Martha Blogs

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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Chicken and Bowties (Recipe Swap: Favorite Fall Food)

I love Autumn. It’s one of the best things about the Midwest. And one thing that I will miss once we move. When the trees turn colors, it’s just beautiful, and every year is different. Dependent on the weather, the leaves vary in their vibrancy. A couple years ago the foliage was full of vivid […]

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Thankfulness and Plans

See those beautiful eyes? I thank God that He so swiftly healed my little girl. She is just so precious. I really enjoy her. Wish I could just sit and hold her all day long. Thanks to everyone who prayed for her and for me. Also thankful for: Cooler weather and less humidity – a […]

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Links of Love – Baby Style

Obviously, I’m fluctuating between baby thoughts and moving chaos; all my recent posts seem to reflect that these days. That’s my “Life as MOM” right now. Hang on, though, another two weeks and my life will be back to normal. Whatever that is. In the meantime: check out these links for some great baby stuff. […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Intuition Razor

I have never been much of a primper. Part of the reason is that I’ve never really been “hip” or up on the fashion trends. So, with my luck, if I did too much primping, I’d be wearing last decade’s styles. I have been more than just your grocery variety geek all my life. The […]

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A Necessary Accomplishment

One of my favorite sets of books is written by Louisa May Alcott. Eight Cousins and its sequel, Rose in Bloom, are sweeter and more romantic, I think, than the Little Women trilogy. In Eight Cousins, a young heiress named Rose is cared for by her bachelor uncle after the death of her father, his […]

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Menu Planning This Week and Next

Since we are heading West in less than 2 weeks, I’m dancing the fine line between frugality and making sure there’s enough – but not too much – food in the house. I don’t want to waste money on things we won’t eat before we leave. I’m a little sad to see the cupboards become […]

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Bean and Meat Crockpot Enchilada

I made this for lunch last week, and FishBoy11 and Papa were just so pleased. Super easy and very good, especially with the yummy toppings!

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