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Happy Birthday, SwagBucks!

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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Adventures in Couponing

It’s been exactly one year since I first started this couponing/frugal shopping adventure. I have learned a lot about saving money and reading the fine print. I have also found some fun blogs and made some great friends in the process. Saving money does not have to be drudgery! Prior to last February I thought […]

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8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

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Someday My Purse Will Come

How many of you have been schlepping around with a freebie diaper bag that you got at the hospital? Yeah, me too. It has been wonderful, don’t get me wrong. And this last time, the bag was really cute – even my shade of green. However, there’s something to be said for having a cute […]

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FishMama Q & A

I got a good chuckle over some of the questions you all posed in my “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about FishMama” sweepstakes. There were lots of questions about homeschooling, so as soon as I figure out how to organize those questions, I’ll be tackling those. This week, though, I thought I would answer […]

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Banana Nut Cheerios Gift Basket Winners

It appears that Cheerios is not just a FishFamily favorite. This was my most popular giveaway to date, with over 200 entries. The winners were chosen at random by Random.org. Random Integer GeneratorHere are your random numbers: 3 9 107 Timestamp: 2009-02-22 16:52:40 UTC Congratulations to J GallegosK RayJessica of Charlotte You should be receiving […]

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Time for MOM: Prioritizing

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

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Food Budget, You Have Been Chopped

I’ve mentioned before that our family has become a group of Food Network junkies. It is basically the only channel we watch these days, now that football season is over — and the kids love it. Amazing. But, since food is so near and dear to our hearts, I guess it makes sense. One show […]

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