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TGIF: Read Alouds for Preschoolers

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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.One of the beauties of having SIX KIDS is that I have […]

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Budget Living: What to Do with Leftovers?

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Waste not, want not. That’s what our grandmothers used to say. It’s the basic premise that if you use up what you have, you won’t find yourself in need. While I am not sure that one exactly follows the other, it is true that avoiding waste is good stewardship and will save you money. There […]

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Recipe Swap: In the Kitchen with Kids

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When I put together my ebook, FishMama’s Guide to Cooking with Children, my husband protested that it sounded like “Cooking with Fish,” as if the children were the ingredients. Well, they are the ingredients in so far as they are an important component to your life as MOM – in the kitchen. It’s just inevitable.If […]

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Spunky Sprout Giveaway Winner and Coupon Code

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the SpunkySprout baby blanket giveaway. Your comments generated quite a lot of great baby gift ideas! I’ve filed it away under “Baby Stuff” as well as “Gift Ideas.” Keep that in mind next time you’re stumped for a brilliant present idea. Now, don’t forget that you can get 10% […]

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Better Bookkeeping – It Works For Me!

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I love to pay my bills online. Not only does it save me up to five bucks a month in stamps (that’s at least one and a half mochas a month!) but it is also a quick and easy way to get the job done. No worries about ordering checks, getting payments in the mail, […]

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Food Network Will Be Calling My Name

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Anyday now, I’m sure.

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Happy New You!

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Updated 1/18/09: This giveaway is closed. Come back later today to see who won and for a special surprise for those who didn’t win. One of the wonderful things about the new year is the opportunity to do new things: change old habits, try out new practices, get a life makeover. Out with the old […]

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Old Acquaintance Not Forgot

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Jessika and Jessica, December 08 One of the beautiful things about moving back to Southern California has been the opportunity to reunite with old friends. Seeing familiar faces after five years away just warms my heart! And it reminds me of when I was young and svelte. Over the past few months we’ve gotten to […]

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