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Get a Good Habit Going: Ask for Help

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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WebPrinter Review

Pop over to my review page and see what I saw today.

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Thanksgiving on a Budget: Celebrating and Saving

Thanksgiving on a Budget

I’ve known people, in fact, I’ve been one of them, who spent upward of $200 on one meal – Thanksgiving Dinner. Unbelievable when I think about it, really. To spend one third of our current monthly food budget on one dinner. Yikes! Usually this happens due to poor planning or too many “we gotta haves” […]

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Meal Planning: Eating From the Freezer

November is always a busy month for us with two birthdays and a special holiday and getting ready for Christmas. So a few weeks ago I planned out a whole month of meals in one sitting. It comes as no surprise to me that when I looked through my files, I found that last November […]

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Review of HP Photosmart Premium with Touch Smart Web

The handsome guests I took with me. Today I attended an HP Blogger Event at a San Diego County movie theatre. The Hewlett-Packard team treated their guests to a complementary movie (with popcorn!) as well as a hands-on demonstration of the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web. In the last 13 years since FishPapa and […]

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Links of Love: I Can Do That!

Can I just say that my sister Janel is brilliant? She hides her light under a bushel, truly. She didn’t even tell me about her blog’s new feature, Make-It Monday where she’s sharing ideas for homemade gifts. You will love her ideas about making a Playdough Kit. So clever and inexpensive. I never thought of […]

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Grocery Greek Presents: Online Grocery Shopping

This has been an unusual week for me. I was sick all by myself. Unheard of in our house. Usually, I get it on the tail end of everyone else getting it. FishPapa was home three days out of five due to holidays/vacation days. And, I ordered groceries online and had them delivered. Yes, it’s […]

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Frugal Friday: Budget Birthday Ideas

When FishBoy12 was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three or four children, the Creative Birthday Party Queen in me just didn’t know how to give it a rest. Most sane […]

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