Summertime on a Dime

summer enrichment

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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Salade Nicoise

Jenn@FrugalUpstate is hosting a frugal foods series. This week features canned tuna. Yeah, that doesn’t sound too exciting on the face of it. At least not for me, since my kids refused tuna casserole last year. It was the first time in recent memory where I think we had an absolute revolt on our hands. […]

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Don’t forget! Send Me Your Cakes!

If you’ve got a fun cake picture to share with us, send them to me at lifeasmom(at)sbcglobal(dot)net! I’ll be posting these on Friday. All participants will be entered in a random drawing for a cake-ish prize.

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What We Got Cookin’ This Week

Zucchini Waffle

Now that the birthday season is over, I feel like I can breathe a little more freely — and gear up for FishBaby’s arrival in 10 short weeks! Wow! Stay tuned, ’cause I’ll give you a peek or two at Once a Month Cooking as I endeavor to stock my freezer before my new FishChickie […]

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MOM Deals This Week

For those of you blessed with a CVS, this post is for you. If you’re far from one, take heart. The word on the street — straight from the guy who cleans our local stores whom my hubby met on one of his jobsites — is that CVS will be opening 3000 more stores before […]

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Time For Mom: Mom Food

saladbration time

Every job needs its perks. For some it may be free tickets to a baseball game, for others it may be great healthcare insurance. For Moms? Well, there are lots of perks – namely our children, and the privilege of escorting them from infancy to adulthood. To watch them grow and change and learn is […]

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Grocery Geek Reports: 4 Cent Yogurt and More….

Oh happy day! I had such fun doing next week’s grocery shopping. I found some great deals that were “unadvertised” – always so fun when coupled with coupons. Here’s the low-down for my many purchases this week. Hen House and Hy-Vee: This is not an exhaustive list of what I bought, just the highlights.Chex Mix […]

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Be Prepared: Day Trip Checklist

road trip

I hate reinventing the wheel. So, I like to make lists. You know this already. I make the list once and then keep it for future reference. This applies to daily chores, grocery lists, vacations, camping, and, especially day-trips. Getting ready for a trip of any kind takes so long, why do I want to […]

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