How to Set a Budget

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How to Set a Budget - Ready to get your finances in order? If you don

Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

Used Curriculum for Sale

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I am unloading some of our used or duplicate items. If you’re interested you can check out my virtual garage sale here.

Don’t Forget to Play

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As I type, I’m listening to the littles race around the cul de sac with our neighbor Ramsey. Even though school started up for both our households this week, summer is not over. Despite our freak thunderstorm — in the middle of summer in a California drought — this morning, the evening is cool and […]

Another Bonus Feature? Why? Because I Like You.

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Another Bonus Feature for Good Cheap Eats: Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less? Well, check out a new bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got a new bonus feature waiting for you. So I wrote this cookbook called Good Cheap Eats. It is full of budget-friendly, kid-friendly, easy-to-prep meals. It’s our newest baby. I say “our” because my cookbooks are very much a family affair. […]

Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

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Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

I’m of the mindset that if you can’t find the perfect organizing system for you, you make it yourself. Don’t count on someone else to do it. Don’t wait for them to dream it up, create it to fit you and your unique needs. Do it yourself and you’ll be happy. Sometimes that is easier […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

Finding Peace

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I’ve been thinking about peace a lot lately. I’ve been fretting this week and been decidedly, without peace. At least the internal kind. My problems almost always could be categorized as “first world problems”, but as my friend JessieLeigh says, “If it feels bad, it’s bad enough to matter.” I fret about my kids growing up healthy […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004 - age spots, skin spots, organizing, and getting back to school with a bang.

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. My husband snapped this on date night this week when we tried out Burger Lounge. It was super good. And, no, I did NOT eat all those fries and onion rings myself. FishPapa ate most of them, honestly. When fries are involved, I sometimes have to […]