Lessons from a ’79 T-Bird

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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Coupon Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the winners of the coupon packs. hjclemlap1@sylouette98@ I’ll be starting a new series on couponing this month, answering your great questions or seeking out others who can. So stay tuned!

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What’s Your Bag?

Hopefully, you had the opportunity to peruse what they have available over at Top Shelf Totes. I particularly like the Round About Tote (pictured). It has just a touch of my color green, making it coordinate with practically everything I wear. I encourage you to check out what bags they have available, there just might […]

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Meal Planning: Going to Fill My Freezer

This past week I reduced my grocery spending and relied on what was in our pantry, frig, and freezer. It was nice to see some clean surfaces as we used up some things that had been lingering too long, especially in the freezer. It was a nice break. My sweet husband calls on his way […]

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How I Lost 20 Pounds in 2 Minutes

I knew I had put on a few pounds over the last few months. My clothes haven’t been fitting as well as they were when we first moved here. I call it, “lactation weight.” You know, the Big Mac you eat because, after all, “you are eating for two.” Or the extra helping of pie […]

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Time for MOM: Your Turn to Chime In!

It’s now been two months since I started talking about making a road map for the year in my Life as MOM. Where has the time gone? I know that some of my readers have been thinking, praying, and planning about how they want to grow in the coming months. I wanted to give YOU […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Working a Deal To Lower the Price of Something Else

WARNING: This post involves some math. How’s that for a lengthy title? Could I be anymore vague? Hopefully, this will clarify. I mentioned earlier that I was chopping my food budget for the week. I stocked up on fresh produce and a few miscellaneous items on Sunday night, and we’ve been using up what’s on […]

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Budget Living: Home Baked Snacks (With Kids!)

Lately, it’s been pretty hard to keep food on the table. Not because we’re strapped for cash. But, because my kids have been eating such enormous quantities of food! A loaf of bread gets us through one meal these days. And, while I love to stockpile, I just haven’t been able to keep up with […]

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