Organized Mom on March 25th, 2010

About this time last week, I was sitting in my friend Theresa’s kitchen, drinking wine, talking, laughing, eating and learning. Wait, what? Yes, learning. And I liked it. Before you ask yourself what kind of freak I am, wait a minute. I’ll explain. I love food. Always have. But as an adult, I really learned […]

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Organized Mom on November 22nd, 2009

We had invited family over, but it appeared that brother-in-law may have to work Thanksgiving. So for a while, it was going to just be the three of us. Then the daughter called and wants to bring her boyfriend. Now we’re up to five. And then bro said he and his wife could make it, […]

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Organized Mom on November 16th, 2009

It’s time to start planning meals. Oh, we’ve been buying groceries that will cover a variety of meals during the week, and we use most of them. But it’s pretty haphazard. Both my husband and I like to have choices – we don’t like an inflexible menu. So each time I mentioned menu planning, my […]

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Organized Mom on November 10th, 2009

It’s sometimes tough to keep a running tally in your head of every item in your pantry. If you do it, you have a better memory than I. While I mostly know what we have on hand, I sometimes forget a small item or two that we needed. If I keep a running grocery list, […]

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Organized Mom on November 9th, 2009

Our family is notorious for wandering around aimlessly in Target and Costco and Wal-Mart. We tend to treat it as an outing for the baby, unless we’re under a time constraint. But those wanderings can become expensive if we’re not organized. It’s too easy to grab an impulse purchase or two. Or ten. Unless you […]

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Organized Mom on November 5th, 2009

I did some holiday shopping tonight. Not on purpose, even. My girlfriend is in town, and we hit up Marshall’s. It was awesome. Seriously. I forgot how many gift packs and cool bath-y type stuff they have. It won’t be long before that place is CLEANED OUT. And really, I should keep an eye out […]

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Organized Mom on November 1st, 2009

I just recently got my copy of Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and I’ve been going over recipes with the intent of some meal planning. I don’t usually plan our meals. We’re more of a “What do you feel like eating tonight?” family. But with a stricter budget in play now, we have to […]

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