Ultimate Recipe Swap: Summer Desserts (Recipe: Grilled Lemon Poundcake)

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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Gonna Learn Our Multiplication Tables – Or Else

While I’m digging out the clean surfaces in the schoolroom, the boys are enjoying some free time. Sure, I’m putting them to work on chores, and we’ve caught a free flick this week, grocery shopped, and picnicked at the park, but they have plenty of time to read or play outside. They generally don’t get […]

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Coming Clean, Day Two: The School Room

In Simple Mom‘s ebook, Spring Cleaning for Normal People, she recommends a basic plan of action for decluttering and cleaning your entire home. It takes about two weeks, depending on the size of your house and the quantity of your junk possessions. Day One, as I explained yesterday, is a quick clean sweep: putting things […]

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Be Still My Heart

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Meal Planning from the Sales

Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]

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Entertainment Book – A Fantastic Moneymaker

With summertime here we’ve got more free days to explore our community. I recently purchased an Entertainment book for the San Diego area and was so pleasantly surprised. I found that our favorite breakfast restaurant from Kansas City also has a location here. Yeah! We’re hoping to go sometime soon and enjoy a free breakfast. […]

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This Week on URS

Loved your camping recipes last week. They’ve given me the courage to venture out into the great outdoors with my family. This week’s topic is Summer Desserts. So bring it on! What kind of yummy concoction are you going to make this summer?

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Coming Clean, Day One

Hoping to make dreams a reality this month! As you know, last week was the last week of school. We’re taking a 6-7 week break before our new school year starts. I’ve made some plans for our summer vacation which include fun stuff to do with the kids and some cleaning and organizing goals for […]

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