Remembering the Romance: (Cheap) Date Night

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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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Infant Bouncy Seat

Around these parts a “tool” is defined as anything that helps you do your job well. Back when I was a teacher, my sweet husband called my clothes my “tools” and insisted on a large clothing allowance. Yes, those were the days. He’s still generous with my clothes money, but my arsenal of tools has […]

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Behold the Lamb of God: Giveaway Winners

Thanks for playing in our Behold the Lamb of God giveaways, everybody! What great Christmas traditions y’all have. I loved reading the different things you do and was amazed at how many people do/will be doing Jesse Trees. How fun! Stay tuned because I’ll be having sporadic Christmas posts and more giveaways in the coming […]

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This Week

Things to talk about this week: Toddlers and Trouble Meat and Potatoes: A Recipe Swap California or Bust? Frugal Living in the Golden State Just Hanging Out: Classic Laundry Management When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families

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What’s Cookin’

Having a plan for the week’s menus helps me:** save money – I’m not tempted to run through McDonald’s.** eat better – I can vary the foods that we eat, balancing out red meat, poultry, and vegetarian meals over the course of the whole week.** get dinner done in a timely fashion – too often, […]

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Tandoori Chicken

Photo Source: prakhar As part of our homeschooling curriculum, we regularly study foreign countries. When I can I try to make dinnertime match the theme to help reinforce some of the things that our kids are learning. Last year we studied India and so I searched for an easy recipe that wasn’t too out of […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Reflection and A Walgreens Tutorial

Sorry I didn’t get anything posted for Saturday morning. My kids have been sick all week, and yesterday was my day to get all the errands done. And if you’ve been running around half the day, you know there’s bound to be work to do when you get home. So my afternoon was occupied. Last […]

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TGIF: Pancake Art

As I mentioned the other day, Pancake Saturday is a family tradition in these here parts. FishPapa instituted it about ten years ago, and every kid (big and small) loves it. Somewhere along the line, “the guys” discovered Nate the Great’s pancake recipe. FishPapa scanned it, slipped it into a page protector, and taped it […]

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