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Meal Planning: Cook Once, Eat Thrice

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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Where Joyful and Motherhood Intersect

The corner of Joyful and Motherhood is a beautiful place to be! Ever find that “joyful” and “motherhood” are going in two different directions? Crabby moms? Say it ain’t so! But, reality is that sometimes it is difficult to do all you need to do AND keep a smile on your face. Recently I came […]

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Links of Love: Things That Made Me Go, "Hmmm…"

My girl is walking! Can you believe it. Just shy of 14 months this week she took her first “real” steps. And boy is she proud of herself! She has also grown tall enough to pull things down from counters and tables. It’s only a matter of days before her brothers have her swinging from […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Albertsons is My Besty

Grocery Geeks start early around here. This is FishBaby helping me unload the other night. I’ve gone a little crazy with the shopping and cooking ahead. But, according to Quicken, I’ve only spent $360 so far for the month. Often I find an error in my data entry, but here’s hoping not. My freezers still […]

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Frugal Friday: Get That SnowBall Rolling

If you’re just tuning in, this is part of the continuing saga of how my husband and I got out of debt. You can go back to the beginning if you missed something. As I recount our story, please remember that this is how we did it. I believe that this will work for many […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Killer Catalina Deal at Albertsons

I normally don’t post too many “deals,” but this is a great one for my So Cal readers, good at Albertsons in California. Buy $25 participating General Mills products, get $10 catalina (Limit 1 per customer) This means that you’re getting 40% back, so factor that into your final purchase cost. I don’t think I’ve […]

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Adventures with Evaporated Milk

Ever substituted evaporated milk for fresh? I tried that recently — with my little helpers here — and share my experience in this review.

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The Cooking Milk: A Review of Carnation Evaporated Milk

When I lived in France during my junior year in college I developed a taste for coffee and tea. I loved to have it with cream, but fresh cream was expensive. And I was, after all, a “starving college student in Europe.” One of my fellow Americans introduced me to canned evaporated milk. Sold in […]

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