Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids - Our story of traveling through France. This post is about our time in Normandy.

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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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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How a Security Camera Saved Me 25 Bucks {Frugal Friday}

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photo source: Jeepers Media So a couple weeks ago I was in Walmart, purchasing a gift card for our neighbor who kept an eye on our house while we were away. I had kids with me; we bought various items; confusion reigned. The next day no one could tell me where the gift card was. […]

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5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

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How You Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season - Cold and flu season is coming! Consider these best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter.

Cold and flu season is coming! JessieLeigh has some best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter. No one likes to be sick. Well, okay, maybe there are a few children out there who would take the illness just to get to stay home and watch limitless TV […]

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6 Easy Soups Your Family Will Love

6 Easy Soups Your Family Will Love - A weekly soup night is a good thing - great for using up leftovers, eating a bit more economically, and taking a bit of guesswork out of your meal plan.

A weekly soup night is a good thing – great for using up leftovers, eating a bit more economically, and taking a bit of guesswork out of your meal plan. Next to salads and sandwiches, soups are probably my favorite menu items. They are warm, filling, and comforting. They take hardly any work. They use […]

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