One Small Step for Mama, One Giant Step Toward a Successful Weekend

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: Take a Financial Snapshot and Dream a Debt-Free Dream

A few weeks ago I started recounting our Get Out of Debt Story. Over the last two years FishPapa and I paid off about $18,000 in debt. Today our only liability is a rental property we own in Kansas City. We have no other debts. And it feels good. I don’t share our story to […]

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Isn’t She Lovely?

Since I didn’t have access to these shots when I posted about her birthday, I thought I’d share these recent photos of FishBaby. It would seem that the highchair is the only place she’ll sit long enough to pose. Someday when I can get my sister for a weekend to help me, the poor child […]

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A Salad Bar (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead)

There are times in life when you come across an idea and you say to yourself, “Why haven’t I been doing this all along?” They are usually simple ideas that make your life even simpler. And that alone makes them brilliant. Those who know me know how much I love salad, especially for lunch. I […]

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Have You Tried Good (& Cheap) Eats?

You might not know about this well-kept secret. But, I’ve been posting all our family’s fun and yummy recipes over at my food blog, Good (& Cheap) Eats. While I’d been publishing recipes here for about a year, I wanted a way to index them by food type to make it easier to find the […]

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Review of Dove Body Washes with Nutrium Moisture

Since my family has sensitive skin, I have to be selective in my choice of soaps and lotions. FishBaby can only use Dove, per doctor recommendations. Her skin can flare so easily, it’s not worth the risk to try something else. So, I try to stock up on it when I can. While I am […]

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Happy Birthday, FishBaby!

Can you believe it? Yesterday was FishBaby’s birthday! My girly is already one year old! The time has just flown by since the day she entered our lives. What a blessing she is to our family. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago she and I were in a hospital room with a fairly […]

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This Week on URS

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing such great recipes this summer! What a fun collection to draw from. This week we’ve got Make Ahead Meals on the schedule. Come share your favorite recipe that can be made ahead of time. And if you don’t mind, take a moment to vote in my poll at […]

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