Menu Plan, Week of July 27

Hear ye, hear ye -- for the first time in her two years of life, our little girl is sleeping past 6:30 AM, and we are soaking it up!  Busy days, late nights (ballgames, catching fireflies, traveling), and late mornings. When we have late mornings I … [Keep reading…]

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Mommy, Come Home: A Leap of Faith

Catch up on the rest of the Mommy, Come Home series here. Sometimes, you just don't know. You could crunch the numbers forever.  They may never add up even with the most prudent, the most frugal lifestyles. One year after we decided I should … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Bedtime Prayers

I had another post in mind for tonight, but a small detour on my way to the computer completely derailed my thoughts. Leaving my son's room after tucking him in, I glanced in the girls' room.  Seeing my 6 year old's empty bed, I walked in the room … [Keep reading…]

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A Bit of Summer Randomness

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1.  I'm not at BlogHer in Chicago this weekend, and I'm okay with that.  No laptop, no iPhone, no new wardrobe... I wouldn't have fit in anyway. ;-)  Although I do enjoy meeting fellow bloggers, I'll sit this one out.  And if I get a chance, I might … [Keep reading…]

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Priceline

Last weekend we enjoyed a quick overnighter in Kansas City.  It is rare that we need a hotel room... like one night a year rare... but for this occasion, we did. While printing out mapquest information, I noticed a Priceline ad and clicked … [Keep reading…]

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Summer Chili

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A refreshing salad and hearty comfort food all in one dish, Summer Chili comes from a family cookbook written by two of my aunts.  It's super easy to prepare this meal ahead of time, then assemble right before eating.  Enjoy! Summer … [Keep reading…]

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A YES! Mom Moment

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It's my job to keep them safe and healthy.  I say no a lot.  Making us all laugh when I say yes works for me! What can you say YES to today? … [Keep reading…]

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Blogiversary

So.  I knew it was in July.  I thought about marking the occasion in some sort of fun, creative way.  And then I looked at my archives. My very first blog post was written on July 18, 2008.  I missed my own blogiversary! What a fun journey this … [Keep reading…]

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Zucchini Recipes

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Zucchini is so abundant in my garden right now!  I needed a place to go for inspiration, and thought some of you could use extra zucchini recipes, too.  So... don't run away the next time your neighbor knocks on the door with a bag full of zucchini.  … [Keep reading…]

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