Meal Planning: On My Way to Once a Month Cooking

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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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Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping the Sales

This may be old news for some: Shopping from the sales can be a great way to save money. However, those grocery stores are pretty savvy. They want to get us in the door for their “loss leaders” and hope we’ll pick up everything else that we need (at a higher price) while we’re in […]

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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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