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The Domestic Arts: Veni, Vidi, Vici
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Work the List
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I Promise Honey, I've Got Things Under Control
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The Fireworks Are For Him
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5 A Day for Summer
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Keep Your Cool, Mama
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The Call to Hospitality: "Houseguests are Like Fish"
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Business Cards for Mom?
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Car Seat Logic Puzzle
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Eat and be Merry
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Frivolity to Asceticism
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A Change of Clothes
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We're Digging the Dipper!
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By Week's End
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half way update on 15 things a day
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Bring Back Home Economics!
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