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Happy Thanksgiving!

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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URS: The Last-Minute Thanksgiving Inspiration and Advice Edition

Well, tomorrow in the wee hours of the morning, I’ll be loading sleeping children into the ol’ minivan and hitting the road before {may the Lord will it} the other 5 million Southern Californians driving on I-5 on Thanksgiving Day. Until then, I thought I’d open up this URS for last minute inspiration and advice. […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Helps

Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook

The best laid plans some times go awry. Or perhaps life has been so crazy recently that you’re finally getting a chance to take a deep breath before the holidays begin in full force. I know that for me sometimes these big events can sneak up on me. In those moments I find myself wishing…. […]

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Whatcha Doin’?

This week is full of plans for people. Maybe you’re putting together a big Thanksgiving feast. Or getting ready to shop ’til you drop? Perhaps you’re heading out of town on a family road trip. The FishFam? Well, we’re hitting the open road at the crack of oh-my-gosh-it’s-too-early-to-be-alive. We haven’t seen the paternal grandparents since […]

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Shop Wisely! Black Friday Deals

Shopping from home last Christmas. I think I’ll do it again! I have always loved the day after Thanksgiving — for the leftovers and the great deals to be had. In years’ past I’ve often hit the stores on Black Friday without a clue as to where I was going or what I was getting. […]

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Things That Make Me Smile

1. Sleepy-headed babies2. Making my kids laugh3. Listening to my husband rant at the football referee on TV4. The ocean5. Hummus and potato chips6. Bedtime Stories7. Losing weight8. Coupon savings9. Good friends10. Thoughts of Jesus I have so much to be thankful for. What makes YOU smile?

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Shop Wisely! ShopAtHome – Online Discounts and Cash Back

Our first online Christmas order arrived today. {Shhh! I ordered FishBoy5 is Chargers’ jersey from Kohls.} I love to order online because you get such a bigger selection than in the store. And if you go through an online coupon website, you can maximize your savings. I’ve told you about Ebates. Well, there is another […]

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Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Don’t Compare to Others

This month we’re working on good and new habits. Before things get really crazy in December, November is a fantastic time to get a little order and happiness going. Next month has a chance at smooth moving, if Mom feels a little more on the ball. I’ve been working on routines around here. Now, I […]

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