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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What’s Cookin’

Having a plan for the week’s menus helps me:** save money – I’m not tempted to run through McDonald’s.** eat better – I can vary the foods that we eat, balancing out red meat, poultry, and vegetarian meals over the course of the whole week.** get dinner done in a timely fashion – too often, […]

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Tandoori Chicken

Photo Source: prakhar As part of our homeschooling curriculum, we regularly study foreign countries. When I can I try to make dinnertime match the theme to help reinforce some of the things that our kids are learning. Last year we studied India and so I searched for an easy recipe that wasn’t too out of […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Reflection and A Walgreens Tutorial

Sorry I didn’t get anything posted for Saturday morning. My kids have been sick all week, and yesterday was my day to get all the errands done. And if you’ve been running around half the day, you know there’s bound to be work to do when you get home. So my afternoon was occupied. Last […]

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TGIF: Pancake Art

As I mentioned the other day, Pancake Saturday is a family tradition in these here parts. FishPapa instituted it about ten years ago, and every kid (big and small) loves it. Somewhere along the line, “the guys” discovered Nate the Great’s pancake recipe. FishPapa scanned it, slipped it into a page protector, and taped it […]

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Walgreens Save $5 Off $25 Purchase

‘Member when I said this was a good week to stock up at Walgreens? Well, if you haven’t headed there yet, today and tomorrow are great days to do so. Print out this coupon and go build your pantry.

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Stocking Up

Since I love to cook and eat, I’ve always dreamed of an unlimited grocery budget and a fully stocked pantry. Back in the days, when we were married without children, I spent an average of $250 per week to feed FishPapa and I. Talk about your unlimited grocery budget! What was I thinking?! Obviously, I […]

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Behold the Lamb of God: A Must See! (And a Giveaway, too!)

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is fast approaching. Back in July when we started talking about the Holidays, it seemed forever and a day away. But, in just a few short weeks, the Halloween candy will be gone, and Santas and reindeer will abound. And one question that I ask myself about […]

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