Links of Love

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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Giveaway: Debt-Proof the Holidays

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED If ever there was a time for Americans to start pinching pennies, this would be it. I am so thankful that the Lord gave us a wake-up call about 18 months ago. We aren’t completely out of Debtors Forest, but we can see the light through the trees. Though we […]

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Attention Men: Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife

Thanks, Julie!

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

“Family planning” can be a controversial topic. The Church has battled over it for centuries. Nations and politicians have all had their say in one way or another. Manufacturers and advertisers certainly put in their two cents in order to make a buck off the deal. Everybody has an opinion it would seem. I’ve walked […]

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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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