunteer many hours each week. I cook 6 out of 7 seven nights per week due to budgetary constraints. This would be a nice prize!

    • cojacks

      First of all I would like to thank you and Michael Angelo's for doing this great giveaway. I am a busy mom of five ages 13 yrs.-21months. I work outside the home as a part time Radiation Theapist. I am a socer mom for my two boys. I am a Catechesist at my church & am part of a group of people building Christian Community. I also do share-a-meal with two other families. My life is full! These meals would be a great help

    • tamperly

      I am not the busiest mom by a long shot! My children are passed the busy stage. I am a mother of 2 beautiful children. During my daughter's senior year of high school, she was called home to be with the Lord. That was 5-1/2 years ago. My son is now 20 with a full schedule all his own. I still think that sharing a meal as a family is very important no matter the age of my children and with 3 adults in the home with 3 different schedules it becomes very trying to achieve that task. Winning these meals would help my family come together and share a meal during the busy work week. Thanks for this opportunity.

    • raniah

      With two children, one being 2 1/2 and the other being 8 months, my life is very hectic! We have an activity almost everyday for my toddler to stay busy and I also work part-time.

    • Elizabeth

      I'm entering for a woman I attend church with. She's 7 months pregnant with her 4th child (oldest just turned 8) and finishing her PhD in Psychology. A free meal a week would be a blessing, I'm sure, to help make her life a little easier.

      To ALL mothers out there: You are AMAZING! Keep up the great work!

    • ruth

      I'm at STAH mom of a 3 and 4 year old

    • Nicole

      I am a mom-to-be. I am school teacher working 40+ hours a week. I get home in enough time to cook dinner, but my husband is a detective and gets home at 7. We eat together when he comes home, so having something quick would be a blessing. Did I mention having free meals would help with grocery bill, so we can pay off more debt.

    • 3-year-old twins and an 8 month old = 'nuff said! I would LOVE this!!

    • Elizabeth B

      I am a busy mom! I am trying to finish my PhD in the next 3 months logging in 40 hours in the lab plus time at home, i have a new baby and a hubby who works 60+ hours a week. I would love to not have to cook all the time!

    • cindymalouf

      i am a single mom of 4 kids. i am working 3 jobs of which i love all of them. and this would help out a ton. my kids would appsolutely love it.
      cindy

    • JennW

      I stay home with my daughter (2yrs) and have another baby on the way! My husband is finishing his masters this year and also working full time, we live 500+ miles from our families and travel pretty often to see them. We definitely stay busy and I could use those nights off from cooking! :)

    • acwilson

      Although I am really busy as a stay at home mom of four, I would love to nominate a friend who is mom to 6 children (ages 12 and under) and she home schools them. In addition to her many roles as mom and wife, she teaches ladies' Bible Study, is involved in MANY ministries and ALWAYS has a smile on her face. I know she is on a really tight budget and follows your blog daily -always looking for ways to save. Recently, my four year old son was hospitalized and she delivered dinner to the hospital for my family. I would love for Nicole to receive Michael Angelo's dinners because I know how much she would appreciate it!

    • Thuy

      I commute an hour each way to work! And to add to that I drop off and pickup my daughter from daycare. I have a wonderful husband and he helps me as much as possible, however, he doesn't get home from work until 8:00 PM every night. If I didn't have to think about dinner 1 night a week that would be wonderful!

    • Amber

      I am the single mom of a 14 month old. I work all day and would love to come home and not worry about what I am making for me and my little man! Plus he already loves Italian food! Thanks for the chance Jenny!

    • sasha

      I think my friend Kristen is the busiest mom. She works a full time job as a DBA which means that she doesn't just work 9-5 but she also has to work on the database at night when there is not much business going on. Besides working a full time job she has two little girls. She tries to make her family of 4 a dinner every night from starch after a long day at the office. Then she cleans up around the house. Adding to all of this she still finds time to grocery shop and clip coupons to save her family money. Normally she does the grocery shopping during her lunch breaks. I would say this mom has 3 full time jobs making her the busiest mother I know.

    • rae318

      Any mom is a busy mom…I love the chaos my one year old creates and am so grateful for southernsavers to help create peace at least with my grocery trips!

    • courtney_80

      i'm a stay at home mother of a 2 yr old and 1 yr old. we cloth diaper, do extended BFing, babywearing, and try to take a very natural approach. we have our own garden and 4 acres of lawn with fruit trees, berries, grapes, and nut trees along with tons of flowering plants. we are constantly working on something! these meals sound great and would be wonderful to have one night a week! thanks for the opportunity, Jenny!

    • jazecher

      I am a busy mom with four kids ages 8,7,4, and 2. My older ones go to school 30 minutes from our house so that is about 2 hours of driving most days. In between I teach several aerobics classes to stay healthy. Then there is the usual meal times, grocery shopping (with couponing), church, bible study group, piano lessons, gymnastics classes, and swim lessons. On top of that we are trying to move so I am painting and packing if anyone in the house is asleep and I am not. I would love a year of healthy meals that is quick and easy.Thanks!

    • Kristi Sparkman

      I am the busiest mom ever! I have an eight month old baby, a full time job, a husband, two acres of property to care for, as well as a pool, and I am in graduate school!

    • sasha

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    • I'm busy because I'm working two jobs, have a two year old, and my husband works out of town!

    • angelahelms

      I consider myself to be a very busy mom. I have 3 year old boy/girl twins.i work 40+ hours per week, and attend nursing school as well.I love Aouthern Savers adn have learned ALOT about couponing and have to save money for my family. I think my comment or entry is like most of the others. I this day and time there is not enough hours in the day. I like to be able to spend time with my family and it just seems that every evening we are busy doing “life things” and don't get to just sit down and talk, play, or just enjoy one another.I think we are ALL deserving so I know it will be hard to pick a winner, but I would LOVE to win to be able to provide a healthy meal and buy me some good quality time with my family that is a rare and valuable thing to me. Thanks for the contest!!!

    • julie

      Iam a very busy mom of 3 .The old saying the older they are the more they need you!! is very true,I have one on college,one trying to find a steady job and the last is graduating college in Dec. We are on the run constantly supporting them in their activities and scholl.My husband and I both work a full time job and a part time job. Our children also work.We volunteer and church.I teach a class on Weds and am part of the meals minisrty.My husband when he is not working makes sure our middle child gets to all his classes and meeting since the child lost his license .I try to prepare healthy meals so we can be at our best for the week on the go………..

    • brendak27

      I think I am the busiest mom. I have thre boys 2,8,11. My husband and I work diffrent times so one of us is always with the kids. (so it is like being a single parent ever night). I am also starting to go to school for nursing. It seems that we always have somthing going on with the kids

    • AmandaM

      I don't know that I'm the busiest mom out there, but I'm busy enough! I have four kids, ages 5, 4, 3, and 1. I stay home with them and homeschool the oldest child. My husband works very long hours. He usually leaves at 6:00 am and usually arrives home in the evening at 7:00 pm so I serve a very late dinner. It's hard on all of us to eat so late, but we believe it is important to have our evening meal as a family. I am always looking for ways to simplify dinner and this looks great!

    • Chamisa

      I'm the busiest mom in my house =) I have two boys: 6 months and 2 years. I also have a husband who just earned his PhD while I worked to support him for the past 4 years. Now we are looking for ways to reduce our busy-ness and this would be a great one (along with all the savings I am getting thanks to Southern Savers!).

    • BusiestMotherEVER!

      Wow, those are some busy moms!
      My mom is a very busy mom also. Our dad was in the Navy, who traveled alot,(he's now retired) and I am one of 6 children, one with down syndrome. Mom does an excellent job taking care of her though, and it would help a lot if she wouldn't have to worry about a couple of meals.She homeschools us all, and has since the beginning. During the summer, we all do swim team, at the pool from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM every day every week except Sunday. My brothers play Upwards basketball, w/ me and dad as coaches. She helps out sometimes too, when dad can't make it. My older sis also swims during the winter. We are involved in a weekly homeschool co-op, and she doesn't have a maid to clean the house:). (although sometimes she wishes she did) Thanks for doing this contest Mrs. Jenny! That's very thoughtful of you…and if my mom is the busiest (and best to me! ) mom ever, thank you so much!!!

    • jsthoughts

      I love Michael Angelo's entrees and family size meals. Once I tried them I found that there is nothing else on the market locally to compare. Outstanding flavor!!!

    • Well, I'm not a mom but I am just as busy and just as interested in saving money, living thrifty and giving to others. I am 24 years old and I am in a full time MBA program. During this 18 month program I have been working full time for a financial services company, typically 40+ hours per week. To say I am busy is an understatement! However, in February I got laid off from this job and I am now collecting unemployment while I try to find a new full time job that will allow me to continue to pursue my MBA, as I only have one semester left. I would LOVE to WIN!

    • Ann M.

      It would be great to win this prize! I will not presume I am the busiest mom, because I know we all are, but here's my life as it is right now and BOY would one meal a week be a gift! Two great kids and a wonderful husband to cook for. Couponing to make ends meet (thanks to you!). I teach kindergarten so I get my two to school early and then report to teach my class. Often I feel that my “best” stuff goes to these children and I am pooped when my favorite two children come home from school. One night a week to not have to cook would be a great way to have a night to count on for quality time with them. My husband is very helpful, but travels a good deal. The children have sports, etc. so we frequently are on the go during the week and particularly all weekend. I also teach at my church on Sunday mornings and we host a couples' bible study on Sunday evenings. I am my own help, so all of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. must get done somewhere in there as well. We have no family where we live so we don't have a lot of down time. But, we are blessed with good health, a home, and employment, so I will not complain. Will only say that a meal a week for free would be an additional wonderful blessing! Blessings to you, Jenny. You have really changed our family budget and we are grateful.

    • Adriane

      Full-time working mom of three under 6 who is never to busy to give an encouraging word – but sometimes too busy to cook a real meal. :) No matter what we do during a day – we always stop and eat dinner together each night and it is our favorite time of day.

    • tonyaalf

      I am a busy mom of 5 – 4 girls, one boy, ages 17, 16, 14, 12, and 7. I home school them – grades 11, 9, 6, and 1. My husband is self-employed, and I help do the bookkeeping, taxes, workers' comp, and insurance paperwork. I teach Sunday School and at our home school co-op. We are part of a host home network that houses traveling Christian musicians. At any time we might get a call, and 4-10 guys between the ages of 19 and 25 will be at my house for a night, sometimes two. They always show up hungry, tired, and in need of a bath, and at 1 in the morning. It sure would be nice to have plenty of meals on hand to feed these guys who give so much of themselves at shows and who get very little compensation.

    • Victoria T.

      The definition of mom should be “busiest person in the house who still manages to get it done.” I stay at home full time with my daughters, ages 4 and 1. I work part time from home on evenings and weekends. I cook dinner every night for my family and am thankful that my hubby says thank you every time. But I think lots of moms do the same, it's what we do. Only other moms know how hard we work and how often thankless a job it can be. But every once in a while you'll here a “I love you Mommy” and you are re-energized for a month. Yes, I'm super busy. My house is never clean enough. I'd rather plan a playdate than a dinner party because my kids will be happier. I enjoy being busy with crafts, story times, and park days. I'm exhausted because of all of it too. But that's ok…I'm a mom. It's exactly what I signed up for….happy exhaustion.

    • Carol

      I am an “in between” mom – a single Mom to two daughters, one in college, one special needs in 5th grade. We live with my almost 70 year old parents. Dad is diabetic and an amputee, Mom has COPD, a chronic lung disease. Both girls were homeschooled throughout, and the one in college does not yet have a car.. So my jobs include: teacher, caregiver, chauffer, guidance counsellor, housekeeper, financial advisor, organizer, shopper, meal planner, cook, diswasher, groundskeeper, baggage carrier, scheduler, neighbor, grammar police officer…Mom!

    • weegrowstrong

      Wow! Sounds like everyone is doing a fantastic job at pulling of this calling of motherhood! Congrats ladies! I am a mother to four (8,6,4,19 months) who's husband travels and lives out of hotels for 9 months out of the year. . .I would deffinately use my meals to leave to the babysitter while I grabbed a coffe once a week! ( ;

    • I am the busiest mom ever, with hubby, 3 kids, working full-time, going to school full-time, volunteer duties, this obligation and that obligation…whew, I'm tired just writing about it. There's a lot to do, but like the rest of these fab moms, I manage to get it done. Great contest and good luck everyone!

    • Missy

      I am a busy Mom, because of my two, loving and adorable young boys. With all the playing that this 3 year old, and 18 month old does, these dinners come in handy. Kids love them and so does the husband! Happy kids, Happy wife, Happy life!!!!

    • cindy sharp

      I am the busiest mom ever because I am a work at home mom, who writes Court ordered asessments, leave two nights a week to run Adult and teen anger mgmt. groups, homeschool my son, love and meet the needs of hubby and still figure out time for friends and couponing ;)

    • mendym

      I am one of the busiest moms because God blessed me with two wonderful boys that NEVER stop!

    • Amber

      I don't think being the “busiest” mom is something to strive for at all. In fact, we have been trying to pare down on activities; the kids are allowed one extracuricullar each but even with that, we still manage a busy life. I drive the kids to school every morning and pick them up every afternoon. While they are at school, I swim laps for one hour, I work from home in our business, do laundry, dishes, etc and plan meals. Once a week, my daughter has ballet and I shuttle her to that. 3-5 times a week, my son has baseball. I volunteer at their school once a week. I have women's bible study once a week. We also attend church every Sunday. That is the usual week for us without anything extra thrown in, which is usually not the case. lol

    • firefighter_wife

      I am a busy stay-at-home mom to two wonderful boys (ages 1 & 3). Being a mom is the most rewarding and fun job I have ever had! I stay super busy keeping up with two boys who love to explore and are into everything. Having some extra help with free meals would be great!

    • Tanyalulu

      I'm busy chasing around my one year old, who just learned to climb on things, teaching my 4 year old to read, and making sure my husband stays out of trouble. I cook dinner most nights of the week and would enjoy a little “easy” dinner. Thanks.

    • Cristen

      I'm sure I can't claim the title of busiest mom, but we sure don't sit around and twiddle our thumbs either! I have two children 20 months apart (a 3 year old girl and a 19 month old boy) who are very active (I get comments about their busy-ness all the time!). I also keep a 6 month old baby 3 days a week. I am also on staff part time at an urban youth ministry. My husband is a teacher, realtor, and baseball coach, so during the spring in particular, we are always running around like crazy!

    • susansaver

      I would like to win a year's worth of dinners for my sister. She is probably one of the busiest mom's I know to my 2-year-old nephew. She got pregnant with him while she was still in residency to be a family doctor. She went back to work after just 3 months to finish up and then immediately started a full-time position at a local clinic that services a low-income and uninsured population. Despite being busy with her career and the breadwinner of the family, she is an excellent mother and spends most of her free time. She also makes sure he eats healthy, fresh and organic meals. This sort of giveaway is perfect for her. She can still feed my nephew healthy food but save time and money in the process!

    • Lesley

      Well, I'm pregnant with my first child and am due in July. I really have no idea what it's like to be a mom, but from what my friends tell me….I'm about to become very, very busy! :)

    • Alyssa

      I have a 3yr old, 19 month old, 7 week old, husband starting his own business right now, moving in three weeks, and church service. We don't eat out, so I make the meals, change two kids diapers, help my husband with his work, and all of the other basic things like shopping, cleaning and that never-ending self-sustaining amoeba we call laundry. :-)

    • michwas

      I would love to win a year of free meals. I am a very busy mom of 2 boys- ages 8 and 12. My husband is a fireman and works crazy hours. We do not have the 8-5 lifestyle here. We even celebrate holidays on days other than the actual holiday since his schedule is what it is. Picking up 2 boys from school, homework, baseball, and whatever might fall into our evening we LOVE to have a meal that is quick, GOOD, and nutritious. Working full time, trying to be 10 places at once, and of course this is always on the night he is working! Please pick me- I would use the coupons and let everyone I know know how good your products are!! Thanks!!

    • Andrea

      Busy Mom of Four: 18, 16, 9, and 8….my husband travels quite a bit with his job. The older two kids are working and in school so I try to chauffeur them around when I can, while the younger two are on competitive(traveling) soccer teams and play rec softball. Between the two sports we are usually at the fields every day of the week and are always looking for quick healthy meal ideas! As if that is not enough we have homework, school projects, social events, and we home school their religious education classes because they will be receiving First Holy Communion this year! We love Michael Angelo’s lasagna and have it regularly!!! Quick and delicious!!!!!

    • dwaynejenn46

      I think any mother is the busiest mother in the world…but as for myself, I am the mother of 4 young children: 8, 5, 2 and 5 months! The oldest three are energetic boys, and my new little girl loves being in the middle of things. I spend everyday trying to keep up with mouths fed, diapers changed, floors vacuumed, laundry folded…and all the other 500 things every mother knows needs to be done. I try to make sure every one of my children has a one on one moment with me each day, as well as my husband.

    • 2bmd2013

      I feel like I am the busiest Mom ever. I am a first year medical student at the Quillen College of Medicine. In addition to Medical School, I have four children ages 7,9,11, and 13. My three daughters are involved in dance each 3 days per week and my son (13) plays on two different baseball teams. My husband does what he can to help but he works a full time (+>40hr/week) job. In addition to running the 3 girls to all of their dance activities and my son to all his baseball practices I help with book reports, school projects and the daily maintenance of school work for 4 children (assignments, tests, etc). Somewhere in all those hours of Mommy duty I have to learn what it takes to become a physician. Many times I am studying Genetics or Histology while I am watching my sons baseball game. My dream is to serve people in rural areas that do not have access to adequate medical care. I have a course load of >30 hours per semester and I am required to do community service volunteer work in addition to coursework. It is exhausting being a medical student and mother. However, my children are my greatest cheerleaders. Without their support I could never accomplish this dream.

    • Megan

      I'm a very busy mom to a three year old and 10 month old. I'm not busy with a money-earning job but busy mothering these two beautiful children and all that comes with that. I'd love free meals for a year to help free up some more time to spend with the kids and to stretch our grocery dollars.

    • laragrahm

      I am one of the busiest moms! I homeschool my two sons 8 and 5 and work two part time jobs during the nights and weekends and to help out with the budget. This would be an awesome help for my husband during one of those nights that I am at work. Thanks for the chance to win and also for coming to Montgomery, Al for your workshop. It was a great experience for me and I am still trying to “get CVS” . I am waiting for that moment you said would come.

    • Jessica

      I am one of the busiest moms I know. I have two children ages 7 and 2, I work part time and attend college part time. My husband works odd hours which leaves me to drive the children to their sports and social activities and typically means I cook all the meals, do all the cleaning and whatever else needs to be done. The one thing I do for myself is take about an hour per week to coupon shop by myself. I love it! I figure if I could win a free meal a week, that would free up an extra hour a week that I could do my shopping alone for two hours (with my coffee and my Souther Saver print out!) just thinking about it sounds like a dream come true…. ahhhh.

    • Lisa C

      I want my dearest friend (Patty) to win. She is mom to a 6 yr old girl and 8 year old boy, her husband travels a lot with his company. The kids have sports and girl scouts and church during the week. Patty teaches the childrens church (she writes the skits and performs) on Sunday. She also has to travel sometimes for work as well. Patty is also VERY involved in the school and does all the Campbells labels and boxtops for education, etc. She has even been a host to an exchange student from Kurzikstan, whom she now also considers a daughter.
      She is an excellent mom and very deserving of this!!

    • artmommy222

      I am full of admiration for all of you moms out there who seem to get it all done! If it was a contest for who was the busiest, I would not win, but I am a busy mom doing church activities, kid activities, home improvements, and cooking all the dinners! Would be nice to get some free meals.

    • thersea

      Hi everyone, I reallhy think I am the busiest mom-grandma. I have grown children (and one 21 year old still at home). Grandma to 8, 4 of which is here in our town. I am very active in all of their lifes. Taking or picking up kids from school, dance, team practise. I am very active in our church. I help teach our 3,4,5 year old choir. I sing in our adult choir. I do the Master's Fellowship newsletter though our church. Help my husband who is a branin tumor, heart surgery patient (2) and recently finished chemo for lumpfloma. I am at the end of the month, May, having to have MAJOR back surgery from C-3 to T-3.
      I try very hard to save money by going to 4 different stores weekly and spent plenty of nights in front of tv clipping and planning the use of my coupons. I would be so every blessed to have the chance of getting your yearly food.

    • festas20

      I am the busiest mom that “I” know. I'm married with two children and I work a full time job in sales. I am a wonderful mother and wife to my family. My daughter is currently 17 and graduating from highschool ( and getting ready for college )so you know the SENIOR year is VERY active and my son is 5 and currently graduating from KINDERGARTEN (so sweet). Between God/Family/Home (which is most important), work, Senior Year and Kindergarten I find the time for my favorite hobby which is extreme couponing. Thanks to Jenny and Southern Savers my weekly budget has went from $150 weekly to $60 weekly.I am still very busy but not so much stressed for cash. (yes, we still value dinner together every evening at the kitchen table, not take out or frozen but something fresh and hot 4-5 nights a week) Thanks Jenny!! P.S. to all..DONT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!

    • designedintime

      Everyone is Busy mom…If you're a Mom, you're always Busy!! I have kids and husband..makes me busy. Lucky enough to not have to work (for now) which has been great… :) But children, errands, dentist app, shopping, HUSBAND, they all keep me busy as a bee!

    • Wendy

      Well, I can't say I am the busiest mom because making sure everyone is fed, safe and clean most days keeps me hoping. I am a mom of 5, one in college, 2 teens I homeschool and 2 preschoolers.

    • Amy

      Well, after reading some of the comments below, it doesn't appear that I am the busiest mom! However, I would still love to win because my two kiddos keep me hopping!

    • Sherry

      I'm not a mom, however, I do coordinate a charity that helps 20,000 children at Christmastime. On top of that, I work full-time and am involved extensively at my church. I am one busy working-girl! :)

      Blessings on your day!

    • Alice

      I am a busy mom for the simple reason: ” I LOVE MY FAMILY”

    • susandtim

      I'm a busy mom!! I work full time – i teach HIGH SCHOOL MATH! Plus I have two boys ages 7 and 8! Such a blessing!!!!

    • Melissa

      I am not sure I qualify as the busiest mom but I am always running around like a chicken with it's head cut off (that is how my son explains it). lol I am a mom to 4 boys ages, 10, 9, 6, & 2. My older 3 play baseball currently and we practically live at the ball fields. Any help with dinner time would be appreciated around this house.
      Thanks for all the money saving coupon help!

    • NCMomof4

      With two 3-year olds,a 4-year old, and a 9-year old as well as a full time job, these meals would be a great help for a quick & healthy weeknight meal. Hope i win.

    • karray

      I am a busy mom of 3, a 15 year old and twins that will be 13 on Friday. Life just seems to get busier they older they get, as they always seem to need to go somewhere.

    • Stacey

      Because I homeschool! No time to cook with three kids, a hubby that works long hours and homeschooling!!

    • Tara Delong

      I am one of the busiest Mom's. I am a full time working mother I work at least 40hrs a week at my job and have 2 kids 14 and 7. I start my day off in the moring getting kids ready for school and taking my olderst son to the bus stop by 7am. I go to work all day and get home. My afternoons as soon as I get home I start a load of laundry and then the fun begins. I have to get dinner done and homework done. My 14yr old son is in Baseball and he travels for games. I also have a 7yr old girl that does Softball and Girl Scouts. I have to get dinner done and homework done before we have to go to practice or games. Between both kids we have games and or practice everynight. Sometimes they both will have ball on the same nights. My son has to be dropped off at fields by 6pm and she has to be at fields at 630. They play at different fields in 2 different directions. After dropping my son off I have to get daughter to her field stay with her and then go back to his fields. My husband does not get out of work till after 6pm so I have to get everyone were they need to be. I have to fit in Girl Scouts during the week if she has not games. We also have events on the weekends that I have to fit in for girl scouts.
      The meals would work out great since I always try to get the kids food at home before games and practices. I try not to spend the money at fields to save money.

    • tiffany1119

      I've been staring at this screen for a while now just trying to figure out what exactly makes me the busiest mom. I have three boys age 9, 3, and 6 months and a husband who works full time and is in college. I stay at home with the two younger ones during the day while my oldest is at school. I clip my coupons between diaper changes and cleaning homemade baby food off my floor. I cook dinner between homework and laundry. I sleep between bedtime stories and midnight feedings. I shower somewhere in between Cub Scout meetings and soccer practice. After midnight feedings I do data entry from my computer while all is quiet. And on the weekends, between soccer games and church I find time to sell Thirty-One Gifts. BUT does that make me the busiest mom? No. It makes me the luckiest mom.

    • karengreen2

      I am sure that everyone is equally as busy as me, but it never hurts to try. I started my own company called The Reading Corner last year. I offer preschool – 2nd grade enrichment classes. I currently have 60 children enrolled and will have over 150 children enrolled in my summer program. Along with my company, all the extracurricular activities, church, cleaning, etc., we just found out we are pregnant with our fifth child – all under the age of 8! Although I am thrilled, I tend to go on bedrest halfway through so free meals would really help out!!

    • sblyth

      I am busy because I have a 5 month old baby and a 25 month old toddler. Between the two, I am always moving, cleaning, washing, feeding. I habe a great husband but he is out the door before the babies wake up and doesn't return until just before bed time. In between, it is just me and the kids… and the dog who we walk twice a day! I try to have supper ready for my husband when he gets home so we can eat as a family but honestly, it rarely if ever happens! One day a week of having an easy dinner would certainly help this tired mom!

    • Angela Redshaw

      I believe I am the busiest mom, because I work full time at an alternative school ( these are the BAD children). I have to be mom, dad, teacher, counselor, nurse and wear any other hat you can imagine to 90 middle school children. Then, I travel for 45 minutes every other day to my mother's to fix her some meals for the next day and a half, do her laundry, and household chores that need to be completed, then drive back 45 minutes to my house and fix supper for my family. I have all the normal 3 children activities to do such as boy scouts, dancing and band. Then, there is homework and getting them ready for bed. I also have dishes and everyday chores to do before bed, then my day starts over the next morning.

    • I had 3 boys in 3 and a half years! I joke with my hubby I've been pregnant or nursing constantly since 2006! My boys are now 4, 2 and 8 months (this one is still nursing!). I stay at home with them, teach piano lessons, and have recently embarked on homeschooling! I am an avid couponer (thanks to Jenny!) and take time each week to save our family money while grocery shopping. Oh and did I mention I'm a pastor's wife?!?! So that means I play piano in the worship band, sing on a worship team, am the nursery coordinator and “administrative assistant” to the pastor (ha! This is of course only paid with love and appreciation!). We eat dinner together as a family every night- even the busy church ones! Free quick and easy meals for a year would be a tremendous blessing. Plus we love Italian food!

    • Elizabeth C

      I am so busy because I never have time too cook supper!! I hate it but some days I just cant get enough time in.!

    • Bridget

      I'm the busiest mom because I take care of my husband and five-year-old daughter, work two jobs, and I'm writing a dissertation at the same time.

    • I agree that any mom is a busy mom, but here is my life summarized. I am full time, homeschooling Mama of 5 darlings ages 2.5, 4, 5, 11, and 13. I am the wife of one hardworking man who is a fabulous Daddy and Husband. My kiddos are all being home schooled at their own level, even the little ones. We have 3 full meals a day and 3 delicious snacks. There is never a dull moment here, never a boring time (although I would love one) and always at least one “still hungry” tummy. I wake up before the sun to be up before the children and clean during little ones nap time, then stay up late to finish laundry… Sleep? Yes, it happens and I wake up to another day of blessed chaos!

