Make-Ahead Meals are Cool!

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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Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s – A Review and Giveaway

When we lived in Kansas City, one of the places that FishPapa and I missed most, believe it or not, was a little specialty grocery store called Trader Joe’s. They are ubiquitous throughout Southern California and in a number of states, but alas there was not a single location in the great state of Kansas. […]

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Wanna Be a Coupon Queen?

You’ve probably seen her before. She stands in the checkout line in front of you and hands the clerk a stack of coupons. You roll your eyes, wondering how long is this going to take? You look to the tabloid covers to kill some time. But, when you hear the numbers, you pay a little […]

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Giveaways Continue!

Don’t forget to enter to win my giveaways this week. Opportunities include: – Sara Lee Deli (3 winners)– OxiClean Baby Care Kits (2 winners)– YogaVive Apple Chips (1 winner)– Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s cookbook (3 winners) A new giveaway will go up each day. So check back and try to win! All giveaways […]

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Kaboom, OxiClean, and Baby Stains

Recently Kaboom and OxiClean contacted me and asked if the FishFam would like to try out some of their products. With six kids, a crawling baby, and lots of dirt, you know I said, “Absolutely!” I received the following products to sample: Kaboom Foam-tastic, a Kaboom Scrub Free! Toilet System, OxiClean Baby Stain Remover and […]

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Got All-Bran?

Thinking of doing some baking this week? Pop over to Good (&Cheap) Eats to see what I cooked up with some All-Bran I “bought” for free. (And yes, we have a thing for chocolate and cranberries.) Encouraged by what you’ve read here? Subscribe to LifeasMOM by email or in a reader and join me on […]

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Once a Month Cooking Family Favorites – A Review

Years ago, like six kids ago, I heard a program on Focus on the Family about these two ladies who did all their cooking for the month in just a few days. I was dumb-founded. I was a high school teacher at the time and though I loved to cook, I knew that my minutes […]

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Giveaway to Fill Your Tummy

This week I’m posting a new giveaway every day. Up for grabs today is something to fill your tummy and your kids’ lunchboxes. Pop over to my giveaway page to find out the details.

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