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Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Read Your Junk Mail

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Last week I had my grocery lists going and was all set to hit the stores on Saturday morning. We had been eating out of our stockpile, and I was looking forward to getting some new provisions to liven things up. Friday afternoon’s mail brought a stack of junk. But couponing has taught me to […]

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Budget Living: Find Frugal Friends

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There’s something to be said about the old saying, “Be careful who you hang out with.” You know, your parents probably said something about that when you were a teenager. Our friends and our surroundings influence us — for better or for worse. If we’re not firmly grounded in our convictions, we can be easily […]

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TGIF: Take a Family Field Trip

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My parents were both teachers. So, basically that meant that all of life was “educational.” We, my four siblings and I, were their guinea pigs for teaching techniques, projects, and yes, even tests. I think Dad even paid us to take his tests to see that they were effective. We had lots of educational vacations: […]

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Red Sauce with Meats (URS: Pasta)

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Thank God that Marco Polo had the foresight to bring some noodles back to Europe when he travelled the Silk Road. The Italians took those noodles and have done some wonderful things with them. Not that Asian noodles aren’t great. They are. But, pasta. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I really can’t go wrong cooking pasta […]

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Coming Up on URS

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Tomorrow: share your favorite Pasta recipe on your blog and bring the link back here. March 12 – Saint Patrick’s Day Menu ItemsMarch 19 – Hot and Spicy DishesMarch 26 – Freezer-friendly Recipes

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The Phone Call You Dread

The phone rings. You answer. A surreptitious, male voice asks, “Did you want them long or extra long?” “Long.” “Thin or ultra thin?” “Ultra.” “OK, but I can’t find the ones with wings.” If you’ve ever wondered how to spare your husband the inevitable phone call from the feminine products aisle, check out my recent […]

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Three Great Read Aloud Handbooks

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Are you looking for some good books to read with your children? Are you getting a little worn out from reading Good Night Moon twelve times a day? Eager to expand their literary horizons as well as yours? It is easy to fall into the same old, same old reading habits with young children. My […]

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