Fall Traditions: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

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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This Week on URS

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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Winner of Our Tailgating Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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Falling for Fun: 5 Great Read Alouds

When FishBoy12 was a wee lad, I invested a small fortune in Scholastic books. While it may not have been the wisest financial decision at the time, we have more than got our money’s worth out of this little library we built of great read-alouds. And some of the most well-loved in the bunch are […]

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Recipe Contest Voting Begins

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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Preparing for Fall: Switching Out and Stocking Up!

Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on a farm, nor do I harvest anything from my own backyard. In fact, living again in Southern California, I don’t get to experience […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Better-For-You Tailgating Recipe

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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Got Bugs?

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. — Proverbs 6:6 I’ve had lots of opportunity to meditate on that Scripture over the last month. With the dry weather we had in late August and early September, our home was virtually overrun by ants. I’m not talking a trail or two. […]

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