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My Sweet Pumpkins

2008-October-024

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. Saturday morning the FishFam loaded up — eight in a minivan– […]

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What’s Cookin': This Week’s Menus

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We spent the last two days with my parents and four siblings. What a whirlwind trip! I’m hoping that this week we can really get our routines in place. Get back to whole-hearted schooling. Get the bathrooms cleaned. Get a box or two unpacked. Can we find the New Normal please? One thing that is […]

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Christmas Countdown Starts This Week

Remember when we talked about Christmas last month? Well, just a little nudge for you. If you’re so inclined, Organized Christmas’ Christmas Countdown starts this week. Check it out. I’ve followed this for several years and it has always been a great help to me, especially in remembering all the little details that might get […]

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MOM Deals for the Week

Here are some great buys at CVS for the week, starting Sunday: — Stock up on candy! Sunday and Monday ALL Hersheys, Mars and Nestle are 2/$3— Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is BOGO— 7-Up, Ginger Ale, Sunkist, and A&W are 4/$9 after ECBs (Walgreens has a similar deal)— Spend $20 in Playskool products (diapers […]

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Time for MOM: Read a Good Book

Woman Curled Up With a Good Book

I have always been a book worm. I learned to read at a fairly young age, and reading, thus became my favorite pasttime. I love to get book recommendations from others. And every New Year’s I devise a reading plan for the year and try to record my thoughts about each book as I finish […]

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Grocery Geek Reporting: Simplification and a Whole Lotta Sugah Watah

2008-October-004

This week I found myself running around and feeling exhausted in my efforts to “nab the good deals.” I only went to two stores on Wednesday, but I came home wondering if this is all worth it. FishPapa and I had a great conversation about it, and we realized that while my grocery geekiness pays […]

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When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part One)

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I’ve been mulling this topic around in my head for weeks. Readers have emailed or commented and asked the question in various forms. I, personally, have also wondered about it. When Do You Say When? Prior to my last delivery, I thought I was “done” having children. But, by the time my doc came to […]

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Just Hanging Out: Classic Laundry Management

2008-October-012

When we moved from Kansas to California late last month, we were without a clothes dryer for several weeks. It’s a long, boring story why that is. But, the point is that while I could clean clothes, I couldn’t dry them with the push of a button. Not a good thing when you have up […]

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