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Getting My Head in the Game

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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Frugal Tip: Enjoying Fast Food

The FishFam loves to eat out! My 6 year old recently commented that he liked to eat out ’cause he didn’t have to clear and wipe the table. Yes, I hear you, my boy. But, eating out, whether it’s for convenience or for the pure enjoyment of the food, can be very expensive, especially when […]

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My Five Seconds of Fame

Yeah, so I was on Fox News tonight. And I didn’t appear TOTALLY LAME. So, I’m sharing the link. But, man, do I look big, er, I mean, pregnant, or what?? And those crows feet? Yikes! This show certainly reveals my vanity, doesn’t it?

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OAMC: Day Four

It is finished. And I am so glad. Not only do I have a freezer full of meals freeing me from cooking, but I also don’t have to do a lot of shopping over the next 4-5 weeks. Yeah! Don’t get me wrong. I love to shop. Especially groceries. After all, I am the Grocery […]

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Jaws of Life Rescue Pregnant Mother of Five

Thankfully, that is the headline that wasn’t. Last weekend our family headed to a local petting zoo with my dad, Grampa Jack. The park is a living history center depicting pioneer life in Kansas. It’s a very cute locale with reproduction buildings and lots of playthings for the kids, like these tractor bikes. There are […]

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OAMC: Chicken Day (Recipe: Curried Chicken Casserole)

Today is chicken day. I’m going to put together three kinds of chicken dishes for the freezer. And since Jenn@FrugalUpstate is hosting chicken recipes this week, it made sense to post one of today’s featured culinary creations. Check out her site for a wealth of frugal ideas, including a great roundup of budget recipes. This […]

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Me and My Peeps

And in case you were wondering…. yes, they like the Chiefs even though they’re the worst team in the NFL yes, the boots are all-weather, all-season. All the FishKids have a pair of black ones, only FishBoy 4 has a fancy red pair. And, yes, they attract quite a lot of attention. yes, I have […]

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A Means to An End

You’ve heard me wax eloquent about coupons and Dave Ramsey and all my great grocery bargains. I am not a frugal expert, though I’ve been trying for a long time. It’s taken awhile to establish frugal habits and not feel “deprived. We like nice things: Vacations in France. Good, no, great coffee. Sundried tomatoes and […]

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