Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

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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What’s Cooking Around Here

This past week was such a nice reprieve from doctors and dentists. The entire family enjoyed a relaxed, we-don’t-have-to-be-anywhere week. And although we had some fun invitations, we purposely declined to keep the week free. FishPapa calls this, “circling the wagons” and it’s a great way to relax and reconnect with the family. As a […]

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Did You Win Ella Bella Hair Clippies?

Go here to find out and to see the consolation prize if you didn’t win.

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Ella Bella Hair Clippies Winners!

Congratulations to Undeserving and Val for winning $25 worth of Ella Bella Hair Clippies. You should have received an email from me with instructions as to how to claim your prize. As a Thank You for Playing, EllaBella’s is offering a free clippy of $4 or less with each order. At checkout, just type “LifeasMOM […]

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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I collapse in bed), it seems like those minutes just race out the window in a blink of an eye. If you’re a mom, […]

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MOM Deals This Week – Plan Ahead for Dads and Grads

In the market for graduation and Father’s Day gifts? Here are some good and inexpensive ideas and deals I found: **Put together a care package of toiletries and pantry staples for a graduate moving to college or off on their own. **Consider getting an Entertainment Book and enjoy the restaurants and points of interest in […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Just a Few Things, Well, Sort of, Not Really, Buying Ahead

I didn’t spend the whole week shopping. Honestly. But, from this post, it would seem so. Rather, I had good coupons and no outside commitments this week, so it worked well in our family’s schedule for me to do some shopping. As I explained in the comments of a previous post, all the stores that […]

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Frugal Friday: Fillet O’ Chick

One of the easiest ways to save money is on food. There is such a range in food options as well as a range of prices for those foods. For our family, using coupons is one great way that I can save some of our hard earned money. But, I try not to stop there. […]

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