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Ultimate Recipe Swap: How to Peel a Potato and Recipes that Use Root Veggies

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Don’t you just love spuds? I do. I don’t think I ever […]

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Family Fitness You Can Afford

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Photo Source: Mike Baird Finding that you’ve grown a regular crop of couch potatoes over the winter? Wondering why it’s so hard to motivate your family to get out of the house? Looking for a solution to a little extra flab yourself? It might be time to get fit. To read my article on family […]

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Booking It: April Update

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Reading is a necessary skill in this world. Reading is powerful. Reading is freedom.

And it’s one that I take for granted all too often. And one that I don’t use often enough.

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Fun Mother’s Day Gift for Friends

Mommy Cards are a great way to exchange contact information with other mothers you meet at school, church, playgroup, and other places where moms and kids congregate. Right now you can get 100 cards from Vistaprint for only $10. I’ve always purchased my business cards from Vistaprint and have always been pleased with their products. […]

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Giveaway: The Total Money Makeover

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Two things are certain in this life: Death and Taxes. So said Benjamin Franklin many years ago. This week it’s time to pay up. At least the tax part. In honor of Tax Day, I decided to offer up a great giveaway. Time to tell your money where to go! You know that I am […]

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How to Make a Deluxe Baby Gate

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Baby gates have been an integral part of everyday life in FishHouse for quite some time. To keep our littlest one corralled and out of trouble, we have them at the head and foot of our stairwell as well as one on the way into the kitchen. There’s only so much help unloading the dishwasher […]

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Seen a Good Diaper Deal Lately?

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When I first started diapering, lo, almost 13 years ago, the expensive brand cost about $5 or $6 a package for MORE diapers than they pack nowadays. My, how times change! Over a decade later, I’m still changing diapers. And the price has gone up tremendously over the years. Now, the quality has certainly improved, […]

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The Spring Clean Along: Battling Clutter (& a Giveaway)

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It would appear that many of us have cleaning on the brain these days. I find it interesting that our nature is to clean and organize once the weather has turned for the better and we should be outside enjoying it. Why wasn’t I cleaning during the dreary rainy days of January? For our grandmothers, […]

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