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Summertime…. And the Cooking is Easy

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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No One Wants a Crabby Mom.

That’s the point of this blog. Those are the words that you – and I – see every time the page loads. No one wants a crabby mom. But, unfortunately, that’s what my kids get sometimes. When instructing my children to follow directions, I tell them that there are three parts of OBEY: all the […]

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Win $100 at Albertsons

Curious about the history of this photo? Pop over to LifeasMOM’s Giveaway page for the details of my sordid past and a chance to win $100 at California’s Albertsons supermarkets. I also share some secrets and another gift card at Good (& Cheap) Eats. Don’t live in California but know someone who does? Enter anyway […]

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Win $100 California Albertsons Gift Card This Contest is Now Closed

You know what a grocery geek I am. In nine short months since our move to San Diego, I have come to know our local grocery stores like the back of my hand. The employees cringe when they see me and my big black coupon bag approaching. Just kidding. They love me. Kidding again. Anyway…. […]

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Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice

Getting tired of the same old bargain beans and rice? Dude it up a little. Suggestions are over at Good (& Cheap) Eats.

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Two Left Feet

A small price to pay in exchange for help getting out the door on time.

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: The Good Ole’ USA

Though it’s easy for our lives to get caught up in economics, the latest fashions, and the price of hot dogs at the local Stuff-Mart, the truth underlying it all is that we experience great freedom in being able to pursue those very things. The freedoms that we enjoy every day in the United States […]

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Win a Copy of Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations This Contest is Now Closed

The Web is such an interesting place. You can “meet” so many people and find others with common interests. One person I’ve “met” over the last year is Joy. Mom of three and designer extraordinaire, she is one savvy lady. Recently, she published an e-book to help children (and adults) learn the states and their […]

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