Isn’t She Lovely?

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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A Salad Bar (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead)

There are times in life when you come across an idea and you say to yourself, “Why haven’t I been doing this all along?” They are usually simple ideas that make your life even simpler. And that alone makes them brilliant. Those who know me know how much I love salad, especially for lunch. I […]

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Have You Tried Good (& Cheap) Eats?

You might not know about this well-kept secret. But, I’ve been posting all our family’s fun and yummy recipes over at my food blog, Good (& Cheap) Eats. While I’d been publishing recipes here for about a year, I wanted a way to index them by food type to make it easier to find the […]

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Review of Dove Body Washes with Nutrium Moisture

Since my family has sensitive skin, I have to be selective in my choice of soaps and lotions. FishBaby can only use Dove, per doctor recommendations. Her skin can flare so easily, it’s not worth the risk to try something else. So, I try to stock up on it when I can. While I am […]

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Happy Birthday, FishBaby!

Can you believe it? Yesterday was FishBaby’s birthday! My girly is already one year old! The time has just flown by since the day she entered our lives. What a blessing she is to our family. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago she and I were in a hospital room with a fairly […]

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This Week on URS

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing such great recipes this summer! What a fun collection to draw from. This week we’ve got Make Ahead Meals on the schedule. Come share your favorite recipe that can be made ahead of time. And if you don’t mind, take a moment to vote in my poll at […]

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Clothe Your Kids Without Losing Your Shirt!

Those kids — they grow every year! I tell them to stop, but they won’t. It seems every time I turn around one of my boys is sporting “high waters” because he’s outgrown his pants. And the girls? Well, it’s just the same. (That’s not really a crop top she’s wearing; her shirt’s just too […]

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From Envy to Admiration: When She’s Got What You Want

image from Allposters This post was originally published November 5, 2008. She’s got a nicer house than you. She’s skinnier after having a baby than you were before you ever got pregnant. She’s better organized. She’s got a great job, and you’re “just” ________________. (fill in the blank.) And on and on and on. Chances […]

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