Grocery Geek Presents: What Coupons Have Done for Me Lately

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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TGIF: Happy Fourth of July!

Thanks to everyone who shared their celebratory plans for Independence Day! You can go here and here for some last minute inspiration. Have a wonderful day today! May the bugs be few, the BBQ tender, and the fireworks exceptional. As you head out for all the fun doings that the Fourth of July holds, don’t […]

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Book It! The Hidden Art of Homemaking

One of my favorite books of all time is Edith Schaeffer’s The Hidden Art of Homemaking. It is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to add beauty to his or her life. There are chapters addressing many areas of life that welcome creative expression: music, painting, writing, interior decorating, flower arrangements, clothing, and my favorites: […]

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Laundry Management

Food and clothing are the basic necessities of running a home. If those systems are working well, it’s okay if other things slide from time to time. Once upon a time I could do laundry once a week. Now that my family has grown to its current size, once a week just doesn’t cut it. […]

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Preschool Play: Library Day

Books are a mom’s best friend. If you can start early to read to your kids, you will open a world of entertaining and educational opportunities. One thing that my little ones and I have always loved is a Regular Library Day. Choose a day and time of the week that works into your family’s […]

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Round up: Fourth of July Fun

Got some great ideas planned for the Fourth of July? Please share them with us! Post them on your blog and then come back here and share the link. As for the FishFam, we’re going to read The Fourth of July Story and watch Johnny Tremain. Then we’ll enjoy our company and some burgers and […]

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Macaroon Crunch Pie

I first had this pie one summer visiting my cousins in South Dakota. It was served at a cousin’s baby shower. I don’t know how old her “baby” is but I’m guessing that I was fifteen or sixteen which makes my copy of the recipe about twenty years old. Ouch! Am I really that old? […]

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Delicious Ranch Dressing

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a “5-ingredients or Less, Special Edition of Works-for-Me-Wednesday.” Here’s my contribution: Homemade Ranch Dressing. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety. It’s great on salads or for dipping veggies or chicken strips. And yes, it’s technically […]

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