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Are Girls Different?

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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This Week on URS

Camping season is upon us. And while “life as MOM” camping is the same as “life as MOM” at home, except with bugs and dirt, it’s still a great experience to share with your children. FishPapa is hoping to take a few FBA Camping Trips this summer, and I figure the girls and I will […]

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Happy Birthday, My Little Marine Biologist

So remember that first ocean-themed Camp Wannalaffalotta? Well, for my research I checked out a boatload of books from the library. FishBoy6 has devoured these books since then, particularly this one which we didn’t get until after the post went up. He’s read and drawn and drawn and read and colored and read some more. […]

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Book It! SisterChicks in Wooden Shoes

Read any good books lately? A couple years ago I stumbled upon a book at the library called SisterChicks on the Loose! by Robin Jones Gunn. It was first in a series of books about “SisterChicks”. What’s that? A sisterchick is “a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a […]

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My Own Indiana Jones

A few weeks ago the kids and I ran to Target after school. One of the tasks at hand was to take advantage of a granola bar deal. Buy so many boxes, get a $5 gift card. Since they were some of our favorite bars, and I had good coupons, I was all for it. […]

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Big News at SwagBucks

Several months ago I heard about this search engine called SwagBucks. I’d read people talking about “earning points for doing what you do all the time,” that is, search the web. And, as usual, I was skeptical. But, since that time, by making it the main search engine on our computers, by finding “swagcodes” for […]

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Give Me Your Vote!

I’m one of the contestants in the Blogger Recipe Challenge: Game Sausage Edition, sponsored by Marx Foods. You can see what I whipped up here. And you can vote for my your favorite recipe here.

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

I must confess, I get really excited when I plan for these fun, theme-filled posts. Part of this is because I know how much my kids love to read stories and do crafts, but often I lack direction. Doing some research and creating a plan helps give me confidence to actually do fun stuff with […]

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