Adios Kansas City!

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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Life as Me Right NOW

Well, it’s crazy week around here. The trailer from AB Freight arrived yesterday morning. FishPapa toiled most of the last two days trying to pack things in as compactly as possible. When we moved from CA to KS, we ran out of room in the truck and therefore, had to leave important things (like kitchen […]

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Links of Love

Some interesting tidbits that stood out to me recently: Free admission to Disneyland on your birthday in 2009. Very cool, especially since we will be living just a little over an hour away! I loved Tammy’s attitude about hard work in this post on canning a surprise bounty of tomatoes, “Did I need the extra […]

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Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie (Recipe Swap: Pie Oh My!)

Pie is probably one of my very favorite desserts. I have wonderful memories of watching my Gramma John or my mom magically transform fruit, flour, sugar and butter into something amazing. I was about ten when I first tried to do it on my own. Lemon Meringue with fresh lemons from our tree in the […]

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Family Day

Today just happens to be Family Day, don’t ya know? My son saw it advertised on the grocery store ad and inquired what it was. Basically, it’s “a day to eat dinner with your children.” The movement is based on research that suggests that the family who eats together does better in everything else- family […]

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‘Nother MOM Deal

Just got back from Target where I saw that they have another great cereal deal going this week: Buy 4 Cheerios for $11, get a gift card for $5. As is, this would make your cost $1.50/box which is pretty good. But combine it with coupons and it would be stellar. For instance, if you […]

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MOM Deals This Week

This is a wierd week for me. We’re packing everything up and headin’ out of Dodge on Friday. So, potentially I could be nabbing my drugstore deals in the Midwest one day and on the West Coast another. Working it from all the angles, yes I am. Going to stock up on snacks for the […]

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Grocery Geek’s Week

I’m trying to stay out of the stores this week since we need to use up what we have in the house. But, Sunday afternoon I did tackle the two drugstores (CVS and Walgreens) — with ALL SIX CHILDREN in tow. Yes, I am woman. Hear me roar. Nothing too exciting on the drugstore fronts: […]

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