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Asian Chicken Noodle Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chicken)

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. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of […]

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Blogger in Training

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This Week on URS: A Chicken in Every Pot

Loved that collection of red, white, and blue goodness on last week’s URS! Thanks to everyone who linked up. Amy’s Caramel Pretzel Sparklers were particularly clever as she used caramel wrap instead of unwrapping all those little squares and melting them. Easy-peasy. This Thursday come ready to share your chicken recipes. Henry IV of France […]

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Save the Date! Birthday Cake Round-Up

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You are cordially invited to the third Birthday Cake Round-Up, hosted by LifeasMOM. It’s true. And I hope you can come. Who: YOU and all your friends, cousins, and enemies. (Well, don’t tell your enemies. They can stay home.) What: a carnival rounding up birthday cakes of all walks of life, all sizes, all shapes. […]

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Coming Clean: Week Three

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As I mentioned yesterday, my summer plans have taken a detour. One of the things that has been redirected is my effort to clean our house top to bottom. It sure is taking me longer than I anticipated. So much for going through the whole house in two weeks’ time. But, better now then right […]

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Bye, Bye My Sweet Cherry Pie!

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Check out what I made this weekend over at Good (& Cheap) Eats. (And, yes, that really is my picture!)

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The Best Laid Plans

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My mom can testify to the fact that I’ve always been a planner. As soon as I could put pen to paper, I was writing down ideas for some big scheme. I suppose some might call me a dreamer. Not all my plans were anywhere in the realm of realistic. But, I like to dream […]

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Giveaway Winners!

I hosted two giveaways here at LifeasMOM last week. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was fun to see where y’all were born — and if you knew the proper abbreviation for your state — and to see what your first jobs were. It appears there are a lot of mamas hatin’ McDonalds these days. […]

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