Grocery Geek Presents

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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Frugal Friday: Save Money on Birthdays

This post was originally published on May 30, 2008 Birthdays are meant to be a celebration of the guest of honor and a time to thank God for him or her. But, children’s parties can take on a life of their own if you aren’t careful. Being on a budget has forced me to calm […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: The Fourth of July Edition

I am not Betsy Ross. Nor am I Bakerella. But, I really wanted to be. At least for a day. For the last month, I’ve been scheming this fantastic Fourth of July cake pop that I was going to wow you with. I had such great plans. I envisioned candy coated, star-shaped cakes on a […]

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What’s Your 6th Picture?

Shona Christine tagged me for the 6th Picture Game. Since my 6th picture brought back a flood of memories, I thought I’d share it. This is FishPapa and FishBoy8 (though he was only 2 in the shot) back at our house in Paso Robles. We practically rebuilt that house in the five years we lived […]

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Coming Up on URS

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week with their Crowd Pleasing recipes. I had such fun browsing what you had to share. Kitchen Stewardship’s Pasta Salad Variations sound mouth-watering. And Food with Kid Appeal’s hearty Sausage Potato Skillet looks fantastic. (Guess who’s craving carbs?) This week’s theme is Fourth of July. Come with your […]

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Summertime…. And the Cooking is Easy

It’s been a fun, but hot, summer day. Maybe you’ve been out and about most of the day and are now getting everyone home from the day’s activities. The shadows are growing a little longer. The breeze is starting to pick up. The kids are laughing and enjoying their play outside. And tummies are rumbling. […]

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No One Wants a Crabby Mom.

That’s the point of this blog. Those are the words that you – and I – see every time the page loads. No one wants a crabby mom. But, unfortunately, that’s what my kids get sometimes. When instructing my children to follow directions, I tell them that there are three parts of OBEY: all the […]

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Win $100 at Albertsons

Curious about the history of this photo? Pop over to LifeasMOM’s Giveaway page for the details of my sordid past and a chance to win $100 at California’s Albertsons supermarkets. I also share some secrets and another gift card at Good (& Cheap) Eats. Don’t live in California but know someone who does? Enter anyway […]

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