How to Be a Pro Mom

I’m over at Simple Mom today, sharing tips for how to be a Pro Mom. From the post, Over a decade ago I made the transition from high school teacher to full-time mom. Gone were the days of toting my European leather satchel, wearing high heels, and attending staff meetings. Instead, my hours were filled […]

A Little Bit of Housekeeping

Here’s my little laundry list of things I’ve been wanting to tell ya: :: Freezer Cooking – There won’t be a Freezer Cooking Daze this weekend in honor of the upcoming 4th of July weekend. But, come on Thursday to share your favorite recipes for the 4th at URS. FCD will resume on August 5th. […]

Get Your Sandwich On!

I’m hosting a sandwich contest over on Good Cheap Eats. Entries close on Sunday afternoon and that’s when the voting will begin. Come join in the fun and check out my own delicious, outstandwich, a Turkey Avocado Baguette with Chipotle Mayonnaise. You’re gonna want to make one this weekend. Oh, yes, yes, you will.

Get Your Birthday Cakes Ready!

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Next week we’ll be sharing birthday cake ideas for Ultimate Recipe Swap. So, get your cake on this week — or dig up those pictures so that you can inspire the rest of us with your imaginative birthday cake themes! This Birthday Cake Round-Up will be a little subdued since I’m crazy busy with The […]

T Minus 18 Days and Counting

The Cookbook is due in 18 days. I’m putting final touches on recipes, making this or that dish one last time to make sure it’s just right. Or in the case of some “out-of-this-world” ice cream sandwiches, just because we looooove them. I’m editing and rereading and editing some more. And generally trying not to […]

Homeschooling and Food

If I had a maid, a chauffeur, and private chef, homeschooling would be a piece of cake. Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little. We know that even the best laid lesson plans┬ásometimes meet with reluctant learners. But what can break a homeschool mom at the knees are those regular household tasks. Molding young minds and […]

Welcoming Papa Home

Over the month of June I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and […]

39th Birthday Sale Ends Tonight

In case you were galivanting all weekend and missed my birthday, I forgive you. But, you missed a suh-weet time. My dad arrived on our doorstep at about 7:05 with a dozen donuts — with sprinkles. He took us all to lunch at Shakey’s pizza, a place that I often went for my birthday dinner […]