Bookin’ It in 2010: The March Update


Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Reading is a way to gain knowledge, to travel to distant times […]

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Got a Picky Eater?

Fresh Salsa sm

The doctor said to feed the baby salsa. My eyes popped out, and my husband’s ears perked up. What?! Her reasoning was that babies adopt the tastes of their families. Since their tastes develop most in the first 18 months of life, she continued, that was the time to expose them to as many tastes […]

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My Household Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

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What do you put inside a household planner to help you manage the day to day without going crazy? Here are the planning pages that make a great household notebook. In 2010, I shared this post which includes some free printables that I used at the time. Those pages have been updated and are available […]

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Meal Planning: Homemade Convenience Foods

Pizza LifeasMOM

Basic Homemade Pizza All  of a sudden, life seems to have imploded on me. My trip early last month took a week of planning and a week of recovery, and I’ve been racing to catch up ever since. But, time waits for no mom. Life continues: laundry piles up, schoolwork needs to be assigned and […]

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God Bless You!


One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]

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Finding Time to Read

Nufkin books and castle

Photo Source: Nufkin It’s one thing to say, “I want to read more this year.” It’s an entirely other thing to do it. Unless we are intentional in where we focus our eyes and our attention, time will pass away, and we miss a lot of good things, including good reads. At the same time, […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Making the Deal Work When You Least Expect It To

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Since the freezer is stuffed to the gills, the rest of the month’s grocery shopping will involve dairy, produce, and stockpile items. There’s really not a lot that we “need.” It’s a good place to be. FishPapa made a run for fresh fruits and veggies this week. A 5# box of Cuties was on sale […]

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Southern California Chick-Fil-A: Come Back for Free

Chick Fil A

If you live in Southern California, make a plan to eat at Chick-Fil-A on Fridays in March and save your receipt! Bring that receipt back anytime during the month of March and you can get the same order for FREE! It’s like getting your food for 1/2 price each time. I recommend the Chicken Strips […]

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