What I’m Not Cooking This Week

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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Christmas in July! Ideas, Recipes, Giveaways, Fun, Fun, Fun!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a planner. I love to think ahead and dream big dreams. This is a good thing if I can follow through with actually doing the things I’ve schemed about. And internet accountability? It’s a beautiful thing. If I tell you I will do something, I feel a little added […]

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This Week’s MOM Deals at CVS

My CVS trips have been few and far between lately. With the dearth of July “freebie” items and the scarcity of bonus CVS coupons, the deals just haven’t been calling my name. I appreciated CVS’ sending me a $4/20 coupon on the Fourth. That was very nice. And I am happy to see that they’ve […]

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Time for Mom: Don’t Worry

Worry is like a rocking chair:It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. — Erma Bombeck Last night was a rough one. Lots of hard and persistent contractions that caused me a fair degree of alarm. I have a history of precipitous births, which means that labor can progress a little […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Some Goals

Since I’ve done my huge mess of cooking this week, my grocery shopping over the next few weeks will be limited to breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and the occasional “screaming deal” for stockpiling. I thought it might be good for me to make some goals for the rest of our meals, since now I won’t be […]

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TGIF: Make a Memory

One of the wonderful things about having kids is all the opportunity for memory-making. In our family these occasions might include, but are not limited to: impromptu (and very silly) songs made by FishPapa. I hope to share some in the near future. spontaneous donut runs to Krispy Kreme watching a movie and eating popcorn […]

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Getting My Head in the Game

Recently as I sat out on the back deck watching my boys run through the sprinklers, I realized that it had been quite awhile since I had just sat and watched them play. I couldn’t even remember the last time I did that. It was a sobering thought that I’ve been “too busy” multi-tasking to […]

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Frugal Tip: Enjoying Fast Food

The FishFam loves to eat out! My 6 year old recently commented that he liked to eat out ’cause he didn’t have to clear and wipe the table. Yes, I hear you, my boy. But, eating out, whether it’s for convenience or for the pure enjoyment of the food, can be very expensive, especially when […]

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