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WFMW: Summer Reading for Screen Time

Wednesday June 27, 2012
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WFMW: Summer Reading for Screen Time

This was one of my best tips last summer (IMO), and I am breaking it out again this year. My kids are finally out of school and two of my summer objectives are to a) limit screen time and b) increase reading time. The simplest way to do this is to create a reading...

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WFMW: Ascorbic Acid to Keep Your Guacamole Green!

Wednesday May 9, 2012
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WFMW:  Ascorbic Acid to Keep Your Guacamole Green!

Have you ever made guacamole and not finished it all in one sitting?  In our house, this rarely happens, but when it does — I’m stuck with still delicious guacamole that looks brown and unappetizing the next day. I recently discovered a secret trick for keeping your guac looking fresh and green — ascorbic...

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Cooking with Little Kids

Wednesday April 18, 2012
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Cooking with Little Kids

I was recently asked me how to get the cooking  done when you have little kids underfoot.    I remember well how stressful and challenging the meal prep/dinner hour can be (also known as the “witching hour”) with little ones, so I thought I would put together some lessons learned and tips.  I should...

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My Paleo Picks from Trader Joe’s

Wednesday February 29, 2012
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My Paleo Picks from Trader Joe’s

A while ago, I shared my favorite frugal picks at Trader Joe’s.  Now that we are focusing on eating paleo/primal foods, I thought I’d share what I like to buy that is paleo appropriate. Some of these items are, IMO, a really good value.   Others aren’t quite a steal, but are worth picking up...

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Coping Strategies for the Stomach Bug

Thursday February 16, 2012
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Coping Strategies for the Stomach Bug

So, the stomach bug hit our house last weekend, and didn’t leave until Valentine’s Day.   It started with our middle child puking Thursday night/Fri morning, and then progressively moved through our other two children. It also hit Mike pretty hard for a few days, while I remained operational.  Just when I thought I was...

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WFMW: Buy Bulk (Grass-fed) Beef

Wednesday February 1, 2012
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WFMW:  Buy Bulk (Grass-fed) Beef

Beef!  It’s What’s For Dinner! Yesterday, I picked up ~80lbs of grass-fed beef from a local farm.    Grass-fed beef is considerably more expensive than your average grocery store beef, but it is so much better (for you and the cow).  If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend watching Food, Inc. to get a...

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WFMW: Dealing with Dry Chapped Hands

Wednesday January 11, 2012
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WFMW:  Dealing with Dry Chapped Hands

Well, with winter in full swing, my hands are cracked and miserable again.  I used to have a hand lotion I kept in the car I really liked, but it ran out, so I finally got out and bought some more and my hands are feeling better. Here are my tips for preventing/treating dry...

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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

Wednesday December 7, 2011
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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

A few years ago, I posted a list of advent ideas to provide inspiration for daily fun activities with the kids. I’m not organized enough this year to have something planned for every day, but I do hope to do many fun and meaningful activities with the kids.  Some things are just fun to...

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Cookware Alternatives to Non-Stick

Wednesday November 9, 2011
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Cookware Alternatives to Non-Stick

When we married in the late 90s, I requested and received a set of Circulon cookware.   Over the years, I have become disenchanted with non-stick cookware in general, and my Circulon in particular.  So, I’ve been slowly converting over to other styles. One of our first non-stick purchases was a pair of cast iron...

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WFMW: Hiking Mementos

Tuesday October 25, 2011
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WFMW:  Hiking Mementos

A while back I shared that I wanted to do more hiking with the kids.  Well, we’ve only gone once since then, but I still have high hopes! In the meantime, I thought I’d share a really cool idea I picked up from my sister-in-law to memorialize the hikes. Every time you go hiking,...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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