42 Days of Summer Vacation

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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Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

Today’s my momiversary. Twelve years ago at 3:33 am, after 24 hours of labor, my first child was born. I was more than a tad shell-shocked that A) It had been so darn painful.B) That he was a boy, not a girl.C) That I had no clue what I was doing, despite all the books […]

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Teriyaki Chicken (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Camp Food)

Summertime is the time to pack up your stuff and head out to the great outdoors. Camping is one great way to do that. I personally am looking forward to beach camping this summer. I don’t know that I can make camping with a toddler and a baby a habitual thing, but I want to […]

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Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?” So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water […]

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SeaLife Aquarium

Are you a homeschooler planning a trip to San Diego in June? You can still take advantage of Legoland Homeschool Days by visiting the SeaLife Aquarium that is next door to Legoland. Tickets are discounted to $9 per person for home educating families. Information can be found here. **This is for the SeaLife Aquarium, not […]

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Are Girls Different?

I’ve successfully potty trained four boys. And I’ve lived to tell about it. While I still step in the occasional puddle, for the most part the experience has been painless. In fact, most of them trained in less than a week. My method has been to wait until they were 3 and more than capable […]

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This Week on URS

Camping season is upon us. And while “life as MOM” camping is the same as “life as MOM” at home, except with bugs and dirt, it’s still a great experience to share with your children. FishPapa is hoping to take a few FBA Camping Trips this summer, and I figure the girls and I will […]

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Happy Birthday, My Little Marine Biologist

So remember that first ocean-themed Camp Wannalaffalotta? Well, for my research I checked out a boatload of books from the library. FishBoy6 has devoured these books since then, particularly this one which we didn’t get until after the post went up. He’s read and drawn and drawn and read and colored and read some more. […]

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