Budget Living: Learning to Do Without

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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Baby Greens with Nuts, Cranberries, Turkey, and Blue Cheese (Recipe Swap: What’s Your Favorite Post-Baby Indulgence?)

Do you know how much the food rules have changed since I had my first baby? In recent years I’ve been amazed at the growing lists of taboo foods: no alfalfa sprouts, no soft cheeses, no caffeine, no tuna fish, no hot dogs, no lunch meat, etc. etc. My goodness! Most of those were encouraged […]

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Life as Me

Things I am doing or thinking this week: – Full day school can wait another week while I enjoy my official 2 weeks in my pj’s. I SO much love the newborn stage, just cuddling and nursing! I have amnesia already and am wanting to have another baby. How crazy is that?! But, to me […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Quicken

A good tool is a beautiful thing. And let me tell you, we know about tools around here. The garage is full of them. But, a tool is only as good as the extent to which it helps you do your job well. One “job” that I have is to keep track of how we […]

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Check This Out: Freebies 4 Mom

You know that I love to bargain shop. One of my regular stops on the web to get the heads’ up on freebies and other good deals is Freebies4Mom. Check it out for the latest on great coupons, giveaways and free samples.

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This Week’s Meal Plan

Thanks to my sister, generous neighbors, and my freezer, dinners should be easy this week. I’m also hoping to get the older two doing some of the food prep. We’re into crunch time now that September is here. The new job starts Oct 1. How WILL we pull this off???? Sunday – cinnamon rolls (from […]

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Holiday Grand Plan Starts This Week

Remember when we talked about Christmas last month? Well, just a little nudge for you. If you’re so inclined, Organized Christmas’ Holiday Grand Plan and Houseworks Holiday Plan start this week. Check them out. And if this isn’t your groove, make sure you tell yourself so and don’t give it another thought.

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Baby Update and Photos

fishbaby dacrocystocele

Sorry it took so long to get the photos out. I was waiting to hear back from People magazine and how much our first photos deal was gonna be…. Here she is, freshly washed and swaddled! FishBaby’s eye looks kinda gross here because she was born with a cyst in her right eye duct. The […]

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