Unsolved Mysteries

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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Shop Listing

Coupons? Check. Storage system that works for you? Check. Now what? Years ago I would clip a coupon here or there and use them only for items that I would buy anyway. It was great justification to spend extra money I didn’t have on fancy or organic items. I didn’t see how clipping coupons really […]

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Coming Up on URS This Week

URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap, as is its given name, is a chance to gather and share great recipes. I’ve so enjoyed seeing what you all love to eat and to gain new recipes to try. Last week featured Grill Talk. Those of you who leave the cookin’ out to hubs will appreciate Brianna’s recipe […]

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Get a Taste of Your Town This Summer

In my dozen years of motherhood, I’ve moved to new towns three different times. Each time we arrived not knowing the lay of the land at all. But, over time we found restaurants that we liked, parks that the kids enjoyed, and amusements to while away our free time. One thing that helped us become […]

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Sugar and Spice

For my first 10 years of parenting, blue was the primary color in these here parts. With four boys in 7 years, I never thought that I would ever see pink or ribbons or Mary Janes. God, of course, had other plans. And while it’s taken some adjusting, we all – even FishBoy5 – appreciate […]

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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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