Q&A: Library Day, Boys, and Family Culture

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 Review of North! Or Be Eaten

Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not too wordy when you ask them a direct question. But, between you and me, […]

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Enter the TidyKidz Zone

Tidy and kids in the same sentence? Oh yes! I’m all over that! I just found out about TidyKids and thought I’d share the love. Can’t get over this sweet little video where Bella teaches kids how to make their beds.

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Dog Days of Summer Got You Down?

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Win a Copy of North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

CONGRATS TO KATIE OF KITCHEN STEWARDSHIP! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS ASAP. THANKS! Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not […]

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How Do You Store Your Legos, You Maniacs?

My youngest brother, Jace, is about fourteen years my junior. I’m the oldest; he’s the youngest. Interestingly, FishBoy12 is closer in age to him than I am. Jace was the original Lego Maniac, if there ever was one. His childhood infatuation with Legos is the main reason that I held off ever letting my children […]

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Meal Planning with Side Dishes

Dinnertime at our house tends to be somewhat of an event. It’s the time of the day when our whole family is together. And now with my youngest brother living with us, it’s a lively, full table. The girls and I and six guys! Since we all enjoy eating, I tend to prepare a more […]

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MOM Deals to Put a Smile on Your Face

Have I got some deals for you?! Here are a great ways to save money right now and put a smile on your face: Mail-in rebatesThere are some great rebates to take advantage of. Kraft and SuperValu are offering $25 in free food. Kelloggs is offering $10 back after the purchase of select items. (Click […]

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