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Baked Goods to Make Ahead and Freeze

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Spend a few minutes this week planning out your holiday baking needs. […]

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A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

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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

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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

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Buy the book here. 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 the potential for great good — as well as great evil. No, you can’t fool me. It’s not all fun and […]

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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

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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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