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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. You’ve probably already heard about this new service called Swagbucks. It’s […]

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Budget Living: Don’t Turn Up Your Nose at Used Furniture

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When FishPapa and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, 250-square foot studio apartment. It was the guest house / pool house for a larger home. The landlords became good friends of ours and we enjoyed that season immensely.(Hi Ribbens Family!) Needless to say, space was a hot commodity. But, we lived in […]

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Mustard Grilled Chicken (Recipe Swap: The Healthy New Year Edition)

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Not only is New Year’s a time for goal setting and getting a fresh start, it’s also a time to purge that Christmas candy from the pantry. Oh my! We had a little too much fun around here the last month or so. My jeans feel a lot tighter than they did back in early […]

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Don’t Forget! BDay Cake Challenge

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Don’t forget to nominate a theme in FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge. I’ll end the nominations Thursday night. Voting begins on Friday! There are a few doozies in there. Whew!

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Definitely a BOY Blog

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My boys are super intense about Legos. A small fortune in plastic bricks lurks in every nook and cranny of my home. The FishBoys love to create and then take photos of their creations. As a result, I have hundreds of Lego shots on the hard drive. My youngest brother, now 22, is also a […]

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Recipe Swap Tomorrow: The Healthy Food Edition

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Got a great recipe that is healthy and/or low-calorie? Blog it tomorrow and bring your link here! The Healthy New Year Edition of Recipe Swap. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got. I gained a few pounds over the holidays and am trying to lose them. Hard since I’m nursing and always hungry. I know […]

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What’s For Breakfast?

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Today it’s scrambled eggs and toast day. Simple, hot, and filling. But, if you’re interested in one of our favorite ways to do oatmeal around here, check out my guest post over at Food with Kid Appeal. Jenna’s got a great site going where she focuses on preparing healthy food that kids will like. She’s […]

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A Tale of a Turkey

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A few months back I bought an extra turkey to throw in the freezer. It was five bucks, so I figured it was a good investment. Usually when I do this, I feel obligated to fix a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And that had been my original plan when I pulled it out […]

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