    • sherry

      I homeschool my four kids, work part-time, get groceries and coupon, visit friends and family, have a garden, cook and clean. Whew!

    • I have three kids (9,8, and 15 months), a husband (who is type 1 diabetic) and a full time job! I am ALWAYS running someone to the dr (hubby more than anyone) or trying to keep up with everything the kids need to do. I want desperately to coupon and save tons of money but I dont have time to clip the coupons, much less organize them! I like the fact that this company takes time to put healthy ingredients into their meals- thats what stops me from just popping something frozen into the oven! AND it would make counting the hubbys carbs soooo much easier (another thing I spend time on!). Less time preparing the food would equal more time I can spend with my beautiful family. Thanks for the consideration!

    • Wendy

      I don't know that I am the busiest Mom, but it sure feels like it.I am a full time stay at home mom, I have homeschooled my children for the past 11 years, my two oldest are now in college though, we have TaeKwonDo class 3 days a week, Piano lessons, 4 cats, 1 rowdy dog, a husband who is on call 24/7 and I never know when he will be going into work or when he will be home, this often makes meal preparation challenging, he usually works second shift but that may mean going to work anywhere from 10:00am – 2:00pm and sometimes leaving on a moments notice. I also garden, work with the youth at church on Wednesdays and teach a Sunday School class. This would be a great help for those days when I just don't have the time to prepare a meal.

    • Lisa Merithew

      I would love to win this giveaway. We love Italian food!! I have 5 precious children and my husband is a full-time pastor.

    • Holly Witherby

      Hello! I believe that I am the “busiest mom”. Besides working and having 2 boys 6 & 8, out youngest son has autism, taking him to aba therapy 3 times a week, 50 miles- one way, and speech therapy, baseball for my other son, my husband tore his ACL and will be out of work for 8-12 weeks- yikes!! It would be a blessing to win this, it would help TREMENDOUSLY with these upcoming challenges ahead! Thanks !

    • jessicalwright

      I am a full-time working mom of two wonderful children. I drive 45 minutes to and from work 5 days a week, this includes dropping and picking up the kids from school and daycare. Take care of ALL household duties 90 % of the year since my husband in a truck driver and is gone two to three weeks at a time. It really would be a blessing to win this give away especially on those last nights when I don't have time to cook a full four course meal and help with homework and be the ref between the kids fights.

    • boudmel

      Wow there are alot of awesome moms here :) I just found Southern Savers this week and I LOVE IT!!! I am a pretty busy mom myself. I am a stay at home mom of two teenagers who keep me running everywhere. My hubby works overseas so he is gone 6 months out of the year which leaves all the running and household chores to me. I try to volunteer at the kids school as often as I can and there are many days it is hard to get dinner on the table. Winning the years supply of Michael Angelo Meals would be awesome and a great time saver. Thanks again for this wonderful site!!!

    • donm2303

      My mom is the busiest! She is a teacher and puts in lots of extra hours!

    • yvonnebenson

      I am a busy mom. I have a 10-year-old daughter who has a very social and school life. And guess who manages all that…Me! She will also be going to middle school in the fall so our schedules are pretty packed with events until then.

    • jcchtc

      Ok so I know everybody thinks their mom is the best and the buisest. SO I will just let you in on my Mom's day. She runs her own business outside of the house, which is a gift shop as well as my grandparents business which provides home heating products such as LP gas, Fuel oil etc….. As you know in the winter time her hours are very longgggggggggggggg. I am 20 and my brother is 19, we are away at college. She never misses one of our soccer games, even if it means driving 8 plus hours or getting home in the wee morning hours and going to work without much sleep. Not only does she take care of us, she bring great homecooked meals to us and all our friends at college. She also has “adopted” one of our friends from high school that goes to college on the other side of the state and she figures out a way to go to his football games too, get him food and make sure he is making good grades. She just came up Sunday morning to help us move out of our dorm, stayed up til 3 washing clothes and putting stuff away so when we get home from exams it will all be clean and I am sure we will have terrific meals while we are home. She has learned to coupon with the best of them and she has taught us how to be thrifty shoppers too. We all did the triple coupon at Harris Teeter this week of course in different states.
      She also has several young friends with young children which she volunteers to keep on saturdays and two or three days during the week so they do not have to pay babysitters.
      She volunteers in our church, makes sure the flowers are beautiful every Sunday and all holidays.
      I think her cell rings constantly people asking for advice or if she can help them out.
      Just so you know how wonderful she is… if we break up with out girlfriends they cry because they will miss our mom…… one of mine still calls her everyweek.

      When we were at home in school she cooked every night we always sat down for a meal together. She would also fix our lunch each day for us to take to school and not sandwiches, full meals no leftovers.

      I know if my mom was to win the Micheal Angelo's giveaway she would share the wealth …..

    • Anonymous

      I am sure I am not the busiest mom. If I were, I wouldn’t have time to be on the computer right now, haha. I wonder just how much more time we would all have if computers didn’t exist! I am thankful though, for this site and others like it that make being busy a little more fun :) I try not to add too much to my plate though. I am a stay-at-home mom of two toddler girls and my first little boy is due in two weeks! I also take care of my husband and a friends dog! My husband is a pastor and a student. Life is always plenty busy, so like I said, I try not too add too much on top of that. I enjoy my family and our ministry and try to put my all into both, though I require some down time as I hope everyone else does too!
      My friend Kelly is a mother of four (two toddlers, and twin boys), and a couponing queen, author of frugallittlething.blogspot.com. She deserves to win this contest way more than I do, so if I get picked somehow, I’d like it to be for her!

    • susie05

      I am a busy mom, but my dear friend Amber is even busier! She has waited 5 years to be a mom. She finally this past month adopted a beautiful baby girl. But that is not all…before this little girl came along last month, she had agreed to adopt a little boy that will be born at the end of may! so she is going to be one VERY busy first time mom of two! So for this mother's day I send my comment on behalf of her!

    • Susanne

      Well, am I allowed to discuss my three little ones 7, 4, and my absolutely into everything, wild, dirt loving, 18 month old! then there is the tidbit of running the household, couponing, is there time for hobbies or even a shower? But I also work…I am sure I am not THE busiest but its plenty for me! Thanks for the entry, we would love to win!

    • savytaby

      I would rather consider myself to be the most blessed mom(3 kids 3 and under/stay at home/super tight budget)!! However, I actually want to put in for my sis-in-law to win the meals. She and her husband both make next to nothing as Christian school teachers. She would love to be a SAH mom, but they honestly depend on her income in order to make ends meet. She teaches, works in the church and does so much for everyone else. He is a teacher & coach. They both influence so many kids daily through their lives & examples. They have 3 children of their own…6,4 and 8 months. Please pick them!!! It would be a huge blessing and an answer to PRAYER! Thanks for all you do at SOUTHERN SAVERS!!

    • Toni

      While I am not so naive to think that I am the busiest or most burdened mom ever, I am busy. In order for my family to survive, my tasks include cleaning other people's houses and couponing (we have dial-up internet). In order to best love my family, my tasks include helping my husband and editing his work, homeschooling, and doing all homemaking and many additional tasks. Due to food allergies, I often have to make two separate meals at mealtime or go without food. Each weekday, I typically skip at least one meal and put in 18 hours of work. On Sundays, we travel 1 hr. 15 min. one way to church, stay there for the day, and out of necessity clean the facilities. Like all other strapped moms, I consider every meal a huge blessing, and like all other busy moms, I consider it a blessing any time I can get my hands on a meal that is easy to prepare.

    • ohthreegirls

      I would love to not worry about cooking a meal once a week. Between all of our activities ofr 3 kids we are busy 7 days a week :-)

    • Heather

      Although I am a stay at home mom- there is never enough time in the day! Some of our daily activities include playdates, at home learning, shuffling to events, trying to maintain a garden and cook healthy, as well as have special time with each children, I volunteer in community and church and am a military wife so frequently doing it solo. Having a free and healthy meal provided each week would be such a blessing!

    • stephcave

      I believe I am the busiest mom in the world. I have 3 boys ages 12,11 and 1 and my husband who is a 37 year old kid himself! LOL
      My husband works a full time job as a fireman and 2 part time jobs on his days off therefore I am left to do everything with and for the kids. Keeping the house cleaned with my 1 year old son is pretty much impossible! I make sure supper is cooked for my wonderful hubby and awesome kids every night and this would help to ensure we had something different. It takes all we make just to pay our bills and do not have much money left to buy groceries at the end of the week. We would be very excited to win!! :)

    • francesA

      I am an extremely busy homeschool mom of five children from four to fifteen. I love spending time with my family and would love the food so I don't have to spend so much time in meal preparation. Also, the savings on the food bill would be great!! My fifteen year old eats everything in sight!

    • Sarah Mullins

      This is perfect timing! I was just telling my friend and husband how overwhelmed I am with everything that goes on in our day to day lives! I feel like something has to give but I'm not sure yet. Between homeschooling my sons, doing laundry, cooking, watching my neighbor's little girl, trying to find time to work out and being pregnant I feel like I never sit down. I would love to have a year of quick yummy meals!

    • Sparky

      You have enough heartfelt stories out there so I will be brief. I need these meals. I will use them in ministering to others who need them. Though I'm sure I sneak a few for myself as well!! Thank you for the generosity!

    • mmbelkpsyc

      I am the busiest mom ever, so I think. I have twin boys who are 4-year olds and the busiest 19 month old I know. I clean the house and stay at home with my children Monday thru friday and on Saturday and Sunday I work 12 hour shifts with juvenile delinquent's at a children's home and basically serve as their mother. Then I come home to clean my own house as well. This is why I feel I am the busiest mom.

    • sunshine4All

      Three boys!!! Twin 2yr olds and a 5yr old :) They are ALL boy for sure! nonstop, everyday! I see a lot of cancer survivors on here and I know some too. Just wanted to say amen to that and to those going through it, God will see you through if you let him!

    • jess689

      There are SO many busy moms out there, I'm sure there are tons of deserving recipients (too bad we can't all have 1 meal/week taken care of!). I'd love to be considered, as dinner is usually one of the last things on my mind. I am a mom to a wild 2 year old that keeps me so busy, along with a 7 month old baby who I'm proud to say is LIVING with cancer! A tumor was found when I was 7 months pregnant and they diagnosed her cancerous tumor after she was born. We make constant trips to Children's hospital (3 hours away) while trying to make sure our 2 year old gets equal attention and love! Our closest family is 6 hours so away, so we take both kids to the hospital every time…which is quite stressful. When I'm not worrying about my girls, I work full time and do MBA courses at night. I sometimes feel like meal planning is the LAST thing I need to worry about, so I'd love to have a night off from cooking!

    • calex1202

      I think my wife is the busiest mom ever because I am out of town all week and she has to take care of our 10 year old son and 15 month old daughter. She also keeps a 3 year old and a 2 year old during the week. When she is done with the 3 and 2 year olds she has to hurry up and cook dinner for our son and daughter. As soon as she is done with that she has to get our son ready for ball practice/game and dress our daughter appropriately. While at ball practice/game, she has to chase our daughter around and around for about an hour and a half. When practice/game is done she has to rush home and get our daughter in the bath, giver her some milk, get our son in the shower, get him some cookies or something sweet usually, get her ready and in bed, get him ready and in bed, and while all of this is going on she also bakes cakes for birthday parties and keeps up with a blog. I dont know how she does it because I know I wouldnt be able to. Thats why she is the busiest mom ever.

    • hollyshadix

      I work for individuals with developmental disabilities as a caseworker. Then when I come home I have two teenagers that keep me on my feet. One has ADD, and bi-polar so she requires a lot of attention.

    • jessicahoover

      I am the busiest Mom ever due to being in school full time and raising two special needs children. My daughter and son were both born way to early (daughter 24 weeks and son 27 weeks) my daughter has Cerebral Palsy and requires several therapy sessions a week, and my son has severe learning disabilities that leave me setting aside 2 hours each after noon to help him through what should be 20 minutes of homework. Then there is the typical up keep of our household (laundry, cleaning, cooking, and making lunches). My hair hasn't been cut in a year (I now know what my natural hair color is), I am up before the sun comes up, and I don't stop until the owls are sleeping. And when I am sleeping I am going through what I must do the next day. My life is busy, and full of wonderful people, who keep the cycle going to keep the days filled full with smiles and love.

    • laura25

      I consider my mom the BEST busiest mom in the WORLD! My mom deserves this because she is a single mom raising 5 kids. She has gave up so much to support all of us kids. She drove for 3-4 years 2 hours twice a week for my sisters to play soccer at a higher level. She worked a couple of jobs to provide for us. She would also have a smile on her face. Words just cant explain how busy she stays- she is always on the go- non stop. I couldnt ask for a better mom who have given us kids all she could and not once complained about it. thank you and i hope that my mom would be considered the BEST busiest mom- she deserves the free meals for a year and financially it would be a huge weight lifted off her shoulders.

    • Susana C.

      i want this!!!! :) i have twins! trust me im busy!

    • Alicia

      Some peole ask me how I do it? Others will say I am glad that you do and I dont!! I just laugh and say its my life. My life has two kids a 15 month old and a 4 year old. It consists of two dogs a 5 year old chihuahua and a 10 month old boxer. Oh and we can not forget about Ish the fish!! I am a Nuclear Medicine Tech that works a forty hour work week at a local hospital. Plus we have to take “call” which means that if there is a STAT procedure in the middle of the night they will be calling me in. Even if i get called in i still have to be there at 6am with or with out sleep. I am married to a wonderful husband who i barely see because he works 3rd shift. So the weekends are where we try to catch up. Besides working a forty hour week, i have two at home jobs that i do as well. One is selling Avon and the other is a Communications business that we are trying to get started. Dinners are planned at least a week in advance just to fit it in with our schedule. Its definetly a life that is on the go but i wouldnt trade it for anything. We take in the moments that we have together and cherish every moment.

    • tigger33781

      If you are a Mom, you are BUSY. I have two daughters, 13 and 5 (God spaced them out that way) so I have two totally different directions to go. If I need a quick meal, I feel extremely guilty feeding them drive-thru but I can't figure out any other options. This seems like the perfect answer!

    • smsburkholder

      I would love for my friend Meghan to win. She is the busiest mom that I know of. Her husband lost his job at the end of 2009, they were very blessed that he was able to get a new job but it is approx. 10 hrs. from their home. This past weekend was the first time they were all together in approx. a month and a half. They have two boys, ages 4 & 8, who are both involved in sports. One of them is also involved in boyscouts. She works a full time job on top of running them to practice, games, boyscout meetings, plus she takes care of every aspect of their home while her husband is away. She is a GREAT mom and this would help to make her days a little easier!

    • Kim D

      I am humbled to be included in a busy moms comment page, but here is me…I am busy with my 2 boys (19 months and almost 6 yo). My husband travels from April to September and I run the house throughout the year. I love this blog, it has helped me save a ton of money and keep on a budget (which was our New Year's resolution). I would love to get a year's supply of Michael Angelo's because this is the best frozen product on the market. I always have it in my fridge to feed babysitters and family. Pick me, please pick me!

    • Renee

      I am a new mother – I have a two-month old at home. My husband is a pilot for the airlines AND for the Air National Guard. I live over an hour from the closest family, and even when my husband is not deployed for months to the desert, he is still gone 3-4 nights in a row for the airlines or even on overnight training trips with the military. We are also trying to get our home ready to put on the market, so any moment my son allows me to work on the house…inside or outside, I take advantage of it. When the weather is nice he's outside in the sun dome with me while I work on the brick walkway or work on the edging of the flower beds! That is on top of gearing up before or re-settling in after my husband's trips…always packing, unpacking or doing laundry to get him out the door or welcome him home…and gearing up or recuperating from the new mommy's days and nights at home with baby! Not much help from family right now as my mother is taking care of my father who just had surgery and my older aunt who has to have surgery at MUSC. My mother-in-law just had surgery today and will be out of commission for at least a month! I love my family, but MAN is it busy nowadays!

    • momers

      We have a very busy life and would not change it for nothing! Our house is full of boys…. Two in high school and a little guy still at home. YES we are crazy! Two in braces and one in diapers……… We are always heading out the door for something. My husband is a Deputy and his schedule adds to the mix. We would LOVE to be the winners! We DO eat together at the table every night as a family. With this awesome gift they would have a healthy meal. Thank you for offering this opportunity!

    • Donna

      Every mom deserves at least one night where she doesn't have to worry about cooking.

    • HoneyNutCherieos

      I am entering this for my mom. She is a mom of 7 kids who homeschools and also works part time. They are struggling financially right now so it would not only free up some time for her, but also help her save some $ on dinner once a week!

    • Michelle

      I am a SAHM- that is a full time job :0) Love my boys- love coupons and am thankful for God's many blessings…….. would love some free meals!!

    • aemequest

      WOW, this would be great. Between work, daycare, t-ball, swim lessons, church, the list goes on and on it's tough having healthy meals that the family will love every day. This sure would help…

    • Staci

      I am a mom of 2 children, my son is 3 and daughter is 19 months and I found out we are expecting our 3rd in December (found out 2 days before I left for a medical mission trip in Africa no less!). Not only do i have terrible all day sickness (none of that morning stuff!) I am currently working 2 jobs to help support our family while my husband works full time and is going to school full time (at a school over an hour away). I also cook weekly for my father who lives by himself and has multiple health conditions. A years worth of meals would be such a blessing to our family!

    • Teri

      I am a very busy Mother of three. My children are older now. My daughter is 28 and pregnant with her first child. My middle Son is 18 and graduating from high school this year. My youngest son is 13 and in middle school. My daughter needs my support right now through her pregnancy. The next few months are busy with graduation prepartions and college. My youngest son plays football and wrestles. Church on Wed and Sunday. I volunteer at the local Childrens Shelter and I have two part-time jobs. My husband works long hours and is exhausted when he gets home. Winning these meals would allow me more time for other “duties” before my husband gets home.

    • bettygerard

      I think that I might be one of the busiest mom's there is. I am in nursing school full time, I have two children and work part time as well. Half the time, I don't know if I'm coming or going. Thanks for this opportunity.

    • Christa

      Alright, as much as I would love to win this, I am definitely not the busiest mom in the world. :D However, I have a friend who is really busy: Mom of 6 kids (ages 2-12), married to an administrative assistant at a church/Christian school, AND they are getting ready to move from MO to NC to change ministries!! Packing with 6 kids and a busy hubby. I know this would be a huge help and blessing to her if you can pick her. She's a great, Christian lady, and would put these meals to good use! :)

    • Jasmene

      Being a mom in general is the busiest job ever! It would be nice to come home and have dinner ready quickly and be able to spend some time with my daughter/husband. This would be a nice treat!

    • Anonymous

      I think all mom’s are busy – and I am another one of them. I have been a pastor’s wife for 24 years, the mother of 6, I homeschool our children, I teach 7 advanced science and literature classes at our homeschool enrichment center, I grade essays for different standardized tests via computer, I own and operate 2 businesses — 212Mom (www.212Mom.com) which is a business dedicated to helping mom’s be all God created them to be, and The ACT Coaching Institute (www.theactcoachinginstitute.com) which is a business dedicated to coaching 8th-12th grade students in skills necessary to score higher on their ACT exam, I cook virtually all of our meals from scratch, and keep the household running as it should. I love your site and use it regularly to aid me in my couponing and shopping. I have averaged 70% savings this year thanks to you! If I were to win this, I don’t know if I would keep it for myself or not. I regularly take meals to people who are in need and I would love to be able to use this to give to others. Right now, where I live in the Nashville area, we are experiencing devastating flooding. Many of our friends and church members have lost everything they have. I want to be able to help them and give them meals as needed while being as frugal on my grocery budget as possible.

    • jessc5

      Busy, busy, busy……aren't we all? I have 5 kids (10,9,6,4, &1), a workaholic husband, a mother-in-law and brother-in-law with multiple health issues to care for, and a group of kids in our youth group who consider my home their favorite hangout spot. To have a meal a week already planned and taken care of would be fantastic!

    • snapbean

      So busy that I can't write too much…I'm a military wife. I'm a stay at home mom, which means my job never ends. I get up early, go to bed late. I have a 10 month old who is starting to walk and get into everything and keeps me on my toes! Trying to make sure I have enough time to meet all of his needs, take him out to the park when I can, do the grocery shopping and whatever else needs tending to…dinner is the last thing I want to worry about. Did I mention I'm 3 months pregnant, as well? :)

    • cassia2

      I'm a busy mom because I over-commit. :) And there is still a long list of things that I need/should/would like to do, no matter how much I try to scale back. I think business is part of being a mom.

    • jess

      I am the proud mommy of 16, 9 and 2 year olds. My husband travels with work leaving me to take care of EVERYTHING! It would be great to have 1 night off a week to give my 9 year old the extra help he needs with school work!

    • deborahelaine

      ugh….i'm a mother of 3 boys ages 5, 3, and 9m. my husband works two jobs during the week and i work nightshift at the hospital on the weekend trying to make ends meet. Laundry alone keeps me so busy it's hard to actually cook a meal! Free meals would be AWESOME!!!

    • lindaanglin2

      I would sure love to win this great giveaway. I am a busy mom to 3 boys. I am a stay at home mom not necessarily by choice but to take care of my mother, who lives with us, since my dad passed away almost 4 years ago. My boys are 11, 6 and 4 and are involved in preschool and school activities plus soccer. I drive 2 hours round trip several times a month taking my mom to various doctor appointments. Just the laundry alone for 3 adults and 3 kids is enough to keep anyone busy, lol! I also volunteer at my children's school and attempt to keep the house clean. Speaking of that, we also 2 adorable miniature dachshunds that keep us on our toes and laughing. I am always looking for ways to help make dinner time easier and I love Michael Angelo's products, Thanks for all you do for us – I am a huge Southern Savers fan!

    • Alisa Begitschke

      I'm not going to say I'm the busiest mom, but I would like to enter my friend Michelle. 5 kids,two grandchildren,single mom, a full time nurse in the nicu.Dad just passed away friday. Has to help her mom move into her house,which she is franticlly trying to get the basement finished..Dad stopped paying child support 8 months ago….lots of pressure on her, and not a lot of tme.Does she deserve it? i think so…

    • jabsmom

      This would be great for me and my busy household. Running around afternoon after school and never time to cook a good meal for my 3 kids.

    • Heather

      There is no such thing as an “Un-busy” mom! If you're a mom, you're busy. I have 3 children ages 4, 2 1/2, and 8 months. My husband and I have only been married 5 years. He is a high school Bible teacher and taking Masters classes right now. I have to do it all and love doing it!

    • Leslie

      Homeschooling mom of four here – ages 9, 7, 5, & 4. Our 4 year old is in preschool two days a week & therapy three days a week, I am also actively involved in my church Bible study and am trying to keep a house clean, coupon clip, and am the elementary coordinator for our local homeschool group and on the advisory board for our local 4-H group. Any coupons I don't use would be used to bless others around me – new moms, the numerous unemployed in our church, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    • BusyGAMom

      We have three children, and are expecting our 4th in August. My husband broke the T12 vertebrae in his back a month ago and won't be able to lift anything more than 10 pounds for at least 6 months. I work at least 50 hours a week as an engineer and on-call for emergencies overnight and weekends. We recently moved, but I still have to take care of the other house until it sells, which means lugging the lawn mower back and forth between the two homes each weekend. Amidst all of this, I drive my son to school and get him to his baseball practice/games, get my daughter to school, karate and girl scouts. With dishes and laundry, homework and baths, yard work and pets and even home repair, dinner is usually thrown together last minute. We have a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches. I don't want my kids to miss out on being kids, but with all that has to be done, at times I feel like I'm missing out on being a mom.

    • Melissa

      I'd love for my friend Heather to win. She lost her husband 3 months ago & has a lot on her plate having a 3 year old & 23 month old twins! This would be great for her budget & would help make dinner time a little easier!!

    • denisebennett

      ME, BUSY? MUUUHAHHHAHAHA… I AM BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE. BLESSED THAT I WORK AT HOME FOR MY HUSBAND & CAN SEE TO MY CHILDREN AS GOD INTENDED. BLESSED TO HAVE BIRTHED TWO SONS & ADOPTED TWO DAUGHTERS WHO WERE ORPHANED BECAUSE THEIR MOTHER WAS STABBED BY THEIR OWN FATHER. BLESSED BECAUSE THEY WE ARE PART OF GOD'S PLAN FOR THEIR RESCUE FROM A LIFE RULED BY DRUGS & VIOLENCE. BLESSED TO HOST KOREAN STUDENTS DURING THE SUMMER. BLESSED TO HAVE HAD A HOMELESS 15 YEAR OLD GIRL FIND A SAFE REFUGE & A REAL FAMILY FOR A SEASON IN OUR HOME. BLESSED BECAUSE MY KIDS ARE VERY ACTIVE… SCHOOL BAND, ROCK BANDS, WORSHIP BANDS, SOCCER, TENNIS, GOLF, HORSEBACK RIDING, CLOGGING, ART LESSONS, AND LOTS OF FUN. BLESSED TO HAVE THE ENERGY FOR KEEPING UP W/ THE HOUSEWORK. BLESSED…. TRULY, TRULY BLESSED. :))))

    • Backrack

      I am trying so hard to eat healthier for my family. They are the most important thing for me but if I do not take care of myself I CANNOT take care of them. This is something that I just really realized. Disability and death are a reality for some diseases and it is TRUE that you are what you eat. Thanks for making this offer available to US (southern savers family).

    • donnadbutler

      I am a very busy,busy, mother. I have two boys that are 11 months apart. They are now 5 and 6 years old. I also have a 3 year old daughter. The boys are both involved in baseball 3 nights a week. I have an in-home daycare, where I watch an addition 6 children ranging in age from 1 year old to 3 years old. My husband and I also run a real estate company and have 3 rental properties. My husband also has a full time job and plays tennis with 3 different teams, one of which he has convinced me that I have time to participate in with practice once a week and games Saturday morning. Somehow, I am suppose to fit all of this in and COOK DINNER!

    • Kelley

      I am always busy I have 7 kids and homeschool all of them!

    • Lisa

      I would have to say I am a very busy mom. I have 4 boys a 2 1/2 year old a 7 year old, a 9 year old, and a 17 year old (nephew) living with us. Between homeschooling and trying to raise Godly men, I am busy all day and throughout the week with activities. Not having to spend alot of time in the kitchen 1 night a week slaving over a hot stove and oven would be a wonderful.

    • Tiffany

      I have two children and I husband that I can never spend enough time with. Being a mother is a 24 hour a day job and I love it.

    • it's me, it's me!! I am the busiest mom :) I have two young boys (1.5 and 2.5 yrs). I teach an early morning bible study class EVERY weekday morning at six am for the high school students that go to my church, I run 3-6 miles a day, teach fitness classes at the 'y' twice a week, go to fitness classes six days a week, nanny for a 10 and 12 year old twice a week, teach a women's class at church on sunday, run a weekly playgroup and monthly bookclub, take care of the home responsibilities and care for my husband who is a 2nd Lt. in the US Air Force and currently going to medical school! and I do love every moment of it! Oh- and I coupon! we ALL know how much time that can take :)
      -leisy miller

    • b12mommy

      I believe I am the busiest mom, not only because I am a mom and wife but because of the crazy schedule I have on top of that! I live in a 700 unit apartment complex (the largest in the upstate of SC) where I am in charge of planning all the events and welcoming each new resident into the community. This is a lot of work! If you have ever lived or worked in an apartment complex you know that people are constantly moving in and out! On top of that my husband and I lead the youth group at our church (which is like having that many more kids!). So between holding down the fort at home, taking care of my three year old and husbands needs, and between the two responsibilities I listed above and all that those entail I believe I am the busiest MoM!

