What’s Cookin’ This Week

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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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Five

Motherhood is not without its challenges. You know this. There are many demands on your time. And you just can’t do it all. And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. But, what you can do is simplify and adjust. Make changes that allow peacefulness to reign in your heart, mind, and home. […]

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Camp Wannalaffalotta T-Shirts

I almost forgot! If you’re going to camp, you need a tshirt! One year I printed out a logo like this one onto iron-on tshirt transfer paper and ironed them on everyone’s shirt that we’d already tie-dyed as a group activity. Very cool. So, here’s your logo. Use it with my blessings! You can buy […]

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MOM Deals This Week

We’ve had a wild past few weeks with vacations, illness, and house guests. The boys asked last night if we were going to have an “ordinary Saturday.” Sure hoping so. As such, here’s the first time in awhile that I’ve had the time to post some good deals that I see out there. Happy Shopping! […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Bruised Knees

Can you say, overboard? Yeah, that’s something I tend to do. How about buyer’s remorse? Yeah, that’s been happening, too. Now that we are out of debt, it’s been a little harder to exercise self-control and to plan as well as I could/should. It’s not like I have been spending more than we have. But, […]

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Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]

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Another Indiana Jones Birthday Cake!

It’s birthday time around the FishHouse. We celebrate four birthdays in three weeks’ time which means lots of cake! But, remember? They like cake better than pie around here. So, it’s all good. My Littlest Man had originally requested a Pokemon cake. Then in the final hour he changed his mind and asked for a […]

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Stay Tuned for Summer Fun

Did you know that there are 16 Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I was stunned when I consulted the calendar. That’s a lot of weeks of potentially bored children begging you for something to do. Over the years I’ve found that if I have a plan, I can keep boredom at bay. And […]

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