CVS Primer – March 15 thru 17

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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Frugal Friday: Mind Over Money

When I was growing up, my parents were always very careful with money. Neither of their families had had a lot of money when they were children, and so they knew how to save. It took a long time for me to appreciate this. I remember scrunching down in the backseat of the car when […]

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Irish Stew (URS: St Patrick’s Day Feasts)

One of my favorite parts about teaching my kids at home is the great reading we get to do together. A book that we read early on was St Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland. It tells the story of Patrick, how he was kidnapped by Celts, how God saved him, how he escaped from Ireland, […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: What $107 Buys You in Southern California

It can be done. I was worried that it couldn’t. But I think it can. I think it can. Living frugally in Southern California is within reach. I entered 2009 thinking I might reduce my couponing efforts, but going over budget early on made me rethink that idea. With the start of March I decided […]

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Family Fun: A Game We Play

One of the simplest games that we play involves no pieces, no small chokable parts. It is highly portable and can be played anywhere, though we usually play it at restaurants and on car rides. It’s 20 Questions: the Movie Version. The rules are simple. It has to be a movie that the Mama has […]

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Memes: URS and Frugal Fridays

There’s all sorts of exciting things happening over here in terms of group participation these days. Not only have I got one fun meme, but now thanks to Crystal, I have two fun memes. How lucky could a girl be? And their subjects? Food and Money – probably the two most talked about topics in […]

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Finding Yourself

Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled or stained with spit-up? Ever wonder when you’ll get to go to the bathroom – by yourself? The Mommy Years are certainly not without their challenges. Today I have one who won’t […]

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Is It Time to Primp Your Ride?

I don’t know too many moms who really “identify” with their vehicles. I mean, it’s not often that you’ll hear a woman say, “Hey, what do you think of my new red mini-van? Isn’t she sweet?” And it’s probably even rarer to hear her talk about souping-up the engine, raising the suspension or painting racing […]

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