Freedom Isn’t Free

Reagan freedom quote

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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Marketing Ideas for the Mompreneur

Content Cookbook - Got a business that you want to market on the web? This new resource could help you.

Got a business that you want to market on the web? This new resource could help you. 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 helps keep this show […]

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Which Blogs Do You Love?

Which Blogs Do You Love?

photo credit: Kristina B As you know I am a huge fan of blogging. I first started a personal blog back in 2004 when we lived in Kansas City. We were far from family, had just added a baby to the family, and were looking to keep in touch with folks far away. Eventually that […]

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Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. 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 helps keep this show on the road. So […]

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My Goals, Revisited Mid-Year

My Goals, Revisited Mid-Year - 2014 is having a half-birthday. Has it shown you all you want from it so far?

2014 is having a half-birthday. Has it shown you all you want from it so far? 2014 is officially half over. We’ve spent half the year. There are six months left. Are you where you want to be? Think back to January. Remember when we had such good intentions to get our lives ship-shape, to […]

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You Can Now Pre-Order Good Cheap Eats

Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinner and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less is my concentrated effort to help you make the most of your grocery money. You don

Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinner and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less is my concentrated effort to help you make the most of your grocery money. You don’t have to choose between real good food and a low grocery bill. You can have both! I received a package from the Harvard Common Press last week. What […]

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Zone Defense Check-In: Kid Stuff

Zone Defense Check-In: Kid Stuff

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! Oh, I had big dreams a month ago. Didn’t I? If you’ll remember when I introduced this month’s Zone Defense challenge, […]

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June Booking It: Reviews of The Monuments Men, Dear Mr. Knightley, & Anatole

June Booking It: Reviews of The Monuments Men, Dear Mr. Knightley, & Anatole

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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