    • Whew!! We have three kids three and under and keep busy around here. I love the vegetarian options and the no chemicals. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    • lcarswell

      II'm an attorney by day and an adjunct proofessor by night. Sometime, by the time I get home, I just don't have any energy left for cooking!

    • griffins00

      I could be considered the busiest mom!! I have twin girls, almost 7 months old, and a very lively 3-year-old son! I work almost 40 hours a week outside the home, and juggle in multiple church activities and family outings. I feel like sometimes there is not time to breathe, much less make meals!!! This would be a huge timesaver!

    • WOW! There ARE a lot of busy mommas out there. I consider myself busy too, but I certainly don't think I am the busiest. I only have 2 boys vs friends of mine who have 4 and 5. We homeschool, but a lot of mommas out there with more children than me do that and do it well! The free meals would be a huge blessing! Especially on those days when we have field trips and my hubby has to work his 2nd job so I need to have something yummy ready for him to eat but don't have the time to prepare it. Thanks for this awesome giveaway and congratulations in advance to the winner!!!

    • kerstinrhoads

      I don't know that I'm any busier than the other moms on here, but I could always use meal ideas (and help). My oldest son Karl is 6 and a lego fanatic. Alexander is 5 and wants to be so like his brother and is constantly at odds with younger sister, Sabrina. Sabrina is 2 1/2 and making me dread the teenage years with her sassy attitude and demand of independence. The boys are in little league, different teams. I'm team mom for Karl and dad is coach for Alexander. I'm the Secretary of our Preschool Board of Directors and run the powerpoint for the contemporary service at church on Sundays. I took over the family business (an annual publication) when my Dad was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and he since has passed. For some reason, I took on a horse last month. I guess I just needed an outlet – it's what I grew up with. Anyway, that's a snapshot of our little life :)

    • music88teach

      I am a Minister of Worship & Familylife at a church. Planning quick, good, healthy meals is a challenge. My family loves Italian and knowing I can plan on a Michael Angelo dinner each week would be a big help.

    • Tammy Robertson

      I, along with many other moms are extremly busy, and love every minute of it! I have two wonderful boys, we play baseball 4 nights a week, homework,etc. I work two part time jobs and My husband works full time. I would love to be able to share more mealtimes with my family as well as my Mom and Dad(my dad,who was just diagnosed with Cancer) to releive some burden from their diner planning, as well as my grandmothers, both which are recently widowed and live alone. To have such a wonderful meal that I can prepare with little ease and know that I am serving my family and extended family a nutrtious dinner would be such a saving grace. I know that family is the most important thing and every moment I get to spend time with them and to cherish the stoies told at the table are just moments you can't replace. What a wonderful giveaway! Good luck to all the wonderful moms out there, and Happy Mother's Day!

    • laura

      I have twin 2 year old boys and an almost 6 year old girl. My boys can break anything or break into anything! They have broken off the oven locks, the drawer locks and torn up all my cookbooks. They eat playdough and crayons and put any small piece of anything in their mouths. They think it is funny and run when I try to get it away. When they aren't destroying somthing, they are trying to kill each other. My days are spent driving my oldest to and from school and to the soccer field or whatever activity she has and in between trying to keep the other 2 happy, dry, fed and safe. It is exhausting but I wouldn't change it!! It is hard to get dinner on the table b/c they want to get into the oven, pull things off the stove etc. I now have an oven outside b/c it is the only way I can safely cook.

    • stephaniedavis29

      Jenny I love your site, it has helped our family tremendously. I am a stay at home mom of five ages, 7,6,4,2,and 7 mos. I have just started couponing and have saved so much over the last three months. Our kids love the variety I am able to offer now and our budget loves the savings! The hardest thing to do, besides keep up on laundry, is get dinner on the table. Any night off is a night to be cherished. I would love to be able to pop something in the oven and have dinner done once a week.

    • amstover

      I may not be the busiest mom, but I certainly waste a lot of time in the kitchen. I am a SLOW cooker. Family time is much more enjoyable on nights that I don't cook from scratch!

    • irmolees

      I feel like I am really busy with 3 boys, soccer, piano lessons, homework, my husband's schedule with coaching and finding time to study the Bible, pray, play with my kids, clean the house, wash the clothes, plant flowers, Moms In Touch group, CBS Bible study, teaching Toddlers twice a month at church and Kids Worship once a month for the older kids, etc! Whew! And it starts over again and again!

    • BEVERLY RYALS

      I LOVE YOUR MEALS, IT SEEMS EVERYONES LIFE IS SO FULL..
      A GOOD QUICK MEAL IS WONDERFUL, AND SO MANY TO CHOICE FROM

    • Ashley

      I work full-time (over 40 hours a week many weeks), and come home to 2 wonderful girls. For 4 years my husband was on 2nd shift and I was a “single mom” again during the week. He's on first shift now, but still comes home late. My 2nd job starts at home – cooking, giving baths, helping with homework, cleaning up, putting girls to bed… and uughhh… the house stays a mess! I love to give my kids healthy anything, so this (healthy, yummy and fast) would be amazing for us! I know I'm just one mom – any of us deserve this treat! thanks

    • I'm a mom to a 2 year old and a 3 1/2 month old. In the next month I am going to start to nanny a newborn also. I have very little time as it is so to have one meal a week I don't need to worry about would be fantastic!!

    • beepampered

      I hate competing for how busy I am as I try to never get so busy that my kids can't have me when they need me. Two kids in school that I must drive them too and a toddler keeps me amply busy. Since it dinner is always a chore, I'd love a break – and to share it with neighbors….BEE

    • brookesigler

      I have TWIN boys that are 2 1/2 and a 9 month old boy, too! In our house of boys, I would feel really blessed to WIN this contest! Here's the kicker, my husband is deploying in July for 12 months and it would be nice to have one meal already accounted for…with 3 growing boys, I would really LOVE to win! :) Thanks for considering us!

    • I'm a very busy wife between working full time, taking care of the house, cooking, couponing and finding deals and budgeting and helping my husband finish school and study for exams. Not to mention I went to school while I was working full time too and got a Bachelor's degree in 2008. We plan on most likely having children sometime soon, so I'm sure my life is only going to get way busier very soon! :)

    • mrscheapstuff

      Listen, I know I am a busy mom. Boy, sometimes after just 5 minutes, I have sweat dripping off my face. You really know u'r busy when u try 2 talk 2 adults & u mess up u'r words like a child would. Like I will say, “I would like 2 dry blow my dryer”…lol instead of “I'd like to blow dry my hair.” My youngest has a severe LANGUAGE/phonologicaL disorder, so I definitely pick it at times….part of being a busy mom..

    • aprillynn

      I just had my second child just over 4 months agao. My first just turned 5. Based on an economic decision, I have now become a stay at home mom. Currently, my daily responsiblities are cleaning the house, cooking meals, getting my son to and from pre-k, and getting my daughter (who is currently mid teething) onto a schedule. In a couple of weeks, I will begin to include my invalid grandmothers shopping to my own and will take on the responsibility of cleaning her house for her. Once August rolls around, I will begin to go back to school in order to become a nurse. All the while, I continue to be regular at Christian meetings and work very hard to instill the Christian qualities in both my children. I have work very hard to spread my attention between my son, who is used to having it undivided, with my daughter who needs me almost constantly, and still again make time for my husband so he knows I haven't forgotten who he is. All this without going insane. Thanks to Southern Savers, it makes getting the things I need to run this house without breaking the bank!!

    • kbrayton

      All moms are busy of course, but I am a busy mom because I am working a night job and will also be working at my son's preschool for extra money 3 days a week…This would be great for my husband to make when I am rushing out the door for work when he gets home…

    • Kris

      I have 3 children and work two part time jobs. I love to cook for may family but somthing pre-made would be great on the nights I am just to tired. Thank you Southern savers for helping mom's like me cut back on our spending and having enough extra food to share. Sincerely Kris

    • kristi talbot

      Although having only two children (which we all know is a full time job in itself), i also work part time as a veterinary technician and i do the books for our local volunteer fire department. Trying to juggle all three jobs and still manage my home can be a bit trying at times. But in order to maintain our strong family bond, we sit down every night as a family to eat dinner. Sharing our family time with a meal from Michael Angelo would make it even better!

    • Nicole

      I'm a pretty busy mom because I have a daughter who is in gymnastics and baseball, as well as a son who is in cub scouts and baseball. It seems like we are always running. My husband works late and when he is home, we only have one car, so I have to drop one kid off, take the other and then pick up the first kid.

    • Elizabeth White

      I am the blessed mother of a one month old, and 2, 4, and 6 year olds. I'm super busy, but I think ALL moms are busy! I don't wish to compete with other moms for the “busiest”, but if you're randomly choosing a winner, please enter me into the drawing! Thank you!

    • toma

      Busy? Who me? Are you kidding me—I barely have time to coupon!

    • plumkaty

      I have a hard time saying I'm the busiest mom for some reason. However, I am mom of two girls ages 3 and 4. They are now in soccer, softball, and dance while I try to work full time and finish my dissertation for my PhD. My husband is a firefighter and works crazy 24 hour shifts on random day. I know it seems crazy some days and that maybe it's too much. I love every minute of it though and know I'll miss it when it's all said an done. Ok well definately not the dissertation part, but the kid part I will.

    • Renee Brookshire

      I am a pastor's wife, mother of four children, two still at home, I home-school, am the church secretary, sell Avon, and work at CATO about twice a month. I also coordinate our ladies functions at church and play the organ. I wear many hats, but love what I do!! I am however, very busy!! Those free meals would be a blessing!!

    • valeriemartin

      I get up, get three kids out the door, grocery shop before taking the third off to school, tutor other families' children all day….connecting to each and every child's needs, have dinner ready either on the weekends to pull out all week, or do it at a quick 45 minute break. Have a sitter or two help pick up kids to practice the piano with them and get them started on their homework, so I can keep working….say hi to the kids, give them their lists to do,pick up from soccer, make sure projects are on track to be done by their deadlines, have them take showers, while we do the finals for dinner, eat dinner, pack school lunches, clean up, and fold a load of laundry …all in time to head to bed by 11 and get up and do it again the next day.

    • Rebecca

      Next to Michelle Duggar, I believe I am the busiest mom ever. I have 7 children–18, 16, 13, 10, 8, 4, and 1. I have been homeschooling them all for 3 years now. My 16 year old daughter has been an insulin-dependent diabetic for 3 years. My 10-year old son was born with a terminal heart defect that required 3 open heart surgeries before his 2nd birthday, but also had a colostomy, reversal, pull-through, and 8 hours of dental work (thanks to his heart meds) done under general anesthesia. In addition to the 8 extra (and very expensive) doctor's appointments every year from those two, we have had 3 in soccer, 1 in TaeKwonDo (brown belt now!), 2 in Girl Scouts (mom as leader x 6 years), 4 in pageants (including mom), volunteer work at the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, and the recycling center; we are active members of our church (even helped on the set of the last movie–Fireproof) and attend Sunday and Wednesday services, we have a rescue dog, 2 cats, a ferret, 2 vehicles that work & 2 that don't, an attic full of “ready for a yard sale”, a garage you can't move through, a sewing room that dust never gets time to settle in, 2 front loaders that seemingly run non-stop, and with hubby pulling call every other week at the hospital, I'm basically a single mom every other week! What did I ask for for Mother's Day (since my big 4-0 is the following week)… an uninterrupted nap. But I wouldn't trade jobs with ANYONE! My local Publix calls me “coupon mom”, They close the line cuz they know if it's in my cart I have at least ONE coupon for it! :) Never too busy to save money! ;)

    • Beverly

      My Mom is the best (and busiest)! In addition to all of her daily work duties at the small business she and my dad run, in one week's time she did all of the following:
      – stayed with her mother in the hospital for 3-4 nights after a heart attack
      – helped my dad's aunt (who just suffered a stroke) get her will in order and arrange for transfer to a nursing facility
      – took care of my sister's two little boys while she was having her third baby (a girl!)
      – pre-cooked food for the time she was away so my dad wouldn't have to eat crackers and icing (yes, this is truly what he did once)
      – loved and cherished all of her other loved ones!

      If that's not busy – and totally deserving – I don't know what is!

    • jennydnelson

      I am the busiest mom…because being a mom is ALWAYS BUSY! Soccer practice, field trips, play dates, etc., etc.

    • Michelle McClain

      Well, Jenny, I admire you for getting through all these messages and finding one winner! There are so many good stories, comments, etc about what we are involved in or deal with in our lives. I believe we are each busy with whatever the Lord has given us. We are all moms who are trying to provide healthy meals, be financially savvy, caring for our family and nurturing our children through life. We all have battles and obstacles and circumstances that are unique to us as well as many blessings. I believe any mom would be deserving of a year worth of meals! By the way Happy Mothers Day to all!

    • joyellemetz

      Well, I was going to enter this as the busiest mom….but…after reading brooklynms1 story about all she has to do and especially with having twins, she's much busier than I am. Good luck to her and all the other great moms out there. We all deserve a break! :o)

    • Tracie

      I am one of the busiest moms ever… I am a mom of a 15, 14, 11, 10, 11 months and another one on the way… I have been told that I am crazy!~!~! At any cost my children are my life aside from my wonderful husband Brent. He works anywhere from a 50 to 60 hour week. I am a stay at home mom working on my bachelors degree in nursing, which seems to be taking longer than I thought it would… My 15 yr old plays basketball in the winter, football in the summer and is getting ready to start working this summer. My 14 yr old plays in the band and does volunteer work at our local hospital as a candy striper. My 11 year old loves soccer and my 10 year old has gymnastics 3 times a week. Aside from running back and forth from taking all of the kids to their activities all week, should I even mention the laundry and dinner? Then there is church on Sunday and Wednesday. All of the kids do have chores and we do have a set schedule for them to be done. This helps me to be able to get in my couponing time when our 11 month old takes her naps. Coupons has helped us tremendously the last two years we have been doing it. Learning how to coupon has saved us so much money that it enables me to be home and take care of our children. Sometimes I wonder how I got myself into all of this, but at the end of the day, I look at all of those little ones lying in their beds and thank god for the gifts that he has given me… even though they keep me busy every waking minute!~!~! Thank you Jenny for all you do… I would not be able to stay at home and take care of my family if it wasn't for you and your website…. Thanks so much!

    • I am sure I am no where as busy as many other moms, but for the sake of the argument, here's why I'm a busy mom: I stay home with my 16 month old daughter who we have affectionately nickname “Hurricane Bailey” because she leaves a disaster of toys, shoes, socks, wipes, kitchen utensils, bowls, and pretty much anything she can get her hands on, in her wake. So in addition to trying to keep up with the general cleanliness of the home, planning and making meals, laundry, and couponing, I am CONSTANTLY cleaning up after my own little personal hurricane. :)

    • Mom_Of_Five

      I doubt that I'm the busiest mom in America, but I sure have my hands full! My fiancee and I have 5 children, ages 13, 4, 4, 2, and 1. He works full time while I stay home with the little ones during the day. I spend most of the day cleaning and fixing meals and another good portion of it couponing. Saving money has become my part-time (but feels like full-time) job. I'd love to have a 1 night break a week from fixing 2 or 3 different meals.

    • nicole_b

      My husband is in the Marines and he is stationed in NC. I live in SC with our 7 yr old boy and almost 1 yr old girl. We also have 2 crazy dogs! My husband is only home on weekends, so I take care of both kids, the dogs, and the house by myself. My son is in Cub Scouts and takes Jiu Jitsu twice a week, so we are always on the go with his activities. He also has homework every night. My daughter is super busy too; crawling everywhere and getting into everything! On top of all that, I am also a full time student. I'm usually up till 11:30 doing my homework and studying after the kiddos go to bed. Any free time I get is spent doing dishes, laundry, or other cleaning. I sure an busy but, my kids are worth it! :)

    • Barb Cormier

      Ummmmm…well….I have 4 kids at home-19, 15, 13, and 9….all in at least one sport, two are in two sports year-round. My husband is a teacher and spends lots of extra time helping out at his school…so I do all the couponing/shopping. I homeschool my two youngest….bartend 3-4 nights per week and …..oh….almost forgot! I am also raising my two grandkids – ages 3 and 1 – while my daughter gets ready to deploy for Kuwait….for the next year and a half! But trust me when I say….I LOVE every minute of my CRAZY life! (But one free meal a week would be VERY welcome!)

    • BostonMama

      I am the mom of a beautiful 2year old little orphan annie look-alike, the wife to an extremely hard working farmer that works from dust till dawn, and the teacher of 87 amazing students! Add to that Sunday night dinner each week with our extended families, a wild 1 year old “puppy” that weighs 80+ pounds, swim lessons, birthday party every Saturday for what seems like forever and you get a busy (yet extremely happy and fortunate) mom like me!!

    • I'm a busy mom of triplets plus one! I have 28 month old triplets (two girls and a boy) and a 12 month old boy! Life definitely keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We have just recently moved to a new state and we are really missing the family we moved away from! My family would love to win this giveaway seeing as we don't have all the time in the world to make nutritious meals every night. However, just by reading some of the other comments posted, there definitely seem to be some more deserving families out there. Reading some of them helps me realize that on a bad day (like today), I really have so much to be thankful for in my life. Please choose someone deserving!

    • michaellajohnson

      Busy, busy mom here – no time to write more ;)

    • julven3

      My 2 yr old + 7 year old = 12 regular kids. LOL!

    • thecouponingqueen

      Mom=busy. I'm sure I'm not the busiest. There's always someone who has more to do. I am a committed mom, though. I am committed to homeschooling my four children (ages 6,8,9, and 11). I stay at home and spend my time taking care of my family. I love to teach them, I love to cook for them and take care of them. That's just what I am designed to do. I would love to win free meals, because it would be nice to have some extra time each week (and to save money as well!!). I do not envy you the job of trying to choose from all these entries. I think all mom's are deserving of such a treat! Good luck everyone! And good luck Jenny! <><

    • Mrs

      We have seven children ranging from teenager to infant. We stay busy homeschooling. I spend my days switching gears from doing Algebra (oldest homeschooler) to trying to figure out why the baby is sad, number and letter recognition with the pre-schooler, to reading with the kindergartner, to doing Spanish, to checking handwriting, to science, to art (well, mostly art appreciation), to writing paper, to music, to piano lessons, to … lots of school. We also try to keep the house presentable (at least by the front door where guests would see. :) We have a garden where we grow some fresh veggies. We eat together as a family so I spend several hours a day preparing meals. I've thought about the Once A Month cooking, and have tried it once, but just haven't been organized enough to add to our mix of activities as of yet. We have tried Michael Angelo's before and the kids will actually eat it (wa-hoo!) so winning a years worth would be Wonderful. Thank you.

    • Denise P.

      All moms are the busiest moms. They do the most important job on the planet – providing safe homes, nutritious food, and love to children.

    • Brandy Forden

      I am a super busy mom. I teach kindergarten full time. I have two boys ages 5 and 3 and husband who works late every evening. I also have a second job selling wickless candles. Then of course clipping and sorting coupons! It would great to have a night off from making dinner! Thanks so much for your time.

    • Erin

      I’m entering for my sister. She’s an amazing women who is raising her daughter by herself (with the help of my Mom and Grandma). She had her daughter while she was still young, but has quickly taken on the role of a wonderful mother. She worked her tail off in high school to graduate at the top of her class (which many people doubted). In the five years of learning life’s lessons she has worked full time, and attended college full time as well as being an awesome, hip single Mom. She’s a wonderful person, and I think this would be a great gift to her. Since my neice’s birth I’ve been in college then had a job opportunity up north, so my time in the upstate is limited. Everyone’s money is tight, so this would be a way I could contribute to her continued success! Thanks, Jenny!!!!

    • Barb Crispens

      Even though I love my life, I never have enough time between my 3 yr old, my job, my house, my friends, etc…, but I’d never change a thing!

    • Tina Rucker

      Wow! What a great giveaway! I consider myself pretty darn busy and would LOVE a chance to have some free meals help me plan my days! I have two children, three dogs and a husband that keep me busy when I am home. However, I also work a full time job at a law firm, manage two blogs, have an online Etsy store where I try to sell handmade greeting cards to help with the family income and pay off some debt, along with giving classes on greeting cards and scrapbooking, and finally do side work for othe law firms when my time allows.

    • kristenirwin

      Well i want say that i am the busiest mom ever. I know that other moms have it a lot harder then I do. I am a proud mom of three boys. My husband and i adopted our oldest two and just recently had one of our own. My boys love pasta so that is why i would love to win this giveaway. Also, I love quick, good and healthy meals.

    • Anderson B

      I'm entering this for my mother who is absolutely the busiest mom ever but along with being busy she is always doing things for everyone else. She is the care taker of her mother (my grandmother) who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s and requires 24 hour a day love and attention. She is also the care taker for my 3 year old niece everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. She does this free of charge so that my brother and sister in-law can save money for a house. She is also the sergeant mother and grandmother for her sister’s children and grandchildren. (My Aunt her sister passed suddenly 10 years ago.) She is always doing things for everyone else. She was an awesome single mother for me and my brother and sister and is always willing to help any other mother out so that they can better their life. She is not only the busiest mom/grandmother but she is also the best.

    • sarahhoover

      BUSY MOM? THAT'S MY NAME!!
      I have 4 jobs, what could be any busier than that? I'm a wife, mom, engineer, and photobook designer. I also do volunteer work designing graphic wraps for children who wear helmets & prosthetic limbs.
      I try to cook healthy meals every night for my family but sometimes the energy is lacking. We all LOVE Italian and would greatly appreciate the years meals. Yum!

    • Anonymous

      As a working mom who tries to ensure she has dinner on the table for her husband and son every night, this would be an excellent form of assistance! Would love to win!

    • Jodi Hrbacek-Peterson

      I would love to win this give away to be able to bless a very deserving needy family each week with a free meal…..THAT’S right I would give all 52 meals away to people in my town that need them!!! I am a mother of 4 and very busy but I know I am so very blessed and there are alot of families out there that need this help. This would be a great PAY IT FORWARD===Thanks

    • Anonymous

      I am the busiest mom ever because I have a 3 year old son (who never stops moving), a 12 year old daughter (who thinks she is 18), am taking care of my mother in law that has many health problems, work full time, and still manage to keep my home clean and running smoothy (for the most part). Some days I wish I had the time to make delicious gourmet meals, or just to chill out and watch a movie. The reality is I am always going until the kids are in bed, and hubby has the coffee set for the next day.

    • I'm a mom of five children, aged 6 – 22. Three of those children have special needs and sometimes require intensive services. Even though two of them are adults now, the job of being a parent does not stop. I feel like every waking hour I'm doing something for the kids…either directly with them or on their behalf. As a result, I'm always on the go – from the doctor's, to the therapists, to the playground, to the school. I ought to have stock in a car company. If someone invents a real-life teleporter…I will KISS their feet!!

      Even my work has to do with my kids. I'm a parent advocate and family resource specialist who works to educate, equip, and support other families who have children with special needs. So – if I win, I want you to know that the food will not go to my family. I am a highly busy mom, but my kids are stable right now which feels like peace on Earth to me! I'm posting because I want to share free meals with the families I work with when their children are not stable and need to undergo more intensive treatment or be hospitalized. Not having to worry about putting together a meal would be a blessing to these parents/caregivers.

    • aprilwall

      My husband has been out of work for 5 mos so is staying with out of state relatives trying to find work in a better market. I have a teen-age daughter, two older boys not living at home, a granddaughter and my mom (who 82 and lives by herself out of state so I try to help her remotely keep things together and pay her bills online,etc.) This has made Southern Savers and SAVING a huge priority for me – saving on dinners with a year's worth of Michael Angelo Meals would be heaven-sent.

    • HD

      These look great! I am a SAHM, but if I win I would give this to my friend Vicki. She is a single mom of 3 and I can't imagine how hard that would be! Thanks!

    • Stephanie

      I really want this! :)

    • blcopaja

      My daughter is one of the busiest mothers ever. She lives with her husband in a small town with no family around. She is a stay at home mother to two precious little children. The children both have specail needs. She takes her daughter to speech therapy at the public school before she drives her to kindergarden. Her younger son has several learning delays. She has occupational therapy along with speech therapy to take her little man to. She has to drive 40 minutes one way twice a week for his speech therapy. She is in the road—everyday taking these children to where they must go. A meal a week for a year would be a blessing. It would be like an angel reaching down and lightening her load. Thanks

    • Christy

      There are many busy mommy's and you can add me to the list. I have tried to simplify our life as much as possible, but there is still rarely a moment to sit. I work each morning and then pick up my precious one year old up from pre-school. While he naps, I work my Pampered Chef biz and try to get the house in order. Then, I spend time with my little one (such a precious time). Then, I fix dinner…usually from scratch. Then, family time…then baby to bed…then time for hubby or cleaning.
      I would love a free cooked meal each week that I can trust!

    • icherishfamily

      I am an incredibly busy Mom! I have 4 children ages 11,8,3, 9months, and I daycare my niece. Both older boys have 2 practices and 2 baseball games apiece each week. My little ones are in gymnastics and soccer, and my oldest is a boy scout. I run an ebay business from home, and I run 2 fundraisers (The Putt Putt For a Cure and Critters For a Cure) to raise funds for the Relay For Life, which we have participated in as a family for the last 10 years. I have a huge family, and we actively participate in every family event.I work very hard at budgeting. My husband is a police officer who works 12 hour shifts, and as you know it is imperative that we budget well so I can continue to stay home with my kids. I am breathless just reading this!!

    • babbs52

      As a retired grandmother with 6 granchildren coming in and out and keeping one that is almost 2, It would be soooo nice to have a little help!

    • bereamom

      I think one could always find someone busier, but any mother that loves and cares for their child/children is a busy mother! I have a toddler and a preschooler that keep me on my toes all day long (and some nights too)!

    • Melisa Mitchell

      I am a very busy mother of 3 children, 2, 4,and 14. I home school my 14 year old, 9th grader. My husband has been out with a worker's comp injury and has just recently had surgery, and has not been capable of doing anything around the house, which leaves it for me to do. I have to mow, rake, weed, clean, cut trees, cut wood, have fixed plumbing, painted, changed out bearings on a vehicle, changed oil, changed struts on a car, put on a water pump, put on a car fan, put on a starter, etc, put out 8 scoops of mulch. I have installed insulation under the house, and in the attic. I have couponed to help with the bills while he has been out. I fill in as a waitress. I am a Ladies group leader at our church and have about 18 ladies to lead. I have visitation, church every Wednesday, and Sunday, (this is not a complaint, but a blessing I might add, just to have my family in church and heaven bound). I wash 3-4 loads of laundry a day, take care of my children, do all the running, take care of all the bills, calls, and etc. Vacuum, sweep everyday, (sometimes more than that most of the time 3-4), mop, give baths and put away clothes every day. I clean bathrooms 4-5 times a week, dust 3-4 times a week, put away dishes 2-3 times a day. I try to spend as much time as I can with my loving husband and children as I can. I get something together for supper, guide the house. Run with my husband to MD. We are very involved in our church and travel alot with the church to sing with the youth choir, and adult choir, and help support our pastor. My husband is a preacher and Sunday school teacher and needs to study, so I try to help him keep things quiet. These meals would be 1 big help in taking one small thing off of me. I do want to note that I love my life, and with or without the meals, my family is a blessing form the Lord. A goodly heritage, and I would not give my family up for anything, and I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be a wife and mother. I would not want to live anyother life than the one the Lord has blessed me with.

    • brooke0605

      I'm the busiest mom b/c I have 2 kids under 2 and my husband and I both work.

    • hisredeeminglove

      As has already been said, it's hard to say that I am certain I am THE busiest, but I am definitely a busy mama. I am a single mama to 12 and 10 year old girls and a 7 year old boy. They are absolutely my priority but I have had to work outside the home and was blessed to be able to start a photography business that I can do nights and weekends for “extra” income. Between soccer, youth group and orchestra in the evening we could use an easy option for dinner one in a while!

