Got Bugs?

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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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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Meal Planning: Favorite Fall Dinners

Fall begins this week. And while autumn in San Diego isn’t quite the same as it was in Kansas City, we’re still experiencing a change in weather, and I definitely notice the amount of daylight hours lessening. The nights are cooling off and it’s almost time to bust out the footed jammies. Almost. I love […]

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Fight Ants and Other Critters with EcoSmart

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. — Proverbs 6:6 I’ve had lots of opportunity to meditate on that Scripture over the last month. With the dry weather we had in late August and early September, our home was virtually overrun by ants. I’m not talking a trail or two. […]

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Link Up Your Better For You Tailgating Recipe!

Football anyone? This is what we’re going to be munching on around 1:15 PST when the Chargers play the Somebodys. Remember, I’m just here for the food. Anywho, if you’ve got a great tailgating recipe, I want to know about it. Enter my Recipe Contest which is open until 8 pm tonight, PST. Details about […]

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Embracing the Now

There are a lot of things in life that we don’t want to do: pay the bills, change a diaper, get up from the dinner table for the tenth time in ten minutes because someone needs a fork, a cup of milk, seconds, or an actual plate with food on it. Life is like that. […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Looking for some great deals? Look no further. Free MagazinesThis past week I received Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living,, and Traditional Home in the mail. How much did I spend? Zero. Keep your eye open for great deals (like $0) for magazine subscriptions. I’ll let you know when I hear of one. Two current offers: […]

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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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