Used Curriculum for Sale

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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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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 […]

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Another Bonus Feature? Why? Because I Like You.

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. […]

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Back to School for Moms: 3 Ways to Make Learning a Part of Life

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Ready for YOU to go back to school? Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers a surprising perspective for moms making learning a part of life. One of the things that gets me most excited about a new school year is the fresh start feel. It’s almost like the “real” new year! Kids going back to school, excited […]

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Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

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 […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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 […]

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