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Dog Days of Summer Got You Down?

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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Win a Copy of North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

CONGRATS TO KATIE OF KITCHEN STEWARDSHIP! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS ASAP. THANKS! Hilarious. Definitely fun. Kinda feels like it’s real. When a scary part happens, you definitely feel scared. I’m jealous that I didn’t think of those jokes. — FishBoy 8 Funny and exciting. — FishBoy 12 Yes, my boys are boys. Not […]

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How Do You Store Your Legos, You Maniacs?

My youngest brother, Jace, is about fourteen years my junior. I’m the oldest; he’s the youngest. Interestingly, FishBoy12 is closer in age to him than I am. Jace was the original Lego Maniac, if there ever was one. His childhood infatuation with Legos is the main reason that I held off ever letting my children […]

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Meal Planning with Side Dishes

Dinnertime at our house tends to be somewhat of an event. It’s the time of the day when our whole family is together. And now with my youngest brother living with us, it’s a lively, full table. The girls and I and six guys! Since we all enjoy eating, I tend to prepare a more […]

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MOM Deals to Put a Smile on Your Face

Have I got some deals for you?! Here are a great ways to save money right now and put a smile on your face: Mail-in rebatesThere are some great rebates to take advantage of. Kraft and SuperValu are offering $25 in free food. Kelloggs is offering $10 back after the purchase of select items. (Click […]

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CVS Primer for 8/16 – 8/18

How about less than 8 bucks for all this? Since FishChick potty trained, I’ve become a little lackadaisacal about buying diapers. Yes, the baby certainly still needs them, but we aren’t running out of diapers every other day like we were. There have not been screaming deals to help me stock up for quite some […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Maximized Savings with Coupons and Rebates

If you live near a store owned by SuperValu, then you might know about this great Kraft rebate that is going on. Purchase $25 of select Kraft products and receive a $5 catalina (store coupon) at the checkstand as well as a mail-in rebate for $20. Basically, for the cost of the stamp, you’re getting […]

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TGIF: Bake Someone Happy

Got some butter, sugar and flour? Head to the kitchen with the kiddos and bake up some cookies for a fun entrance into the weekend. You might try our Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles. They’re a slightly healthier twist on an old classic.

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