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Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

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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.The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. […]

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Coming Up on URS This Week – Breakfast

So far this week, we’ve enjoyed more breakfasts than normal. We’ve eaten it for lunch and dinner a couple times already. “Breakfast” is a great meal any time of day, so why not? Come to Ultimate Recipe Swap this week prepared to share some of your favorite breakfast recipes. The winner of this week’s giveaway will […]

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Treasure Found at the Beach: Wordless Wednesday

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Santa Barbara, CA – October, 2009 For more Wordless Wednesday, visit 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Toddlers and Trouble

This post was originally posted a year ago when FishChick was getting into mischief 24/7. The day I wrote this, she smeared a whole stick of butter on the living room floor. Holy smokes! I’m pleased to report that she is approaching her third birthday in just a few weeks and is a wonderful help […]

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Holiday Food Fest: A Celebration of Good Food & Friends

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In the coming weeks, I’ll be joining a great group of bloggers in hosting a Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We want to see your favorite dishes of the holiday season. I hope you will linkup or stop by and check out what all these wonderful cooks in the blogosphere (that means YOU!) are feasting on […]

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Children

From Life as Mom It would seem that by the time a child reaches about the age of four, he starts to become aware of his mistakes and weaknesses. To be honest, I don’t remember enough from my child development classes in grad school to be able to site the study or the researcher – […]

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The Week’s Meal Plan: Enjoying Make Ahead Meals

It’s been so fun to pull a few things from the freezer every few days and know that most of dinner was already prepped. Coming home from a weekend away makes these make-ahead meals all the more valuable. Makes me feel like a World Series All-Star. Up to bat this week: Chicken FajitasChimichangasPasta w/ Grilled […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Oh My! I Swept ‘Em!

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Last weekend I was a shopping maniac. I went to Walgreens, Stater Brothers, Ralphs, Albertsons, SUPER Walmart, AND Vons. I had a blast and got a boatload of food for great prices. Disclaimers:1. It took some research to find coupons and locate the deals. Thanks go in part to my partner-in-crime coupons, SaveAtHomeMommy, and MoneySavingMom […]

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