Cake Cheating

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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Housekeeping: Giveaways

Thanks to all of you who entered my recent giveaways. It’s been great to offer such fun prizes. And the next month or so is no different. I have recently lined up some great MOM items for you to win. So stay tuned. In checking my records, it turns out that I forgot to announce […]

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Meal Planning: Hoping for Fair Skies Ahead, Yet Preparing for Stormy Weather

We saw several ships like this one yesterday in San Diego Harbor. Magnificent! This week is a busy one: The regular routine of school, housework, life, plus some important writing projects, a playday with friends, FishPapa’s Birthday, and of course, my Birthday Cake Round Up on Thursday. I am hoping for “sunny skies and fair […]

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Want One of These?

Is this totally cute, or what? Come back here Thursday for my Birthday Cake Round Up and for a chance to win a Sally Russell apron from ShoestringHome.

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MOM Deals This Week

Chances are you have to do some shopping in the week ahead. With a little pre-planning and web surfing, you may just be able to save some coin. Here are a few things I see on the horizon: For a head’s up on the coupons in Sunday’s paper, visit Taylortown Preview. If there’s absolutely nothing […]

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How Do YOU Travel?

This post was originally run on May 10, 2008. I thought it was pertinent to revisit as we make our roadmaps for 2009. Each of us has a slightly different path and each travels in a different way. Different is how it should be. As you determine your destination as a mom and plot out […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Old Habits Die Hard

Ya know, I said I wasn’t going to do too much couponing. But, I can’t resist a good stockup sale, and that’s what Ralphs (a Kroger company) had this week. I got all of this for about $36. That includes a few things that were not sale items, like lunch meat and rolls. There was […]

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TGIF: 7 Great Kid Flicks

There is a wealth of great family-friendly movies out there. Here are seven that have been favorites. source: Disney Pixar We love movies around here. Since the bulk of our parenting years were lived without cable television, or any television for that matter, we’ve come to rely on movies as our go-to form of entertainment. […]

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