Giveaway to Fill Your Tummy

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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Announcements!

Oh my, do I have some catching up to do. While we are making progress on settling in to our new home, there are still so many plates left to get spinning. But, we’re eating and we all have clean clothes, so that is progress, isn’t it? Here’s some bloggy news you don’t want to […]

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Sara Lee Does More Than Just Bake! (A Review Plus A Giveaway)

As you may remember, Sara Lee and I go way back. She baked many a childhood dessert for me and my siblings. Cherry cheesecake, pound cake, you know the drill. Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee. But, did you know that Sara Lee does more than make desserts. She’s become a well-rounded woman, producing breads as […]

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Getting a Fresh Start

This weekend culminated two weeks of plain craziness: packing up the old house, moving all our stuff, getting settled in the new house, doing a final clean and move-out inspection of the old house, finalizing all sorts of phone details with both our cell and landline carriers (more on that later) and now the fun […]

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Meal Planning: Double Batch Cooking

One of the things that happens to me during the Fall is that I get overcome by this urge to “squirrel away” food! It must hearken back to my pioneer genes or something, but I love to put up food for winter, as our great-grandmothers must have done. This summer I made jam for the […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Places to Shop for Great Deals

Back in the “old days,” I shopped at SuperWalmart, spending about $200 a week and price-matching with the local grocery stores for the best prices on “loss leaders.” Usually, Walmart was able to beat those prices if I bought generic. I was content with that. Our monthly spending of $800 was well below the USDA […]

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TGIF: Have a Pow-Wow (& Some Moving Misc.)

I don’t know where I first read about having a “pow-wow” with your kids. But, it stuck with me. And though it’s a little corny, it helps to open lines of communication. Ever since the first FishBoy could talk, our bedtime routine has involved discussing the best and worst parts of his day. You probably […]

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Frugal Friday: Treat Your Coupons Like Cash

I’m still working on getting order into my new home. I tackled over twenty boxes yesterday in my efforts to get it all done sooner rather than later. But, I’ve many mountains (of boxes) left to go. I’m thankful that my friend Heather from Freebies4Mom was willing to guest post for Frugal Friday today. Heather […]

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