German Cut-Out Cookies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Christmas Must-Haves)

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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Christmas: FishFamily Stockings

Today’s giveaway is one near and dear to my heart. You see, we have this thing about stockings in our family. Many, many moons ago, my grandmother knit Christmas stockings for me and my one older cousin. As more cousins were added to the clan, she either knit another matching stocking or enlisted someone to […]

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Grocery Geek Breaking News Story: Southern California Albertsons

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to alert you to a great money saving venture at Southern California Albertsons. Just had to give you a head’s up about the great deal that started today at Albertsons. If you have a SuperValu owned store in your neighborhood (like Shaws or Cub Food), check your ad, maybe […]

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Christmas Planning: The Traditions

Today’s post on Christmas traditions is brought to us from Jen of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Jen is the frugal Family Manager of five blessings, in passionate pursuit of balancing it all – the good, bad and ugly. Jen loves showcasing her frugal fashionista finds, trash to treasure jewels and a plethora of meal planning/family […]

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This Week on URS

Come on Thursday ready to share your family’s “Must Have This at Christmas” recipe. Can’t wait to see what you make at your house!

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Christmas Planning: The Gifts

Have you perfected your imitation of the Christmas Goose, scurrying to and fro without rest as soon as December 1 hits the calendar? Do you find yourself traipsing through the mall for the perfect present, despite the crowds, your whining children, and a splitting headache? Are moderation and forethought new concepts for you? Perhaps it […]

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Last Week’s Giveaway Winners

Congrats to Rachel Smith for winning two tickets to The Magic Flute. Enjoy! Des2neeismine won a 1-year subscription to All You Magazine. Please email me your address as soon as possible. Don’t forget to check out this week’s huge lineup of giveaways.

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SeaLife Aquarium at Legoland Carlsbad

Mothers of sons from sea to shining sea know the pain caused by a small, plastic brick when stepped on in the middle of the night. They know that tell-tale crashing sound that emanates from the playroom when a box of said bricks is dumped onto the floor. In their minds eye, they can picture […]

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