Toddlers and Trouble

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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Links of Love

Some interesting stops on the web: * Tammy concocted a delicious looking spaghetti squash recipe, loaded with meat and cheese. I can’t wait until spaghetti squash goes on sale to try this! * Looking to round out your wardrobe for fall? Check out the 10 Pieces Every Mom Needs, brought to you by Simple Mom […]

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Remembering the Romance: (Cheap) Date Night

The other night my youngest brother watched the five older children while FishPapa and I went out for dinner, baby in tow. It was the first time we’d been on “a date” since we sat alone in my hospital room two months ago. A lot has happened since then. It was great to share a […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Infant Bouncy Seat

Around these parts a “tool” is defined as anything that helps you do your job well. Back when I was a teacher, my sweet husband called my clothes my “tools” and insisted on a large clothing allowance. Yes, those were the days. He’s still generous with my clothes money, but my arsenal of tools has […]

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Behold the Lamb of God: Giveaway Winners

Thanks for playing in our Behold the Lamb of God giveaways, everybody! What great Christmas traditions y’all have. I loved reading the different things you do and was amazed at how many people do/will be doing Jesse Trees. How fun! Stay tuned because I’ll be having sporadic Christmas posts and more giveaways in the coming […]

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This Week

Things to talk about this week: Toddlers and Trouble Meat and Potatoes: A Recipe Swap California or Bust? Frugal Living in the Golden State Just Hanging Out: Classic Laundry Management When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families

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What’s Cookin’

Having a plan for the week’s menus helps me:** save money – I’m not tempted to run through McDonald’s.** eat better – I can vary the foods that we eat, balancing out red meat, poultry, and vegetarian meals over the course of the whole week.** get dinner done in a timely fashion – too often, […]

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Tandoori Chicken

Photo Source: prakhar As part of our homeschooling curriculum, we regularly study foreign countries. When I can I try to make dinnertime match the theme to help reinforce some of the things that our kids are learning. Last year we studied India and so I searched for an easy recipe that wasn’t too out of […]

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