Grocery Geek Presents: The Fifty Cents or Free Rule

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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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TGIF: Hanging Out with Friends

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Tonight we’re going to have friends over which is always a great way for us to unwind and start the weekend. We are blessed to count MoneySavingMom and MoneySavingMister as our pals. So they are going to head over in a few hours with their kiddos. FishPapa and I are pretty social birds; talk, talk, […]

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Cake-ish Things

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First off, a special thanks to Mary for inspiring this Birthday Cake Round-up. She sent me a photo last week which spawned the idea of opening it up for more creative cake ideas from you all. Second, thanks to all you cake bakers out there for sending in your photos. Your patience and perseverance with […]

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Meal Planning: On My Way to Once a Month Cooking

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Years ago I made “once a month cooking” a regular practice. Every 4-6 weeks, I would spend 2-3 days shopping, planning, and cooking so that I could save hours of time, volumes of stress, and a few pennies by making many meals at one time. Every year I’ve done this about once or twice in […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping the Sales

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This may be old news for some: Shopping from the sales can be a great way to save money. However, those grocery stores are pretty savvy. They want to get us in the door for their “loss leaders” and hope we’ll pick up everything else that we need (at a higher price) while we’re in […]

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Last Minute Cakes?

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If you have a cake picture to send me, please do so tonight! Tomorrow I will post all the great and inspiring cakes I’ve received as well as announce the winner of a Cake-ish Prize. Winner will be drawn randomly from all participants. Send it to lifeasmom@sbcglobal.net

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Help! My Cell Phone has Fallen and It Can’t Get Up!

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Yes, my very loyal Nokia has finally bit the dust. It said to me yesterday, after I dropped it on the concrete at the pool, “Girl, you’ve dropped me one too many times. I’m done.” The buttons light up and I can call it, but I can’t hear anything on it. That phone served me […]

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It’s Hard to Be a Tigger

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Disneyland 7

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. — Proverbs 17:22 Awhile ago I read a moving article written by Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon, who is battling terminal cancer. It provoked me in several respects, especially about making the most of the time we have with the […]

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