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Time for MOM: Life Beyond the Laptop

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Hey there! Didja miss me? In case you didn’t even notice I […]

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Win a Car Kit!

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Get the details over here.

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More Free Stuff at CVS – August 9-11

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CVS is just killing me with these three day sales. Oh my! No more free school supplies, but there is a load more of freebies this week. If you haven’t jumped on the CVS bandwagon, this is a great week to start. Here’s a primer to help you get started with the CVS 3 Day […]

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Win a Subway Car Kit!

CONGRATS TO BETH WHEAT! Ding dong. Delivery man came bearing treasure last weekend — a Subway Car Kit! It includes games, coloring book and crayons, a very spiffy insulated tote bag as well as a gift card to where else? Subway. Subway has a place in many a memory…. high school lunch hour with my […]

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Homeschool Curriculum at the FishHouse

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As some of you know, the FishFam “does school” at home. It may seem odd to some, especially as three out of four grandparents were public school teachers and I, myself, earned my CA teaching credential years ago and spent two years teaching high school English, French, and Yearbook. The reasons for this divergence from […]

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Grocery Geek Reports: I Didn’t Take Pictures

If someone had told me a few short years ago that I’d be lamenting the fact that I didn’t take pictures of my groceries this week, I think I would have had them committed. Yeah, it’s a crazy world we live in. I mentioned last week the great deal that Albertsons had. From reader response, […]

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Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night

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Chips and Salsa, anyone? It’s one of our very favorite snacks. FishChick calls it, “Spicy.” As in, “I want some spicy, please.” That’s its name. Love that! Need a recipe? Hop over to Good (& Cheap) Eats for a peak at how we make it ’round these here parts. What a fun way to enter […]

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Frugal Friday: Savvy Use of Craigslist

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Years ago my kid sister told me about the great deals she had found on Craigslist. And as usual, I was a skeptic. It just didn’t sound right to me. Free listing? Great deals? Sounds too good to be true. And after we made a couple appliance purchases for our rental house that turned out […]

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