Sugar and Spice

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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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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Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Chrissy for winning this giveaway. I’ve emailed you, so you should know if you’re “the Chrissy.” New giveaway coming up this week! Stay tuned!

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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Six

Life as MOM can be a veritable labyrinth of twists and turns. You never know what lies around that bend in the track. Could be a smooth ride or there may be a few bumps in the road. How can we streamline our lives in order to absorb the shock of those bumps? The following […]

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