Grocery Geek California Style

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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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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Guest Post: One Mom’s List of Happy Things

Special thanks to Jennifer for preparing today’s post. I love being a mom. It is something I dreamed of since I was a child myself. I remember trying to figure out how long it would be until I could have kids of my own. Of course, as a girl, I thought I would be right […]

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Adios Kansas City!

Just a quick note before we head out. Things are at sixes and sevens around here. Not sure what that means, but my 19th century novel reading implies that it means things are a little topsy turvy. I’ll be in and out on LifeasMOM, all depending on who has free wi-fi where. Thanks for praying […]

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