    • kris72

      I am the mom of four beautiful girls ages 17,14,13,and 5. I work a full time job and coupon to supplement our income (beats having to fit in a second job and I love the challenge). I don't know what I would do without my wonderful husband who cooks most of our suppers (He gets off earlier that I do). We would both so appreciate 52 meals for a year.

    • I am a super busy mom. My girls are 16 months apart – enough said! Between preschool, gymnastics, and mystery shopping I am always on the go! We love, love, love Michael Angelos!

    • Jo

      I don't think I'm the busiest mom ever, but I'd love to win anyway

    • amber8279

      I love meals that are quick and easy because I am a very busy mom. I teach 3rd grade full time. I have to drive over and hour and a 1/2 to get to work…so I spend over three hours a day driving with two young children also in tow for the ride. It has been a really hard year but with the lack of jobs I've had to make that commute. I leave home at 6am and don't get home until after 6pm. Having these meals would be wonderful!! We love italian! Amber

    • joannejohnson34

      I'm the busiest Mom ever, I don't even have time to think up a clever comment!!

    • Sharon

      Honestly, I don't believe there is such a thing as the “busiest” mom. EVERY mom is the busiest mom. I would love to win this, and I am a very busy mom. I have a 6 month old and would love some good food!

    • Casie

      My mom is the busiest mom ever. I am married but we are very close and its harder now than ever to make time time to see each other but she will take time out of her day to drop by my house on the way home from work. She teachs Kindergarten all day and is studying to get a Preschool Directors license as well. She also deals with two dogs, a husband, and a son! (ok it's not dealing with it if she loves doing it! but it's still a lot of work) She never complains or stops! She is the best pick my mom!!!

    • Sandi Benenati

      I am a blessed 55 yr. old “grammy” of a wonderful, and active 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, Juliet! My daughter, Lauren, is 11 weeks pregnant with her (and hubby, Chris') 2nd baby. She is buying cereal right now, it's one of the only things she can keep down. (How well I remember those days.) I quit my art teaching job, and my husband and I moved to the Triad 2 years ago as I was recovering from lip cancer. I don't want the Michael Angelo's Entrees because of that-I'm cancer free thank God!! I just would love to win because I am trying to help them out more than ever by watching my grandbaby and cooking more now. I've had the entrees before and have enjoyed them, it's a good product, and my hubby's Italian! My niece Richelle (Carolina Clipper) got me started in couponing-thanks to her and to you, I have been saving and even able to help out another family with occasionally cooking meals. I love not having a job and being able to spend more time in the kitchen and even look forward to shopping. It's wonderful to be at this point in life-that part was wonderful, too. But, it was exhausting. God bless all you young women, keep plugging along, it does get easier!!

    • Momlovesdeals

      I have two boys ages 4 and 18 months, both with varying degrees of Sensory Processing Disorder. My days are filled with fun activities for them, teaching them how to behave, taking care of all those goes along with having a family, and being the mom and wife God knows I can be. (Sometimes I wonder what He was thinking, haha.) I also am learning to balance time for myself and husband in the midst of all that! I love my life but it sure is busy!!

    • jenniferpower

      I am a very busy mom. I work at home and watch 5 children for 50 hours a week. I don't just baby sit, i teach the children as well. I keep a current curriculum with crafts and do my own accounting. So it's more like an in home preschool. I volunteer at my church and help my husband in his endeavors as well. Thanks for the chance. It would be nice to have an easy healthy meal that I can pop in the oven instead of cooking from scratch!

    • connieb03

      I think all moms are busy! I have two kids under 4, work and am chauffeur, personal shopper, accountant, housekeeper and family chef….as well as many other titles. And I wouldn't change a thing!!!

    • amybee

      All moms are busy in their own ways! Thank you for the opportunity

    • KAWilson

      Wow…. I am getting tired just reading all these posts — I don't feel quite to busy now. My husband and I are both self-employed, planning on starting another business, and I homeschool ……that along with all the other “mom” things we women have to do. Would love to win these meals – they sound delicious :-)

    • Jennifer

      I am busy because I choose to be. They say idle minds are the devil's workshop. I say idle hands are the devils playground. I gotta keep moving. Gotta keep the kids busy and keep the house up. I LOVE popping in a Michaelangelo's family meal once or twice a week for an easy, tasty meal!

    • rinabinet

      I'm a single mother of 19! Ok…so 16 of them are my students. I'm a teacher at a school for under privileged children (4 year olds). When I go home, I am a single mother to 3 of the most precious children in the world! I would LOVE to win a FREE and EASY dinner for a year. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pick me!

      • kim

        You definitely deserve it :)

    • Tambra

      Oh yeah, I'm busy. I have two wonderful girls, one of them is nearly 4 and the other is nearly 1. I'm teaching my oldest to read and she is doing excellent and my youngest is so clingy. When she's not nursing, she thinks she has to be in my arms constantly. Thankfully, she likes the stroller, so on days that we go to the zoo I can get a break from holding her all the time. I have personal hobbies such as sewing that always seem to take a back seat. I'm a stay at home mom that has to keep the house clean and functioning, kids fed, kids happy and entertained, kids taken to the pediatrician, eye doctor, dentist, clothes washed ironed and put away, dishes washed and put away, toys picked up, dinner ready, make-up on and sexy attitude for when my husband gets home.
      I meet with the ladies at church for fellowship on Fridays, and ofcourse go to church on Sunday, not to mention organizing my coupons so I can run out and get the best deals of the week.
      I'm happy that I saw this give away and I really hope that I win. I'm also glad that I had time to write this while finally getting both kids down for nap so I can sit down and have lunch. (a can of mountain dew and a block of cheese.)

    • jenniferbrouth

      I am the busiest mom ever because I have two children – ages 3 and 1/2 and 2 and I am a full time law student. Plus I have a husband who travels all over the country and out of the country regularly for work. We could definitely use some free, easy to prepare meals at our house!!

    • TallahasseeLassie

      Ah, yes, the siren call of free, easy food! I am also a very busy mom. I have 6 kids, including the new teenager we took in last summer. My hubby lost his job last summer, and then came down with chronic pancreatitis. This has led to multiple hospitalizations and his inability to work. He hasn't gotten disability yet, but I feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to support my family on just my income as a special needs teacher and my second job as a tutor. Free, easy food would really help on those days that he is too sick to cook and I've worked all day.

    • masermel

      I am the busiest mom! I have four children under the age of 7. I home school all of them, We are also in the (crazy) process of adopting our 5th child from Ethiopia. I spend the remainder of time helping a church plant and advocating for orphans.

    • Rachel

      I think I'm the busiest mom – or at least step-mom. I work 40+ hours per week (M-F) we get my husband's 3 kids every weekend, and usually at least 3-4 weeks during the year. Not only do we have them every weekend, but anything they do extra (sports, band) we have to take them to & from, and we make it a point to go to all their games. For the month of April & May, I have 3 Thursday nights free. The rest of the time is booked up solid! Even on the weekends. Whew – I'm exhausted just typing about it!

    • Elizabeth

      I am the busiest mom ever…I have a 19 month old baby girl who is full of energy. I work two part time jobs (while she is sleeping) and I am a full time grad student. I want to be a licensed counselor and provide a better life for my daughter. I have to do everything I can to pinch pennies. Winning this would mean a lot to me and my little girl.

    • Melissa

      First, I am grateful for the opportunity to thank you for what you do on this site. We are able to do more with our kids now that we are saving so much with your guidance, so thank you for that! My husband and I have 3 boys: a 5 yr old with ADHD that keeps us on our toes! OUr sweet 2 1/2 year old is in those terrible 2's, and our 2 month old that doesn't sleep through the night. We don't have grandparents that live near us, so it's mommy and daddy 24/7! I recently had 4 surgeries and I'm still healing from throat surgery last week. My husband works every day of the week in real estate, which is a struggling business. In a couple of weeks I will be off of maternity leave and going back to my full time job where I work nights at a call center. I stay home during the day with my kids to avoid day care costs (and I love having them with me!) Most days you can find some sort of spit-up, food, or tiny handprint on my clothes. I'm usually fixing broken toys, cleaning, changing diapers (on 2 kids), shopping at publix, etc.. It would be great to have a meal each week that doesn't take time to prepare so that I can spend it playing with my kids for those last few moments before I have to leave them for the night. Proverbs 31:27 says “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” My husband and I agree that the Lord has blessed us with these wonderful children in our lives to raise up knowing Him. Our first priority is to try our best to teach them to do as Jesus would have them to do. Thank you for this opportunity…this would truly bless our family.

    • CouponBanker

      I am entering for my best friend, Erin. She is a single mother with a 4 year old daughter. She also works full time and is attending college to become a teacher. She attends full time classes in the summer and part time classes the rest of the year. She maintains an A average and is still one of the most attentive mothers I have ever seen. She basically has no family support system, but still manages to hold everything together. When she daughter was an infant she would sleep only 2 to 3 hours a night and often go without food for herself. Her co-workers would bring leftovers from their lunches for her to eat. She has managed to get a promotion at work that makes it possible for her to no longer have to do this. I think she is just an amazing person and mother!

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure “busy” is strong enough for my mother. She is the mother to 18 children (10 bio, 8 adopted). 7 are married and add 17 grandchildren (2 of which she pretty much raises). 2 are in college with never ending concerns. 9 are still at home ranging in age from 4yrs to 17yrs. She is all over the place with with their school and church activites.
      My mom is a Sunday school teacher and together with my father run their own business.
      If that wasn’t enough, she also the owner of Case de Sion, an orphanage in Guatemala that feeds and educates homeless and poor children and their families
      ( http://www.safehomesforchildren.org ). She is actually in Guatemala this week opening up a birthing center for the local Mayan women so they don’t have to give birth on the floor of their dirt homes.
      I could go on and on…but i’m pretty busy myself so i’m hoping she’ll win cause she always shares!!!

    • Bethany Wood

      I am entering my sister in this competition. We both homeschool and have four children, but her youngest is a 7 mo. old girl named Sophie. She has been in the hospital several times since birth. She has a medical condition called Infantile Spams, which is seizures in babies. Sophie is being put in the hospital again next week and they are going to start her on a ketogenic diet which will last two years. The diet is so rigid that only certain types of wipes, lotions, shampoos, foods and snacks are allowed. Of course, they are more expensive too. Hopefully this will stop the seizures. Everything else they have tried so far has not worked (home administered shots for two weeks, different meds, now a diet). My sis started couponing the last several months. We went to the class in Lexington, SC( you might remember us, we sat on the very first row. she has blond hair and I have red hair). She lives in Pelion. The reason that this would help her so much is because she lives so far from doctors and hospitals that this would be a relief to have something easy and good on hand for the busy days. This has been a tough situation from the beginning and is only getting more difficult as they are having to try new things all the time. Please consider her a likely candidate. She does not have a lot of help from others because people are scared to keep Sophie with these kinds of problems. Sophie is already developmentally delayed and Babynet is coming out to her house to work with her. If they cannot stop the seizures, Sophie's quality of life will just keep deteriorating. We are all “busy” moms, but I would rather be busy anyday then deal with a child with mental or physical delays that seem, at times, to be hopeless.

    • thecouponingqueen

      I think my sister is probably the busiest mom. She has two children (son-8th grade and daughter – 11th grade). She teaches Special Education at a high school level and is basically teaching her students life skills. She also tutors homebound students after school (usually 5 days a week). She leaves home at 5:45 in the morning and gets home around 6 in the afternoon. Then she cooks, cleans, does laundry, takes care of her family and has still managed to stick with an exercise routine to lose around 60 pounds in the last 9 months. She's my hero!

    • I'm the busiest mom because I'm trying to juggle working full-time outside the home, commuting, raising a toddler, taking care of a husband, and moving into a new house!

    • Meme

      I have always been a busy mom with seven children and a family business to operate. Now I am a busy grandmother! Along with a debilitating physical condition and care of a five year old (very active) granddaughter, I am still doing the best I can with all my challenges. Now with the economic downturn eating at home is a priority and it is so nice to have a special meal once a week to take the place of “mom's day off” at a restaurant. I would absolutely love (and appreciate) this gift in the form of excellent products (quality and wholesome yah!)!!! Keep me in mind, Jenny, please.

    • Lea

      I'm new to couponing and I've been having so busy researching how to save money
      that I dont realize that its 5:00 and I havent put anything out for dinner!

    • I work full time and have a 16 year old athlete at home who always has practice, games, you name it. This along with all the normal activities of running a household keeps me busy, busy, busy . . . along with all other moms!

    • LS

      I am a full time mom to a curious and active 2 1/2 year old. My husband and I both work and when we get home, we immediately start dinner. Having a year's worth of these meals would be fantastic and allow us more time to spend with our son. It's hard being away from him all day, but it just means that the times I spend with him are extra special!!

    • All moms are busy, and I'm no exception. I work 9 1/2 hours a day at work, and the rest of my waking hours at home with my 4 year old. My husband often travels during the day and comes home late in the evening, so often dinner must be a quick and easy fix. I'd love to win this contest because my daughter loves pasta and I love what you've shared about what they won't use in their products. We are very sensitive to feeding Vivian non-chemical, non-hormone, non-fake junk. This would be a great help to our little family!

      • Elizabeth Akre

        Non-fake food, not junk is what I meant to say! :-)

    • Molly

      I am the mom of 4 (7 yr., 6 yr, and twin 3 yr) and my husband is in the Air Force and is deployed right now!!!

    • localcharityb

      I am sure I am not the busiest mom ever but I am very occupied. I work 5 days a week self employed from home with 3 children ages 4 and under. The almost 2 year old is potty training and the 5 month old is still nursing. I volunteer for my church nursery every other sunday and teach a class on how to use your website and make other wise money choices every wednesday night at church. i strive to exercise 4 x per week as well as do most of the domestic chores for our house. I do choose to live life this way so i am not complaining. I would love to use the coupons to not only help our family but several other families here in Nashville that are a little upside down after the flooding.

    • I could give you 500 reasons why I am busy, but I won't. The summary is that I am a homeschool mom of 4 wonderful kiddos and the wife of a very active hubby!!! I would love, no LOVE this!!

    • karagriff

      I agree that MOM=busy!! I have a 4 month old beautiful baby girl, a step-daugther that is 6, and a husband that works swing shirt! He is off for 2 days – works 7 days 7-3 then off for 2 days – works 7 days 3-11 then off for 2 days, works 7 days 11-7 then off for 2 days! He is only off 1 weekend a month! I am also a teacher but I'm not working right now because I'm trying the SAHM thing right now! (and I love it) So with that being said I have a lot of time just me and the kids and doing almost all the work at home! I love my life though and would not change any busy day!

    • Sandra

      I feel like the busiest mom, however after reading all the comments my load does not feel quiet so heavy! Kudos to all you moms out there! I only have one child right now but she is entering the terrible twos so she keeps me on my toes. My husband works about 50″+ hours a week to provide for us but money is still tight so winning meals for a year would be a lifesaver :) Thank you Jenny for all you do to help us use our money to the fullest!!

    • Dahnelle

      I'm entering for my sister. She is the busiest mom ever, because not only does she have FOUR children WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ( one has down's syndrome, one has an autism spectrum disorder, one has juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the other has ADHD), but she is also the breadwinner for her family, tutoring other children with special needs since her husband lost his job and decided to go back to school. They are barely scraping by so winning this would be fantastic! She herself also has multiple medical problems, including debilitating arthritis. She also finds time not only to go to church, but also to teach Sunday school. And she just so happens to be one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

    • beth55

      All moms are busy. We juggle a dozen (or more) priorities each day and we get it all done. While we do all complain a bit about being tired – we all love being MOM. thanks to Michael Angelo's for giving help to one tired mom with this great giveaway.

    • jwcrady1

      To be honest, I think any mom is a busy mom. I do have a 6 yr old, 4 yr old and 2 /12 yr old twins and work part-time plus my husband is in school 4 nights a week and I could list everything in between but I'm just so thankful God blessed me to be a busy mom and God bless all the other moms out there! I couldn't imagine my life without my children and how busy I stay 24/7! Thanks Jenny for all you do in helping me save my family some grocery money! You're the best!

    • Kristi

      Well, I think most of us are!! :) I have two kids, a 4 year old boy and an 18 month girl. I am home with them and getting my Masters in School Counseling. Just trying to keep everyone healthy and happy and having fun keeps me on my toes. I go to the gym every morning to keep myself fit and energetic and looking good!

    • Mari

      I consider myself a very busy mom of a 4, 5 and 7-year-old and I work! However, after reading JuliaB's comment, I would love to vote for her to win! Good luck, JuliaB.

    • donnapc

      I have 3 kids ages 12, 12, and 8. Oh, don't forget my husband – add 3 kids for that! I work part time with autistic kids and teach a coupon class. Try to work out whenever I can!

    • shereeprintz

      I am the busiest mom because I have an overactive 8yr old and a 3yr old that makes him look calm…I work full time…keep a clean house…cook dinner every night..clip as many coupons as I can….and im single.

    • Grace

      I definitely keep busy with my kids, work, school, etc, etc….but I love it!

    • Donna

      I would love to win a free meal a wk for the year! I feel very blessed to be a homeschool mom of 4 great kids. Yes, it's hard work w/ no paycheck but “EXCELLANT benefits”!!!

    • Lisa B

      I would love to win 52 dinners! I have three daughters and my husband and I own a small machine shop. So besides all the motherly duties, wife duties, homemakers duties…I am also the person who does all the office work for our business and also helps out my husband also. Somedays it’s so stressfull that I want to just simplify everything and move away to a remote island! Most all mom are busy, so whoever wins will surely deserve it! :)

    • Katrina

      I would love to win these meals! I am a busy stay at home mom to three boys and a husband of course too :) We keep busy just about every night running to soccer, baseball and AWANA and I cook in hurry and we usually end up eating our meals in the car on the way to whatever activity we're going to. Thanks for considering me :)

    • Erin Silverman

      I am a busy mom: between research, teaching, and entertaining my 4 and 1 year old daughters, who has time to figure out what's for dinner?

    • Emmilee

      I have 3 boys 7, 4, and 2. As if that weren't enough, I have 2 full-time jobs!! My 7 and 4 year old play baseball/t-ball. My husband also works full-time and has his own business! We NEED simple easy dinner solutions!!

    • Tiffany Davis

      I feel like the busiest mom ever. I am employed full time & go to school full time. I have a 12 year old son to take care off. I really did step out of my compfort zone & go back to school. I have some healh problems I have to deal with also. I have a sister with 3 kids and I try to help her as much as possable because her husband is over seas in the National Guard. Please keep her in mind also she is also in school full time with thew kids in sports & I dont know how she gets it all done.

    • Patty Mampre

      I have two kids in college. We are trying to pay their tuition so that they will not graduate and be in debt. (Trying to give them a good start out in the world). Michael Angelo’s coupons would not only help us but also would help them on their food bills (which are their responsibilities). It would be nice to know that they are getting at least ONE healthy meal a week!!!!

    • Jami

      We just adopted our baby girl, so I am a new mom. I also have to work outside the home so I get home from work cook, wash cloth diapers, wash bottles, do laundry, do our bathtime/bedtime routine, clean the house, fall into bed exhausted. Get about half the sleep I need and wake up to do it again. I don’t think I ever knew just how tired one could be until I went on this little venture called motherhood. Good thing the little buggers are so darn cute! :)

    • sonia ch

      I am the busiest mom because I have two sons (1 and 2 year-old) and my husband works in a late shift, so he barely can help me with them because of his schedule (during the day he is sleeping). I have to keep my kids busy and cook for them without distubing my hubby’s ZZZZ.

    • Anonymous

      I am super busy this year, I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old boy. I am also the wife of a youth pastor, so I really have 55 other kids. I also work a full tim job at one of the largest insurance companies in Alabama. Help!! I love these meals, and already cook them at least once a week anyway. Thanks for the great contest.

    • Rita Goldman

      I work full time and have a three year old, enough said. Every mom should win for busiest mom, because we are all busy everyday in our own way.

    • Anonymous

      Soccor, Swimming, Football, Cheerleading, 40 hour work week, Singing in the band at Church, more, more, more, it never seems to stop! I love every minute of being a busy working mom, but we eat out WAY too often. Having a meal at home that I can pop in the oven and get the cleaning, washing, homework, &/or laundry done (or at least started) while I’m getting the other necessities done is a luxery that I seldom take advantage of. Having Michael Angelo’s family packs built into our weekly budget would be a fantastic time saver!

    • shay957

      I am the busiest mom. I have an 18 month old boy and I am a full time college student. I barely have time to take care of all the household chores that come with being a parent. I am very fourtune that I have a great man in my life to help out. Please pick me for your winner, He needs a break!
      Love the Site Jenny

    • Wauwa

      My sister Jane is the busiest mom. She is a stay-at-home mother of 2 young boys – aged 6 and 3. Everyone knows that's a full-time job in itself. She is an active member of her church and is a soccer mom for her 6-year-old. She also serves as one of the designated moms to watch the “Cul-de-Sac” kids. As if her life isn't busy enough as it is, she (and her husband) agreed to allow my son (her 21-year-old nephew) to stay with her while he completes an internship in Charlotte. So, in addition to the hustle and bustle that she normally experiences, she has added helping a 21-year-old with his first real “job experience”. I recently introduced her to the world of couponing and Southern Savers. She is loving it but we all remember how much time it took us when we first started. So…my sister truly is the busiest mom ever.

    • MJCris

      Mom = busy! Being the busiest? Good luck in tryting to chose that one! =) Anyone of us could use a prepared, free, tasty meal!

    • hsvmom

      I can't tell you what a thrill and relief this would be to win! I am a mom of 3 older still at home sons ( 20, 17 and 16). The two younger sons do not drive yet as we believe they should be 18 before driving unaccompanied by an adult. Due to that, I am constantly on the road shuffling them from school to work to social outings. I also gladly babysit my 2 year old second cousin during the week since both his parents work and cannot afford daycare.

      Feeding 3 sons plus often girlfriends and their other friends, I can go through a lot of food and often have to cook a full meal for anywhere from 7 to 12 people on a very tight schedule. One of my biggest stress factors is often answering the infamous question “What's for dinner?” many many times. I love having all the kids around and them feeling comfortable enough to want to spend time with us. We often have very honest open conversations with the kids over dinner which is very special time.

      Thank you for all you do for us! If it weren't for you and your couponing advice, I would have had to surely take a second mortgage out in order to feed all these kids! LOL!

    • D. Stanfield

      I am a busy mom. Wife of a pastor and homeschooling mother of three beautiful daughters. I would love to be able to use some of these meals for my family and some of the meals for the many families in our church who find themselves in need of some help.

      It is through giving that we bless others and glorify the Lord.

    • so busy I can't think why

    • Courtney S

      I agree that every mom is a busy mom! I have three children, two of which are 15 months apart and the youngest is almost 4 months. Dinnertime is definitely a challenge until my husband gets home from work and these coupons would make one night a week so much easier!
      Thanks Jenny for all that you do!

    • Christine

      I have five wonderful kids ranging from 3 to 14years. Caring for them keeps me busy plus I work full-time. Keeping the house clean, taking care of the yard, and doing all shoping is also part of my job. I would love to win a years worth of free meals. Sounds yummy!!

    • shereeprintz

      I am the busiest mom because I have an overactive 8yr old, I have a 3yr old that makes him look calm, I work full time, I cook dinner every night, I keep a clean house, I clip as many coupons as I can, I just facilitated my own divorce so i am doing all this single, and I wouldnt trade my kids for the world:)

    • heyjody

      I'm a wife and mother of three, 11, 13 and 15 years old. Need I say more. I am blessed with a wonderful family and blessed that God has provided plenty of work for me. Work keeps me humble and realizing how much I need Him to get through each day. A prepared meal each week would be another blessing!

    • Kim

      I think my sister is the busiest mom in the WORLD!!! She wakes up at 5 O'Clock every morning to fix breakfast and lunches for her 3 children and get herself ready to go to work (she's a teacher for a class of 4 year olds). Then, she wakes up her 3 children gets them ready and off to school and heads to school herself to take care of her darling class of 4 year olds. She does all of this herself because she is a single mother. She comes home to her own children to do homework, dinner, baths and bed….and wake up at 5 O'clock to start all over again. Yes, she's busy, but the reason I think she deserves to win is because she does it all and keeps on smiling!!

    • I am a BUSY mom. i have three little girls. a first-grader, a preschooler and a two-year old. i have an obession for crafting which keeps me busy and has also lead to a several etsy sales. i has responsibilites with the youth in my church which can be demanding at times and i coupon which is a full time job in itself.

    • savingdeals

      I am the busiest mom because… I have not quite perfected the cloning of myself. Once I do, I will let all the other moms in on the secret :o)

    • M-O-M….MOM=The Best word in the WORLD! I love the 'busyness' (2 kids), the craziness (“Mom, I just flushed my hairbow”) and would be bored stiff without the God given title of: MOM! Thank you for the op to bring the fam together for dinner.

    • Erin

      I am a stay at home, homeschooling mommy of 2 little ones. My husband works 2 jobs and is now running for city council in addition to that! He is busy almost every night of the week, so I am left to run the household and take care of the kids by myself most of the time! We are very active in our church and community. I teach a class of 2-3 year olds every Sunday night and take my daughter to ballet once a week. Winning a year of meals would make it SO much easier on me and on our wallet! We are juggling 2 mortgages right now, so every little bit helps!!!

    • beckyr

      I would qualify myself as pretty busy. We don't have cable so most of the time I am busy with normal everyday activities, working in a 2 acre garden and orchard, doing scouting stuff with 3 boys, working on getting into ministry full-time and misc. activities here and there. And most of our meals are made from scratch. Would love to get a little break with a homemade-like meal I can just throw in the oven or microwave! :) Thanks!

    • ixoye

      Busy? Are you kidding me? Six fantastic children; full-time homeschooling (one down, five to go!); my husband's business in the home which involves answering the phone, fielding the calls, scheduling appointments, keeping the books, filing the taxes, balancing all accounts, paperwork, A/R, delivering equipment, sometimes going with him on no heat/A/C calls, and ordering supplies; taking children to lessons; saving boatloads on groceries thanks to Southern Savers and dumpster diving; planning and cooking our main meal at lunch time every day; my weekly all day shop-a-thon; and my most recent joy – coordinating our church's prison ministry. And I LOVE IT ALL!

    • Sam

      My wife is the busiest mom I know — she is mom to a 4 year old and an almost-two year old who is very attached and still b/fing a lot. She also does a lot of cooking, cleaning, laundry, and knitting, all while keeping our two little ones happy. I feel very lucky that she can be with them while I work during the day, and I know she would be thrilled with this particular prize.

    • Muddy

      Busy? I am the mother of two teenagers-enough said! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    • suthrngurl67

      I am a single working mom to a very active 7 year old. She has a busier social calendar than I do! Being able to pop one of these meals into the oven on a busy weeknight would be a lifesaver!!!

    • I work full time take care of the house and also the cats and the husband and our 2 kids… plus make 99% of the dinners.. I am busy

    • Beth

      First, I am a mother of two adorable boys – 4 years and 6 months. I work from home so that I can also stay at home with them. I am an active realtor, I teach piano lessons, and sell cosmetics. I also work part time away from home as the music director for a church on Sundays. I am actively involved in our church as the head of the beginner children's class and I also volunteer my time at our church's elementary school. We'd love to win a year's supply of Michael Angelo's meals – it'd be a great budget and time saver!

