Asian Chicken and Noodle Salad

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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Grocery Geek Presents: I Even Shocked the Box Boy

Many moons ago I worked as a “courtesy clerk,” or boxgirl at the local grocery store. In addition to bagging groceries, I spent many an hour helping customers out with their purchases, collecting carts, and putting away that box of cereal you changed your mind on and left in the diaper aisle. (It’s okay, I […]

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Time for MOM: 50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

(A few months ago I started examing how to grow as a wife and mother. The conversation begins here in case you missed it.) We’ve been talking about time management. Having a plan is key. But, part and parcel with planning is having systems and routines in place that are quick and efficient. Over the […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Freebies4Mom has a great post listing baby, toddler, and kid deals. Enter for chances to win 8th Continent Complete Soymilk here and here. Hot Coupon World has the scoop on tomorrow’s coupons here. I buy two papers each week and peek in the recycle bin at Starbucks to add to my coupon stash. This really […]

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Frugal Friday: Do a Holiday Dinner on a Dime

I mentioned yesterday how special my mom made special occasions. We were always on a budget, but things always looked nice and tasted great. I don’t really know how she pulled it off. I never heard her complain that she couldn’t set a pretty table or a fancy spread due to lack of money. Mom? […]

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Win 8th Continent Complete Soymilk

Stremicks Heritage Foods is awarding four lucky winners with two cartons of 8th Continent Complete Soy Milk this week. This soy beverage is rather tasty; all the FishKids like it, as does Your Truly. And it’s good for you! Fill in the form below for your chance to win. Entries will be accepted until Saturday […]

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Peppery Brisket (URS: Easter Dinner)

Holiday dinners are such a fun tradition in the life of our family. My own mother made a big to-do out of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. While we didn’t have much extended family who lived nearby, the second cousins once removed and all their kin that did were always included in the festivities. Sometimes Mom […]

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You’re the Next Contestant on "The Price is Right!"

Recently readers asked, I do use coupons and read all of these sites but still spend 150-200 a week at the grocery store? Any suggestions? — Jessi I am terrible about coupons. I’m much better at frugal shopping. What are the best ways to save as a frugal shopper, without coupons? — Jenna Both of […]

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