Where We Love, I Mean, Live

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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Got Milk? A Very So Cal Giveaway

Update: Anyone can win! Check the store locator to see if you have a local store where you could redeem your coupons if you won. As a mom of four strapping young men, I buy a lot of milk. A lot. And while going completely organic is not yet within my budget’s reach, one area […]

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Easy Meals – FishMama Style

I didn’t plan it this way. But, when I looked at our menus this week, I realized it’s going to be a pretty simple and easy week in the kitchen. I am thankful to have a plan because that makes for one less thing to think about. And since I feel as if I am […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: A Costco Week

I just love Costco. Sigh. I told you, didn’t I, that when I was pregnant with the first FishKid my hubby and I would drive 45 minutes just to eat dinner there. Wow! What I will do for a cheap, hotdog dinner! It’s working really well for our family to make a Costco run about […]

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And the Winner Is….

Innocent Observer! Please contact me at lifeasmom at sbcglobal dot net with your address so that I can send you your stocking. Thanks for playing everyone! PS – Ain’t my girlie cute?!

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TGIF: A Multitude of Christmas Memory Makers

Remember when we talked about all things Christmas in July? Well, in case you missed them or forgot all about them, here are a few links so that you can peruse a multitude of family fun activities. I hope you will enjoy the comments and ideas generated as much as I did. Here is the […]

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Must Read! Simple Mom

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Have you been reading Simple Mom? You should be. I’m tempted to quit blogging because Tsh says everything I want to say — only way better. I want to be like her when I grow up. Check out her latest post and be encouraged in your Life as MOM.

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Budget Living: Counting the Cost

The other morning I decided to get online “real quick” and put together a small photo book for FishPapa. SnapFish had been sending me lots of coupons and I figured I could get a cool gift for a few bucks. The website said that flip books (up to 45 pages) started at $4.99, and an […]

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