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My Week – Craziness Personified

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This week promises to be extremely busy. One of the things about having a large family is that when I actually get around to booking doctor and dentist appointments, we have them in droves. This week involves three dental appointments, one visit to the pediatric dermatologist, one consultation with the orthodontist, a well-baby check, and […]

Want to Have Breakfast in Bed?

Dads and kids can follow my step-by-step tutorial here at North State Parent.

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

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Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

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. […]

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 […]

Bunches of Yum

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Our family loves to snack on fresh fruit. And having it easily available is one way that I can increase my chances of getting 8 servings a day into each child. Grapes are a favorite fruit, and they seem to go on sale quite frequently. (

What’s Cookin’ This Week

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If you read my little story the other day, you know that I cheated a little on my Eat-From-the-Pantry Challenge. Just for the record, I did NOT go over budget. On the contrary, midway through the month, I challenged myself not to do major shopping, but to allow myself milk and produce while we used […]

Cheese Enchiladas

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Cheese Enchiladas are quick and easy to prepare, but they taste like something special. They are a delicious, meatless meal you can make in a snap. This week we’re swapping Main Dish recipes that don’t include meat. As I mentioned earlier this week, occasionally opting out of meat can be great for your budget as […]