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A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids | Free printable scavenger hunts for both indoor and outdoor games.

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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In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

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Free Printable Baking Ingredients Checklist

Free Printable Baking Ingredients Checklist - Download a free printable to help you take inventory and stock up on holiday baking supplies.

What do you need to do your holiday baking? Download a free printable to help you take inventory and stock up on holiday baking supplies. Baby Cakes Now’s the time to start thinking about holiday baking. My local grocery store has huge displays of baking items that are on sale. Even if you’re not ready […]

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Plan Now for a Simpler Season

Plan Now for a Simpler Season - Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest.

Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have […]

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Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

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We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the third installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. Years ago, FishPapa and I traveled through western France. We retraced […]

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A Meal Plan Can Help You This Week

A Meal Plan Can Help You This Week - Having a meal plan can help you shop, help you save money, and help you eat well all week long. Oh yeah, and feed the kids, too.

Having a meal plan can help you shop, help you save money, and help you eat well all week long. Oh yeah, and feed the kids, too. Chicken and Wild Rice Bake I’m a little late in creating my meal plan for the week. I’m working on another $70 or Less weekly meal plan to […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I’m a little late posting this wrap up of the week. My parents and my sister’s family have been here this weekend to celebrate FishChick8. We’ve had a great day, but that means I’ve stayed off the computer and relished in real life. Here’s what’s been […]

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A Cheat Sheet for Freezing Holiday Baked Goods

A Cheat Sheet for Freezing Holiday Baked Goods - Ready to get baking for the holidays? Here

Ready to get baking for the holidays? Here’s a cheat sheet for freezing your holiday baked goods. Make them now and enjoy them later. Ever pull something out of the freezer and find that it’s covered in a thin crust of ice? Ever thaw a loaf of banana bread to find that it’s gone mushy and weird? […]

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