Help! My Cell Phone has Fallen and It Can’t Get Up!

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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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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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Immortal Crockpot

Yeah, I know the jokes abound about the Crockpot. It seems that people everywhere have left theirs to languish in the cupboard. Not so at my house. In fact, I own three: 1.5 Qt, 2.5 Qt (round) and 6.5 QT (oval). There are a number of other sizes available as well, including 3.5 Qt and […]

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Summertime on a Dime

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The weather’s heating up; school’s out; the season just invites you to be out having fun in the sun. As appealing as amusement parks, resort vacations, and dinner out every night may sound, it just doesn’t fit the average household’s budget. How can you make summer memories without breaking the bank? Here are just some […]

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