Whatcha Got Cookin?

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: Determine Your Destination

Most travelers who set out on a journey have a destination in mind. Yes, there are some who just pick up and head out on the highway, letting the wind and their whims guide them. And there is a place for that. But, for the most part, when people set out, they generally have an […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Some Things Money Can’t Buy

at Costco. While we set some grocery goals this year that will affect our time, money, and comfort, FishPapa and I know that there are some things that just aren’t the best to buy at Costco. It’s not a big deal, but I want to maximize our savings where we can. And taking advantage of […]

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TGIF: Pattern Blocks

A few months back Gramma Ruthie gave us a big box of wooden pattern blocks. We were familiar with them as we have a small, plastic set for our school. I put them aside, not sure if we would need them. However, upon move in, the kids flocked to this box and immediately started playing. […]

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And the Winner Is…..

I’ve been remiss in posting the winner to our Happy New Year Show and Tell. Thanks again to Kate and Amy for their great posts to help us Ring in the New Year — With Kids. Great stuff. I hope you had a chance to take notes of the good ideas that struck your fancy […]

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Do You Swag?

Search & Win

You’ve probably already heard about this new service called Swagbucks. It’s a search engine that operates through Google and Ask.com. Basically, you can win Swagpoints by searching the web, something you probably do everyday. Points can redeemed for prizes, including gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks. Can you say Free-paccino?

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Budget Living: Don’t Turn Up Your Nose at Used Furniture

When FishPapa and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, 250-square foot studio apartment. It was the guest house / pool house for a larger home. The landlords became good friends of ours and we enjoyed that season immensely.(Hi Ribbens Family!) Needless to say, space was a hot commodity. But, we lived in […]

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Mustard Grilled Chicken (Recipe Swap: The Healthy New Year Edition)

Not only is New Year’s a time for goal setting and getting a fresh start, it’s also a time to purge that Christmas candy from the pantry. Oh my! We had a little too much fun around here the last month or so. My jeans feel a lot tighter than they did back in early […]

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