Queso Fundido

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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To Be Joyful & To Do Good as Long as They Live

The following is a “rerun,” but one worth repeating. It’s such an encouragement to me. I hope it is to you, as well. Originally posted May 18, 2008. I was so pleased to stumble upon this scripture the other day. I was searching for “joyful” because I think that God desires that quality for his […]

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I Got My Meals Planned….

(Big yawn and stretch) I am coming off the heels of a big week (drs, dentists, and dermatologists – oh my!) and a bigger weekend. My parents, my four siblings, my nieces, our eight, and my great aunt (on my mom’s side, all the way from Winona, Minnesota) were all together this weekend to celebrate […]

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Summer’s Coming….

Are you ready for summer? Schools will be breaking soon and you’re gonna have some bored kids if you don’t plan ahead. Trust me. Years ago, our family hosted a weekly summer camp — at home. It was a great time for friends and neighbors to come over on a set day of the week […]

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Frugal Friday: How to Economize When Getting Hitched

This week my husband and I celebrated fifteen years of marriage. I think it’s now official – we’re no longer newlyweds. It was so fun to go through the wedding pictures this week. A flood of memories came back. And with it came thankfulness for two most important men in my life. My husband, obviously, […]

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Our Anniversary Dinner & a Potato Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Romantic Meal)

Today FishPapa and I are celebrating our fifteenth wedding anniversary. It’s cliche, but true – the time has just flown by! We met when I was a sophomore in college. I was preparing for a year abroad and then I met the guy of my dreams. As the Lord would have it, we not only […]

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Just a Mom

Me and My Mom, 1973 This past weekend the local paper featured a story about “working” mothers who’ve been forced to leave the workplace and their stay-at-home counterparts who’ve been forced to join the workforce, both due to the economy. One mom commented that she has a hard time now being “just a mom.” The […]

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This Week on URS

Join us on Thursday for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Since FishPapa and I will be celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary, the theme is Romantic Meals and Recipes You know that it’s almost always more frugal to make it yourself. And if you can farm out the kids for the evening, you may have the makings for […]

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