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Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie (Recipe Swap: Pie Oh My!)

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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Family Day

Today just happens to be Family Day, don’t ya know? My son saw it advertised on the grocery store ad and inquired what it was. Basically, it’s “a day to eat dinner with your children.” The movement is based on research that suggests that the family who eats together does better in everything else- family […]

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‘Nother MOM Deal

Just got back from Target where I saw that they have another great cereal deal going this week: Buy 4 Cheerios for $11, get a gift card for $5. As is, this would make your cost $1.50/box which is pretty good. But combine it with coupons and it would be stellar. For instance, if you […]

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MOM Deals This Week

This is a wierd week for me. We’re packing everything up and headin’ out of Dodge on Friday. So, potentially I could be nabbing my drugstore deals in the Midwest one day and on the West Coast another. Working it from all the angles, yes I am. Going to stock up on snacks for the […]

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Grocery Geek’s Week

I’m trying to stay out of the stores this week since we need to use up what we have in the house. But, Sunday afternoon I did tackle the two drugstores (CVS and Walgreens) — with ALL SIX CHILDREN in tow. Yes, I am woman. Hear me roar. Nothing too exciting on the drugstore fronts: […]

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Counting Down to Christmas

Recently I stumbled on another Christmas Countdown site: 100 Days to Christmas. I’m sorry I didn’t find it sooner so you could get in on it from Day One, but it’s not too late. There are still 97 days to go! This creative blog suggests activities to do every day until the Big Day, complete […]

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Frugal Living: Using Substitutions

Back in the days – the pre-coupon/pre-Dave Ramsey days – I was pretty snobby about my purchases. I thought name brands meant something. And I smugly looked down my nose at my lil’ sister who used cheap shampoo as body wash. I only bought the best. Well, come to find out, the best isn’t really […]

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Martha Blogs

The one and only Martha has a blog, if you didn’t know. AND, she’s going to review a number of blogs and feature some on her site. Check it out here. This is the closest I could get to having Martha come to my house!

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