Homeschool Help: Let Kids Know What To Do


Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Isn’t he cute? Mr. Dimples, age 5, is my kindergartner this year. […]

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Late Breaking MOM Deals: Good Deals at PeiWei


I usually save my deal reports for Saturdays, but this is time sensitive. And since I love me some PeiWei, I thought I would share the love. When you bring in a package of store bought ramen to exchange, PeiWei is offering 50% off their new Japanese Chile Beef Ramen, tomorrow (Wednesday, 9-9-09) only. Today […]

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This Week on URS


Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. It was fun to read your favorite recipes. Go back and browse the collection of over 50 recipes. Though, they were all good, some that stood out to me this week: Phoebe from Cents to Get Debt-Free shared her recipe of cabbage rolls. I […]

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Back to School? The Fun Doesn’t Have to End


The tolling of the school bell marks not just the passage of time but also the opportunity for a great afternoon or evening. After school hours don’t have to be spent just on homework and TV. Make memories instead. Meet the challenges and opportunities of the academic year with gusto by spending some time enjoying […]

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Eat Mor Chik’n


We had a yummy — and free — lunch today. Since FishPapa had the day off, we all donned sports team apparel and headed to the closest Chick-Fil-A. Anyone wearing a sports logo today receives a free original sandwich. I’d never had one before, but it was quite good. And generously sized. Each child received […]

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Review of A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family


So many blogs, so little time. The internet is just filled with all sorts of great stuff! I could spend days reading all there is out there about home and family management and life as MOM and probably never exhaust it all. Not everything you read, though is that great. So, when you find a […]

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Home Management & Meal Times


I’m slowly learning that the bulk of my time is often spent in the kitchen. And not always with pleasure. I love to cook. But, cooking for nine can take its toll. As a result, there has been at least one night a week in the past few weeks when we’ve resorted to take-out because […]

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MOM Deals: Dollars and Sense

There is so much to do when you are a mom, managing your family and household. One thing that can cause stress and freak MOM out is money, or lack thereof. I know that over the years, it’s been one of the greatest things to prompt me toward anxiety. It seems like it’s a constant […]

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