Fatherhood: A Tough Bill to Fill

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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La Salsa!

Salsa is a regular staple in my refrigerator. Since my husband and I both grew up in Southern California, we’ve tasted some mighty fine salsas in our time. Years ago when we moved to one income, I realized that I couldn’t spend $4-6 every week on fresh salsa from the store. Nor could I continue […]

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Egg-stra! Egg-stra! (Recipe: Easy Omelets)

Read all about it. Jenn at Frugal Upstate is doing a series on frugal foods, starting this week with eggs. Check it out for a plethora of egg recipe links. Recently, I’ve scored great deals on eggs, stocking up when they’re inexpensive. With five kids, we go through a lot of eggs around here. One […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Magic Bullet

For my birthday last year my dad went to great lengths to order me one of his favorite tools: The Magic Bullet. He had been talking this thing up for months, and I, for one, was skeptical. Never to do things by halves, he sent me a double pack: a plug-in version as well as […]

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Birthday Cake Round-Up

indiana jones temple cake

I’m doing double duty on bday cakes this week for our final days of Birthday Season. The kids think I’ve outdone myself. They claim today’s was even better than the Indiana Jonescake! How blessed I am that they are so easy to please. Have you recently decorated a cool cake to share with the rest […]

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Book It! Queen of the Castle

Recently the book, Queen of the Castle by Lynn Bowen Walker, fell into my hands. It is aptly subtitled, “52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker.” Well, what mom doesn’t need encouragement, inspiration, domestic training or a shot in the arm? (Really, SuperMom does not exist, and we […]

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We Love Chocolate, Yes, We Do!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Chocolate Party this weekend! I have my fingers crossed that I passed last week’s glucose tolerance test so that I can start indulging in some of these new great recipes. Since I love pecans, Angela’s Addictive Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars sound right up my alley. My […]

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What’s There To Eat, Mama?

Vegetable Kabobs 3

That is a question I hear a lot around here. We are a family of gluttons, er, I mean, foodies. I have one child who inquires at bedtime every night, “What’s for Breakfast?” Let’s just say we enjoy our food. One great tip that I read on Organized Home is to make up a box […]

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