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Our Anniversary Dinner & a Potato Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Romantic Meal)

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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Just a Mom

Me and My Mom, 1973 This past weekend the local paper featured a story about “working” mothers who’ve been forced to leave the workplace and their stay-at-home counterparts who’ve been forced to join the workforce, both due to the economy. One mom commented that she has a hard time now being “just a mom.” The […]

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This Week on URS

Join us on Thursday for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Since FishPapa and I will be celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary, the theme is Romantic Meals and Recipes You know that it’s almost always more frugal to make it yourself. And if you can farm out the kids for the evening, you may have the makings for […]

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Winners of Last Week’s Giveaways

Check the giveaway posts to see if you won. Please email me at lifeasmom@sbcglobal.net with your mailing address as soon as possible. Thanks! – a Peace Love MOM tshirt and notepad – WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook – Chicken Soup for the Soul books devoted to mothers – Complete Idiot Guide books for new moms: […]

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Are You a Lego Maniac?

Anyone in your house crazy for Legos? If so, you may enjoy a day at your nearest Legoland. And if you live in North America, then I guess your nearest Legoland would be in my backyard: Carlsbad, California, a suburb of San Diego. Last week our family took the long-awaited journey into the land of […]

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Winners of Last Week’s Giveaways

Check the giveaway post to see if you won. Please email me at lifeasmom@sbcglobal.net with your mailing address as soon as possible. Thanks!

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Some Buzz….

My kids tell me often about the documentary they saw once about how honeybees are becoming endangered. Since they pollinate up to 1/3 of the US food supply, this is of some concern — to all of us. Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to help the bees. Buzz into any participating Häagen-Dazs Shop tomorrow, […]

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Modifications Permissible

From The Mommy Manual: Keep in mind that modifying your standards is not always a sign of laziness but sometimes of intelligent decision making. When we lower our standards because circumstances defeat us or we feel weak, we don’t feel good about the result. But when we evaluate the demands on our time, our children’s […]

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