    • Mika

      I am just one of millions of busy moms out there. Although my head is often spinning with all the responsibilities, I wouldn't change it for the world and thank God every day for blessing me with a wonderful family. I would love to win the meals to help make my life a little less busy each week. Thank you, Jenny!

    • tarrahr

      I wish I weren't the busiest mom, but I certainly feel like I am most days. I have four children aged 4, 6, 10, almost 12 (the 16th of May). I won't go into detail about caring for four children as I know you are a mother, Jenny, and you know what a tough job it is. Besides that, though, I am involved with THREE different churches, am a youth leader of one; have been a table leader of my local MOPS group for the last two years and will be stepping up as head of Finances this year; Volunteer with my daughters Girl Scouts group; host playdates and GNO's; Coupon, and teach others to coupon (YOU KNOW how much time BOTH of those take!!!!!!); I don't have time to go on because my children and home need me! LOL

    • It sounds very prideful to say that I’m the busiest mom, but I certainly am busy. I have three sons, ages 5, 3, and 1. I run my own business (www.lullabyslings.etsy.com) and am finishing my certification as a childbirth doula. I’m homeschooling my oldest child and keeping the other kids busy and happy as well! Oh, and I sing in the choir at church. I’m working hard to feed my family healthful meals, and it would be WONDERFUL to have pre-made healthful meals available for those nights when I’m tired and don’t feel like cooking! :)

    • shintalmo

      Between driving my 4 children to and from band and church, I am almost never at home at dinner time. Winning this would be soooooo helpful!!!

    • arenrag

      I would love to “win” this for my wife. We are FT houseparents with 14 high-school girls living in our house. That's on top of our own toddler son and one on the way in October. With me in seminary FT, this would really help to maximize the time we get to ourselves every week.

    • I have four kids (including one still in diapers!), several dozen fish, 1 beautiful boxer puppy, a box turtle and a bunny to care for- our kids are busy & active so that keeps me on my toes almost constantly!

    • Robin

      I feel like the busiest mom ever…along with everyone else on here :-) I have 3 little boys 6, 5, & 2. I have to get them up & out the door for school then straight to work I go til 5:00. I work an hour away so I have to pick my kids up by 6:30 from daycare. This is T-ball season & my husband works & coaches so I have to get 2 of the 3 boys off to practice or a game. I am the TEAM MOM as well. Once practice is over we are back at the house TRYING to figure out what to eat with no time left in the night. Somehow we have to eat, have baths, homework, read a few books before we hit the sack by 8:30ish. Once they are all finally in the bed I have to clean up the kitchen & do a load of laundry or 2 to keep up. I have to make sure we have our school snack in our bags, T-ball clothes ready for practice/game the next day, school clothes out & ready for the next morning. Once I do all that & fold a few loads it is about 11:30ish. FINALLY BED! Wake back up at 6am to take my shower & get the gang ready for school….SAME ROUTINE EVERY DAY.

    • ashley

      I want to win this because i want it and I am busy. the end

    • jbatch

      I believe you cannot really be a mom without being busy! The two go hand in hand. I am a stay at home mother of 3 beautiful children, ages 3,6,and 7, and my husband is an accountant who often works 12 hour days especially during tax season. A few years ago husband survived a near fatal motorcycle accident and had to make a mid-life career change. He worked all day and went to school till late at night while I handled everything else by myself (and had a baby!). Through God's grace and our family working as a “team,” Brian recovered, finished his MBA and we even braved a year of unemployment. Recently we moved to Birmingham, Al away from all family (and help) as we embarked on a new path for our family. It has been quite a “busy” road being an encouraging wife and mother through life's trials. I have only been “couponing” for about a month now, but it has been a wonderful blessing in our life. Starting a career from the ground up leaves little extra and this web site was an answer to prayer for us. Thank you from all of us busy, busy mom's out there!

    • I don't have little ones like so many of the moms on here but, as the parent of 2 teenagers and an older married daughter, I can tell you that life does not slow down! I also care for my father-in-law and mother-in-law who are in a nursing home and my husband and I both work in our church and community. I am totally disabled with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia so I fight through pain every day of my life. But, I still cook for my family and keep the house and do the laundry. I direct Vacation Bible School at my church and volunteer as Room Mom for my oldest child's class. This year of meals would be an absolute God send. I have tried Michael Angelos before and they are fantastic!

    • darlenesuggs

      I would love to have 52 free & healthy meals. I'm a mom of teens who is busy with homeschool, church, & running the family farm. I could really use these.
      Thanks

    • my3sons

      Stay at home mom to 3 boys- 5, 3, and 1….need I say more! :)

    • Karlie

      I feel so busy with a VERY active two year old boy and a new baby (3 mos). My husband is in school still and not home til late at night. It's so hard for me to get motivated to cook big dinners every night when its just me and the boys, but having these free meals would help me have a plan for at least one night a week!!!

    • kerbearmommy

      I feel like I am the busiest mom. I have two boys aged 5 and just turned 1. They both run me ragged but my one year old has just learned to walk and thinks he can run. My 5 year old is playing baseball and have to practice with all I can, get both of them to the ballfield to meet my husband and get us supper. Everyone that helps watch my baby while I catch a glimpse of my 5 year play, says how do you do this all day long and get things done. I simply say….Lord only knows!

    • shellybee33

      Hi! My name is Michelle and I am new to this site. It was recommended by a sister-in-law of a friend of mine. I could mention alot more stuff about what a gold mine of a service this offers to me but that would take a long time and your question is why am I the busiest mom. Well that starts with my desire to serve God first and foremost. I have recently got custody of My 13 year old niece. I have added her to my home school along with my neighbors 13 year old. I have three children of my own so now I am home schooling 5 and trying to give them the motherly love that they all need in a good environment. Add house cleaning, driving, cooking, church and school events and its amazing that I have enough time to write this comment. Shopping is now taking a lot more time because I am learning all kinds of stuff on your site and I am trying to incorporate it into my life. Oh! And lets not forget that Dad needs time too! Thanks so much!

    • ivegotcutekids

      Hi! I have 4 kids (a 9yo, a 6yo, a 1 1/2 yo, and a 6-month old) and no family in town to give the occasional help…would love some free, easy, tasty meals!!!

    • dianecatherine

      I am a stay-at-home mom to a lively 3 year old girl and a rambunctious 20 month old boy. They definitely keep me on my toes and a smile on my face. I also handle all the household chores/yard work/errands while my husband is busy working 50-55 hours a week. Between the house, kids, family, pets, and couponing, I would LOVE to have a weekly “Michael Angelos” night. It would be a much-needed break from cooking without sacrificing taste or the budget! Thanks for the great give-away!!

    • Tai McClendon

      Everyone likes to think they are the busiet mom ever and I happen to be among them! I am a stay at home mother of one 3yr old girl and one 1yr old boy. My husband works 50hrs a week and goes to school full time while at the same time trying to get his side company off the ground. I clip coupons and run errands. Not to mention having to keep my children entertained because they do not go to school. We have library visits and playdates, music classes, and play school. Then there is laundry and keeping out household up and running. I also manage out finances, mystery shop for side income, take surveys, and lets not forget the actual COUPON SHOPPING and oh I could go on and on. I barely have time to type this!!!! I think all the mothers who entered deserve to win but I HOPE ITS ME!! LOL Great contest!

    • Carrie Harper

      Cause my brother could really use the help.

    • Adele

      It would be a blessing to receive the meals from Michael Angelo's, as it would enable a family game night, without the drama and fuss of fixing dinner.

    • Brandee Harrington

      I think I'm a pretty busy mom. I work a full time 40 hour a week job…I have an 8 week old (who I am able to take to my office with me because I'm nursing him), I have a 9 year old son, I am the den leader for my 9 year old's cub scout den. My mentally disabled mother lives with me who I care for when I get home. I cook all the meals, wash all the clothes, clean all the diapers, check all the homework, scrub all the tubs, sweep all the floors (not so much lately :) and i still have to make time to do fun stuff with my 9 year old and husband who works too much. It would be great to have one day a week where i knew that a quality dinner at home was made for me and waiting for me to heat it up when I got home. I love Michelina's because I know they care about what goes into their product so i feel good about feeding my family.

    • asblankenship

      WOW! Just reading the comments below – I must be honest – I guess I'm not the busiest mom but I do have a 9 week old, 2 yrs old little boy and a 13 old that keep me busy keeping the house clean and orderly. And my main problem is i'm a horrible cook – so I like frozen dinners that someone else made – to keep my family eating dinner at the table together at night.

    • bethanyblair

      I have 2 boys – 5 months and 2 1/2… when one isn't needing something then the other is! Not to mention housework, blogging, spending time with my Creator, making dinner and enjoying a stolen moment with my wonderful husband. But personally, I just really love my life.

    • Jo

      As the 51 year old foster, soon to be adoptive, mom of six children I am the busiest mom I know. With three babies, a four year old and two ten year olds plus our two adult children there is something that always needs to be done, or someone who always needs either my time or attention. Life is busy but I wouldn't trade it.

    • Lana

      I homeschooled my kids for 23 years and then I thought I would have alot of free time. Three college kids are more work than having them at home, there is always a crisis going on with one of them! First of all I have to do all the cleaning and care of the BIG house where we raised 5 kids and then I began to volunteer and I kept on volunteering-that is a great and tiring job-you feel great at the end of the day-but tired! Please help me feed hubby! AND hoards of college kids!

    • Tonisha

      Great contest! I am a busy full-time working mother of two. I have long work days and it's nice to be able to come home sometimes and have an easy meal to prepare for everyone to enjoy!! One less stress to deal with at the end of the day right?

    • kellyosorio

      Wow…talk about busy moms, I'm not sure how YOU have time, having to read all of these comments! I'll make this short for you. Our family is super busy. My husband and I both work, and we are out of the house 5 of 7 nights a week with work, church, volunteer work, and family activities. It's tiring to keep up with normal household chores(I won't laundry list them, you're a mom, you know), let alone make healthy meals from scratch. It would be a great blessing to know one meal a week was taken care of. Thanks for this opportunity!

    • stacy gibson

      I am a single mom of two teens. My son has a different sport each season. I have 5 cats…all but one were rescued and one dog. I work full time and am redoing my hard word floors myself! We are all busy, and I could use a free meal each week!

    • Angie

      I am a very busy mother with 2 girls age 6 & 3. I homeschool and spend every waking hour with them. I cook every night. After reading posts from Dahnelle and Julia B I vote for one of them!!

    • thetalbotts

      I'm a stay at home mom of a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 4-month old. Enough said. :) A year of meals would be a huge blessing to our family!

    • heidischk

      i just am :)

    • Becky

      I am a homeschooling mother of three children ages 7,6 and 3. During the week I also keep my 8 month old nephew. So, between all the duties of a stay-at-home mother and also being their teacher, there is hardly any time to do much else!

    • agriff1690

      All moms are busy….it goes along with the title! I home school, so I'm extra busy! I have three little ones and am so blessed to have healthy children whom I can shuttle to and fro. What a wonderful life!

    • susieque10

      I am the busiest mom because my husband works 5 – 7 days a week and duing the summer months he's gone from 4 am until 11 pm. With a 2 year old, a baby on the way, and just moving (while still trying to get everything out of the old house) my days are non-stop.

    • Amanda

      I am the busiest Mom ever as a stay at home Mom to a 2 & 5 year old girls and a son who is turning 18 this month! I have one child entering kindergarten this fall and one entering his Senior year of high school!

    • Heather

      I'm a super busy mom! My husband works a full time job and is in law school. So I have to do everything around the house. We have three boys ages 12, 7 and 5. I work a part time job at a preschool and run an embroidery business out of my house. I sew for 4 different stores. I've learned to do without much sleep so I'm still able to keep the kids fed, drive them to baseball practice, watch games and still go on bike rides. This doesn't leave much time for cooking. I'd love to find out I have 52 nigihts off! :)

    • Kelli Morgan

      I am about the join the ranks of the busiest moms. My first little girl is due in two months and I know that my life is about to change forever. My husband and I absolutely cant wait until she gets here, however he has already commented on the decline of my cooking!! I am so worn out by the end of the day cooking is the last thing I want to do and I know it will only get worse with a new born. So a years supply of pre-cooked dinners would not only make my life a little easier it would also make my husband and happy camper. Thanks for keeping up such a wonderful and helpful site!

    • Teresa

      I am one of the busiest moms….Work 60+ hours and go to college 9 hours, plus taking care of my family….. btw I love the Michael Angelos Chicken Parmasean with spaghetti….

    • Julie

      EVERY MOM IS THE BUSIEST MOM!!!!! Children are one of the biggest blessings. They are also the most challenging blessing. As soon as you pop that kid out of you, life gets a lot busier.

      I have 3 little girls…Morgan is 5, Ava is 3, and Kennedy is 1. I stay at home with them and they are NOT in preschool – talk about busy! I have activities for them to do (art, educational, cooking, cleaning, etc) and I home school my 5 year old. Because they are not in preschool, they go with me running errands (which is often since I LOVE getting those deals you post!). We also go the our local YMCA 3 times a week (soccer and ballet for my eldest 2, Homeschool PE for my eldest).

      From the time I get up (workout in the mornings to my Jillian Michael's DVD while the older kids are doing an activity and the baby naps) to rest time in the afternoon (I clean the house, weed my garden, start dinner and read your blog) to the evening (finishing up anything that didn't get done that which as we all know is lots AND watching the few shows – Chuck and LOST) – I'm moving.

      I'm busy taking care of my children, my house, my husband, my friends, and me (yes, we all need time to take care of ourselves!)…but aren't we all?!?!? Good luck picking someone – she will be worth it, as we all are! Happy Mother's Day!

    • melaniesoble

      Hands down, I am the busiest mom on the planet!

      I have three children, 4, 8, and 11 who want to explore a lot of diverse interests! I try to support them as best I can. My youngest is in special needs preschool four days a week while my girls go to school for the entire day (third and sixth grade.) You would think that would give me ample free time – but NO! I am working on my degree and am currently a full time student carrying 15 credit hours (for the SUMMER semester!) My husband is also a college student – as well as a 13 year member of the US Navy. My oldest daughter volunteers six hours a week at Colonial Williamsburg as well as at the local human society when she can fit it in her schedule! I volunteer my limited free time at the local school every chance I get!

      I am the last of my friends to be “at home” which means my phone rings off the hook. I constantly have at least six kids under my roof and feed them all dinner before their various evening activities. (It does get expensive!) I have contemplated getting a nine passenger vehicle – since a seven passenger van doesn't seem like it is ever large enough!

      PLEASE select me!!!! I could really use the help for my food budget!

    • bethany0226

      Busiest mom—2 boys under age 3, a puppy, a full-time job, and 3 levels of house to keep clean!

    • Sheri Miller

      I think all Mom's are busy. There is no way around it, when you have kids you have no time!

    • stephanie Perin

      I am submitting this for my mother – she has 3 part time jobs, she is a secretary at church, she takes care of 4 kids, and many many more things. She always has time to help other people, even though she is so busy.

    • Courtney Groover

      I know that I am the busiest now than I ever have been and that's all I need to know! I have worked in the corporate world, at an insurance headquarters, around 50 hours a week before I had kids….and that sure doesn't compare (as every mom knows) to the 24/7 on-call duties of a stay-at-home mom! I have a 3 year old daughter, a very rambunctious 13 month old son, and a baby boy due July 11th! My daughter occupies my mind & emotions as she CONSTANTLY engages me in conversation and questions. My son, on the other hand, keeps me running…there is NOTHING he will not put in his mouth. He gets into everything and then decides he wants to put everything into his mouth! Being pregnant (now at 30 weeks, having to go to the doctor very frequently) is also a challenge just due to the sheer physical demand on my body. So, for me, the challenge is to take it moment by moment, count it all as a joy & blessing, and to remember these crazy times of diapers, potty training, saying “no touch” every 5 seconds, coloring, dancing, housekeeping, meal preparation, and soon to be nursing and up in the middle of the night…..these times go by very quickly and I don't want to miss the opportunities I have. Not to mention, I am a pastor's wife, so I am very busy helping my husband at church, supporting him and doing various tasks, teaching a bible study, and being part of several women's groups. A busy life yes, but a life full of joy…I wouldn't have it any other way!
      [and great job at the couponing workshop in Greenville on Sat., I enjoyed it!]

    • Rebecca B

      I am very busy all the time, and I really hate to cook. After a long busy day it is so frustrating to figure out what to fix. So this would be wonderful, and at least one day a week of no stress from cooking.

    • amy

      BUSY? How to begin? Busy to 4 children ages 13, 10, 5, and 4!! They are all my heart and soul and I wouldnt have it any other way! From driving the oldest to practices to playing tea party! Staying busy keeps me feeling ALIVE!! (until nighttime hits and I am ready to collapse)haha!!

    • Kim

      24 years of being a mom should add up! I have done the full-time job, the girl scouts, the baseball, soccer, football, Sunday school, guitar lessons, piano lessons, birthday parties, homework, babysitting, taxi service, counseling, nurse, laundry, seamstress, cook, dishwasher, lost & found manager, coupon clipper, grocery shopper, clothes shopper, Christmas present wrapper and the whole nine-yards. I thought life would slow down when my kids got older and grew up. Not so. Now it is a grandchild and still being there for your children and others. Life didn't get any less busy – just a different busy.

    • Amy

      I think that my mom is the busiest mom ever right now….she began helping to care for my sister's 3 children the moment my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 3 days after delivering her 3rd son in October 2008. We lost my sister in February 2009 and my mom has been helping my brother in law with the boys while he works during the week. My mom raised the three of us and now is caring for my sweet nephews (age 6, 3, 1). She is quite busy as Grammy and Mom to my brother, brother in law, my husband, and myself, also a wonderful wife to my dad. These meals would be very helpful to her throughout the week as the dinner time hours are sometimes tricky with boys of this age. This would be such a fun and helpful gift for her if she was chosen! She sacrifices most of her time throughout the week and weekend for all of us and this would be much appreciated! Thank you so much!

    • brandi

      I don't know if I am the busiest mom, but right now my life is really busy and crazy. My husband took at job 71/2 hours away in March and I am back at home with our 5 and 2 year old. He is gone all week and I work part time as a pre-school teacher all week. So now I can understand how hard life is for single mothers. Although my husband returns late Friday evening, he spends the weekend prepping the house so that we can get ready to sell it. I spend my time between children, work, ballet, church, trying to pack up our house, paint, clean, and all of the other chores that come with motherhood. I know this is temporary but boy life has gotten extremely busy now that May has arrived.

    • Donella

      I don't know if I could honestly give a legitimate reason that would make me the busiest mom other than being new to this phase of womanhood. I was a single career girl for most of my adult life until I had my son and got married. (yes, in that order). I'm still working on my time management skills and organization, but aren't we all?

    • Meg Estes

      Hi Jenny! Reading all these posts is an inspiration! I am married with a son. I work all day at home to keep the house clean and my famiily fed then at night I head off to work at the local hospital's neonatal ICU. I am an RN. I love my job, but it keeps me very busy :) I take naps when my son naps which leaves little time for laundry, cooking, and couponing, but somehow I manage to get it all done. What a blessing this would be for me and my family to have a prepared meal I can quickly pop in the oven. I might even get some extra rest :)

    • Ivey

      It sounds like all moms are busy! Here are the reasons that I feel like I could also qualify for one of the busiest moms around: I homeschool my son. My daughter is in a regular public school. There combined activities that I provide transportation and support for include boy scouts, tennis, acting/drama, jr. beta, science club and fairs, 4H club and AWANA (all this, while maintaining straight A's, perfect attendance and top standardized testing scores. To add to the fun, I also work night shift as a RN in the neonatal unit at our local hospital. Housework and meal preparation get squeezed in somewhere in between. :)
      Here is a typical day in my life: 5:45am up, get myself ready, get the kids up, get breakfast ready, roll husband out of the bed. 6:50 Daughter goes off to school and homeschool begins with my son (he has ADHD as well as some other issues). We do school from 7am till 2:45pm. While he is busy doing quiet reading or worksheets, I try to fit in cooking, cleaning, laundry and whatever errands need to be done. At 2:45, my daughter gets home and help with homework and studying begins. By 3:30, we are usually off to tennis, drama or some other activity and then back home usually around 5pm. Now, homework help continues while I'm also attempting to fix dinner and plan for tomorrow's homeschool lessons. My husband, who is a teacher gets home somewhere around 5pm and as soon as we have managed to all eat something…he takes charge of evening activities for my son (Boy Scouts, AWANA, etc.) I continue with lesson planning and then get ready to go to work. After hugs and kisses, I'm out the door by 6pm for a full 13hrs of work. I will either admit babies as they are born or take care of four sick or pre-mature newborns all night long. The babies need things like gastric tube feedings, IV fluids, medications, various treatments and oxygen therapy (not to mention lots of TLC and cuddling). I get off work around 7:30am and then hurry home to pick up my son (who will be waiting at my parent's house) and begin homeschool around 8am. If school goes really well that day, I might get a nap between 1:30pm and 2:30pm then, it's back up for homework help and afternoon activities. Thankfully, I do not often work back to back shifts or I would never sleep! It would be a true blessing to win these meals since I'm always trying to figure out how to get dinner on the table quickly!

    • Jo

      As the 51 year old foster, soon to be adoptive, mom of 6 children, I am the busiest mom I know.
      With three babies, two of whom are special needs, life is a series of appointments, therapies, diapers and feedings. With an active, make that very active, 4 year old and two ten year olds life is never dull at our house. I'm busy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Life is good.

    • From work to play, all moms stay busy all day. I can't say that I am any busier than anyone else, but certainly things are busy at our house with a 3 yr. old, 2 yr. old, and a 13 week old. I would like to wish all moms a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. I'm hoping I can celebrate mine with a year of free meals from Michael Angelo's. A great giveaway! Thanks Jenny!

    • Sometimes I feel like the busiest mom in the world! With three kids ages three and under, I can use all the help I can get with dinner! It would be so awesome to have a ready-made meal once a week that I could just throw in the oven. Talk about getting rid of some stress :)

    • stormimay

      Ok, try this on for size: I have 7 kids. My oldest is 10 years old. No twins. 5 boys, 2 girls. I homeschool them, I'm the organizer for my homeschool group's “Mom's Night Outs,” we have church twice weekly (at least), I teach two classes at my co-op. I also try my best to keep up with my friends, my house, my crafts, and the book I'm writing. I'm not naturally an organized go-getter type, and most days feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants and am always playing catch-up. My husband is working AND in school full time. Many days I do okay and feel pretty good, only to realize I completely forgot about dinner. Again. I *love* my life and my kids and everything I do, and wouldn't trade it for anything. But hey, some free, healthy, wonderful meals could really make my year. Maybe I could finish the Christmas stockings I'm trying to knit for my kids before they move out! Thanks!

    • Jeanette Stanley

      I want and need this because it would allow the convenience of readily prepared, good for you, family meals.

    • 3moodys

      Ok- I'm sure I am not the busiest mom out there, but I do have 4 girls ages 10, 7, 3 and 19 months that keep me busy, busy! Between cheerleading, dance, ice skating, gymnastics, church and my part time job it seems we barely get a chance to sit down at the table together much and I think that is so important as a family. Some of my happiest memories growing up were spent at the dinner table with my family talking about our days and laughing! I am looking forward to the summer when activities take a break and family meal times come back!!

    • StephanieB

      Who's to say that I am busier than the next mom? I mean, I think we're all in the same boat and we're all pretty busy! The fact is….I absolutely LOVE Michaelangelo's lasagna…it's my favorite in the frozen food aisle and being able to have it rather than take hours in the kitchen to make my own beloved lasagna recipe would be great! (B/c I actually think Michaelangelo's is that good!).

    • Selena Whitley

      Am I the world's busiest mom? Most likely not. Am I the most blessed mom? Quite possibly! I try to think of all the things I get to do each day as privileges instead of duties… Otherwise, I might go bananas :) I am the mom of two (ages 6 and 4), work 15 -20 hours a week from home, am just finishing building our home, help lead a weekly Bible study, teach 3/4 year olds at church, sing in choir, and am the wife of a children's pastor who always has something going on! And now, thanks to the fans of your website, I can add couponing to my list of things to do each week :- ) Even though there is very, very little free time each week, I am grateful for everything God has called me to do. I am happy to say that the only way it all gets done is by God's equipping power! If he calls me to do it – he will equip me! What a blessing to know that although sometimes my days are overwhelming, I never face them alone. All that to say – I love my life, but free meals would sure be great!!! :) Thanks for all you do on this site. It is a huge help to our budget!

    • Amanda

      I think I am one of the busiest moms!! I own my own business and have been working full time and taking care of my two little girls! My clients tease me about accepting business while I was in labor with my first child (2 1/2 years ago)! My daughters have been great sleepers and I've had great clients, so it has worked! I now have a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old. I'm still nursing the youngest and also find time to pack a quick lunch and take the girls to the park for a picnic lunch at least three days during the work week!! I love my girls, I love my job, I love my husband and I love God! I feel very blessed!

    • SB

      I'm sure that I am nowhere near the busiest mom! I feel like it, but don't we all. I am a mom of a very active 1 year old. I am a stay at home mom. My husband is a full time Children's Minister and seminary student. I don't live close to my family, so we are on our own. My day usually starts somewhere between 7:30 and 9 and doesn't stop until 9pm at night. I cook, clean, do laundry, shop and clip coupons. My husbands parents are both elderly and we have to travel 4 hours every other weekend to go help take care of them. It is hectic when you are trying to take care of your home, your husband, your baby, and your family (4 hours away). Life is stressful, but thank God that He only gives me what I can handle!

    • monice

      Not me (anymore), but I'd bet my mother still comes in close. After raising her seven, she's raising one of her grandchildren, watching two others (one is 7 months old) and working part-time. With 18 years between me & my youngest brother, she literally has been raising children for 44 years. In my opinion, it's a good reason to get a break once a week (she still cooks from scratch 95% of the time :)!

    • Rebekah

      I agree that every mom is busy! I am a pastors wife, mom to two little boys, actively involved in missions and school….among many other things. I would LOVE to have some extra meals. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    • CPShahid

      While I am not a mom yet, I am a godmother to five little kids who are often HUNGRY when they arrive at my house. Sometimes they are not exactly fed the healthiest things and I try to do two things while they are with me: 1. Let them be a kid; and 2. feed them foods with proper nutrition or something close to home-cooked that they might not get at home. They keep me busy at their school, church, and other events. I guess that makes me a busy God-“mom”.

    • Heather24

      I'm a new mom of a baby boy whom I gave up work to stay home with. To make ends meet, I also take care of a 3 year old, and a 9 and 12 year old when they're not in school. My son and husband both recently had surgeries in the same week, thank goodness we have insurance through my husband's work, but the extra costs and stress have certainly taken a toll!! I started couponing about two months ago, I am thankful for what I've saved through this website in just two months. It has certainly taken some of the stress off! Thanks!

    • Shari

      I am entering this give away for my sister. She has 3 girls: 5, 2, and 11 months, and has another little one on the way. Her husband works full time. She works at her church daycare Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. I used to help her out by watching her kids while she ran errands and such; however, I am 6 hours away at college now. Obviously, I can't really help her out anymore. I know this giveaway would truly help her out!

    • Angie

      I work full time. Tke care of my 5 yo and 2yo, and try to save money by couponing.

    • Whitney

      My sister is the busiest mom in America. SERIOUSLY. She has an 18 month old daughter and she and her husband just bought a dental practice. On top of managing the practice, she does dental hygiene and is coordinating an office renovation. She could definitely use this. Thanks for the chance!

