Peppery Brisket (URS: Easter Dinner)

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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You’re the Next Contestant on "The Price is Right!"

Recently readers asked, I do use coupons and read all of these sites but still spend 150-200 a week at the grocery store? Any suggestions? — Jessi I am terrible about coupons. I’m much better at frugal shopping. What are the best ways to save as a frugal shopper, without coupons? — Jenna Both of […]

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What Did I Say?

Recently I was in a situation where I was introduced to several new people, fellow moms, in fact. Our kids were around; it was a public setting. I was “the new girl,” in the sense that everyone else knew one another. In the first conversation, Mom A inquired how many children we had. Upon hearing […]

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School Daze: FishMama Style

Years ago, about twelve to be exact, my husband and I entered uncharted territory: we decided to teach our children at home. While both of us had attended public schools and three of four grandparents were teachers, we decided that we wanted to do this very much “outside the box” kind of thing. We realize […]

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No Shirt, No Shoes

See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

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Good Friends and Grime

This past weekend our friends Devin and Jessika and their children came to visit. We’ve known them since we were newlyweds. They are those friends that you can “let your hair down” with. One afternoon the guys were out running an errand, and the moms were chatting in the kitchen. It’s rare that I’m in […]

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Family Fun: April Fool!

Planning ahead for tomorrow…. It’s April Fool’s, you know. I would love to try all this fake food, but I know from experience, my kids don’t always respond well to being tricked, at least not where food is concerned. It’s bound to end up with someone pouting. And for me, that’s no fun. I’d rather […]

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Nutrition Q & A and 8th Continent Winners

We’ve been talking about ways to improve our lives and homes. From better time management to frugal living to improved eating habits, there’s no shortage of information and inspiration available when moms put their heads together. Remember a few weeks ago when you all submitted your nutrition questions? Today we’ll look at one mom’s perspective […]

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