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Thanksgiving on a Budget: Celebrating and Saving

Thanksgiving on a Budget

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. I’ve known people, in fact, I’ve been one of them, who […]

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Meal Planning: Eating From the Freezer

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November is always a busy month for us with two birthdays and a special holiday and getting ready for Christmas. So a few weeks ago I planned out a whole month of meals in one sitting. It comes as no surprise to me that when I looked through my files, I found that last November […]

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Review of HP Photosmart Premium with Touch Smart Web

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The handsome guests I took with me. Today I attended an HP Blogger Event at a San Diego County movie theatre. The Hewlett-Packard team treated their guests to a complementary movie (with popcorn!) as well as a hands-on demonstration of the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web. In the last 13 years since FishPapa and […]

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Links of Love: I Can Do That!

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Can I just say that my sister Janel is brilliant? She hides her light under a bushel, truly. She didn’t even tell me about her blog’s new feature, Make-It Monday where she’s sharing ideas for homemade gifts. You will love her ideas about making a Playdough Kit. So clever and inexpensive. I never thought of […]

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Grocery Greek Presents: Online Grocery Shopping

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This has been an unusual week for me. I was sick all by myself. Unheard of in our house. Usually, I get it on the tail end of everyone else getting it. FishPapa was home three days out of five due to holidays/vacation days. And, I ordered groceries online and had them delivered. Yes, it’s […]

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Frugal Friday: Budget Birthday Ideas

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When FishBoy12 was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three or four children, the Creative Birthday Party Queen in me just didn’t know how to give it a rest. Most sane […]

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Rice Pasta Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Allergies/Special Diet)

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Many moms face the challenge of adapting their kitchen habits to accomodate food allergies or special diets within their families. It’s usually a question of good health, if not life and death that is at stake. So, although it can be a huge bummer, it is an important accomodation to make. Glutton that I am, […]

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Saluting Those Who’ve Fought For Our Freedoms

Today’s not just a paid holiday for government employees. Veteran’s Day is an important moment to remember those who’ve paid for more than just a day off work. Thank you to all the men and women who fight in our military as well as their families who also sacrifice great things in the cause of […]

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