Coming Up on URS This Week

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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Get a Taste of Your Town This Summer

In my dozen years of motherhood, I’ve moved to new towns three different times. Each time we arrived not knowing the lay of the land at all. But, over time we found restaurants that we liked, parks that the kids enjoyed, and amusements to while away our free time. One thing that helped us become […]

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Sugar and Spice

For my first 10 years of parenting, blue was the primary color in these here parts. With four boys in 7 years, I never thought that I would ever see pink or ribbons or Mary Janes. God, of course, had other plans. And while it’s taken some adjusting, we all – even FishBoy5 – appreciate […]

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Win Ella Bella Hair Clippies!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Ella Bella Hair Clippies is a company started by a mom with a problem – her daughter’s unruly hair. When she couldn’t find the right kind of clip to tame her mane, she solved that challenge by making her own. The result? Couture hair clips for girls of all ages. […]

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Oh In-N-Out Burger! How I Love Thee!

If you live somewhere other than California, Arizona, or Nevada, and have never eaten a Double-Double, I’m sorry. You’re so missing out. Get thee on a road trip and make sure you stop at In-N-Out Burger. It’s one of the fast food joints that I missed the most when we were in Kansas. And, yes, […]

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Camp Wannalafflotta: Meanwhile, Back on the Farm….

I hope that you had great oceans of fun last week with the first installment of Camp Wannalaffalotta. This week we head inland for farm-themed family fun. And what an important part of our heritage the farm is! Currently the kids and I are studying the American Colonial period in our history study. This past […]

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Longs Shoppers, You Have Arrived: A CVS Primer for Newbies

I just realized that some of my readers may be Longs shoppers. And now that Longs is CVS, well, your life is about to change. And hopefully for the better. Don’t get me wrong. When I was in college, a newlywed, and a new mom, Longs was actually “my drugstore.” There seemed to be a […]

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What’s Cookin’

After a month of doctor’s appointments, house guests, and family celebrations, this week is a quiet one. Praise the Lord! I’m hoping that since we have nowhere to go this week, we will be able to reestablish some routines. And since my cupboards are full, I don’t think I need to buy anything other than […]

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