Bonus Feature #3 {Yes, Really}

Bonus Feature #3 - Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.

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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Girls Get Building with GoldieBlox

Girls Get Building with GoldieBlox

The following post is sponsored by GoldieBlox: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Kristybartlett@ I was a fairly prissy girl. I liked to read books, stay indoors, and not sweat too much. I wasn’t very fashionable, and I wasn’t into dolls all that much, but I was definitely all girl, despite the fact […]

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Booking It August Update: Reviews of Great Expectations, Cinder, & The Big Mama Books

Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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Budget-Friendly Meal Plans

Budget-Friendly Meal Plans - The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming the bill, and a make-ahead prep list.

Are you looking to get dinner on the table quickly, easily, and under budget? Well, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less pretty much fits that bill. The free printable meal plans provide you with a road map for dinner time, including a budget grocery list, quick tips for prepping, good cheap cheats for trimming […]

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The Dash

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When I was in high school Economics class one day, I turned the page of my book to find a profile of a woman in business. She had the traditional spelling of my maiden name, Getskow, which is pretty unusual. If you know a Getskow, you probably know someone in my family. I was intrigued. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

first day of school

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I know intellectually that the first week of school is exhausting. Just as you know that childbirth is uncomfortable. Ahem. Yet, when you go through it again, you go, “Oh yeah.” The feeling is just a little more intense than you remembered it. Such was our […]

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Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method

Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method | Life as MOM

This post is sponsored by the M.O.M. Method, a new Web-based parenting tool that empowers kids with time and task management skills: Life is full of things to do. Many of those things are great things: reading good books, learning a new skill, and spending time with one another. Life is also full of not […]

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How to Set a Budget

How to Set a Budget - Ready to get your finances in order? If you don

Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

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