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The Ultimate Bailout

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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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Two

Go here for the beginning of this series on ways to develop systems and routines that help you be more efficient and effective in your Life as MOM. 8. Spend time regularly to plan menus for your family’s meals. Whether you plan a few days, a week, or a month at a time, menu planning […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: 2 Weeks of Diapers = 4 Bucks

‘Tis true. ‘Tis true. Gotta love that CVS. As I reported in my Mom Deals of the Week, there was a great diaper deal going at CVS this week. Buy $25 worth of select Huggies and other baby products, get $10 back in ECBs. Since I had several $5 and $3 Huggies coupons left from […]

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CVS for Beginners, April 12 – 18

If you’re new to the whole get-great-deals-at-CVS-thing, it can be a little confusing. ECBs? What are those? And what in the world do you do with them? Here’s a step by step plan for the deals that are going this week, April 12 -18th at CVS. 1. Go to CVS. 2. Sign up for an […]

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Frugal Friday: DIY Backyard Toys

I’ve been the mom of toddlers for about ten years or so. In my earlier years I wanted my child to have the very best of everything. What mom doesn’t? But, back then, I thought “best of everything” meant brand new and expensive. I didn’t know that, richer or poorer, kids really don’t need much […]

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Ultimate Carrot Cake (URS: Easter Dessert)

I must admit when I find a recipe I like, well, it’s a keeper. It eventually finds a place in our family traditions, and I’m hard pressed to move it. For instance, every Thanksgiving and Christmas I make Pretzel Berry Dessert. Every year. And only at the holidays. We don’t usually eat it any other […]

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Family Fun: 6 Meaningful Easter Traditions

It’s easy for the reason of Easter to get lost amongst the chocolate bunnies, ham, and scalloped potatoes. But, knowing why we celebrate and teaching it to our children is so important! Here are some kid friendly ways to talk about what Jesus has done. 1. Hide and seek Resurrection Eggs and talk about them. […]

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Pretzels

The boys and I had a great time making these for breakfast a few weeks ago. I made the dough in my bread machine very early in the morning. It took about 1 1/2 hours until the dough was ready to be formed. Once they were baked, we brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled […]

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