Christmas Countdown Starts This Week

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 for the Week

Here are some great buys at CVS for the week, starting Sunday: – Stock up on candy! Sunday and Monday ALL Hersheys, Mars and Nestle are 2/$3– Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is BOGO– 7-Up, Ginger Ale, Sunkist, and A&W are 4/$9 after ECBs (Walgreens has a similar deal)– Spend $20 in Playskool products (diapers […]

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Time for MOM: Read a Good Book

I have always been a book worm. I learned to read at a fairly young age, and reading, thus became my favorite pasttime. I love to get book recommendations from others. And every New Year’s I devise a reading plan for the year and try to record my thoughts about each book as I finish […]

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Grocery Geek Reporting: Simplification and a Whole Lotta Sugah Watah

This week I found myself running around and feeling exhausted in my efforts to “nab the good deals.” I only went to two stores on Wednesday, but I came home wondering if this is all worth it. FishPapa and I had a great conversation about it, and we realized that while my grocery geekiness pays […]

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When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part One)

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I’ve been mulling this topic around in my head for weeks. Readers have emailed or commented and asked the question in various forms. I, personally, have also wondered about it. When Do You Say When? Prior to my last delivery, I thought I was “done” having children. But, by the time my doc came to […]

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Just Hanging Out: Classic Laundry Management

When we moved from Kansas to California late last month, we were without a clothes dryer for several weeks. It’s a long, boring story why that is. But, the point is that while I could clean clothes, I couldn’t dry them with the push of a button. Not a good thing when you have up […]

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Marinated Flank Steak (Recipe Swap: The Meat and Potatoes Edition)

These recipe swaps can really make a girl hungry, ya know? Last week’s pumpkin carnival had me rushing out for canned pumpkin only to come back and read more recipes with ingredients I didn’t have. So this week’s shopping list includes cream cheese for Janel’s Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes and a vat of oil for those […]

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Don’t Forget!

Meat and Potatoes recipe swap begins tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what great stick-to-yer-ribs meals y’all make!

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