MOM Deals This Week

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: Let Your Little Brother Do It

So you know, my brother moved in with us while he finishes his last semester at college. And since he has late night classes. And since he asks me if I need anything while he’s out. And since I usually do. I sent him to school with a stack of coupons. Yes, yes, I did. […]

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Frugal Friday: Get Out of Debt By Increasing Your Income

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. But, basically, it went something like this: 1. Lose the credit cards. (As in, stop using them.) 2. Listen to the Dave […]

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A Fall Festival of Fun, Food, and Friends

Where did the summer go? Autumn begins next week. Well, Fall is one of the best times of year, anyway. So, let’s make the most of it! Why not celebrate, plan ahead, exchange great ideas, traditions, and recipes? Join us for a great week of autumn-themed festivities. Five blogs, five days, five great ways to […]

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Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]

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Recent Winners of Ultimate Recipe Swap:

If you hadn’t noticed, one of the new features of Ultimate Recipe Swap is that there is a prize associated with each week’s swap. How fun is that? – Two weeks ago when we shared our very favorite recipes (of the year, month, week, day), I offered up a copy of Salads by Jane Price. […]

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Embracing My Life as MOM

Many moons ago, I was a teenage girl, dreaming of a career in law or journalism. I pictured myself in blazer, skirt, and high heels racing up the steps of City Hall. I wanted kids, surely, but I wasn’t so sure about the husband part. I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of being married […]

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Embracing the Mess? Not a Chance!

I must confess, I don’t have the tidiest house on the block. I wish. There just aren’t enough hours in my day. But, over the years, I’ve learned that enlisting the aid of my children is my only hope for survival. I’ve come up with a few tricks to helping my kids keep their rooms […]

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