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Meal Planning Mania

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It was so exciting to go to the grocery store this week. The great sales were such a welcome back, too. I shopped ’til I dropped, and then we feasted. One of the dining highlights of the week (besides all the cereal) was the dinner of sliders (mini hamburgers) that I made over the weekend. […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Four

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This is what my life feels like somedays. Messy and disorganized. Like the breakfast dishes that could have been rinsed and put in the dishwasher right away, but weren’t, things can start to pile up. There’s goo lurking in that pile that I probably don’t want to touch. But, the only solution is to slip […]

MOM Deals This Week

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This past week, we scored some great freebies, or almost freebies, including lots of almost free cereal. But, the highlight for the kids was probably when we “tasted the fire” and ate lunch for free from El Pollo Loco. It was the kids’ idea. Really. You don’t think I’m crazy enough to take SIX kids […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Cereal, Pasta, and Breads – Oh My!

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I love the idea of the Eat-from-the-Pantry Challenge. And I think that if push came to shove, I could have made it through without setting foot into a store before May 1. However, I found that as the month progressed, it wasn’t benefitting my family as it should. Once the freezer, frig, and cupboard started […]

Frugal Friday: The FishBoy Edition

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Regular readers here will be familiar with the term FishBoy. It’s an affectionate moniker that we have used for our sons for quite some time. Awhile back the boys coined another term, the FishBoy Alliance, or FBA for short. This is their little club. And since I had four boys before I ever had a […]

Great Giveaway at GoodLife {eats}

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If you’ve popped in over the last week, you know that LifeasMOM got a makeover. Designer extraordinaire, Katie from GoodLife {eats} put together a great new look for me. I love it! Have you checked out her blog? It’s beautiful! And not only that, she features some great recipes and food photos. I always enjoy […]

FishMama’s Got a New Blog!

You know that I am a total glutton foodie. It tends to come out in my writing. talking. breathing. But, since this is a blog about motherhood, and not just food, I decided to consolidate my food writing in one place. That doesn’t mean that I won’t be posting recipes here. No ma’am. But, I’ll […]

Mexican Rice

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Mexican rice is a delicious and easy side dish to accompany tacos, fill burritos, or otherwise enhance your Mexican style meal. Mexican food is a cuisine near and dear to my heart. Growing up in Southern California, my family loved, loved, LOVED to visit Downtown Los Angeles and the historic Olvera Street. The original neighborhood […]