From Worry to Wonder

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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Coming Up Soon

** Getting Back on Track When Life Gets Derailed ** Planning a Frugal Feast ** Wii Did It ** more on When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families ** Recipe Swaps – this Thursday, bring your Thanksgiving Side Dish recipe to share. Next Tuesday, we’ll do Thanksgiving Desserts. (I can see what BIG […]

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Debt-Proof the Holidays – Winner

Great suggestions for how to be frugal this season. Thanks for playing, everyone! Our winner is Melissa, who said, I have started planning the menus for our meals and cooking more ‘home-cooked-meals’ . . . and clipping coupons and then ACTUALLY taking them with me, list in hand, to the store when shopping. Melissa, please […]

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What’s Cookin’

I’ve been a little overzealous in my grocery shopping lately. I didn’t mention that I went grossly over budget last month, did I? Yeah, well, pride goes before the fall. It was all good deals, really. And a few splurges on Brie cheese and baguette that greatly helped my disposition. And we were starting from […]

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Time for Mom: Indulge Yourself

While I know a few moms who make themselves first in all things, the general MOM population that I am acquainted with tends to follow the martyr route. Mom attends to everyone else’s needs before her own. Myself included. It’s not uncommon that while my peeps are watching a movie or playing video games, I’m […]

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Grocery Geek Presents:Ways I Saved This Week

Here’s a peek at some of the ways we saved money on food and home supplies this week. – Returned to Ralphs for more of the Mega Mix and Match Sale. I ended up with lots of free things like dish sponges, lint rollers and evaporated milk. I also loaded up on apples when I […]

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Food for Thought

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TGIF: Le Gouter

My sister and her girls are here for the weekend. We just got home from a fun “park day” afternoon with our local homeschool support group. So nice to come home to a cool house. It was 92 degrees here! Now as the boys fire up their video games, Janel and I are enjoying le […]

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