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Bookin’ It: How to Find a Good Read

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. Earlier in the month, I shared with you how I’m on […]

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Giveaway Winners – Finally!

Thanks for your patience as I put together the giveaway winners from last week. You guys blew me away! Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had such great responses to giveaways. Thanks to random.org I was able to easily select winners — at random. Thanks for playing! I will have more giveaways once I recover […]

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URS: Upcoming Themes

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I hope you’ll join us on Thursdays for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Each week is themed so that we together create a database of great recipes to draw from for a certain occasion. It was so fun last week to see all your great cakes! Oh my word! Hopefully, we won’t have any more snafus with […]

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Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

Feb 022

I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]

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Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

Red Sauce

Well, Monday morning, my list looked like this: Nutty Granola (check) mixes: biscuit, pancake, muffin, scone, and cornbread (check) crockpot applesauce Trail Mix Cookies (check) shredded chicken (check) marinated chicken (check) marinated pork strips (check) grated cheese (check) I was amazed that I got so much done, even though it didn’t feel like I attempted […]

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A Great Diaper Deal You Don’t Want to Miss!

I figure that after 6 children and 12 years of motherhood, I’ve changed a lot of diapers. Frankly, I don’t really want to do the math. We’re now down to one babe in diapers, but man, the costs have gone up in the last decade! My sister has told me for years what a bargain […]

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Life’s an Adventure – Be Who You Are

See that girl on the right? That’s me, almost twenty years ago, traipsing through France on my own. A student at the Universite de Bordeaux, I was on a one-year Junior Abroad program. It was an amazing time. And I’m amazed when I look at this picture! I was thin, young, naive, and had great […]

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Meal Planning: February Meal Plan

BBQ Pork Sandwiches are a great freezer meal!

Now that my freezer holds the makings of several weeks of meals, it’s time to figure out how they fit into real life. I’ve found that it is helpful to make up a meal plan for the whole month. It’s always subject to change, but it seems that I get a better idea of what […]

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