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Wild Boar Italian Sausage with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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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Get a Move On!

Home Depot Moving

If you’ve got a move in your future, you’ll benefit from signing up with Home Depot. We’ve loved the 10% coupon they provide. It’s so great for buying supplies or helping to fund a home improvement project. With each move, FishPapa has had a running list of all his “wannagets,” and the coupon has always […]

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Unsolved Mysteries

Why do they insist on going outside in stocking feet? Why do these little girly strollers always come apart? Why does sauerkraut have only 5 calories per serving, but chocolate ice cream has 140? Why are there never any spoons? Where did all the other socks go?

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Shop Listing

Coupons? Check. Storage system that works for you? Check. Now what? Years ago I would clip a coupon here or there and use them only for items that I would buy anyway. It was great justification to spend extra money I didn’t have on fancy or organic items. I didn’t see how clipping coupons really […]

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Coming Up on URS This Week

URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap, as is its given name, is a chance to gather and share great recipes. I’ve so enjoyed seeing what you all love to eat and to gain new recipes to try. Last week featured Grill Talk. Those of you who leave the cookin’ out to hubs will appreciate Brianna’s recipe […]

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Get a Taste of Your Town This Summer

In my dozen years of motherhood, I’ve moved to new towns three different times. Each time we arrived not knowing the lay of the land at all. But, over time we found restaurants that we liked, parks that the kids enjoyed, and amusements to while away our free time. One thing that helped us become […]

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Sugar and Spice

For my first 10 years of parenting, blue was the primary color in these here parts. With four boys in 7 years, I never thought that I would ever see pink or ribbons or Mary Janes. God, of course, had other plans. And while it’s taken some adjusting, we all – even FishBoy5 – appreciate […]

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Win Ella Bella Hair Clippies!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Ella Bella Hair Clippies is a company started by a mom with a problem – her daughter’s unruly hair. When she couldn’t find the right kind of clip to tame her mane, she solved that challenge by making her own. The result? Couture hair clips for girls of all ages. […]

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