Petit Dejeuner, Anyone?

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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And the Winnahs…

Winners of recent giveaways are here.

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Con Agra Frozen Meals: Banquet, Marie Callender’s, and Healthy Choice

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, eating a TV dinner was an event. It usually only happened once-in-awhile, but what fun to stroll the frozen foods aisle, gawking at the photos on the packages and trying to choose just one. And I suppose I date myself when I recount my […]

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They Keep Me Laughing

I Need OneThis little miss has been helping us all over the place…. unloading dishes, unloading boxes, getting into all things not for babies. One day I was unpacking my stockpile of toiletries and she found a box of pantiliners, you know the BIG pink box. Of course all 552 of them were strewn all over the […]

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Stuff You Should Know

I am swamped with stuff to do, boxes to unpack, ideas to write down, lessons to teach, kids to cuddle, and brownies to bake for people like these monkeys. But, it’s a good swampiness, surely. We’ve got a nice roof over our heads, lots of good food to eat, and we’re slowly settling into a […]

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Pretty Cool Cake: Make a Pirate Cake

Special birthday cakes are near and dear to my heart. I love the challenge of putting my kids’ latest interests atop a cake. The looks on their faces are just priceless. And being challenged by my readers is almost as much fun. I’ve even written an e-book with all sorts of creative, easy, and inexpensive […]

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Meal Planning: Reaping the Fruit of My OAMC Labor

‘Member last week how I cooked up a whole mess of stuff to freeze? Well, this week, it’s time to put my feet up. It’s not that dinnertime will be completely devoid of work. I’ll still need to heat up main dishes and prepare sides, but the bulk of the cooking is already done for […]

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Nothing is Forever

So this past week when I walked into my new-to-me, neighborhood Albertsons, I was taken back immediately to this day in my life: This Albertsons has the exact same floor plan as the store that I worked in when I was sixteen years old. Who knew when I was this “bag girl” so many years ago […]

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