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Frugal Friday: Tips for a Smooth and Frugal Move

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. If you’ve read LifeasMOM for any length of time, you’ll know […]

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Homemade Pie Crust – A Finer Thing

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Some members of the FishFam have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake to pie. But, me? Mmmm. I’ll take pie anyday, savory like Chicken Pot Pie or sweet, like Cherry Pie. It seemed appropriate to give you the low-down on homemade pie crust, for several reasons: 1. It tastes better than store […]

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Chicken Pot Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Favorite Fall Foods)

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This URS is the special Fall-Festival edition. If you haven’t already, check out some great gatherings of autumn inspiration: How do you Feather your Nest for Fall? What does your family do for fun during Fall? Share a special Fall tradition. Each hostess is offering a great giveaway in conjunction with her theme. And it’s […]

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Fall Traditions: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

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Probably my very favorite part about fall (besides Thanksgiving) is the apples. There’s nothing like a cold, crisp, sweet, juicy apple to sink your teeth into. Yum! Years ago when I was a svelte, young mother of one, we lived on the Central Coast of California, close to the beach, yet cool enough in winter […]

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This Week on URS

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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Winner of Our Tailgating Recipe Contest

Congratulations to Under the Big Oak Tree who created “Better than Going Out Nachos“! She’s the winner of last week’s Tailgating Recipe Contest. Send me your mailing address so that you can receive your prize. This week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap is Favorite Fall Foods. Come on Thursday and share your faves with us!

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Falling for Fun: 5 Great Read Alouds

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When FishBoy12 was a wee lad, I invested a small fortune in Scholastic books. While it may not have been the wisest financial decision at the time, we have more than got our money’s worth out of this little library we built of great read-alouds. And some of the most well-loved in the bunch are […]

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Recipe Contest Voting Begins

Well, it’s official – if my tv is going for six hours straight, it’s either the final day of The Next Food Network Star or we’re well into football season. Since TNFS was last month, the answer is obviously the latter. I appreciated all the recipes submitted to last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Wow! Mother […]

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