The Weekly Ramble

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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Do the Math to Save Money

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Pay attention to unit pricing in order to save money. You have to do the math to make cents. Today’s Frugal Friday tip is short and sweet. With a mini rant just for fun. If you’re not good at math, today is the day that you change your ways. Knowing basic math operations (addition, subtraction, […]

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Simple Summer Snacks and Baked Goods (Freezer Cooking Plan)

Freezer Cooking Plan

Ready to save money on food costs this summer? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. This summer I’m reminded that kids (and adults) are hungrier than at other times during the year. I think it’s the extra free time and fresh air that makes us want […]

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Gift Shopping (with Kids) at Hallmark

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. All opinions are my own. When I was a child and wanted to buy a gift for someone, whether it be a teacher or a friend, I had my mom take me down the road to Janet’s Hallmark. […]

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Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

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Do you worry about your children’s safety? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares how she deals with the anxiety she experiences in keeping her children safe. Something that I have really struggled with lately is trusting God to keep my children safe. Every time I log onto Facebook, there’s another post about a child randomly […]

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Get into the Ring & Spar for the Spurtle

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This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Oatmeal is one of my favorite meals. It’s weird, though, because I never ever ate it as a child. My mom and dad weren’t fans as children, so they never made their kids eat it. They didn’t eat it, either, until I shared my Not Mushy Oatmeal […]

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Make a 4 x 7 Meal Plan for the Summer Daze

Make a 4 x 7 Meal Plan for the Summer Daze

Mom, I’m hungry? Is there anything I can have for a snack? When’s lunch? What are we having for dinner? What’s for breakfast tomorrow? Summer offers more leisure time for kids and adults alike. That means there’s more time to be hungry. I have no idea what the connection is, but it’s true. My children […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. As I type, this is basically what we are doing: resting and relaxing. We drove up to Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez for the weekend. It’s a whirlwind trip, just brief visits with friends and the grandparents. But, it’s been so good. I’ve unplugged for the […]

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