Don’t forget! Send Me Your Cakes!

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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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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Family Fun: Hidden Pictures

I have fond memories of looking through old picture books with my mom. She would ask me to find a certain type of animal, or a man on a bike, or a lady with a hat. We would spend hours looking through books, her asking questions while I carefully examined the book. It probably led […]

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Frugal Tip: Use the Library

library

One of the things that I am so thankful for is our public library. We have saved hundreds of dollars over the last few years using this fantastic system. You see, not only did my husband and I spend $250/week on food back in the days, but bookstore shopping was a regular feature of our […]

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