A Beautiful Perspective

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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MOM Deals This Week

Here are a few of the deals I’ve spotted for the coming week: Freebies4Mom has some great kids’ freebies, including the opportunity to get a free BOOST Kids Essentials beverages. Go here for the details. As a Bzz Agent, I sometimes get special opportunities to try new products. Right now there is one to share […]

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Time For MOM: This Leg of the Journey

Last week I talked about determining your destination as a mom. What kind of mom do you want to be? Where do you want to go in your role as MOM? When you’re old and gray, having walked a winding path, where will you find yourself? Determining your destination now will help you get to […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: A Universal Money Saving Method

One way that I saved money this week is a way that anyone can. No need to clip coupons. No rebate forms. No special equipment. My six year old could do it. And thanks to Johann Gutenburg, it’s a universal money saving method. It involves the ability to read. This week was rather a dud […]

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TGIF: Read Alouds for Preschoolers

One of the beauties of having SIX KIDS is that I have always had little ones. Yes, it’s full of challenges, but the preschool years are such a precious time in a child’s life. Currently, I have two preschoolers: a rough and tumble, four year old boy and a nurturing, knows-how-to-change-GI-Joe’s-diaper, two year old girl. […]

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Budget Living: What to Do with Leftovers?

Waste not, want not. That’s what our grandmothers used to say. It’s the basic premise that if you use up what you have, you won’t find yourself in need. While I am not sure that one exactly follows the other, it is true that avoiding waste is good stewardship and will save you money. There […]

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Recipe Swap: In the Kitchen with Kids

When I put together my ebook, FishMama’s Guide to Cooking with Children, my husband protested that it sounded like “Cooking with Fish,” as if the children were the ingredients. Well, they are the ingredients in so far as they are an important component to your life as MOM – in the kitchen. It’s just inevitable.If […]

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Spunky Sprout Giveaway Winner and Coupon Code

Thanks to everyone who participated in the SpunkySprout baby blanket giveaway. Your comments generated quite a lot of great baby gift ideas! I’ve filed it away under “Baby Stuff” as well as “Gift Ideas.” Keep that in mind next time you’re stumped for a brilliant present idea. Now, don’t forget that you can get 10% […]

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