Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Baby Edition

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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That Mr. Linky Thing

You may have noticed that there are opportunities in the blogosphere to share with the rest of us something cool on your blog. Often the blog hostess will place a Mr. Linky widget on her blog. It allows you, the participant, to add your name and the internet address of your relevant post to a […]

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Try It, You’ll Like It! Amazon Prime

I love to order gifts from Amazon. It is so easy to click a few clicks and sit back, knowing that they’re going to do all the work. Sure beats shopping, scrounging up a mailing envelope, packaging said gift, loading up the kids, and then listening to cries of, “You mean we have to go […]

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Menus and Moving

We have been holding this moving idea very loosely for the last few months since FishPapa applied for the job. The employer wasn’t moving very fast, and we figured it was a long shot anyway. Why did I want to pack all summer and not get the job? But, now we’re on the fast track. […]

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Time for Mom: An Estro-fest and Chick Food

So, I mentioned the other day about an estro-fest. Basically, it’s my youngest sister‘s in-law’s name for a girl get-together. Must include lots of laughs, good food, and some sweets. As you may know, the FishFam currently lives about 1800 miles away from the grandparents, aunties, and uncles. And since we’re getting out of debt, […]

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TGIF: Get on Board!

Ever since we were dating, FishPapa and I have loved to play cards and board games. Back then, in the early 90s, it was often a duel at Trivial Pursuit. Usually, he had me whooped from his knowledge of history (he is older than me) and sports. Every once in awhile, though, I would have […]

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Frugal Tip: It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

Due to his profession as a contractor, FishPapa spends more time in Lowe’s and Home Depot than the average man. The plus side of this is that it isn’t a place that I have to worry about us getting “lost” in. We go in, we go out. It’s part of the job, rather than a […]

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What Do YOU Think?

So, I’ve added a poll to the sidebar. I’d like to know your opinion: Do you enjoy the Toolin’ Up Tuesday posts? Are they helpful to you? Will you participate if I continue to do them? Is there a way that you would modify or improve them? Please give your input in the comments section. […]

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