No Shirt, No Shoes

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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Good Friends and Grime

This past weekend our friends Devin and Jessika and their children came to visit. We’ve known them since we were newlyweds. They are those friends that you can “let your hair down” with. One afternoon the guys were out running an errand, and the moms were chatting in the kitchen. It’s rare that I’m in […]

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Family Fun: April Fool!

Planning ahead for tomorrow…. It’s April Fool’s, you know. I would love to try all this fake food, but I know from experience, my kids don’t always respond well to being tricked, at least not where food is concerned. It’s bound to end up with someone pouting. And for me, that’s no fun. I’d rather […]

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Nutrition Q & A and 8th Continent Winners

We’ve been talking about ways to improve our lives and homes. From better time management to frugal living to improved eating habits, there’s no shortage of information and inspiration available when moms put their heads together. Remember a few weeks ago when you all submitted your nutrition questions? Today we’ll look at one mom’s perspective […]

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Coming Up on URS

Thanks to everyone who linked up on the Freezer-Friendly edition of URS. What a great collection of recipes to fill your freezer with! I appreciated Glimpse of Sonshine’s post about preparing individual meals to freeze for the elderly. What a great way to serve others! This past weekend, FishPapa commented on how much he liked […]

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Baking Up a Storm!

One of the things we love around here are baked goods. From pancake art to an afternoon baking session with the kids, flour often flies throughout my kitchen. This weekend I made homemade baguettes. So good! There are all sorts of fun baking opportunites for you and your family these days. Here are two great […]

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What’s on the Menu This Week

We’re coming off a fun weekend with friends, so I’m a little slow getting back into the swing of “real life.” This week we have a family field trip planned as well as dermotology and dental appointments to attend to so planning is the key. In fact, one of our funny little sayings is, “Pre-planning […]

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Time for Mom: What’s Your Plan?

(This post is part of an ongoing discussion about how to become “a woman you can count on.” You can start at the beginning or just jump in here.) Successful time management is essential to a well-run home and a sane family life. There are plenty of books out there that address this topic. But, […]

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