    • Suzanne Scott

      I am not one who likes to talk about herself but I believe I am the busiest mom alive because I have so many people to care for. My brother and I took legal guardianship of two little girls ten years ago and have raised them as our own. You can imagine school conferences when they think you are married!! Anyway we have kept them in sports, and now at the age of 19 my oldest is in college and my youngest is a Jr. So as I run from there sports and activities I decided to get married two years ago to a man in which he has custody of his son who is 8 years old. So now not only do I work full time, I am running between three kids!!
      As for my brother, we decided when I decided to get married that we would buy a bigger house so that my youngest daughter didn't have to decide what parent to live with, in doing this I know have to cook for two grown men, three kids and myself!!! There isn't a day that goes by that we don't have some type of drama going on!! My life is unusual to most, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It would be nice though to have one night a week I didn't have to come up with something to feed my crew!!!

    • Michelle

      I am a single mom of 3. I have 2 in elementary and 1 in middle school. On Tuesdays the girls have girls scouts. My middles school daughter stays after school on Mondays & Wednesday. I take my other 2 to the Boys & Girls Club on Monday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays so that I can get me work out in. I have no family here to help and their father is in Mexico, so it's just me taking care of 3 children and working.

    • Paul

      because I'm a dude, Man

    • Noelle

      I think the words busy and mom are snonymous. It is clear that we all lead busy and very productive lives. I am the single mom of a seven year old. He is active (to say the least) and has many challenges with AD/HD and sensory processing disorder. I work full time and am working on my Ph.D. full time. If that isn't enough to do, I volunteer for two local organizations that promote awareness for ADD and AD/HD (CHADD) and early education for all children.

      My typical day starts at 5:30 (I'm still trying to loose my baby weight, seven years later) and ends close to midnight. Many of us know what I'm talking about. My best wishes to all moms (who are busy, busy, busy) and know that you are not alone :).

    • a_k_umphrey

      I am a mother of a 2 year old. I work a full-time job as a teacher. I wake up at 5:30 a. m. every morning. I pack his bag to get him ready to take him to his nanny. After working a full day, I pick him up then come home and fix dinner. After dinner, I play with him and give him a bath before bed time. I am also an Avon representative on the side and decorate and sell cakes.

    • Barbara Baker

      I am a church secretary, my husband works fulltime and is on call all the time; I homeschool my 7 & 9 year old children and we have a 3 year old. We have 1 car right now, so sometimes we don't get home until 9 pm (if my husband has to work late) I just started couponing a few months ago and have saved so much money. It would be such a huge blessing to win this prize.

    • Rebecca

      I'm so busy with so much stuff to do today that I don't even have time to explain why I'm the busiest mom. :) I would love to win.

    • Frances P

      I am a sahm to 2 girls, almost 10, 5 and have one due in about 2 weeks. On top of being a mom and wife, I also run a local playgroup of about 100 moms for the last 4 yrs and I am a Junior Troop Leader for my oldest girl. I love it but boy it would be nice to have a dinner break!

    • Cher Cuthbertson

      I am a busy mom. I have 3 children, ages 3 (boy), 11 and 14 (girls). I work full time and so does my husband. We spend our time with our kids, at their activities while they are all at 3 very different stages in life. My oldest cheers so her activities are never ending. My middle child is involved in drama and reads books quicker than we can keep up with. My 3 year old, well, he is into everything. We also just got a new puppy – which I can only equate to how busy we were when each of the kids were born. We also are at church on Sundays and Wednesdays, and I sing in the choir and on the praise team there. We are in the Nashville area and while we have had no flood damage, 2 of my family members' homes were affected so we spent Sunday, after church, helping them pump water and doing clean up work. Also, our church is serving as a local shelter for local flood victims so we have helped get supplies there for the 26 that stayed last night. Our house doesn't stay spotless, but our kids know that they come first and our time with them supercedes any of the other business in life. If I win this contest, I plan to give the coupons to 2 ladies from church that had to be rescued from their flooding home yesterday. I am so blessed and thankful to be able to possibly help someone else with these coupons. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • amanda8801

      I have a two year old boy and a 6 month old boy and I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with them. My husband works around 45hrs week, I attend college at night where I am working on getting my nursing degree and try to run 20 miles every week to prepare for a 1/2 marathon in the fall. This would be so helpful for both me and my husband since he ends up cooking for the boys while I am in school. Thanks!

    • Arissa

      I start nursing school next week and about to become the busiest I have ever been in my entire life. I have 4 kids.. all boys… so having one night off from cooking and a dinner already prepared for my hungry guys would be a huge help to me. :)

    • kayvanlandingham

      I have 2 daughter ages 10 and 7. The oldest has many medical problems which require at least 2 doctor/therapy appointments most weeks. They are involved in several extracurricular activities and we attend church on Wed. night so they can sing in the choir. I work most days 8am til 2pm. I feel like I am always rushed to prepare a meal or pick something up. I would be so excited to try Michael Angelo's meals!

    • Sarah

      I am the busiest mom. I work a 40 hour week as a teacher. I pull about 6 hours on top of that as a cheerleading coach to help make financial ends meet. I race home to love up on my 10 month old. When he rests, I do my homework for my master's degree in Educational Leadership, as well as do my couponing research and printing to save money. AND THEN…I spend time with my husband! On top of all that, I juggle church callings and friendships. I am a busy mom!

    • aussie509

      I know ALL the moms are busiest moms, my story is no different than the rest, but I do stay pretty busy. I have a 6 and a 8 yr old, they are in school so carpooolong is a no brainer. I clean houses about 5 a week, so all I do is stay in the road…softball practices and games, church and carpooling, I go to town once a week to do my coupon shopping. Trying to clean my own house is a chore. My husband cooks…..I know, I know I'm lucky, I can't cook good, but he's works late alot and when he walks in the door everybody is starving, so it would be wonderful to win this because all you do is pop it in the oven…I CAN DO THAT! Thank you so much for the contest!

    • Ginna

      My mom has always been a busy mom! She has three girls total, which keep her in the road! Even though two of us are married now, mom is always doing things for us. When I was in high school, my mom spent every day at the nursing home with my grandmother, picked us up from school, then took us back to the nursing home to help my grandma with her supper. Now, my mom volunteers at a local food bank at least three days a week. My youngest sister is a senior in high school now so she is doing everything for her to see that prom, graduation, and college preparations go smoothly. My mom could definitely use these meals!

    • Melissa

      I am very blessed to be a busy stay-at-home mom of 2 boys, ages 2 and 4. I am also very involved in my church, volunteering as nursery director, AWANA leader, and also attend weekly bible study, and our famliy life group (bible study). We are also involved in playgroup, and Rolly Pollies classes. I may not always have the cleanest house, or dinner on the table 7 days a week, but I devote each day to my family, and am very greatful to do so.

    • Jason

      Two kids under 4, keeping the home perfect for showings, planning a cross-country move, AND super couponing? My wife is the busiest mom I know.

    • Blane

      I'm a mom to two, and commute 1 hr each way to and from work. Not only that, but this week my job hours changed to 8:30-7:00. So I'll only get to see my little ones briefly before they have to go to bed and on weekends. There's a whole lot to fit into that little bit of time!

    • benacolada

      I am a super busy single mom with a full time job..as a school librarian. My four demands all of my attention the minute I get home…I am lucky to find time to clip my coupons!!! Free meals would be a great help to me since surviving on one pay check is the pits!

    • mkandbranmom

      I do not feel that I am the busiest Mom in the world but I do feel that I have a full plate. I have two children, ages 8 and 4. I am a stay at home Mother and wife, but I run my own monogramming and childrens clothing business from my home. My husband just recently decided to change careers and has gone back to school. He lives out of town Mon-Fri to attend the closest college that offers his new career field. That leaves me home to take care of our children, house and my business by myself during the week. It does make for some stressful weeks and some nights I struggle to find time to cook dinner. This would be very helpful to me and my family, thank you for your consideration!

    • msmithx3

      Busy seems to be my middle name lately. I have 4 kids at home. 3 of which are mine and one is my nephew. Their ages are 16,15,14,10. I work full time, my husband is also employed full time. He works 72hrs per week. Since he is always gone, its just me to tend to the kids, sports, yard work, house work, bills, grocery shopping, homework, teenage issues etc…. I think you get the point. :) My nephew asked us a year and a half ago if he could come live with us to get away from all the gang and drug activity where he was from. With a little hesitation, we agreed. My kids and husband welcomed him warmly into our home. He has been great but with having 3 kids already and now adding a 4th it has been trying to say the least. Both financially and emotionally. We stay on the road all the time. Everyone tells us we should sell our house and buy a camper because were never home. Well this is our week…. Wake up at 4am get husband out the door by 5am. Then I make breakfast and lunches for the day and try to plan dinner for the night. Then I wake 2 kids up at 6am, the other at 6:15 and the youngest at 6:45. We leave at 7:15 drop off at 3 different schools. Then I go to work at 8am. I usually get off at 5pm. All 4 kids play baseball and softball. So EVERYDAY of week we are at the ball field. Sometimes at 3 different ball fields starting at 5:30 and 7:00 and 8:00pm. We usually walk in the door at 9:30-10:00 at night. Do homework, eat, shower and bedtime. Im lucky to get a load of laundry in before bed. Its very hectic and usually by Sunday all I want to do is collapse. PLEASE…….i beg of you, house wonderful it would be to have these dinners! Such a relief to know that all I have to do is pop it in the oven. MY kids and I would love you forever! Please consider us! Thanks!

    • Leilani

      Wow! I can taste it now. Thanks!

    • mhinkle

      Lot of busy Moms here. I am a mother of 3 boys (6, 4, 5 months). I also work from home, go to school, I am the primary bill payer, budgeter, house cleaner and yard worker. We recently moved so we are still getting settled. I am also applying for a program at a college an hour away because the only school that offers the same program here is five times the tuition. I would love to win this, but truely my heart goes out to the mother who was just involved in a flood in Tennessee.

    • Stephanie

      I am entering for myself. I am the busiest mom because I work full-time, I am single and taking care of my daughter and our puppy, and I coupon full-time to save money. We are always on the go with things to do, people to help, church to attend, or family to visit. I have also recently been working to further my career and have started a blog to help others save money. It always seems like there are just not enough hours in the day.

    • deannemk

      Wow! My comment will be number 800 if someone doesn't beat me to it! I am busy because I have four children. I have a year old son and three and a half year old TRIPLETS! They keep me busy and can eat a lot! Thank you for this wonderful blog!

    • tina0381

      I'm in tears after reading through some of these stories!
      I am blessed to have two perfectly healthy children and a husband who has a steady job. I am also blessed to stay at home with my children, while working as a graphic designer. Yes, I have all the chores, meals, errands, church, etc. on top of all that, and we don't have a lot of money… but so many of you are so much more deserving of this prize! You all sound like such wonderful people, and I sincerely hope that this prize truly goes to help a deserving family!

    • jynga

      I'm a mother of 4! I stay busy with their school work, sports, laundry, cleaning house and the one who plans dinner. This would be a sweet deal to have dinner done for us once a week. Thanks for the chance to win a sweet prize.

    • michelleknox

      Wow! There are a LOT of busy moms out there. Just reading some of the comments left behind by others makes me feel tired! For me I am a busy mom of three boys- ages 7,4,and 2. My youngest has reactive asthma- so unfortunately seems to be sick a lot. I do stay at home while my wonderful husband goes to work- which also leads to his unpredictable traveling schedule. Did I also mention that He is in school full time as well. While at home I try to save my family as much money as possible- and to earn extra money I began my own children's custom clothing company. So I sometimes have to travel for trunk shows, handle e-mail and website orders, as well as busily hand making all the clothes myself. So it would be great to be able to have one night a week taken care of! I want to give my children a good nutritious dinner- that is also fast and easy to prepare! Thanks for offering this!

    • Trisha

      I work 2 full time jobs to pay the house morgage. My boyfriend helps me out when he can, but I barley have time to do laundry and keep the house in order working 9-5 and then 6-1am. Sleep is the last thing on my list after cooking for the week and lunches. This would be really helpful on the budget and time wise.

    • Anonymous

      my mom is the busiest mom ever. she works doing peoples taxes morning to night al most every day during tax season, she keeps her home, helps her husband, helps with her 5 grandkids who live with her, and helps do dinners and clean up at her church.anytime we go to see her , she always wants us to stay with her. that’s not easy considering we have 4 kids besides my other 2 sis. 5 kids. she is an awesome mom who always will do anything to help you when you need her and will put herself out doing so. this would be good, to have some easy meals to just pop in theoven and add something with it. thanks, melissa l. —–melissal@northstate.net

    • Michelle

      Gosh it seems like every mom is a busy mom nowadays, but I would consider myself a very busy mom. From the time I wake up, which is early, to the time I go to sleep, which is usually late, I am going nonstop. I work full-time and watch my child at the same time in addition to doing grocery shopping, yard work, cleaning house, laundry, being active in my church, visiting family members all week, etc. I enjoy it all and love being able staying busy, especially while taking care of my son!!

    • Ashley

      I don't think anyone with the title “mom” needs to justify how busy they are. The very definition of motherhood implies busyness. Regardless of the activity, we moms have our hearts and minds set on our families. Even if a mom could find one spare moment in the day, she would probably invest it right back into her loved ones. Having one less meal to plan each week would allow just that.

    • Erica

      I am the busiest mom of two little girls .. 5 months and 2 years old. I work part time for a major computer manfacturer, have a husband who travels out of the country 2 wks out of every month and have no family in my area (nearest is 9 hrs away by car) and as my husband says, I am the CEO of my household. I try to cook my family a healthy dinner every night. Would love to win a years worth of free meals so I could have more time for my family and less in the kitchen!

    • I have a 9yo girl. I wake up @ 5:15am to get ready for work & get her lunch/bag ready for shcool. Then I wake her up (she is NOT a morning person!) and make sure she gets dressed (appropraitely) and teeth brushed, etc. We leave the house by 6:15 to get her dropped off then drive 45 minutes to work. After work another 45 minutes back to pick her up. Then we are either off to soccer practice, the grocery store or church (I teach 3rd & 4th grade children's choir). It takes SOOO much work to get a meal on the table without tears sometimes. This would be a life-saver!

    • Kristine

      My sweet friend Lindsay is a mom to 3 boys 4 & under, and her hubby's a fireman with another busy job as a building contractor. They serve selflessly all the time at our church and in our community, and give so much to others!! I know she would be blessed by this!!!

    • I'm the world's busiest mom because in addition to having 4 kids and their activities, I always try to cook a meal from scratch every night. This helps save money as my husband has not had any work for a while. Couponing has been wonderful in helping with this but a free meal one night a week for a year would be a fantastic savings for our family!!

    • jynga

      I'm a mother of 4 and stay busy with school work, sports, laundry, cleaning and I'm the one who prepare dinner every night. This would be a sweet deal to win. Thanks!

    • deannemk

      I have four children, one 8 year old boy and 3 1/2 year old TRIPLETS! I stay busy with them all the time and try to enjoy life with them. They eat a lot so this would be a great gift for my family! I volunteer at church and at my son's school. I teach Mothers Day Out one day a week and one day, I'll go back to teaching full time. Thank you for this blog!

    • AliciaPo7

      I don't consider myself busy…just blessed. (doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate winning :)

    • Kim

      So hard to be the busiest mom because I know we are all so busy. I am a busy mom because I work full time, have a 2 year old, an 86 (will be 87 on Wed.) year old Grandma that I care for and are in the process of re-finishing out basement that was destroyed in a flood. I would love so free meals to help out during the week. I could split them wiht Grandma. :)

    • Shannon Duffy

      I am a busy Mom because I work from home because I am a stay at home Mom of 2 girls and my husband is a teacher (which requires LOTS of extra work at home).

    • Jenni

      I am NOT the busiest mom in the world. I won't even make a pretense at it. But we are currently living off of our savings, trying to stretch every last dollar, and trust God for what I can't do. If you chose me, it would bless my family greatly, and when we are making a good income again, I would definitely be donating some of what was left of my year to others in need.

    • Geriann

      I have a 13 month old that seems to have hit the terrible twos early (or so I hope). He is into everything. I am lucky I get a chance once a day to check blogs. That is why I am the busiest mom.

    • Kristin Fletcher

      I think that all moms are busy people! I know my life is alot more hectic since my two little boys came into it. Thankfully there is never a dull moment in my days anymore!!

    • nenea1128

      I work a full time job, and by the time I get home, I have housework, soccer practice and to help my son with homework. Cooking is the LAST thing I want to do!!!!!!

    • Lana

      My best friend, Jodie, is the busiest, BUSIEST MOM! She has 4 beautiful children and always has an encouraging smile or time to listen to her friends. These are just some of the things she manages to fit in or work on during the week.

      Big family
      Umpteen hugs
      Soccer
      In the kitchen
      Exercise
      Scrubbing floors
      Tantrum tamer

      Marriage
      Outdoors
      Me time

    • Melissa

      I have four month old twins, my husband works full-time and goes to school full-time…need I say more?

    • morgan

      Because I work three jobs!

    • Beckee Hupp

      I have 3 kids, a church calling that I'm in charge of 200 children, my husband owns several businesses so I'm his bookkeeper, and still trying to get through the day! I think it's great that this giveaway is giving a little relief to us busy moms! Good luck everyone!!

    • Allison O'Bannon

      I love Michael Angelo's vegetarian meals and would really like to win so much good food!

    • reggie55

      I guess I'm pretty busy… I'm the mother of three. Two of which have special needs and the third will turn one year old THIS Wednesday! My two handicapped boys require a lot of attention and I often find that I am stretched pretty thin. But they are so worth it! Life is often challenging and even stressful, but without my kids, life would be pretty dull. I'll take the chaos any day!

    • amylovescoupons

      Three kids 4 and under keep me super busy. Thanks for the give away!

    • Melanie

      My original thought was to enter myself, and then I realized there are other moms who need help more than me. I am thinking of a friend of mine from church who is amzing. I do not want to give too many specific details so as to invade her privacy, but she is a grandma who long ago finished raising her children, but was suddenly placed in a situation of helping to raise her 4 grandchildren. She lives about 30 min. away from them (they live with one of their parents)so she is always on the road taking them to school (2 different schools) and to other places.

    • ceomishanks

      I am the mom of three and seven year old girls & homeroom mom in both of their classes. I am in remission from Leukemia I had last year (last month was a year after my stem cell transplant). I make it through what I need to in my days…but I am whooped most days by evening.

    • marsh1294

      I am a mom of five. I feel like I never stop. It would be great to have a meal a week where I don't have to worry about quality!! My kids are 15, 12, 7, 5, and 3! And with my husband a high school football coach, we are always on the go!

    • Alicia

      I don't know if anybody can say they're the busiest mom because I know we are all pretty busy. But I do believe I am pretty busy. I have 3 children that I stay at home with- ages 3, 2, and 7 months. My children alone keep me pretty busy, but I also am very involved with my church and community. I would love to win these meals- one night off from cooking would definitely be a relief. Thanks!

    • AliSmith13

      Why am I the busiest mom? Well, I have three kids, ages 1, 2, and 7, and unfortunately for me my husband's work requires him to travel Mon-Fri out of town for business virtually EVERY WEEK. So, I am essentially a single mom of three during the week. Between, school, homework, baseball, karate, cubscouts, diapers, meals, cleaning, dry cleaning, bank runs, coupon clipping, grocery shopping, errands, etc. it amazes me that I have any energy left at all to even climb into my bed at the end of the day. Then, you would think the weekends would be my break since the husband is around to help, but it's almost the opposite. He's been gone all week, so on the weekends we cram about a million things in just to play catch up for the week he's been gone. It definitely gets exhausting, but at least, after almost four years of his traveling every week, it's sort of become routine and so it just kind of is the way it is. Talk about exhausting! But I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING in the world…I love my family!

    • Amy

      I fee all moms are very busy!! I have kids and work full time. Theses meals would help with dinner alot!!!

    • Amanda Benson

      I am a full time student, I teach Sunday school to 7 year olds at my church and have 2 toddlers of my own ages 3 and 1 and I take them to playgroup once a week as well so we can all get out of the house. It can be exhausting at times to come up with the time to make something to eat…even though I have a menu that I follow! Of course we can't afford to go out to eat so we HAVE to cook which is part of the reason why I have been couponing! :) Thanks for helping my family save money! Amanda B.

    • Deb

      All moms are busy…. the type of busyness changes with the ages of the children!

    • Corinne

      I'm a working-from-home mom and I'm in the middle of selling my house and moving to a new home. I have to keep my house clean all the time because I may get a call at any minute that a realtor wants to show my house. Sometimes I only get 10 minutes notice to get my baby and my dogs out of the house, and do a last minute cleaning routine! The last thing I have a chance to do is make dinner. We're using only paper goods right now so that I can avoid having to do dishes. :) This would be SO great because of the convenience that we desperately need right now, and because we LOVE Michael Angelo's!

    • big john

      LOL YEA I'M THE BUSIEST MOM. if i pop out a kid i will also be the richest dad.

      big john

    • crystaldethlefs

      I'm a pretty busy mom, don't know if I'm THE busiest, tho! I have 7 kids, homeschool, lead our church youth group, try to help my mom with her health concerns & keep the household running. My sweet husband works hard and is the love of my life! That's why I'm trying my best to put Jenny's couponing wisdom to work in my life. I'm having a tough time doing it right now…..just because TIME is so limited. But I'm making progress. :-)

    • I have 3 kids under the age of 5, the of which has Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect–so we are forever going to various therapies and doctor appointments. Add the other soccer games, piano lessons, school events and starting up a Down syndrome support group, our weeks are pretty busy! On top of all that, I am in charge of all the sunday school classes/teaching for the children at church. It seems like we always have about a zillion balls in the air–if dinner was not one of them, that would be fabulous!

    • Ryan

      I know there are women busier than I am but I wanted to give myself a chance for a night off. I am a wife to wonderful husband who works full time plus protects our country via the Air Force. I have a 15 year old, 12 year old and a 22 month old. I work part time plus run my own businesses. I am the taxi to get my children where they need to be at any given moment. I love my life.

    • I'm a busy mommy! I have 3 little boys ages 1, 3, and 5. They alone keep me on my toes, but I also watch 3 other children ages 2, 5, and 7 part-time during the week. Trips to preschool, kindergarten, and church meetings are interspersed with the cleaning, cooking, and playing that every mom deals with. Plus I will be returning to school this fall, taking all my classes online, not sure I'll even have time to sleep then! I'd love to get a nap once in a while, but I love being a mommy and my kids are so worth the exhaustion. :)

    • Ashley

      After scanning the other comments, my life no longer seems as busy as it often feels. I am a mother of a 4 yr old, 3 yr old, and 1 yr old and am expecting another one. I work more than full time as a mommy and very part time as a nurse. My husband works an unusual shift during the week so that when he is home on a weekday he is usually sleeping. However, I am very grateful that he is able to join us for dinner. Currently we are getting our home ready to put on the market and look for a new one to accomodate our growing family =) And of course, I am an “extreme couponer” clipping my coupons and running to the big sales. My life often feels very hectic but the Lord has truly blessed us and I wouldn't trade it for anything! Thank you, Jenny, for this chance to win these dinners.

    • Jiya

      I would love to win this.

    • ryanmcdermott

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    • While I know I am not the busiest mother in the world, there are certainly days where it seems like it. With four kids ages 6, 4, 3, 1 I seem to always be fixing food, planning activities, and homeschooling. My daughter also takes violin lessons, and since we leave an hour and a half away from a town with even a Wal-Mart, we are on the road frequently. My husband is also a pastor, so in addition to my duties at home as a wife and mother, I am frequently preparing Bible Studies, Sunday School lessons, and also trying to arrange meals for others. Life is never dull around our house, and the laundry is rarely all completed, but I wouldn't change my family or my life (although it would be nice to not have to cook all the time). Now that summer is upon us the garden is being planted, I am looking forward to the time of canning and preparing food for the winter.

    • Bonnie

      After reading several of these posts, I feel kind of guilty for even entering to be honest. I feel like I am busy, but from the looks of several of these, I am no where near as busy as alot of other moms. I am married (for 15 years on the 6th, yippee), we have two wonderful boys 8 and 10. We moved about two years ago, away from everyone we knew, for my husbands work. I take care of the house (laundry, dishes, dinner, etc.), work over 20 hours per week (sometimes more, as a nurse), participate in church, volunteer for the PTA, do homework with the boys and anything else that needs to be done. My husband works full time and commutes over an hour to and from Atlanta, sometimes it takes him 2 hours to get home. So, most everything is left up to me. When everything is said and done though, I wouldn't trade my life for anything. Not even free food for a year! LOL!

    • krista fike

      I am the busiest mom. I have 6 kids between the ages of 11 and 17. I have a full time job as a 5th grade teacher so there I am a mom to 20 little darlings. I come home and become homework tutor, referee, housekeeper, chef, and of course taxi driver. I also have a 2 year old nephew that I take care of while my brother is in Afghanastain so in between all that we are potty training. I just got tired thinking about it..

    • Swimmom511

      I am a very busy mom with 5 kids in the house. Three are my biological kids and 2 we are raising because they were removed from their home. We are always on the go. I sometimes feel like I live out of my car. My youngest has autism with therapy every week. One is in ROTC at school with drill team and rifle team practice ending at 5. One is trying out for cheerleading this week (go girl :) ) Sometimes it's not always easy to get a good nutritious dinner on the table before getting the crew in bed.

    • danandstef

      I am the mother of four kids (three boys ages 9, 11, and 14) and one girl (age 3). I also own my own business that I run out of my home. My husband and I also run a separate business on top of his job. I feel like I am constantly driving someone somewhere every afternoon and always wondering what in the world I am going to make for dinner. What a blessing it would be to win this and not have to think about it 52 nights out of the year!!! I've got my fingers crossed!!!!

    • Mir

      There are so many deserving moms who have already left their comments. There's no way I can compete with many of them and I really, really admire you gals!
      I'm a mom to a very energetic little girl who's just hitting the terrible twos and I (try to) work from home. My husband is in the military and life can get hectic at times, right now we are living in the land of uncertainty – not knowing where we will end up next.
      I do like cooking but the last two years haven't been able to cook from scratch as often as I'd like so Michael Angelo's would be just the thing to help me out whenever I need it.
      If I was to win, I'd share the prize with my mother-in-law who is always there for her kids and her grandchildren.

    • carmengbailey

      I think most moms feel that they are the “busiest mom ever,” including myself. I have 3 children, none of which are old enough for school yet, 2 part-time jobs (one more part-time than the other, thank goodness) and I am a blogger/couponer (another job!). But I love every minute (or most) of it…it'll all slow down before long and I wont' know what to do with all my time! But a nice easy free meal every week…that would be great!

    • Nicolle

      I am a busy mom as I am in school and my husband is and we are just trying to make it!

    • anothercog

      I'm pretty busy, I work full time from home running a trucking company, home school one middle and one high school student, am the co-leader for a large youth group, teach sunday school and generally catch all of the last minute things that need to get done but someone else forgot….

    • Laura

      Do I need to say anymore than 7 day a week soccer practice?!

    • csoaks

      I have 5 children, a 16, 13, 11, 5, and 1 year old! My 1 year old hasn't figured out how to nap very good yet! Doesn't take a pacifier, doesn't like the car, but wouldn't trade a thing! Love them all! Some day I will have time to get my housework, errands, etc done:)

    • Marcia

      I work with many young struggling mothers trying to improve the quality of life for themselves and their children by going to school and working. I am always amazed by how busy they are. I try to remain a motivation and support for them in a variety of ways. I would be thrilled to offer them coupons for such a delicious “free” and healthy meal for them. I'm not sure who actually would be happiest for this win. Them to receive it or me to share it. I guess we'd all be winners!

    • Leslie Burak

      I am the busiest mom/person I know!! I am finishing up my senior year at Boise State University where I am completing two education degrees. I have night class and morning class all week long. Whew! I am also student teaching at a local high school. To top it off, I have a 19 month old darling daughter who is busy, busy, busy!! Having a year's worth of quick, healthy, and yummy dinners for my family would be AMAZING!!

