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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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Giveaway: Complete Idiot’s Guides to Baby Naming and Baby Signing

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are: dcg2u, michellenotdawn, For their Future and leahrcole. Please send me your mailing address! Having a baby? Know someone who is? Then this giveaway could be helpful. Designed to teach all the basics on a subject, the Complete Idiot’s Guides cover a wide range of topics. Here […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

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Giveaway: Chicken Soup for the Soul – Mom Themed Books

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are doubleaceaka, lifeofkaos, Lorrie, charlies_secret_angel2006. Send me your mailing addresses! Each of us has great stories to tell. And Moms? Well, they have no shortage of interesting, funny, heart-rending, blood-pumping tales to recount. That is so much of Life as MOM. Today’s giveaway features two books full […]

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A New View

Visits to amusement parks were a regular occasion for my family when I was growing up. Since we lived about a 45 minute drive from “the happiest place on Earth,” and only five miles from Magic Mountain, a day at the park was a frequent activity. Those days are a wonderful part of my childhood […]

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Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 50+

This is the fourth and final part in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, MA, a registered dietician and the author of nine books including Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. She is also the spokesperson for 8th Continent Complete Soymilk. Elizabeth has carved a unique […]

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Cute Feet!

My sister Jamie bought these for FishBaby when she was born. They are so stinking cute, I’m milking them for all they’re worth. She’s still sporting them – barely – at eight months of age. In case you’re like me and can’t tell what they are until you put them on the wrong feet, they […]

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Giveaway: Food & Mood book

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are Jessica and jaimeburgess. Send me your mailing addresses! If you’ve been reading here long, you know that nutrition expert Elizabeth Somer has shared a number of insights with me and my readers about how we can eat better and feed our families well. You can read […]

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