OAMC: Day Two

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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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Double Stroller

At the Fish House, tools are defined as anything that helps you do your job better. Early in our marriage, FishPapa asserted this fact. As a contractor’s wife, I needed to understand the benefit that quality tools would make toward our livelihood — in both dollars and sense. (No, this was not clever manuevering on […]

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OAMC: Day One

I didn’t get quite as much done as I had planned, but that’s okay. Life happens. And I don’t want to be crabby at my kids for the sake of a few “tv dinners.” Twittering it was helpful because it kept me accountable and gave me a record of my timeline. I’m guessing that I […]

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Meals This Week

Since I will be cooking up a storm this week, we’re going to have lots of choices on our plate, literally. So, here’s my dinner plan. We’ll see if I actually follow it. * simple pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil and salad* Pizza with friends, bringing salad and dessert* Pasta with meat and tomato […]

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Whole Lot of Cookin’ Goin’ On

This week I’m going in. Cover me. Yep, that’s right. Going to do some “once a month cooking.” If you’ve never tried it before, it’s definitely worth your while, even if yours is a small family. I’ve been cooking this way a few times a year for the last 11 years, and it is always […]

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Time for Mom: Primp!

It’s no cliche. Somedays, it’s all I can do to get a shower and throw clean clothes on. Often, I have to hit the ground running and there isn’t a whole lot of time for, whatdotheycallit? Self-care? Make-up? Stylish clothes? Some seasons it happens. Sometimes it don’t. Are you in the same boat? I’m not […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: What Coupons Have Done for Me Lately

I’ve told you before what a glutton, I mean, foodie, I am. I live to eat! Always have. Always will. I thank God for all the great foods He invented. Wow! (Some I could do without, like the cow brains I choked down in France. It was all I could do not to throw up […]

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TGIF: Happy Fourth of July!

Thanks to everyone who shared their celebratory plans for Independence Day! You can go here and here for some last minute inspiration. Have a wonderful day today! May the bugs be few, the BBQ tender, and the fireworks exceptional. As you head out for all the fun doings that the Fourth of July holds, don’t […]

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