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TGIF: Bake Someone Happy

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: Where Do You Start When You’re In Debt?

A little over two years ago, my husband and I took a drastic turn in how we handled our finances. We had always been frugal; that is, we weren’t extravagant, we didn’t take fancy vacations, we bought used cars and then only rarely. But, in 2007 we realized that our spending had gone beyond our […]

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Chili Burritos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Speed Cooking)

When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. […]

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A Time to Give

Jennifer at Saving and Giving is launching a new weekly meme entitled, “A Time to Give.” It’s an opportunity to share ideas of how to, well, share. It’s so easy to get caught up in our deals, that we forget that others are struggling and could use a helping hand. This is a great way […]

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Is it gone already? Where did it go? My 42 days of summer vacation are spent before I even got warmed up. And I had such big plans! How did I spend it? – I cleaned the schoolroom from top to bottom. My dreams to do the whole house fell by the way-side. I’m so […]

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This Week on URS: Speedy Cooking

Hey! If you were Rachael Ray, what would you make for dinner? That is to say, what’s a quick meal that you make at your house? Share it with us on Thursday for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you can cook up.

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Why We Keep The Friends We Keep

I met Stephanie in third grade Sunday school. We’ve known each other for almost thirty years {gasp}. We took all the same classes in junior high and high school. We were on homecoming court together. She was at my wedding and my first baby shower. Now we walk through motherhood together. Just a few months […]

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Win a Copy of The Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis

CONGRATS TO #8, STEPH! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS TO LIFEASMOM@SBCGLOBAL.NET! Recently I had the opportunity to review a book about women and friendship. It’s called The Friends We Keep: A Woman’s Quest for the Soul of Friendship. From the Publisher:During a particularly painful time in her life, Sarah Zacharias Davis learned how delightful –- […]

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