How to Move without Going Crazy

How to Move without Going Crazy - This is the definitive post for moving house without losing your mind. All kinds of tips and tricks for moving with kids.

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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Bonus Feature #3 {Yes, Really}

Bonus Feature #3 - Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me. I’ve met so many great people over the years, yourself included. One of those sweet people is my friend Amy. We met at a blogging conference almost […]

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Girls Get Building with GoldieBlox

Girls Get Building with GoldieBlox

The following post is sponsored by GoldieBlox: I was a fairly prissy girl. I liked to read books, stay indoors, and not sweat too much. I wasn’t very fashionable, and I wasn’t into dolls all that much, but I was definitely all girl, despite the fact that I don’t like pink. It was the ultimate […]

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Booking It August Update: Reviews of Great Expectations, Cinder, & The Big Mama Books

Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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Budget-Friendly Meal Plans

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans - The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

Are you looking to get dinner on the table quickly, easily, and under budget? Well, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less pretty much fits that bill. The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming […]

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The Dash

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When I was in high school Economics class one day, I turned the page of my book to find a profile of a woman in business. She had the traditional spelling of my maiden name, Getskow, which is pretty unusual. If you know a Getskow, you probably know someone in my family. I was intrigued. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I know intellectually that the first week of school is exhausting. Just as you know that childbirth is uncomfortable. Ahem. Yet, when you go through it again, you go, “Oh yeah.” The feeling is just a little more intense than you remembered it. Such was our […]

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Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method

Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method | Life as MOM

This post is sponsored by the M.O.M. Method, a new Web-based parenting tool that empowers kids with time and task management skills: Life is full of things to do. Many of those things are great things: reading good books, learning a new skill, and spending time with one another. Life is also full of not […]

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