    • Janet

      Mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, kindergarten teacher… these are all roles I play everyday. If I could get a meal for my family one day per week, this would lighten my load 52 weeks per year. That's alot of meals! Thanks for considering me for your contest.

    • Danielle

      I have two young boys ages 3 &1. I am a stay at home mom; however, I also am a bookkeeper for my husband's business so if I”m not watching the kids I'm doing bookkeeping. I would love to win the free food to help out with meals!

    • Laurie

      I am a super busy mom who works full-time and has a 5-year old with special needs and a 4-year old daughter. These meals would really help save time preparing dinner so I can spend even more quality time with my family!!

    • rhughescoupons

      A dedicated mom IS a busy mom and I am absolutely dedicated to my three year old and my husband. :)

    • Polly

      I am a very busy mom..taking care of my family and if time is left then do something for myself. I would love to receive the meals from Michael Angelo's, they are so good. It would be like having a night out every week for a year. What a treat!!!.

    • aussie509

      I know ALL moms deserve this, stories might be worded different but their all the same, I know everybody would love to win this…a night off from cooking would be great! I have a 6 and 8 yr old, in school carpooling a no brainer, I clean houses about 5 a week, softball practices and games 2 to 3 times a week, I try to go to town once a week to do all my coupon shopping…so I STAY in the road! It's hard to clean everybody's house and then come home and do your, but hey somebody's gotta do it, between homework, ball, laundry cleaning, making lunches it's a busy life! My husband cooks, I know , I know….he's wonderful, I cannot cook very well, he loves to cook, but when he gets home, after A busy day, sometimes real late..we're starving and then he has to cook something, it's late when we do eat, I would love to have something already made when he comes home,this would be great, a great meal and I CAN pop this in the oven…i know I can do that! Thank you so much!!!

    • shellyg

      I am the busiest mom taking care of a 1 year old and my 5 year old who is in pre-k as well as keeping up with my husband and regurlar household chores which never seem to end, just seems like there are not enough hours in the day :)

    • 206jodi

      I am a busy mom and love it. Between chasing my twin toddlers around, working part time, helping support my husbands business, and trying my best to stay on a very limited budget, there is not a lot of time for preparing a healthy dinner. I am working on my skills in the kitchen, but these meals would be great for those days when I would rather spend time with my girls than cook.

    • jlphelps

      I'm a mom to a 6, 4, and 2 year old and busy with lots of church and school activities. I'm blessed with the responsibility of organizing meals to be prepared for families in our church who just came home from the hospital with a newborn! If I won, I'd love to share the meals with them every time there's a need! :)

    • candacecannon

      Wow! What a year! I have 4 children. My youngest son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome this year – that is in addition to Sensory Integration Dysfunction, OCD and ADHD. Getting him through a school day is always an accomplishment. My fifteen year old was injured September 2 at football practice. He shattered his leg and has permanent erve damage. He has 2 large plates and 17 screws in his leg that will eventually have to be removed. He has a doctor's appointment at least once a week – not to mention all the tests he has to have done. We don't know if he will ever regain full function of his leg. My oldest is graduating form HS this year and leaving for college this summer. If it wasn't for easy healthful meals like Michael Angelo's we would have eaten a lot more carry out – because of all the appointments and therapy sessions I go to with my sons. My husband is a truck driver with odd and long hours and i am a teacher. I have missed so much work this year going to the hospital or other appointments that our bills are really piling up. We may even need to seel our home. Having some meals paid for could make all the difference in the world for us

    • Kathleen Baxter

      I am a very busy Mom. I have two teenage boys. One with autism spectrum disorder and one ADHD. The oldest is headed to college in the fall. My full time job is being a government accountant for the State of Alabama. I am currently going to night school working on my PhD, am President of my Governmental Accounting Organization, hold multiple position with several organizations. These positions often call for travel so I am out of town a lot. Donate my income tax services to several people-just finished tax season thank goodness. Teach part time at the local college. I still manage to attend ball games and school functions for my children and attend to my husband hobby of racing drag boats. I hold the part time job title of COUPON QUEEN. Just last week spent $120.00 and saved $217.00 at publics. It is already making me tired! My sister and I encourage people we know to become active couponers and I would share this with her.

    • jenni

      amen to the person who said any mom is busy! That is the truth and we all have our different challenges. I feel i am no exception and hears to all of our mothers who got us to where we are today and for the sacrifices they made! Love you Mom (both birth and mother n law great ladies)

    • jessica

      cuz i want it! ( taking your comment advice Jenny!)

    • Sarah Candelaria

      I am a busy homeschooling, stay-at-home, Mom (eek!) of 4 kiddos. I have been married to my sweet Hubby for 12 years, and he works so hard so I can stay home with the kids. It would really surprise and delight him if we won free meals for an entire year from Michael Angelo's! We are an italian family, and LOVE Italian food. Not to mention, it would ease the financial crunch we feel :)

    • I'm the busiest mom because I'm trying to work full-time from home while caring for our two kids full-time. The truth is, do you know a mom who isn't busy? LOL.

    • Rena

      I never knew how busy a mom was until I became one! The older my children get the more busy I become, but not busy doing EVERYTHING for them, instead I am more busy making sure my children do for themselves in order to shape them into self sufficent individuals who make a positive difference in this world. Wife, Mom of 3, and Teacher!

    • malissa1

      I'm a single mom of a beautiful 5 year old girl. I work full time (50-60 hours a week) and go to school full time (bachelor's degree in accounting). Our evenings/weekends are busy with soccer practices/games and swimming lessons. I am also very active in our church and teach Sunday School every weekend. It's difficult to find healthy meals on the run. This would be a big help to our little family.

    • mariasmith

      Hi! I am a mother of 4 beautiful babies (ages 8 months through 60 months/5 yrs). I work part time from home to help out since the economy has hit dh's business hard. When dh does have contracts, we travel together and go around the US and stay at different places for months at a time. This definitely keeps me busy, especially when I have to move us all within a week or two of having had a baby, but it is all worth it! My kids love each other and I love discovering new places with them and we love being able to travel with dh. I love clipping coupons and finding deals wherever I am. I also love finding fun crafts and activities for my kids to do and doing it with them. This would definitely help me have extra time to do stuff with my kids (and help us out with the tough times).

    • Alycia E

      I am a 25 year old mother of a 7 and a 5 year old. I currently got to school and work full time. My husband has been out of work for 21/2 years now. Sometimes I feel like I could pull my hair out. I started couponing to save money on my tight budget. I have meant so many nice people. I could really use these.

    • bjboulton

      As I read some of these posts I think they deserve it and I don't envy the decision maker. I am a stay at home mom to 9 year old boy in school and a 2 year old adopted with 3 visits a week from therapists because of delays. This would help us to have a free meal a week because we are saving money to adopt a little girl from China. I frequently cook meals for people at church and we have soccer practice and school functions and lots of church functions. We are VERY BLESSED but we could certainly use this blessing to help with expenses. I attended your seminar this past weekend and LOVED it and have already bought coupons from ebay and planning my first big CVS trip tonight. Bless you and thank you for the opportunity and all that you do to help us save money.

    • I am entering for my mom. I am grown and have the 2nd baby on the way, but my mother is constantly caring for my toddler at the drop of a hat when morning sickness gets the best of me. She works full time, and also cares for my stepsister's 2 and 5 year olds when their parents' work overlaps. Her husband's twin brother adopted a pre-schooler and they keep him overnight 4 or 5 nights every week because the child's parents go to work before daycare opens. She really runs her self ragged – for everyone else – and it was the same when I was a child. She needs quick meals that can help her care for the family and keep up. For all she is doing – she is a grandmother and I has worked hard for me and my sisters her whole life, even for years on third shift and as a single mom. My mother would be helped so much, and help her to keep helping others, with this prize.

    • Neesha

      I am a crazy busy mom of two with my own arts and crafts business (with yes….more kiddos). I do love it but am busy, busy, busy!!! On top of that, we are relocating five hours away to a brand new place and am busy packing and trying to sell our home…..all while my hubby is working hard 6 days a week! Oh how I would love to not think about what to make for dinner for one day a week :-)

    • love2snorkel

      OMG I am the busiest mom EVER! Not only do I have a 2 and a 3 year old who destroy my house on a constant basis (not to mention the potty training, the bed wetting, the vomiting clean-up I've had to deal with lately ugh) but my son is requiring a lot of extra attention because he can't talk and is in speech therapy which is very stressful for mama!) Pick ME omg my kids LOVE Michael Angelo's lasagna and could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!

    • Megan_A

      It looks like we're all busy moms. I have two little ones (2 & 3) and a baby that I keep a few days a week. I'd love some help with getting dinner on the table.

    • nxaird

      with a very active 4 year old boy, the time seems to fly by. love to have meals done for me.

    • Diane

      This working (teacher) mom of 3 (boys)loves to feed my family
      Michael Angelo’s.

    • 1990cher

      I feel like the busiest mom! I have four children: 18, 15, 7, & 2. Everyday I have to manage my time so that I can spend time in “their worlds”, high school, primary school and the world of a toddler. Sometimes I think I may lose it but… I love them so much and feel so blessed to have them.

    • sassysaver

      I am super busy! I work full time about an hour away from home. When I get done working, I have to pick my 3yo up from daycare, take her home, fix her dinner, give her a bath, snuggle/play a bit, and then put her to bed. Then I get to do housework until my own bedtime. My husband comes home around 10:30, sometimes later. This would be an incredible blessing to us!

    • Kelly Drawdy

      After reading these posts, I am not sure I am the busiest Mom. I think so many of us Moms put others needs before ourselves. I am blessed to stay at home, I have a busy seven year old. I spend a lot of time at school. I am the mom that always tries to help in any area, with anything that needs it. All my friends with multiple children kid me and say..”Kelly, you can do that, you only have one child to worry about”….and many time I do just that in hopes that I can be a blessing to all of these busy moms with really full work schedules or muliple children. Any day someone cooks a healthy meal for me is a a super treat! Thanks to all you awesome moms out there!

    • Tammy

      As a mom to a 13yr old daughter I am busy with all the normal mom things that a day brings. Not only that I live with and care for my 83 yr old aunt who has Alzheimer and 43 yr old cousin who has downs. Take about never ending laundry, dishes, cooking and cleaning. One free easy meal a week would make a huge difference.

    • twins2204

      I have 5 year old twin boys!! To help make ends meet I work part time after my husband gets home from work. I struggle with keeping a balance between getting my “chores” done and having enough time to spend with my family. These meals sound great and what a time saver it would be if I won! Thank you!

    • ash

      have a 5yr old and a 1yr old, -stay at home mom… run our own business, gym practice, choir practice, homeschool- i am busy :) but i love it <3

    • Nicole R.

      Any mom is always BUSY–as we all know. Kids just keep you busy, busy, busy. I have two small boys and work at home. They really do keep me going. Winning this dinner for a year would be VERY helpful to my family. Thank you!!

    • Jannel O.

      Oh, how I would love to win this! I stay home with my 2 wild and rambunctious little boys during the week and work on weekends. This would help me out so much on the nights I work! What a great giveaway!

    • Marina115

      There sure are a lot of extra busy moms! I can also say I stay pretty busy with my 2 year old boy and then go to college in the evenings. I'm desperately trying to finish my degree in music education and making sure our family stays afloat budget wise. All thanks to you Jenny, for making it possible.

    • brittanymundok

      EVERY MOM is the BUSIEST MOM!! Right?? :) and i would have it no other way. I am a mother of a 5 year and a 3 year old and currently 10 weeks preggo!! :) I also teach 50 something 5th graders every day so i feel like i part own each one of them! LoL Every day is an adventure, every day is EXhausting, but every day is like no other that we will never get back so SMILE Busy Moms!! and enjoy your cooking and cleaning and not sleeping and running errands and endless driving and shopping and sacrificing but most importantly enjoy the reward of Love that only we are lucky enough to receive!! Happy Mothers Day!! :)

    • Erin Moran

      I definatly think I am the busiest mom. I work full time as a teach (I have 200 “kids” on top of my biological kids). At work, I am in charge of multiple clubs and Senior Prom. This is very stressful at the end of the year because we want to make it a dance the Seniors will remember. On top of work, I am a wife and a mother to a two and a half year old daughter. My husband also works full time. When I get home, this is the only time to do houseowrk, cook clean, laundry, and most importantly, spend quality time with my daughter. My daughter is involved with playgroups, dance and tumble tots so she can socialize with her peers. There simply isn't enough hours in the day to get all we want accomplished, so winning this will help me to plan meals that are good and good for my family.

    • Abby

      I'm entering this for my mom. I am the youngest out of 8! Of course raising eight kids is busy enough, but she always let us do activities. We had paper run, baseball practice, scouts, music lessons, piano lessons, etc. She made majority of her meals homemade and had things to do for herself when she wasn't running kids around during the day (like book clubs). At night, she would be super mom and help us all with homework.
      Now, I know that is in the past. I just left for college a year 1/2 ago in January. I'm sure my mom was excited to finally have no kids! Only five months later she started taking in 3 of my neices and nephews for family complications. She now takes care of them as her own and is helping out the parents (my brother and sis-in-law) and another brother of mine. She now has 3 children and 3 adults plus my dad to take care of. She had a well-deserved break, but is still helping out those in need. She now takes my nephew and neice to school and activities that she privileged her own kids with and stays home with a 2-year-old all day at an older age. She is the busiest mom I know.

    • Lisa Mckay

      “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” We all deserve it :D
      but if we cannot all have it i will gladly except.

    • bkpeacock

      I would have to say that all of us Moms are too busy. With three kids, working from home, no daycare or family to help, a huge yard and garden, and a husband who works full time and is in school full time–I am definitely part of the busy Mom crowd!

    • kim13atl

      I am a homeschooling mom of 9 whose life is going to get even busier as my husband and oldest two leave next week for Ethiopia where we are adopting a 7 year old girl. This girl has a heart defect, severe scoliosis and significant hearing loss, so our life will become much more complicated as we seek to deal with her medical needs. We did not go out looking to add stress to our family, but this girl's needs were made known to us by some friends. We had a daughter with a heart defect (she died at age 3 1/2 – she had 8 open heart surgeries altogether) and they were having a very hard time finding a home for this girl, who really needs to come to the states for surgery. We prayed about it long (3 months) and hard and knew the Lord was calling us to do this, although it is very difficult to walk down that road again. Of my 9 biological children, I have graduated 2 of them. One of them continues to live at home, commuting to a local college. I currently teach 5 of them and have two pre-schoolers (age 2 and 4). My life is very busy. I try to check your site daily (but generally am not able to) as I work hard to save money also. I love your site and am thankful I looked today (I was getting on the check CVS deals for the week). It would be a great blessing to win the meals.

    • RBate

      I'm a mom of 4 age 4 and under including 2 year old triplets (who I need to potty train this summer)….and I work part time. Oh, and we just moved to a new house…still organizing!

    • Jennifer

      I can't say I'm any busier than any other moms on here, but even though I get to be a stay-at-home mom I still try to treat it as my job. I try to keep myself busy around the house and also use the extra time I have to help others out. I'm a first time mom to a 15 month old little boy and it does really take some getting used to. :)

    • I am the busiest Mom because I work full time, have a three year old and another almost-30 kid (aka hubby) to take care of, and still juggle couponing, cleaning, meal planning and cooking for my family! I love my life and wouldn't trade it for the world, but I could sure use some help on those meals!

    • Lynda Johns

      Jenny, We met you in {Mandarin} Jacksonville, Fl. We are entering for our daughter,the Mother of Four; who has Homeschooled for 15 years. She is {in our belief} a PRO-MOM. She is up at the crack of dawn, seeking God for guidance, preparing lesson plans, breakfast & then the school day begins. It is her choice to care every moment of every day, as most Moms do. BUT, she truely never stops. Oh YES Did I Say, She Also Coupons. She believes in Natural Ingredients and does everything as natural as possible. Grinds her own wheat to make her own bread, muffins, etc. She puts much thought & research into feeding her family as clean & healthy as possible. Therefore, not a lot of prepared food, that doesn't cost a fortune to just Pop-In-The-Oven, perpare a salad & A Healthy Dinner Is Ready To Enjoy. Michael Angelo offers that option; with their Authentic Italian, Healthy Ingredient Family Meals. So, PLEASE consider her for this Once A Week, Healthy, Delious, Michael Angelo Gift; as she can use a break Once A Week.
      Her name is Tammy Scott & they live in Tn.

    • rbabe1

      I have a 1 year old with another on the way. I'm juggling child care with starting our own business. To say that I'm busy would be under statement, but all the hard work is worth it! Frozen family dinners like this definitely help me out with dinner preparation. Great time saver.

    • Julie

      I am the busiest mom being a teacher (sometimes it feels like I'm a mom to 22 students!) and then coming home to be a mom to my kids (and husband). We are always on the go and sometimes find it hard to sit down and have a family meal. We'd be blessed with a meal a week for a year!

    • Sheree

      My name is Busy Mom Powell. I am a 43 year old married Mother of 2 boys ages 5 & 7. It’s the way God blessed me. I was once I successful business woman until I had my second son, now a always on the go homemaker. I always wondered why my “stay at home Moms” were too busy to have lunch. I now get it!!! At my age with 2 young boys my BRAIN works different and truly never stops. Sleeping is a reward for me. Most of the time my mind can’t slow down. I’m working on it. I’m constantly thinking about: how to save money, getting bills paid, volunteering at both elementary and preschool, planning playgroup activites, reading lots of blogs to find the best and healthiest recipes (right now I like HeavenlyHomemakers.com) and ways to save money, planning summer activites, just finished purging my house for a garage sale, (it’s still a mess,ugh), 2 baseball practices, 2 games every Saturday in the Houston heat, Jazzercise, constantly doing for others in need (cooking my sick friends, helping others)and helping my Realtor husband with his business. I know there are many others Mom’s more busy than I and struggle way more than I ever will. I appreciate the Mom’s like I never have before since becoming one. Thanks for letting me share and I appreciate the chance to win!!!

    • Tara C.

      I have 3 kids, one of whom is a 4 months old who will only nap if being held. So I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this since it's always a little tricky trying to make dinner while holding a baby. :)

    • patriciadonaldson

      i feel likei am the worlds busiest mom, i work full time 6 -8 hours,take care of 2 disabled relatives, between dr appts, band practice,church and anything else that comes upwith 3 children and 1 grandchild , i have little time to get a good meal toghter before home work, house work, i can never plan a day because i never know where i will end up.

    • Anonymous

      I am the absolute busiest 32 yr old mother of 3, ages 11, 5, and 3. I am a full time college student who just graduated Saturday with Magna Cum Laude Honors (while trying to manage raising a family and being a wife) and will be pursuing my Masters this fall. I have a husband who travels 4-5 days a week out of state or country – so I feel like a single mother during the week. I chauffeur my children to their extracurricular activities, gymnastics, guitar lessons, and church. My son is also in 4-H, Chorus, Honors Chorus, and Tininckling and meets every week after school until 3:45. My middle child requires additional attention as she receives speech and occupational therapy at her school for her LD. So I have to devote extra time with her during the evenings. Amidst all that, I have to cook, clean, do laundry, mow my lawn, grocery shop, and since I do not work – I have to clip coupons weekly to help save and help contribute to my families income. In my spare time, I like to do renovations in my home. Recently I took on tiling my master bath and kitchen (yes, by myself thanks to diynetwork.com). I surprised my husband when he was out of town. I have tiled and grouted kitchen, tiled master bath, and still needing to grout master bath. I also need to lay my trim work then I will be finished. Have not had time for that recently obviously due to time constraints. In a nutshell, that is my life. I would not have it any other way.

    • lea

      busy mom of 3 boys….love it when dinners are done for me & without all the junk! Thanks!

    • crickola

      Just because I'm a mom and a housewife and it would make life a little easier.

    • Haley

      cause I want it!

    • tonia

      I would love to win this because I work at a hospital and get home at 7pm 3 days a week. I would love to have something delicious but easy to have on some of those days. Thanks! Tonia

    • carsonmcqueen

      I have 3 kids and a brand new puppy! My husband works out of town and is not home during the week. I volunteer and serve on the Board of different organizations in our city. All moms are sooo busy!!! It would definitely put a smile on my face to win this contest:) It would be one less thing I would have to worry about!

    • mrsjlstanley

      I want and need this because it would allow the convenience of readily prepared, good for you, family meals.

    • ginavanderbok

      I am a full time mother who also works full time from home. I am also a full time wife. I love all of my full time jobs, but a year supply of Michael Angelo's would make me part time in the kitchen. I like that!!!

    • Christine

      This one is for my sister – Cassie. She has two beautiful children (girl and boy) that keep her busy constantly. She works full time in outside sales. Her husband is traveling 100% during the week. She juggles a ton of balls – working mother, clients, home maintenance, after school activities, etc. Between it all, she is a coupon-o-holic! She still finds time (must be in the wee hours of the morning) to clip coupons, check blogs, and save approximately 60% of her grocery bills consistently. She is unselfish and this prize would mean alot to her!

    • Jean

      I'm a busy Grandma who is caregiver for a mother-in-law and work part-time. But I would also share this with my children who are even busier than I am. Thanks for the opportunity of winning this.

    • I was about to post why I am the busiest mom but I can see from reading some of the other comments how much more some other busy moms need this more than I do…floods, illness…I'm blessed to have mine and my son's health and a place to call home. Good luck everyone!!! :)

    • Tracy West

      I'm a blessed mother of two boys that I homeschool. I run a home day care Mon-Fri 8-5 as well. We also have many pets. My husband is a long-haul truckdriver so I usually go it alone for 1-2 wks at a time. I dabbled in coupons through the years, but recently discovered how to coupon fully. I don't like to feed them fast food after a long day, so I usually do end up using prepacked foods a good bit. I do want to provide healthy meals as much as possible, we are trying our hand at gardening for the first time this year. We live very busy, but full life.

    • I love my life and these busy days that I know will be gone way too quickly. Two girls, 8 and 11 that both play softball and this week alone have us at the softball fields every night. I love to see them learning new things and having fun while doing it. My husband and I both work and find it difficult to eat healthy on these kind of days – Love Michael Angelo's and how quick you can make them in the microwave! What a great giveaway!

    • shawn_w

      Well I just finished reading quite a few of the entries and was quickly reminded how “VERY BLESSED” I am. My children are healthy, my husband has a job, we have a roof over our heads, food on our table and lots of love to boot. Thanks for the reminder and thank you Lord.

    • couponclary

      I am entering on behalf of my sister in law, who recently had her second child last weekend…363 days after her first child!!! She could certainly use a free, healthy & convenient dinner one night a week, as she is a SAHM and her husband is working & in graduate school!

    • Ashley R

      OH MY GOSH, I would LOVE to win this! We LOVE these at our house and are perfect for the days where me (the busy mom!) is chasing around a crazy 16-month old!

      ashleyreynolds1 at hotmail dot com

    • sallywu

      I am entering for myself, I work full time, take care of my husband's cousin, grandmom (they live with us), have classes at night for my CPA and try to save money by couponing.

    • ks92007

      Why I considered myself the busiest mom, is because I am young mother of two adorable children. One talkative two year and a precious 3 month year old, both whom I give my undivided attention to. I am also a full time student, between classes online and on campus. As much as possible I try to take classes online, so I can stay at home with the kids as much as possible. My fiance works as well as goes to school and I am left with doing all the housework and caring for the kids. I don't mind the work, but I would love to win this free meal, because it will give me a chance to not worry about cooking dinner at least once a month for a whole year. I love my job and there is always work to do wether it is with the kids at home or at school, it is never ending. I always try to help my fiance finically by doing anything I can and by winning this will lessen our tab on the grocery bill every month.

    • Em

      I would love this giveaway. It would help me be less busy!

    • Kristin G

      I feel like the busiest mom, although I am sure there are so many other mom's out there who are just as busy, if not more! I do have a full time job, another part time job, I am a student at two colleges finishing up two degrees, and trying to get our home ready for the market with my 1 year old son and two dogs right behind me making a mess :). I would love to have something once a week I can have premade that is chemical free and not full of preservatives to feed my family.

    • hartless96

      I feel like I am running to something all the time. Sometimes it is hard to fix dinner in the middle of everything. This would be wonderful to win.

    • Karen

      I would never claim to be the busiest mom, but heck, I'm up there!! Actually, so busy can't even take too much time to write this now. Wait, I'll be there in a minute…………… :)

    • Lizzy

      I know as moms we're all busy and could always use another one of us-or better yet a years worth of free dinners. Good job to all the moms trying their best and good luck!

    • Nithya

      I work full time and have two kids – 8 and 2. We all get home around 6 and everyone is hungry – getting dinner to the table after a hectic day at work is always a challenge.It would be so nice to have some prepared meals on hand to save the day. I would love to win this.

    • amylsmith

      My sister in love Viviane is the busiest mom… She has 3 girls, between taking them to school, cleaning houses, picking them up, birthday parties, church and just being a great wife and mother… She always has the sweetest spirit.

    • jarrodbryson

      I'm entering for my wife and I.

      1. Start a new job TOMORROW!
      2. Currently a Full time student
      3. Wife JUST graduated with an Early Education Degree in GA (I.e. NO JOBS!)
      4. I clip the coupons rather than sleep sometimes.
      5. Planning on the first child in T-Minus 120 Days
      6. Parents are currently unemployed.
      7. Little sister is expecting in T-Minus 7 Months!

    • Ashley

      I'm a super busy mom with an almost 2 year old and an 3 month old. Days are filled with cleaning, cooking, playgroup, and making sure the 2 year old isn't bothering the baby. Life is crazy just trying to care for my husband and children while trying to keep my home peaceful and happy.

    • Jan

      I am a homeschooling mom and my kids are involved in activities. We stay busy and on the road.

    • swot

      I am a single mom of two teenagers! I stay very busy with all those schedules. Fixing dinner is a challenge because we are not all home at the same time.

    • ptatracy

      TEENAGERS! None of the kids drive yet but of course, they have a million things to do.

      • Anonymous

        Each and every Mom I know is busy! That being said I would love to win. I am Mom to 2 beautiful girls 7 & 10 years old. My 56 year old mom had a stroke on Thanksgiving day this past year and my life (which was already busy) has been turned upside down. It would be nice to have a go to meal on those days when I can’t seem to make it all happen.

    • I am entering myself as a busy Mom..taking care of a handicapped husband and 13 week old twins born prematurely for my daughter while she goes back to work to make ends meet

    • lmarkovic

      I am a busy busy busy lady!! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!

    • Marcia S.

      Honestly, I'm sure I'm not the busiest Mom because these days I barely get out of bed. I'm entering because I am pregnant on bedrest with my second child, due in July. My husband is an AF pilot and works long hours and my 3 year old son is very active so a real dinner almost never gets on the table. I have Rheumatoid Arithritis and Fibromyalgia so healthy food is really important for me. It just takes a lot of energy for me to make! :) The dinner help would be a God-send for us! And I would love to share it with my single-mother-of-three sister, Karla. It is extremely generous of Michael Angelo's to do this giveaway and I really hope whoever wins takes full advantage of the help!

    • Amanda B.

      My 2 year old daughter Leah is the reason I am a very busy mommy! I'm a stay at home mom, but that doesn't me I always have time to spend in the kitchen preparing a lovely meal for my family! Leahs activities, and also the quality time we spend together are more important to me than wasting time in the kitchen!

    • I am always so busy with everything its hard sometimes to have a good meal on the table . We all love Michael Angelo's dinners its a real treat at our house . we use to go out for burgers or to other places but we tried these and found them to be so tasty and more healthy than going out we buy these now instead of going out to a restaurant .

