What We 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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MOM Deals and a CVS Primer

Months ago I prepared this primer for the benefit of my two younger brothers at college. I don’t think either one of them took advantage of their big sister’s advice. But, since I posted it to the blog, several moms have benefitted from it. Now that I live a mere two blocks from said brothers, […]

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Grocery Geek California Style

Well, when I hit the ground here in So Cal last week, I was a little wary as to how I was going to swing my $400/mo food & toiletry budget. That was one of my major accomplishments of last Spring – reducing our food costs by half. Can I do it in the Golden […]

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Finding the New Normal

Well, like I’ve mentioned before, we’ve been desiring a move out west for quite some time. We relocated to Kansas City almost five years ago, after having lived our entire lives in Southern California. While our time in KC was fraught with challenges and, in some part, failed expectations, we have been able to see […]

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Lynn’s version of Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Recipe Swap: Soup’s On!)

How cool is it that when I asked Lynn to guestblog this week’s recipe swap, she chose my very favorite soup?! Jessica asked me to do a guest post for her while she is in the middle of moving to the West Coast. I love to cook and bake, so I was thrilled to be […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Large Cupcake Pan

I love this great tool that Ryann is presenting for today’s edition of Toolin’ Up Tuesday! When I first read about the Wilton Dimensions® Large Cupcake Pan last fall in a Parent’s magazine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I knew I had to create this giant cupcake for my daughter, Addyson’s, […]

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Guest Post: Joyfully Joining the Infrequent Shopper’s Club

Heather has spoiled me today in providing this post! I’m proud to say that I am an infrequent shopper. Sure, I didn’t always subscribe to the theory that “less is more” when it comes to shopping. But I’ve recently recognized that spending large chunks of time shopping does not make me happier. I want to […]

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Guest Post: Letting Go of the "Why Me?"’s

Today’s post is graciously brought to you by JessieLeigh. When my little girl arrived in the world at only 24 weeks gestation, I was shocked. I was scared. Terrified, really. And worried. I sat in stunned disbelief and fretted about her chances. And then I got mad. “Why me, God?” I wondered, “Why me?” Hadn’t […]

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