The Weekly Ramble

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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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Happy Reading, Happy Summer Sale

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Tomorrow is the official first day of summer! Yay! It’s also my dad’s 71st birthday. Everybody say, “Happy Birthday, Grampa Jack!” Whichever occasion you’re celebrating, I say, it’s time to have a happy summer filled with good reads. Whether it’s for you or for your kids, reading is a great way to spend the summer […]

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Make Some Simple Summer Freezer Meals (Frugal Friday & a Free Printable Plan)

Simple Summer Freezer Meal Plan - Save time and money with this super simple and easy cooking plan. You really don

Ready to save money on food costs? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. I’ve been talking a lot about quick fixes for summer meals this week. It’s been on my brain a lot. It may be because I’ve got deadlines looming. It could be that my […]

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Chores & Kids: What Can You Ask of Them?

Chores and Kids: What can you ask of them - Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills?

Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills? When I was a kid, chores were a part of life. We didn’t always do them. But, they were there, and our parents often asked us to do stuff around the house or yard. Washing dishes, pulling […]

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We All Have Different Stories

We all have different stories - Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys.

Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my […]

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Hyatt Place is Family Friendly

Hyatt Place is Family Friendly - Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try.

Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try. Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Hyatt Place Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga. All opinions are mine. This past weekend half our family ventured north to the deserty city of Ontario for a homeschool convention. FishPapa and I took our two teenagers who are 13 […]

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Things I Know About Our Homeschool

Things I Know About Our Homeschool - Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool.

Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

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Get Your Meal Plan On

Get Your Meal Plan On - Grab a free meal plan or learn to make one of your own.

Pesto and Tomato French Bread Pizza I’ve spent the afternoon tinkering with the next This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. I’m super excited about it. I’ll be testing it out this week to make sure I thought of everything. If you haven’t tried one of these plans yet, I highly recommend that you do. […]

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