Healthy Living and a Giveaway

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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This Week on URS

If you need St Patrick’s Day cooking inspiration, check out last week’s URS for some great recipes. Thanks to all contributors! This week’s theme for Ultimate Recipe Swap is “Hot and Spicy.” So get ready to share whatever recipe you’ve got that brings a little tingle to the taste buds. Thursday I’ll have Mr. Linky […]

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Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 20

The following guest post is the first in a 4-part series courtesy of Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. I had the opportunity to have lunch with Elizabeth a few weeks ago. I enjoyed quizzing her on all aspects of health […]

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Three in One

Legend has it that Patrick used the shamrock as an illustration of the Holy Trinity, One God in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Whether or not he used this plant, it’s true that he spent his life sharing about the God he loved. He was kidnapped as a boy. A boy who did […]

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A Pot O’ Gold: Big Sale from Money Saving MOM and Living On a Dime

One of the fun traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day is the idea of finding a leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. While the reality of such a treasure finds itself only in myth and legend, today you do have a special money saving opportunity that could be worth a […]

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More Cake-Ish Things

We’re having a lull here at the Fisher Household. I haven’t baked a cake in over a month! The winter birthday season is over and our next round of birthdays – 4 in 3 weeks’ time – doesn’t begin until May. (Thank goodness, I’m not ready for it.) So, my cake decorating skills are dormant. […]

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On the Bright Side

We spent the last week or so fighting a nasty stomach virus. FishPapa and FishBoy8 got hit first and for several days we wondered if it was going to be just them. Then FishChick went down on Thursday. Friday three more children spent their waking moments either vomiting or lying on the couches moaning. It […]

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How to Plan a Meal

I like to think of myself as a happy-go-lucky, spontaneous kind of MOM. I have never been one to schedule naps or stick to rigid time frames. I like to go with the flow. However, as our family has grown, I’ve had to learn to embrace structure. The children do better. I do better if […]

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