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Challenges, Challenges

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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Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]

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Will You Learn to CVS in February?

This morning I made my CVS run for the week and bumped into a mom I met at church awhile back. We got to talking about diaper deals and that of course led to talk of ECBs and how she knew that they did that and that you could save a lot of money, but […]

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Grocery Geek: Back to Coupons

Ya know, I had all these big plans to make Costco my life. Yes, I was just going to tailor all my menus and shopping lists so that I could take advantage of their good deals and do the majority of my shopping there. However, after a month of it, I find myself running out […]

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TGIF: Plan a Super Bowl Party

Personally, I’m not all that into football or the SuperBowl. In fact, I am not really sure who’s playing. Once the Chargers lost, I lost interest. But, I know that FishPapa and the boys enjoy watching and rooting for their favorite teams. And that’s a good thing, because it got me cable tv which in […]

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Fresh Guacamole: It’s a Fine Thing!

Lately, we’ve scored major big time in the avocado department. Not only have they been a great deal ($0.49 each), but they’ve also been beautiful, creamy, and delicious. It was almost a shame to turn some into guacamole. But, we like our avo dip. So, I did. Years ago, FishPapa had a run in with […]

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What’s Your Question for Me?

Just for fun, I am sponsoring my own giveaway. Ask me all those burning questions you have, anything you’ve ever wanted to know about little ole me, raising a large family, homeschooling, or home management in general. Not that I have all the answers, but I’ll sure try. Fill in the form below for a […]

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Budget Living: Bake Your Own

Cake! You knew I had to say it. After all, I’ve been waxing eloquent all week about the benefits of baking and decorating your own celebration cakes. (If you missed it, check out the Birthday Cake Round Up to see some great cakes made by readers and to leave your own link.) But, let’s talk […]

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