Ultimate Recipe Swap: The Fourth of July Edition

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 Your 6th Picture?

Shona Christine tagged me for the 6th Picture Game. Since my 6th picture brought back a flood of memories, I thought I’d share it. This is FishPapa and FishBoy8 (though he was only 2 in the shot) back at our house in Paso Robles. We practically rebuilt that house in the five years we lived […]

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Coming Up on URS

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week with their Crowd Pleasing recipes. I had such fun browsing what you had to share. Kitchen Stewardship’s Pasta Salad Variations sound mouth-watering. And Food with Kid Appeal’s hearty Sausage Potato Skillet looks fantastic. (Guess who’s craving carbs?) This week’s theme is Fourth of July. Come with your […]

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Summertime…. And the Cooking is Easy

It’s been a fun, but hot, summer day. Maybe you’ve been out and about most of the day and are now getting everyone home from the day’s activities. The shadows are growing a little longer. The breeze is starting to pick up. The kids are laughing and enjoying their play outside. And tummies are rumbling. […]

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No One Wants a Crabby Mom.

That’s the point of this blog. Those are the words that you – and I – see every time the page loads. No one wants a crabby mom. But, unfortunately, that’s what my kids get sometimes. When instructing my children to follow directions, I tell them that there are three parts of OBEY: all the […]

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Win $100 at Albertsons

Curious about the history of this photo? Pop over to LifeasMOM’s Giveaway page for the details of my sordid past and a chance to win $100 at California’s Albertsons supermarkets. I also share some secrets and another gift card at Good (& Cheap) Eats. Don’t live in California but know someone who does? Enter anyway […]

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Win $100 California Albertsons Gift Card This Contest is Now Closed

You know what a grocery geek I am. In nine short months since our move to San Diego, I have come to know our local grocery stores like the back of my hand. The employees cringe when they see me and my big black coupon bag approaching. Just kidding. They love me. Kidding again. Anyway…. […]

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Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice

Getting tired of the same old bargain beans and rice? Dude it up a little. Suggestions are over at Good (& Cheap) Eats.

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