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Debt-Proof the Holidays – Winner

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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What’s Cookin’

I’ve been a little overzealous in my grocery shopping lately. I didn’t mention that I went grossly over budget last month, did I? Yeah, well, pride goes before the fall. It was all good deals, really. And a few splurges on Brie cheese and baguette that greatly helped my disposition. And we were starting from […]

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Time for Mom: Indulge Yourself

While I know a few moms who make themselves first in all things, the general MOM population that I am acquainted with tends to follow the martyr route. Mom attends to everyone else’s needs before her own. Myself included. It’s not uncommon that while my peeps are watching a movie or playing video games, I’m […]

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Grocery Geek Presents:Ways I Saved This Week

Here’s a peek at some of the ways we saved money on food and home supplies this week. – Returned to Ralphs for more of the Mega Mix and Match Sale. I ended up with lots of free things like dish sponges, lint rollers and evaporated milk. I also loaded up on apples when I […]

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Food for Thought

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TGIF: Le Gouter

My sister and her girls are here for the weekend. We just got home from a fun “park day” afternoon with our local homeschool support group. So nice to come home to a cool house. It was 92 degrees here! Now as the boys fire up their video games, Janel and I are enjoying le […]

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Escalloped Corn and Corn Souffle (Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Vegetables)

My dad and I in our backyard corn patch. Thanksgiving is rife with tradition. Everyone has his own “must-have” dish. Obviously, most families serve turkey and mashed potatoes. But, when it comes to the fixin’s, that’s where we see family traditions and uniqueness emerge. And while it’s hard to see the vegetables for the carbs, […]

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Links of Love

Just a few things that I appreciated this past week or so. Enjoy! I liked this idea for a drawstring bag from Small Notebook. I’m thinking of kid-ifying it by sewing them out of themed fabric. I could make one for each kid and fill it with love notes, candies, and a few gift cards. […]

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