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Our European Vacation: Sarlat-la-Caneda to Collioure

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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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Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Want to cut down on the time you spend in the kitchen? Freezer Cooking can help you do that! My parents came for the weekend. It was a really nice visit. What was especially nice was to be able to pull out a week’s worth of meals to send home with them. My dad and […]

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5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate

Looking for some inexpensive ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day — or any day? Prerna’s got you covered with these frugal tips. A confession: we’re not in a big celebration of Valentine’s Day at our home. In fact, we’ve been known to forget it most of the time. However, we are big on showing our love to […]

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Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Using up what you have (before it goes bad) is a great way to save money and be a better steward of your resources. Last week I had the opportunity to fly to Oakland to advise Becky Worley, a reporter for Good Morning America, on all the food in her pantry and how to she […]

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Be Kind

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There are so many opportunities to misunderstand, hurt folks with our words, or overreact.

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What do you do when you’re running on empty?

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It’s normal to feel tired from time to time, but what if you feel like you are running on empty?

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Well, this was a wild and crazy week. I flew to Oakland for the day. Yes, the day. I filmed a segment for Good Morning, America, or GMA as they say. It should say OMG. Kinda cool. Kinda weird. ABC had a driver with car arrive at my […]

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DIY Printable Valentines

Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

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