Win a Copy of Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations This Contest is Now Closed

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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What’s Cookin’ This Week

Well, once again, things didn’t all go according to plan last week – for a variety of reasons. One thing I’m learning is that reviewing the dinner plan first thing in the morning helps it actually happen by the time five o’clock rolls around. I can troubleshoot ingredients, like, um, take them out of the […]

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Just for Fun: A Poll

As emails from my giveaway winners start rolling in, I’m amazed at how many people have never won a blog giveaway. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that I get to award them something cool. I, personally, have won two that I can remember – one from I’m an Organizing Junkie and one from […]

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Summer Giveaways Winners

Thanks to everyone who played in last week’s giveaways. Here are the winners of the giveaways as well as the answers to the trivia questions. Winners were chosen at random thanks to Random.org. What amusement park did we take the FishKids to this Spring? Legolandone copy of The Summer Book by Susan Branch goes to […]

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Remember Date Night?

What’s date night, you say? It’s when you and hubs go and spend time alone. Without kids. And you don’t have to chop anyone’s food into little bits. But, if the budget’s tight, maybe date night has fallen by the wayside. Read my tips for a cheap date over at Freebies4Mom today.

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Summer Giveaways Winners

Thanks to everyone who played in last week’s giveaways. Here are the winners of the giveaways as well as the answers to the trivia questions. Winners were chosen at random thanks to Random.org. What amusement park did we take the FishKids to this Spring? Legolandone copy of The Summer Book by Susan Branch goes to […]

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Coming Clean: Week Two

Continuing my top-to-bottom house cleaning venture, this week I tackled the playroom, living room and kitchen. PLAYROOMOver the years we’ve been blessed to have bedrooms big enough to bunk the boys together. In the last two homes, this has freed up an extra room as a designated play space. Since I’m not the most diligent […]

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Celebrating Summer with Giveaways!

TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. There are lots of fun prizes to win this week. Check in everyday for your chance to win: a copy of The Summer Book by Susan Branch one of three copies of Frommer’s 100 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up a […]

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