This Week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grill Talk

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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End of the School Year? Or Is It?

If you teach your children at home (aka homeschool), you are probably breathing a sigh of relief that the year is ending at the same time as taking a deep breath for the start of next year. Part of this transition from one year to the next includes purchasing curriculum and books for new grade […]

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What Effect Could YOU Have? Contest and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I was blessed by the number of guest bloggers who taught us about a whole host of eco-friendly practices that they are doing in their homes. If you missed what these moms had to share, check out the Going Green series. Were you inspired to try something new at your house […]

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Win a Fun, Sun Chips Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO CHRISSY! I’VE SENT YOU AN EMAIL. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SNAIL MAIL ASAP. THANKS! Recently we received a gift box from Frito Lay that contained two bags of Sun Chips as well as a compostable bag from EcoBags. I was a little skeptical about the Sun Chips, actually. […]

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Oceans of Fun!

Welcome, Campers! Ready to make some waves? This week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta is focused on the Ocean and everything that swims, floats, or lives nearby. There is a wealth of enrichment activities out there that focus on the ocean and sea creatures. Just do an internet search and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve selected different […]

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Something’s Fishy About These Hot Dogs

Years ago I read about how you could cut uncooked hot dogs in certain ways to make them form different shapes once cooked. I never gave it a try until I kept coming across ocean-themed hot dog ideas in my research for Camp Wannalaffalotta. So, we tried two different “recipes” this weekend: octopus and jellyfish. […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week

This month has been all about teeth. So far we’ve had 9 dental appointments and another 6 this week! Oh my stars! I am thankful for great insurance. I had the worst report – four cavities. I just about died. I only have four fillings at the moment, so I’ve just doubled the amount of […]

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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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