Celebrating Summer with Giveaways: Win a Gift Card to TJ Maxx


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. TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. Once […]

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Interesting Weird Facts About Me


1. I am the oldest of five children, and our names all start with the letter J. Jessica, Jamie, Janel, John, and Jace. My dad is Jack. (My mom is Veronica.) 2. I love to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast. 3. I was a finalist in the LA County Miss T.E.E.N. pageant in 1988. Unlike […]

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This Week on URS

I know where your hearts lie! What a great turnout for last week’s Summer Desserts. Did you see GoodLife{eats} Creamy Vanilla Apricot Sorbet with White Chocolate Almond Bark? Oh my! I’m thinking that since peaches are $0.47/# at my local store, that I’ll try a peach sorbet and use this recipe as the starting point. […]

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Got Bananas?

Looking for a way to use up some bananas quickly passing their prime? Try Maple Banana Oat Muffins with Streusel Topping.

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Celebrating Summer with Giveaways!


TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. There are lots of fun prizes to win this week. Check in everyday for your chance to win: a copy of The Summer Book by Susan Branch one of three copies of Frommer’s 100 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up a […]

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Guest Post: Too Many Kids


Judy Crawford is a wife, a mother to four, a music teacher, a seamstress, a writer, and a speaker. Judy has also authored an insightful and humorous devotional for moms, entitled Time-Out for Tired Moms. The following is her take on how sweet it is to be a mom. I hope you are encouraged. To […]

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Celebrating Summer with Giveaways: Time Out for Tired Moms


TIME’s UP! THANKS FOR PLAYING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER TODAY. Judy Crawford is a mom who can relate to you. She’s juggled life with young children. She’s carpooled and cooked and cleaned — and she can still keep a smile on her face. She’s also written a devotional for moms, entitled, Time-Out for Tired […]

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How Much Does It Cost You To Eat?

Over at Good (& Cheap) Eats today I’m asking about food budgets and goals for improvement. I hope you’ll join the conversation.

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