When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Three)

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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Poke Ball: A Cake You Could Make

One of the beauties of having SIX KIDS is that birthday celebrations are frequent at our house. And I love a birthday party. Okay, not the kind of “party” that includes masses of sugar-hyped kids running around like monkeys. Thankfully, we don’t know enough people in our new town to have had that kind of […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week

Our family has really enjoyed the fact that I’m back into the swing of cooking. I’m not back into the swing of much else, but we’re eating well. And that helps everyone’s disposition. Last week’s highlight was probably the Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage that I made up on the fly. (OK, one kid doesn’t […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

2 T. olive oil or chicken fat1 onion, grated2 carrots, grated1 small zucchini, grated8 cups chicken broth (low-salt commercial brand or homemade)8-16 ounces egg noodles, amount depends on your family’s tastes1 t. marjoram1 t. dried parsley flakessalt and pepper to taste2-3 cooked chicken breasts, skin and bone removed, meat shredded or chopped into ½-inch chunks. […]

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How to CVS with Big Store Coupons

My mom made her first trip into CVS to “do the deals” last night. She called me to trouble shoot a few glitches in the computer system. They were things that we were able to figure out over the phone, making it possible for her to go back into the store and have the manager […]

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Happy Birthday, FishBoy!

Today one of my boys turns 8! You can read some of his story here. He is our second child, one that we waited a long time to welcome. And what a blessing he is! J is tender-hearted and compassionate. He is our peacemaker and the one who avoids conflict at all costs. He is […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Attention Fellow CPOs!* There are only 47 days until Christmas! Wow! Time is flying. Don’t get stuck in the malls on Christmas Eve — unless that is something you really enjoy. Instead, think through your shopping trips this week and see what holiday treats you can pick up on your regular outings. * For instance, […]

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Time for Mom: Journal

Women (and men) have kept diaries or journals for centuries. They are a wonderful way to keep a record of your life and those around you. We can learn a lot about the past by reading old journals. But another great result of journaling is that it can help you focus, help you learn about […]

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