Auntie Jamie the Chef

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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This Week

So I’m having a baby this week. Sometime between now and Tuesday afternoon, Lord willing. This past week’s heavy duty contractions and nausea kind of threw a wrench in my plans, like getting the house cleaned to sell and planning out all sorts of uplifting blog posts. Those things fell by the wayside as I […]

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Guess That FishChick’s Weight

Well, I’m still nauseated, but no active contractions. I would really like a break from feeling bad. On the plus side, I have cat-napped all day. Shari prompted a weight-guessing game in the comments of the previous post. I forgot that I meant to start that. So, here’s the deal. She’s already claimed 9lb6. (No […]

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Baby Daze

Sometime soon, we think. Yesterday’s appt: 50% effaced, 3, almost 4 cm. Lots of action last night. I am really nauseated today. Thanks for praying. (I’d really like the nausea to go away. That’s never been one of my symptoms.)

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Frugal Tip: Have a BackUp Plan

Normally, I plan out my menus for the week. This helps in a number of ways, particularly in budgeting. If I’m building from what’s in the cupboard and adding just a few ingredients, I can make do with less. Usually, this entails cooking from scratch which has proved to be the most frugal way to […]

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Recipe Swap: What’s a Dish that You Deliver?

Having a baby is a wonderful occasion on many points. Sweet cheeks, soft skin and hair, no more Braxton-Hicks contractions. Another is that neighbors and friends love to cook for you. How nice is that?! Over the years I’ve been blessed to know a number of great cooks, and as a result, our recipe collection […]

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How Do You Do It? What Do You Let Slide?

It can be so tempting after we read a blog or magazine article or talk to an aquaintance to compare ourselves and think that somehow we are lacking. Some other mom has a cleaner house, a bigger budget, is a better cook, or seemingly “has it all together.” This just isn’t true! Every mom has […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Baby Edition

Well, the jury’s still out on whether Toolin’ Up Tuesday stays or goes. If you haven’t done so already, please vote in the poll in the sidebar or leave a comment here about this feature. In honor of my big, big belly, this week’s T.U.T. is Everything Baby. What is a baby “tool” that you […]

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