    • marciadurrent

      Take care of 6 kids, one with special needs and work a full-time job. Plus learning to be a coupon queen!

    • FTMamaPTStudent

      I am a stay at home mommy of three, also in school finishing my secondary education degree. I have recently battled some health issues, all due to stress my doctor says! Free meals would be fantastic…such a load off my mind!

    • Amber

      I'm the busiest mom because I have a 3 year old, a 4 month old, a husband, I work full time, and I'm training for a half-marathon!

    • Janet

      I have a 16, 18 and 20 year old males plus hubby who are eating me out of house and home. HELP :)

    • Laurie

      I have 3 girls that I am constantly taking to 1 practice or another. They cheer, play volleyball and participate in competition teams for cheering and volleyball. This meals would be great for those running around nights!!

    • Marie

      I am the busiest mom because I am a volunteer, teacher's assistant, Sunday school teacher, caregiver, veteran's wife, gardener, chauffeur, baker, boo boo kisser, hugger, cook, scrapbooker, photographer, and, well, basically, a MOM.

    • christine

      Lets see… to start, I am a full time working mother outside of the home. I have 2 of my own children and I have 2 stepboys. Ages range from 5 yrs to 23 years of age. This is my routine on a daily basis from 0530, I get up, get lunches made for my husband and kids (thank goodness the 23 year old does not live at home :-) ) . I make coffee, get my lunch packed for the day at work. At 0600 I get into the shower; I am out of the shower by 0610 – I get ready for work (I work as a Revenue Cycle Manager in Healthcare). By the time I am done getting ready for work its approx 0630. I get my 5 year old son up around 0620 to get showered, I wake up my daughter who is 10 to get ready for school and. By 0650 – I wake my husband up for work, I bring him a cup of coffee in the a.m. before I run out the door, so he can enjoy it when he gets out of the shower and I am then out the door with both my daughter and son. I take my daughter to her school by 0700 and I then drop my son off at his school (at the other end of town!) for his Pre-K class. I then get on the interstate and travel approx 1 hour fighting traffic to make it to work. I get off work at 530 p.m. and get back on the interstate to fight traffic to get my son picked up. I get him picked up by 630 p.m., and then I go to get my daughter at her friends house who watches her, because I won't be home in time. Once I get my daughter picked up I get home approx 7:00p.m, its now time to start dinner and work on homework and then get my daughter bathed. By the time 'MY' day ends its around hrs 10:00 for me to have some 'ME' time! lol…. and of course in the midst of the hours between 7-10, I am doing laundry too!

      I will say, it makes it for a long day… and I SOOOO look forward to the weekend, but having a family is so very worth it too!

    • Susan H.

      I have three children 5 and under, i stay at home full-time and homeschool my oldest. We are always on the go and have a lot on our plates.

    • Sadie Bratt

      I am a MOM, need I say more? Hehe….It seems like as moms, we are all extremely busy running someone somewhere, picking up something, making meals, cleaning, laundry, etc. I would love to to win this prize! It would just make like a little easier.

    • Tami M

      Why am I the busiest Mom? Well, I work a stressful job 1 hour away from home as analyst, volunteering many hours a week, and chauffer my 14 year old daughter all over the place. I am a single Mom and have been doing this for years!
      Love your blog!

    • clemsongirl00

      I am NOT the busiest mom ever, but…last July, my three-year old niece came to live with us after being abandoned by her mother. My children, twelve and ten, and my husband welcomed her with open arms and have been amazing through these last months. My family, however, has had to make a lot of sacrifices, financially and otherwise. I teach middle school special ed. and my husband works full-time so the baby must attend daycare during the day, meaning less money in our family budget. In addition, our already busy house has been turned upside down as we now have to plan everything around a three year old's schedule. I can no longer be at EVERY baseball game, church event, or dance recital because the little one needs me home with her. We have ALL worked together to make a difficult situation into something good. That little girl brings us so much joy and I am so proud of my kids for sharing their already VERY busy mom so that their cousin can experience a loving, nuturing home.

    • sallywu

      I am entering for my mother in law, she is the busiest mom because she workd from 9am to 9pm in a Chinese restaurant, she arrived home around 10pm and finished her dinner by 11pm. She only have one day off during the week, but the boss will call her on the day she is off and ask her to go back to help. Basically, she worked 7 days a week. That's so crazy!!!

    • Dana

      Having 3 kids 6 and under keeps me busy all the time… not to mention a husband who is in seminary full time and working full time.

    • joansouthwick

      I would like to enter my daughter Jen.
      Jen home schools her 11 year old daughter Skylar, while still tackling the job of raising a 3 year old son Kenseth.
      Jen is a couponer and is remarkable in her ability to save money while keeping a family fed and a pantry well stocked. She is diligent in her cooking and doing from scratch to prepare the BEST meals available to her family. She bakes bread, and sweetbreads weekly so her snacks and breads and rolls are always available for meals.
      In addition, she takes her kids to violin lessons, piano lessons, dance and cheer, tennis lessons (for Kenseth!), and finds the time to take them to the park, and walking, bike riding and story hour at the library. She also finds time to teach a belly dance class once a week for the school districts' adult education program. She volunteers her time and energy to help with many projects and family outings. She also takes the time to visit and help her grandmother (83 years old) 2-3 times a week.
      She plans her meals and shops accordingly,,, and is very frugal with her money so she can afford all of her kids' activities.
      AND she does the bookkeeping and errand running for her husbands' roofing company.
      She is always busy, and happy,,, and this would be a great benefit to her and to her family, and maybe give her time to enjoy an extra walk in the park.

    • sarahruszkowski

      I am the busiest mom! I never expected to become one, but on October 1st 2009 I went to the hospital with severe abdominal pains, only to find out I was in labor. I had no idea I was even pregnant. I hadn't gained more than 10 pounds in the last year… I wasn't showing at all. I had felt sick and fatigued, but after trips to the doctor was told that it was all stress related. I had a healthy baby girl that night, just a half hour after learning I was pregnant. I couldn't be happier, but not expecting to be a mom means that I am busier than ever. I work full time and manage to be a mom full time too. I love it, but it can be exhausting and the thought of not having to worry about dinner once a week would be so relieving!

    • ashley4

      Wish I could enter myself, but I am not as busy as my sister, and because it is one entry per person…I'll enter her. She has SIX children…SIX. Her husband is a basketball coach at a University in Kansas, which means he isn't home very much. Her six children are all under the age of 12, the youngest being 1 1/2. Her oldest, 12 yrs old, just got diagnosed with cancer in her lymph nodes. While it is the mildest of the cancers, and has not spread, she has already had one surgery, and the second scheduled for June to remove the cancer mass. She has a great church community who have offered to help, but this would be awesome for her!! She is a very special mama..and sister :)

    • 4boysandagirlsmom

      I'm a busy, blessed homeschooling momma to FIVE – 4 boys and one wild little girl. Do the math on the laundry and that alone will qualify me as at least VERY busy…. I'd love a meal a week to slow down at least one day each week!

    • gracejulie

      I'm the busiest mom because I'm a full-time children's librarian, I have a 2 year old son, I have a coupon blog that I recently started and have just been asked to write a small monthly article about frugal tips. Whew!

    • Jill

      Although I think I'm an extremely busy stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones who also babysits 2 other kids during such a tough time as a navy wife whose husband is gone training for his upcoming 9 month deployment in just a few weeks, I am instead writing this on behalf of my sister who is by far busy than me. She is a stay-at-home mother of 4 children (ages 6, 5, 4, and almost 2) with another child on the way. Not only is she the caregiver of her children, she also takes on an enormous amount of babysitting jobs throughout the week to help bring in some income for her family. Her husband lost his job very unexpectedly over 3 months ago and has yet to find another one even with interviewing many times each week. She is 36 weeks pregnant taking on more than any mom, let alone one with 4 other kids, should ever have to endure. She would truly benefit, as would her family, with these meals for a year.

    • parissumrall

      full-time high school teacher, practicing attorney, mayor of my (very) small community, have three young adult sons still living at home, ebay seller, raising a grandson, truck farmer in summer, notary, landlord—NEED I SAY MORE???? :)

    • briejw

      My husband is in medical school so I do everything else. I know there are busier moms but I am super busy and would love to win!

    • 5snyders

      I really do feel like the busiest mom in the world most days! I am married and have three kids ages 9, 5, & 3. I homeschool my oldest, and will be homeschooling my middle child in the fall. While I am homeschooling, my 3 yr old tear the house apart! My husband has his own auto repair business here at home, and I help to answer the phones and do all of his bookkeeping. I also am a Tastefully Simple consultant! On top of everything else I just mentioned, I am also training to run a 5K in the fall. I also take meals to friends and family when someone has a baby or a surgery, and these Michael Angelo's meals would help me to not only take a night off from cooking here and there, but to also be able to easily take meals to someone in need. Have I convinced you yet that I'm the world's
      busiest mom? lol

    • jacinda walker

      I am not a mom yet, but my husband and I are trying to get pregnant, and I am a stay at home wife that is enrolling in school but also does the best I can to save us money by using coupons, and saving for our future family :)

    • Sharon

      I have twin girls, 11 years old. My husband has been out of work for 3 years and tries to race cars on the weekends to earn some money (or so he says). I am a freelance sign language interpreter and recently have been able to work some 14 hour shifts which certainly has helped with the finances but many of my assignments require me to drive 90 miles each way. The girls wantneed their Mom home now that they are heading into puberty and I'm a little freaked out about the whole middle school scene coming up next year. My email is “busyking” and has been for 11 years. People say that is a fitting moniker for my life.

    • tls55555

      Hmmmmm…. Busy for me is normal… I have a 6 year old, a 5 year old, and a 2 year old… I work full time as an industrial engineer… I also hold down our house, and try to keep my hubby organized (which is a full time job bc he is an ER nurse and works crazy hours)… I also help coach my kids soccer teams and work hard fundraising and web development for our school PTA… I would love to win this…

    • leighswain

      As a new stay at home mom my new job is simple SAVE MONEY!!! I quit my 50 a week job to spend time with my 3 kids we have school, scouts, birthday parties and more but most importantly the time with my kids is valuable. Any night i can throw somehting in the oven is PRICELESS!!!

    • Jennifer Painter

      Hi. I'm a busy mom because I'm raising a 3rd grade genius, still trying to help my mother in law raise her son (he's 38!), am an active PTA Mom, Baseball Mom, Full Time Working Mom, and Loving Wife. This would be an awesome Mother's Day gift to me – 1 night a week that I don't have to worry about dinner! Hope you pick me!

    • Ellen

      I'm a busy homeschooling mom of 4, involved in several co-ops, youth group, mega-couponer (!), chauffeur, errand-runner, church pianist…I wish that there were 2 Saturdays each weekend! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

    • sabreblades

      I am a stay at home to three girls…one competitive cheerleader and two competitive figure skaters! My life pretty much consists of chauffering, waiting at 18 practices a week, and finding, cleaning, and maintaining little pieces of uniforms and costumes!! We are go go go from five thirty in the morning until nine o'clock at night! I need some easy dinners!!

    • pdubcdub

      I have 2 little ones! They keep me on my toes. I just found out we have another one on the way! So how great would it be to not have to worry about dinner? AWESOME.

    • lisalg

      Even with 3 boys, I am surely not the busiest mom. But I would love meals with fast prep time. And I think I would share them with several friends–also busy moms–whose homes have been destroyed in the flooding here in mid-TN.

    • miraclebaby

      I do not get the award for the busiest mom. However, my life is hectic. I volunteer at three different schools(besides my daughters), running all the time for my daughter's Tae Kwon Do (3-4times a week), taking care of the dog and my wonderful husband. We love Michael Angelo's and getting them for free makes it a sweet deal!

    • lizmm

      I am the busiest mom! I have two girls! One is three and in preschool, the other is 18 months! My hubby is in the military on a fireman schedule 72 hours at work 48 home :(
      On top of my daily routine we are trying to sell our home-which means all I do is clean!

    • Erica Delavega

      Its hard to say im the busiest after reading all of these comments. its tough being a mom but well worth it. I work full time and a single mom to two great kiddos.. winning this would be awesome i could pop it in the oven and spend more time with my kids, thats the best moomys day gift

    • smbrunelli

      These would really come in handy for our family! I am a stay-at-home mom who has been home with my two girls for the past 5 years. My youngest will be going to kindergarten in the fall so I will be returning to work! I am scared of managing a job and a household! I know moms do it everyday but it would help if I knew I didn't have to cook once a week! And knowing that these meals are made with all natural ingredients is definitely a plus for my family. Thank you.

    • Wendi

      I am the mom to two children, we homeschool, my husband does no indoor chores here so many late nights into the early mornings doing chores around the house and working on making the money stretch by the weekly deals while the house is quiet and no distractions, my daughter has increased her volunteer roles at church so I am constantly driving back and forth to church, my husband just started a new position at work and now will be working looong hours every day and potentially weekends and then there will be the multitude of trips to Mexico for business, I got signed up to do VBS crafts for the 3 & 4's and our church is a mega church so that means lots of kids, last week we started taking care of our neighbors 5 week old so that she could go back to work at her business (so that means 3 days a week and one weekend a month), several nights a week there are extra neighbor kids at our table for dinner, I do mid week Bible Study, my kids are in golf, Literature club, a PE co-op and a science co-op, I am still trying to unpack our home after moving and get it all set up and organized, and I try to stretch our modest, one income budget to make it all work w/o debt, and finally I want to get back to scrapbooking (I need it for “me” time). Whew!!!…. I could use one less dinner a week to worry about or budget for.

    • Emma

      I work a full time job and have a toddler. She's the easy one. My husband works a 3rd shift job and farms during the day. Keeping up with my little and her busy daddy keeps me on the go.

    • Jerri

      While I am sure I am not the busiest Mom out there, I sitll would love to win and have one delicous easy meal to make a week from Michael Angelo's. What a treat that would be – especially a night I have to leave early to get to a 7 pm meeting and want something nutritious for my two teenaged boys! So much better than a pizza or fast food and so easy they can even heat up something from Michael Angelo's themselves. While I do not work full time, I wok very hard at my community volunteer positions and with most of those having evening meetings, delicious frozen meals would really come in handy!

    • I am the busiest mom because I want to do it all, plus some!
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    • Jenni S.

      I am a working mom of a 9-month old and feel like the busiest mom ever, especially since my husband is getting ready to go away for a 2 week work trip. I know there are busier moms out there, but aren't we all busy in our own way? :)

    • Ashley

      Well, I'm a wife, mom to two boys (age 3 and 11 months), an extreme couponer, a gardener, a canner, a Sunday school teacher, and a do as much as you can from scratch-er. :)

    • ashleighburton

      I am a busy mom because we are in a time where my hubby lost his full time job and has only been employed part time. I encouraged him to fulfill his dreams to go back to school during this time and I took on a part time job myself to help make ends meet. I still consider it my primary responsibility to be a full time mom, I manage a home, homeschool, assist and attend church, manage our farm, and my Avon business. I am often up until late night hours and back up before dawn. This would be such a blessing for us because sometimes it is so hard to find time to get healthy meals on the table!

    • M Price

      I am not the only busy mom, but certainly feel I rank among the busiest! We have an 18 yr old graduating this month and preparing for college, a 16 yr old practicing daily and games for lacrosse and then we have a sibling group we just adopted with a 4 and 3 yr old that I transport to school daily, all while carting the baby (two yr old) around everywhere with me PHEW!!??! need i say more?
      To have dinner to put in the oven at night on one of those stay on the road days- boy what a DREAM!!

    • taradixon

      I'm the busiest mom ever because I have two college kids at home and working part time while going to school full time. My 21 year old works from 6pm or 7pm till 12 midnight. My daughter is a nanny in our neighborhood coming and going. I home school my 14 year old son while trying to entertain my 3 year old daughter. My kids eat like crazy so I'm going to the stores 3 to 4 days a week catching all the great coupon deals.(I'm so glad I have your site!!) I have a wonderful husband that I love to spend every spare minute with which is never enough. I struggle with filling the cupboards and finding time to prepare meals. I don't know how you moms do it!! These meals would be a great blessing!

    • Christy

      OK – I have three kids 11, 14 and 16. Each plays a sport as well as being involved in extracurricular school acitvities and church activities weekly. I work from home as a medical transcriptionist as well as sell jewelry that I make. I have just recently startedc couponing and am loving it.

    • anhoover

      I have a 5 month old and a 25 month old. I may not be the busiest mom but they still keep me hopping and I hate cooking and stink at it and this would be absolutely wonderful. please pick me. It would make my life so much less stressful not having to worry about what to make for dinner. Thanks for making this fun.

    • 8tina

      My husband is working out of state. He leaves every Monday at 5 am and returns on Friday at about 7pm. With 2 girls in basketball and brownies and a 2 yr old boy in tow we do it all. Plus the house is on the market to sell, so it has to be spic and span all the time!!!

    • Sandi

      I am a divorced mother of five teenagers. Trying to provide them with cars, college, and just living, it takes all of my money so that I am always on a tight budget. Between school, work, softball, baseball, football, chorus, plays, graduations, church, and trying to pick up after four boys and one daughter,i never have the time to make up a really great home cooked meal. Michael Angelo's is the next best thing. Lasagna is their favorite. Winning this supply will save me a lot of time and especially money when it comes to feeding five growing teenagers. Please pick me! THANK YOU!

    • Casey Wiley

      My wife is the busiest mom because she has to put up with me, take care of our 2 year old, help with the 2 dogs and a cat and teach violin to 105 1-5 graders(that alone should be enough).

    • Jennifer

      I have 2 kids and I'm a sahm mom. I take my oldest to school in the morning the I hit the gym! I have gained so much weight this is a must for me to do everyday. I come home and do the normal everyday house work. Then it's time to go pick up big brother. He is currently not playing any sports at the moment. I'm kinda glad it gives me a break. It's bath time, make dinner brush teeth, and then bedtime. Get ready to start it all over again!

    • carollynnmg

      If I was so lucky to be picked for this wonderful giveaway this what I would do… Give some coupons to my unemployed son with four children. My friends that are also out of work. I would keep some for myself because my husband too is not working. If choosen I promise to help my family and friends too!! It would mean so much to alot of people!!!

    • amyspence

      I am the busiest mom because I am a stay at home mom… I take care of my two young kids ages 3 and 5, take my 15 year old step-daughter back and forth to school and sports events, run errands, volunteer at my church, keep my house neat and tidy and save our family money by coupon clipping and smart shopping (that's a full-time job in itself!).

    • christamn

      I am an elementary teacher with 20 children all day. I then drive 30 min. back home after I pick up my walking one-year old. I just found out I am pregnant, but have been having night sickness instead of morning sickness. My husband is a youth pastor, so we are busy with church activities also. I am so thankful for my job and family but it is hard to have supper ready while I don't feel well and then have to grade papers when the baby goes to bed. Thanks for all you do to help me save time with groceries.

    • ktjo_77

      I am a busy Mommy of four kids, ages 9,6,4, &2… My husband took a job in another state last year and is only home on the weekends! AH! I feel like I need to clone myself! He also travels to China on business and is in the middle of a five week trip over there right now. These meals would be a sanity saver! It would be so nice to just throw one of these meals in the oven and not have to worry about cooking! And they are good for you – even better!

    • lizeths

      I would say I am pretty busy! I am a full-time HR manager, I do Pampered Chef on the side. I actively play racketball and volleyball every week ANDDDDDD starting in August I will be taking photo classes to start my own business! Also trying to write a fantasy novel… My boss says I am ADHD— but I don't know so. I have a 10 year old daughter and two doggies I readily spoil also! OHH annnnd I am a mega couponer! (you know clipping those coupons can be time-consuming!)

    • wandarountree

      Would love to win this.

    • Cammy

      Well… I am a mother of 4 little angels…my day starts before 6 am when I wake up to get everyone but mu litttle one to go to school, my dear husband to work and the it starts with picking up the house ,laundry everynow and the grocery shopping, and other thing that I need to take care of.Tree of the kids have played soccer, we have to take them to practice, than games on Saturdays, my 9 years old plays the clarinet, my 8 yrs old plays violin…so there is practices to go to for that and Sunday church in the morning and afternoon.In between all this I have to clip my coupons, then organize before going shopping and of course I love to homecook and bake. Everynow we can have a frozen lasagna I usully get Stuffers, but I do belive that if this has all fresh ingredients its very tasty.Well this is my story in a few words.Thanks for all you do to keep me updated on the deals.

    • Kelly Hollinger

      I have two little girls ages 3 and 15 months! They keep me very busy chasing after them all day!

    • Nichole

      Hi Jenny! I am a mom of a pre-teen and teenage boy. We homeschool so I am always trying to keep them busy with either school work or activities outside the home. I am also an extreme couponer so I think that speaks for itself! ;)

    • Jessica

      I am mother of 2 toddler boys and am due with a third little one in Dec. right between the holidays. My husband works to full time jobs so I can stay home. I homeschool our 4 yr. old in Kindergarten already and have a home business selling wedding invations and birth announcements. I am also busy with 2 local moms groups, one of which I will be a board member this month and hel plan a coordinate activities for. It would be so great to have a little extra time for my family with some easy meals that allow me time for myself and my husband in the little moments we are allowed.

    • vanessa0529

      I love your site! We are a family of 6. I am the only woman in a house full of men. My husband, and four boys ages 16,9,8,4. I feel like they eat us out of house and home sometimes. :> I would describe myself as ALWAYS busy shuttling each of the kids to karate, baseball, cub scouts, and school. In my down time (after they all go to bed) I get on your site and work on cutting coupons so I can stay within the family budget. These meals would be soooooo helpful to our busy family life, we love to eat as a family at the table and this would certainly make this so much easier and less chaotic during the week especially. Thank you so much for all you do and for considering me in your contest.

    • Erin the Exhausted

      I have a full time job outside the home along with 2 children who stay at home all day. You stay at home mom's know the mess that kids make, imagine not being home to clean it up. Instead my husband is there with them. I love him, and he's an excellent daddy, but homemaking isn't his strong point. I started the coupon trade to save us some money during this difficult financial time for us, but it frankly just makes me busier. I also cope with adult ADD which is a challenge in and of itself. Knowing there is a convenient and healthy meal waiting for me would not only give me piece of mind, but it would also make the day less busy and stressful, because although I love to cook, sometimes dinner time sneaks up on me.

    • Becky

      I am a mom to 2 boys…Joey is 4 and David is 2 1/2. I am fortunate to stay at home with them. I am an avid couponer and a church pianist and special music singer. Never a dull moment around our house for sure!

    • lin333

      I would love to win this special offer in order to have healthy, and easy to prepare lunches or dinners for my family. Michael Angelo's are high-quality meals that would allow me more time to spend with my family, and less time worrying that we are eating healthy, nutritious dinners.

    • myluvt53

      I am the busiest mom because I am a full time stay at home mom! Many people assume that stay at home mothers are lazy, but that is totally opposite. Homemakers have not one or two jobs, but many jobs! I do all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, coupon shopping (and everyone know that it takes endless hours every week to find the best deals possible!) I take care of the dog and cat, run errands,pay the bills, deal with the bank and insurance company, and babysit my best friends two year old daughter and newborn baby boy twice a week for free. I also go to school full time while helping my husband with his school work. I share almost half of my free products I get from my coupon shopping with the homeless and the church. I am a very strong military wife and often have to do everything on my own when my husband is deployed. He was been deployed three times for 6 months or longer in the last four years and that isn't including the number of countless times he's been on small outings, sometimes one week, sometimes 2 months. I live days away from any family whom I miss so much! I try and keep my family fit and healthy.I exercise on a daily basis. I do this, all the while chasing my two year old son around the house!I am my mother. My mother taught me what it means to be strong and to work hard. I work just as hard if not harder than anyone else out there. I know I deserve to win a break once a week with a free meal to feed my boys!

    • Amy

      I would so love to win this to bless a family with 2 very young girls and a dad out of work and a mom going back to school. Thank you for considering me.

    • melimac

      I am the busiest mom ever because I am 7 months pregnant with my first child! I am a full time kindergarten teacher of a struggling class. I have a 6 year old step-son who has ADHD who needs extra help/time on everything!! I drive a total of 40 minutes to and from work so that takes up a good chunk of daylight. My family lives 5 hours away so I cannot call mom to come over and help! I am juggling all of this while trying to prepare for the next school year and get ALL of the things necessary for a school year ready for a sub and end this school year properly. I am DUE on the first day of pre-planning. I have also recently read that I will need these ready to go dinners when I have the baby because my time will be very limited and my sleep will be very deprived! Help! These meals and MONEY SAVERS would are greatly needed in my house!!

    • evrythngpooh83

      My mom is the busiest of all…she works a full time job…leaves the house at 7:30 am and gets home around 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 pm sometimes…she has my younger sister that lives there with my niece and my younger brother and sister also. Besides that she also does coupons, does laundry, cleans house, makes breakfast, lunch and dinner…these coupons would help her out alot it would be nice at least once a week just popping something in the oven and not think about making dinner.

    • christian711

      After losing my job in this economic disaster, I have to be very resourceful and creative to make a dollar stretch to cover me, a 2 yr old, a 28 yr old, and a 30 yr old who cannot work due to an illness. Every little bit helps nowadays, and this certainly would do the trick! Most days I feel like wont have the energy to make it thru, yet I do and when a smile comes from the 2 yr old, it's all worth it.

    • danamck

      I am a stay at home Mom of 4, all of wich are under 5. No one is in scool, they are home with me, plus I am going to school full time. Between teaching the 4 1/2 year old to read, the 3 y.o. his letters numbers and spell his name, potty trained the 2 y.o plus breaking her from her pacifier (I may be gray headed over this one) and breast feeding the 5 month old. I am always hoppin, I have the kids trained with coupons, they know to get mommy some blinkies! I take the kids everywhere with me today was cvs, band, winn dixie and walmart, I would love some help, just a break once a week would be great. Sometimes dinner is not done till 9 pm, then goes fighting them all to bed.. my least favorite thing. Awsome give away, I'm sure we all could use this, but what a awsome thing, free food, just pop in the oven and go. LOVE it, espically since money is so tight for everyone. Thanks!

    • tamionthego

      I am a mother of two boys well and then theres hubby. Thank goodness for sothern savers and friends otherwise my boys could eat me out of house and home. We already use many “heat and Eat” dinners around the house with all the crazy schedules we have between life guarding at the beach, soccer games and practice, my meetings a full time job anf hubby fishing (if the bites good no telling when hell come back in) the come home after such busy days and all I here when I step in the house is whats for dinner this ould be another great and healthy addition to the meal plan. I might not be the busiest but there are those days i feel like I certainly am.

    • Misty

      Mom, chef, gardener, wife, best friend, daughter, volunteer, teacher, chauffeur, organizer, money saver, and lover of babies. What a great gift to spend one night a week going for a walk with the family instead of preparing a meal!

    • Tara Kindberg

      I am the busiest mom because I have 4 (great!) active kids who keep me so busy in the afternoons/night that it is INCREDIBLY hard for me to whip up a homemade meal (although I try my best each night!). This time of year is the toughest. Other than Math Club, Student council, cub scouts & boy scouts (which alone keep us busy!) my 3 boys are all in baseball, on 3 different teams which means 3 different practice/game schedules a week. Our daughter is very into dance and we are bringing her back and forth to that school which is 15 minutes from us, 4 nights a week. Needless to say, I am at the baseball field every night Monday-Friday and sometimes Sunday's… while also running back and forth to dance in between. It's hard not to eat the quick fries/dogs/burgers at the concession stand. We would LOVE and so appreciate a gift like this. What a life saver if would be on our hectic nights :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    • amytrunnell

      I have 2 children + keep 2 additional ones in my home = I need help with di