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How DO You Do It?

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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FishPapa or Mario?

The other day FishBoy4 was helping his papa clean out the garage. They came across a photo taken in the same era as this one. FishBoy came running into the house where the rest of us were cleaning the playroom. He was so excited, “Look! Look! It’s a picture of Papa, but he looks like […]

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Cooking Frogs

Yes, I’m a homeschool mom, but I haven’t really gotten into frogs, cooking or dissecting or otherwise. And though I was a French major and lived in France, and adore French foods, frog legs have never crossed my threshold, or my lips for that matter. Non, merci. (Even if it does taste like chicken.) But […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week

Well, I mentioned that food has been a bit of a battle this past week or so. Casseroles aren’t the biggest hit around here, I guess. It fluctuates from season to season. I’m not giving up on requiring kids to eat what is placed in front of them. But, I’m also not going to torture […]

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It’s Raining; It’s Pouring; My Life is Never Boring

Ok, it’s not really raining. In fact, it’s 100+ degrees on this lovely Kansas City day. With the heat index, it’s 105, to be exact. I know, y’all in Phoenix and other desert areas are laughing at me, but you’ve got a dry heat. Try 54% humidity. But that’s not all….. Yesterday my morning out […]

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A New Sunday Morning Ritual

It all started when Crystal posted about making cinnamon rolls for the 4th of July. And since my dad had bought me this, I knew I could do it with some degree of success. And now it’s been about four weeks and we are sucked in. Completely. From FishPapa to FishChick. Cinnamon Rolls are right […]

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MOM Deals: Switching Sides?

I dunno, Walgreens has been wooing me bigtime lately. Two weeks in a row I’ve found fantastic deals there and tomorrow is no different. In fact, I’ve been waiting for this next week’s sale with abated breath. Time to stock up on cereal. On the other hand, CVS hasn’t been showing a whole lot of […]

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Time for Mom: Stop and Smell the Roses

They say that it’s important to stop and smell the roses. You know, pause and enjoy the beauty around you. So often, when life gets “harry” for us MOMS, we want to escape, run, find a distraction, “just get a break.” And I think there is a time and a place for that kind of […]

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