Freezer Meal Gifts How-to

Freezer meal gifts are some of the best you could give! Not only are you telling someone you love them by feeding them, you’re also buying them free time.

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Food is my love language. Take me out to eat, buy me some fun groceries, bring me dinner: you’ve got my love and devotion. It should come as no surprise that some of my favorite memories, therefore, are food related. What I find interesting is that they also often happen to involve food that was given as a gift.

In fact, these super food memories often involve new babies and good friends who understood that when Mama’s hungry, everybody will suffer. I filter through my memory bank and visions of deliciousness dance in my head: The Cheese Enchiladas my landlady made when we brought home our first baby. The Chicken Enchilada Casseroles my sister filled my freezer with before FishBoy15 arrived. The Chicken Pot Pie a friend brought after FishBoy13.

Even during hard times, the yummy meals that folks brought to cushion us, those spoke louder than words. The pot roast, similar to this one, that a friend dropped over at my first miscarriage or the chicken noodle soup, like this one, when I miscarried (again) hold a special place in my heart.

These are memories of love, comfort, and plenty. Clearly, many of these food gifts inspired my own recipe development.

Giving a freezer meal gift is a way to show someone you care as well as free them up: to love on a new baby, to grieve, or to survive whatever crazy season their in while still eating well. Continue Reading »

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Missing School for Family Trips

From time to time, a public school schedule just doesn’t work with family travel. Check out these prep tips for missing school for family trips.

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This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, JessieLeigh:

Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or any other vacation or trip, many families will find themselves pulling their children from school for a span of time in order to travel. For some, this might just be a day or two to extend a weekend. For others, it could be a week or more to accommodate a longer trip.

Missing school for family trips is not a bad thing, there are plenty of great reasons to do so. Just know the right way to go about it for your school. Here are some things to consider before you pack your bags. Continue Reading »

Housekeeping at the Holidays

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Housekeeping at the holidays can be tough. There’s packing and unpacking, traveling and guests. How do you keep the house tidy during the holiday season? Can I just say that keeping your home “company-ready” is a full-time job? I’m not saying you should do so or that it’s even possible. But, keeping a neat and […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are enjoying a long, restful, relaxing […]

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Ebook Bundle Sale – Almost 50% Off!

Ebook Bundle Sale - Almost 50% Off! Jessica Fisher meal plans and ebooks

Get this fun little bundle for a BIG discount! As you might know, in addition to cookbooks and blog posts, I’ve also written a number of ebooks and designed a fair number of meal plans and planning pages. It’s been a lifelong effort to get my act together. Thankfully, these resources have helped me do […]

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Christmas Planning Ideas

Christmas Planning Ideas

Christmas planning can help you to sift through your priorities, organize your to-do’s, and enjoy the holiday season a little more with family and friends. Check out these Christmas Planning Ideas to help you. It’s one thing for Walmart to decorate for Christmas in August. That’s lame, jumping the gun to make more money. But, […]

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Bitter Sweet Complex

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I’m giving thanks today for how God is working. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey to joyful motherhood! FishPapa have me this coffee mug as a Christmas gift five years ago. Somehow it made its way out of the cupboard today. I hadn’t seen it in months. And since it makes me […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

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Note from Jessica: Recently, I shared 5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home. One that really piqued interest with readers was that of being a virtual assistant. I turned to an expert to help us out. Life as Mom contributor and founder of 1099Mom, Linsey Knerl has got some great insight as to what […]

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