Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Large Cupcake Pan

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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Guest Post: Joyfully Joining the Infrequent Shopper’s Club

Heather has spoiled me today in providing this post! I’m proud to say that I am an infrequent shopper. Sure, I didn’t always subscribe to the theory that “less is more” when it comes to shopping. But I’ve recently recognized that spending large chunks of time shopping does not make me happier. I want to […]

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Guest Post: Letting Go of the "Why Me?"’s

Today’s post is graciously brought to you by JessieLeigh. When my little girl arrived in the world at only 24 weeks gestation, I was shocked. I was scared. Terrified, really. And worried. I sat in stunned disbelief and fretted about her chances. And then I got mad. “Why me, God?” I wondered, “Why me?” Hadn’t […]

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Guest Post: One Mom’s List of Happy Things

Special thanks to Jennifer for preparing today’s post. I love being a mom. It is something I dreamed of since I was a child myself. I remember trying to figure out how long it would be until I could have kids of my own. Of course, as a girl, I thought I would be right […]

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Adios Kansas City!

Just a quick note before we head out. Things are at sixes and sevens around here. Not sure what that means, but my 19th century novel reading implies that it means things are a little topsy turvy. I’ll be in and out on LifeasMOM, all depending on who has free wi-fi where. Thanks for praying […]

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Life as Me Right NOW

Well, it’s crazy week around here. The trailer from AB Freight arrived yesterday morning. FishPapa toiled most of the last two days trying to pack things in as compactly as possible. When we moved from CA to KS, we ran out of room in the truck and therefore, had to leave important things (like kitchen […]

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Links of Love

Some interesting tidbits that stood out to me recently: Free admission to Disneyland on your birthday in 2009. Very cool, especially since we will be living just a little over an hour away! I loved Tammy’s attitude about hard work in this post on canning a surprise bounty of tomatoes, “Did I need the extra […]

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Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie (Recipe Swap: Pie Oh My!)

Pie is probably one of my very favorite desserts. I have wonderful memories of watching my Gramma John or my mom magically transform fruit, flour, sugar and butter into something amazing. I was about ten when I first tried to do it on my own. Lemon Meringue with fresh lemons from our tree in the […]

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