Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

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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Finding Peace

coffee break

I’ve been thinking about peace a lot lately. I’ve been fretting this week and been decidedly, without peace. At least the internal kind. My problems almost always could be categorized as “first world problems”, but as my friend JessieLeigh says, “If it feels bad, it’s bad enough to matter.” I fret about my kids growing up healthy […]

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The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004 - age spots, skin spots, organizing, and getting back to school with a bang.

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. My husband snapped this on date night this week when we tried out Burger Lounge. It was super good. And, no, I did NOT eat all those fries and onion rings myself. FishPapa ate most of them, honestly. When fries are involved, I sometimes have to […]

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Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year - With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]

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A Little Bonus Feature if You Preordered Good Cheap Eats

good cheap eats paperback

One of the things that I’ve kept myself busy with this summer (besides planning a 6-student homeschool, organizing an international trip, and keeping track of life in a busy home) has been a set of BONUS FEATURES to go along with my new cookbook Good Cheap Eats. I love this book. I’d buy it even […]

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Getting Fit FOR Your Kids

Getting Fit for Your Kids | Life as MOM - Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy -- or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn

Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy — or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn’t involve just herself. I am just now reaching the point post baby where I am really feeling the need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I have […]

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Half-off Ebook Sale

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I’m offering my Summer Survival Guide at a 50% discount. Buy now for a multitude of reasons: There’s still a bit of summer left. Make the most of it! The book is chock full of all kinds of home and family […]

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Love Letters

Love Letters - A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage.

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

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