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Spicy Grilled Shark with Peach Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Birthday Dinner)

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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Happy Birthday, My Little Man

My baby boy turns five today. Oh my! Even though he’s the fourth out of six children, he’s my last boy. So, in some ways that makes him my baby. (Shh! Don’t tell him I said that.) But, he is. He’s my baby, well, at least my baby boy. It’s amazing to see how much […]

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13 Ways to Stay Safer on the Streets

A year ago today, car and street safety was heavy on my mind. We had watched the movie Bella the same week that Maria Chapman passed away in a tragic auto accident. Talk about a sobering week. Counting six little heads when we’re out and about is my habit, but all the more so when […]

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I Think We’re Set, Don’t You?

After a winter bereft of cereal, I was more than a little jazzed to see such great cereal coupons lately. Most were $1 off. Over the last month, I’ve slowly built up a stockpile. We now have 30 boxes! Oh my! With five kids eating cereal, it probably won’t last long. I’m hoping to limit […]

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From Their Perspective

Recently, I found my 4 year old son and my 2 year old daughter holding a photo shoot. With my camera. With my “I-scrimped-and-saved-all-my-mad-money-till-I-had-$400″ camera. Needless to say, it didn’t go well. But, later after the smoke stopped coming out my nose and ears, I paused and looked at my little man’s pictures. What a […]

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This Week on URS

Thank you for all the anniversary well-wishes last week. We enjoyed a great recreation of our wedding supper with the kids. So fun. I even made a pretzel-chocolate-raspberry cheesecake. Yummy! Thanks as well to everyone who submitted romantic recipes in last week’s swap. Can’t wait for my next at-home date night to surprise my hubby […]

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Adventures in Couponing: 8 Great Ways to Find Coupons

I’ve mentioned before what a boon couponing has been to our household budget. Now that I’ve been clipping for the last year, I have figured out some ways to make it work best for our family. Although we moved cross-country into a higher priced community (Kansas City to San Diego), we’ve still been able to […]

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Queso Fundido

I can’t believe I’ve not yet posted this recipe. It’s so easy and it does really well as a freezer meal. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious. Bon Appetit magazine published a recipe for it 10+ years ago, and I’ve tweaked it. Updated 8:41 pm: If you read this this morning, you know I was going to […]

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