Finding Beauty

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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Grocery Geek Presents: 50 Cent Cereal AGAIN!

Y’all were doubting me when I said that my target price for cereal was fifty cents, weren’t ya? But, looky here! Kashi cereal for $.50 a box. Oh me oh my. Albertsons has a great deal on Kashi products this week 2/$6 doesn’t sound like a deal, but when you buy 4, they’ll give you […]

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Frugal Friday: Getting Out of Debt By Reducing Expenses

The last couple weeks I’ve shared bits and pieces of what FishPapa and I did to get out of debt. If you missed the first few parts, you can start at the beginning. Once we stopped using credit cards and started listening to Dave Ramsey’s free podcast, we got into the habit of writing a […]

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SwagBucks – Extras For New Signups

Have you signed up for SwagBucks yet? It’s a search engine that rewards you with points that can be redeemed for cool prizes, including gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes. From now through Friday, new members can get extra points if you use the code: fishmamaswag (case sensitive). We’ve enjoyed this program immensely and […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Lunchbox Love

Even though my kids spend the bulk of their days at home, I still pack a lunchbox every day — my husband’s. When we first married, we didn’t bat an eye at eating out almost every day. It was something we looked forward to. Once we bought our first house, however, that habit had to […]

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Homeschool Help: Let Kids Know What To Do

Isn’t he cute? Mr. Dimples, age 5, is my kindergartner this year. He comes to me every morning, “Mama, it’s time to do my school.” Amen, little man. If only your brothers were as eager. Yes, truth be told, there are things my older sons would rather be doing than math assignments and key word […]

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Late Breaking MOM Deals: Good Deals at PeiWei

I usually save my deal reports for Saturdays, but this is time sensitive. And since I love me some PeiWei, I thought I would share the love. When you bring in a package of store bought ramen to exchange, PeiWei is offering 50% off their new Japanese Chile Beef Ramen, tomorrow (Wednesday, 9-9-09) only. Today […]

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This Week on URS

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. It was fun to read your favorite recipes. Go back and browse the collection of over 50 recipes. Though, they were all good, some that stood out to me this week: Phoebe from Cents to Get Debt-Free shared her recipe of cabbage rolls. I […]

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