Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping the Sales

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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Last Minute Cakes?

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!

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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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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Book It! The Total Money Makeover

About a year ago my husband and I got a major wake-up call. We’d been living a pretty easy lifestyle, not too extravagant, but not overly frugal. We paid all our bills on time and kept track of what we spent. We lived month-to-month like most people and thought that debt was a “tool” that […]

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Remembering Romance: The Road Home

Recently Julie recommended that I watch the movie, The Road Home. Since FishPapa and I are always looking for good flicks, we reserved it on the handy-dandy online library network and got a chance to watch it last week. We have had several at-home movie dates over the last few months. After the kids are […]

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Just Keepin’ It Real

My mom told me once that a toddler who does this is exploring in curiosity and would only do it once. She was wrong. Keep kleenex and wipes boxes out of a toddler’s reach.

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Links of Love

I love it when somebody directs me to great articles and resources. I just don’t have time to read all that my little mind wants to know. I’d have google going 24/7, so it’s nice when someone points me in the right direction. In that vein, I thought I would say, “Lookie here!” I hope […]

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