Minestrone Soup with Sausage (Recipe Swap: Harvest Time)

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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Christmas Planning: Make a Gift

This morning I started thinking about Christmas. And when I start thinking about Christmas, my mind automatically goes to gift-making. I’ve always enjoyed making gifts and for several years, I made ALL of our gifts to give to family and close friends. (Yes, some would call me a glutton for punishment.) But, I have always […]

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Links of Love

Here are some short stops on the web that peaked my interest this past week: Last weekend was really relaxing at my mom’s house. It was nice to be on someone else’s turf and to enjoy a lower degree of responsibility. I guess I was really relaxed because I said YES to most of the […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cordless Optical Mouse

My husband tried for several weeks to convince me to buy this tool. I resisted. Oh, it’s not worth the money. I can use the laptop mouse just fine. Finally, he found a really good rebate and just went ahead and bought me one. Well, I’m convinced. This is pretty cool. While a cordless mouse […]

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Don’t Forget!

Toolin’ Up Tuesday is tomorrow. This may be the last one for awhile. If you’ve got an idea brewing, please share it with us.

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My Sweet Pumpkins

Saturday morning the FishFam loaded up — eight in a minivan– to drive the 2 1/2 hour trek to my parents’. It was the first time my four siblings and I have all been together for five years. While we were reunited we celebrated my brother’s birthday and visited the local pumpkin patch, the same […]

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What’s Cookin’: This Week’s Menus

We spent the last two days with my parents and four siblings. What a whirlwind trip! I’m hoping that this week we can really get our routines in place. Get back to whole-hearted schooling. Get the bathrooms cleaned. Get a box or two unpacked. Can we find the New Normal please? One thing that is […]

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Christmas Countdown Starts This Week

Remember when we talked about Christmas last month? Well, just a little nudge for you. If you’re so inclined, Organized Christmas’ Christmas Countdown starts this week. Check it out. I’ve followed this for several years and it has always been a great help to me, especially in remembering all the little details that might get […]

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