Time for Mom: Enjoy Your Peeps!

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: Costco and Then Some

Knowing that we’d be gone all weekend and that I wouldn’t have time for bigtime shopping, I made a trip to Costco to stock up on some basics. Costco has great deals, if you stick to the basics: romaine lettuce $2.79/6 headsorganic spring mix $3.79/large tubbaby carrots $4.49/5#olive oil $18.99/2 large bottlesginormous can of tomato […]

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Frugal Friday: Catch a Flick For Free – Or Close To

I have wonderful memories of the movies. The first in my recollection was going to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see Star Wars. I was five. And it was a really. big. deal. As a teenager, a night at the movies with my girlfriends was a regular weekend affair, complete with those nuclear cheese nachos, a […]

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Recipe for a Fun Friday Night

Ice Cream Sundaes! (Or Ice Cream Fridays, as the case may be.) Now’s the time for ice cream sales. I’ve purchased it as low as $2 a (almost) half-gallon in recent weeks. Raid the baking cupboard to see what kind of mix-in’s you’ve got available. Children – of all ages – will love piling on […]

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42 Days of Summer Vacation

Even though we invested in cable this past fall, we tend not to watch it too often. For us the occasional forays into football, the Stanley Cup finals, Roland Garros (the French Open), Food Network, and the Disney Channel justify the expense for our family. It’s cheaper than taking everyone to the movies. One of […]

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Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

Today’s my momiversary. Twelve years ago at 3:33 am, after 24 hours of labor, my first child was born. I was more than a tad shell-shocked that A) It had been so darn painful.B) That he was a boy, not a girl.C) That I had no clue what I was doing, despite all the books […]

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Teriyaki Chicken (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Camp Food)

Summertime is the time to pack up your stuff and head out to the great outdoors. Camping is one great way to do that. I personally am looking forward to beach camping this summer. I don’t know that I can make camping with a toddler and a baby a habitual thing, but I want to […]

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Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?” So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water […]

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