What Do YOU Think?

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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How Do You Do It? What Helps Your Body Get Through the Day?

One of the things that helps me get through the day are little energy boosters. Productivity enhancers, if you will. A series of good nights of sleep is a great start. When I have no dietary or budgetary restrictions, I might take advantage of a Vanilla Coke, over crushed ice with a straw; a good […]

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Officially Nutsy

Yes, I think the verdict is in…. we are one pair of crazy FishPeople! five, almost six children homeschooling on the road to living debt-free (no car payments, no credit cards) and now, we are headed West, folks! No vacation for us. We are moving! FishPapa got final word on a job that he applied […]

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Thank You! Thank You!

A quick shout out to all of you who responded to my call for interview contacts as well as those who’ve written me great, encouraging emails and comments. It’s so refreshing to know I’m not talking to myself! Keep ‘em coming! Thank you so very much! All of a sudden, my life is quickly picking […]

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Sauerkraut and Spareribs (Recipe Swap: What’s in Your Crockpot?)

Sauerkraut and Pork in the Crockpot

One thing that’s true about the approach of fall is that the days get busy. And dinner is the last thing you want to think about in between carpools, homework, and soccer practice. That is where one of my best friends can save the day. Remember the handy dandy crockpot? Well, bust it out, ladies, […]

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Links of Love: Gotta Get Back, Back, Back to School Again

Well, are you ready? Whoa! Whoa! I gotta go….back to school again. I grew up in (what was then) a small Southern California town that offered “year-round” school before its time. Heading back to school at the end of July was the norm for me. It wasn’t until junior high that I experienced the bliss […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Back to School Edition

If you’ve been to Walmart or Target since the Fourth of July, you’ve probably had ample time to review the mass amounts of back to school items that are now available. Those marketers, they know how to get us thinking ahead of schedule, don’t they? Since the days this month and into next signify a […]

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Stockpiling and My Chocolate Stash

So, call me crazy. But, I get really excited when I score a stockpile of items for cheap or free. Last week it was crackers and cereal. The weeks before my deals included lots of diapers. In the last few months since I started this grocery geek thing, I’ve been able to nab great deals […]

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