Finer Things Friday: Spontaneity and Surprises

My children have no idea, but in exactly 1 hour and 12 minutes we are going to hit the road. On our agenda?  Cheering on their cousins at a t-ball game (stopping at *gasp* McDonald's on the way!), and then spending the night with those cousins.  Oh, … [Keep reading…]

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Mommy, Come Home: The Cost of Working

If this is your first visit to the Mommy, Come Home series, you might want to catch up here. Welcome! When our daughter was born, I switched from a full-time teaching position to sharing a classroom with another part-time teacher.  I wanted … [Keep reading…]

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See, I really did plant a garden!

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After our initial efforts, it seems that I've failed to report any gardening action.  But just so ya know, we do have a garden, and it is growing! One thing I've learned about my gardening abilities is that I can't do seedlings.  Don't know what … [Keep reading…]

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Feeding a Crowd

If you're looking to feed a crowd any time soon, you might want to hop over to Life as Mom for this week's Ultimate Recipe Swap.  Crowd pleasing recipes abound. When I've got the football team coming over, or hosting a birthday dinner for one of … [Keep reading…]

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Mommy Come Home: Get on Board

Before we delve into making coming home work financially, it's important to note:  both spouses have to be on board. One of the absolute most important gifts you give to your children is your own strong marriage. Two hearts knitted together, … [Keep reading…]

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Sugar High

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Yes, it's convenient.  Kids love it.  With a good sale and some coupons, you can get it dirt cheap.  But is dirt cheap the way you want to start your day? Besides the fact that it's often little more than highly processed, refined, stripped grains … [Keep reading…]

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Daddy’s Prayers

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He tucks them in. And then he prays. With them if it's bedtime; for them if he comes in late after a ballgame or a long day in the field. Each and every night, my children can count on their Daddy's prayers. They think he's a … [Keep reading…]

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Buster Bar Dessert

Look out, Dairy Queen! You'll either love me because it's so good, or hate me... because it's so good. When I need to take a summer dessert to a get together, this one always receives cheers. The 9x13 pan size goes a long way, too, because it's … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of June 22

Eureka!  I finally figured out a menu plan strategy that works for us!  Last week's plan hit it on the nose ~ plan two meals and have lots of fruit, veggies, and other quick grabs for the rest of the day.  We didn't get to some of those meals, so … [Keep reading…]

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