Toddlers and Trouble

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 […]

[Continue reading...]

Holiday Food Fest: A Celebration of Good Food & Friends

In the coming weeks, I’ll be joining a great group of bloggers in hosting a Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We want to see your favorite dishes of the holiday season. I hope you will linkup or stop by and check out what all these wonderful cooks in the blogosphere (that means YOU!) are feasting on […]

[Continue reading...]

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children

From Life as Mom It would seem that by the time a child reaches about the age of four, he starts to become aware of his mistakes and weaknesses. To be honest, I don’t remember enough from my child development classes in grad school to be able to site the study or the researcher – […]

[Continue reading...]

The Week’s Meal Plan: Enjoying Make Ahead Meals

It’s been so fun to pull a few things from the freezer every few days and know that most of dinner was already prepped. Coming home from a weekend away makes these make-ahead meals all the more valuable. Makes me feel like a World Series All-Star. Up to bat this week: Chicken FajitasChimichangasPasta w/ Grilled […]

[Continue reading...]

Grocery Geek Presents: Oh My! I Swept ‘Em!

Last weekend I was a shopping maniac. I went to Walgreens, Stater Brothers, Ralphs, Albertsons, SUPER Walmart, AND Vons. I had a blast and got a boatload of food for great prices. Disclaimers:1. It took some research to find coupons and locate the deals. Thanks go in part to my partner-in-crime coupons, SaveAtHomeMommy, and MoneySavingMom […]

[Continue reading...]

Frugal Friday: Check Your Receipt and Speak Up

Last weekend I did some crazy shopping. I crossed the thresholds of six stores, some of them even twice. But, I brought home quite a lot of food for just a little bit of money, comparatively speaking. At several stores, there were special deals, such as “Buy $X and get a coupon for $X to […]

[Continue reading...]

Avocado Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

In my neck of the woods avocados have been on killer sales recently for as low as 3/$1. That’s a stock-upportunity for sure. I don’t know about the scientific evidence, but I consider avocados a superfood. Super-good! Love that smooth, buttery texture, especially when prepped with cilantro, jalapeno, and a little tomato. Yumbo! FishPapa, however, is […]

[Continue reading...]

Gotta Love It! Being Goofy, Magical Capris, and Twitter

If you follow me or a few of my friends on twitter, you may be wondering, “What is all this talk about #magicalcapris? What are these mothers getting so silly about?” Here is the post to dispell the rumors, lies, and plain ol’ confusion about the #magicalcapris. The magicalcapris are a pair of camouflage capri […]

[Continue reading...]