Banana Nut Cheerios Gift Basket Winners

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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Time for MOM: Prioritizing

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

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Food Budget, You Have Been Chopped

I’ve mentioned before that our family has become a group of Food Network junkies. It is basically the only channel we watch these days, now that football season is over — and the kids love it. Amazing. But, since food is so near and dear to our hearts, I guess it makes sense. One show […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Enter for a chance to win a Banana Nut Cheerios Gift Basket here. Closes tonight at midnight, PST. Freebies4Mom has a great collection of entertainment themed freebies right here. If you don’t already read her blog, you should. She is one of my regular go-to gals for deals and steals. Check the TaylorTown Preview to […]

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Grocery Geek Presents Freebies Week

I “purchased” all that is in the photo — for free! Yeah! It feels so good to get something for nothing! Isn’t that amazing? Prior to my adventure in couponing, I regularly bought baby wash for the kids. It comes in a pump container which I like for reducing waste. However, these Johnson Buddies soaps […]

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TGIF: Host Your Own Film Festival

For several years the kids and I hosted a 3-Day, afternoon movie shindig for friends and neighbors. It was a great way to break up the winter blahs as well as socialize with other families. It doesn’t cost much at all to have a good time. Invite your friends and neighbors – I made up […]

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Budget Living: Make Your Own Chicken Stock

You’ve probably heard it said again and again how you can save money by making your own ______________ (fill in the blank). From baked goods to birthday cakes, cooking from scratch generally is the less expensive road to travel. One of the easiest things to make yourself (and it tastes better, too) is chicken stock. […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie (URS: Your Signature Dish)

When I was about 10 years old, I decided I wanted to learn to make Lemon Meringue Pie. We had a tree in the backyard and I loved pie. So, it was a perfect combination. I grabbed my mom’s yellow Pillsbury cookbook and went to work, altering it to get the right combination of tartness […]

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