FREE Christmas in July Download

FREE Christmas in July Download

Longtime readers know how much I love Christmas in July. I’ve posted holiday content every summer since the beginning of time. Or since the beginning of this blog anyway.

Planning ahead for the holidays can save you buckets of money.

Today, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you should have received an early Christmas present from me: a FREE copy of my holiday ebook, A Simpler Season.

If you’d like to sign up for my newsletter, you can do so and get the free download before this freebie expires on Saturday, July 26 at 12pm CST.

By signing up, in addition to the free download, you’ll be subscribed to bonus content that’s not available on the blog as well as other freebies, discounts, and coupons. You will receive an email every couple weeks.

Thanks for being such a great group of readers. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you! Here’s my early Christmas present for you.

Family Night Theme Ideas

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Family Night Theme Ideas - easy and cheap ways to add rhythm and fun to the week.

I’ve found that during the summer we tend to lose track of the days. Is this Wednesday or Thursday? During the school year when we had hockey, ballet, and karate going on different nights of the week, it was easy to know what day it was. Summer is not like that. I feel lost and floating at sea.

Recently, we instituted a few regular weeknight activities that are putting a rhythm back into our weeks. It’s nothing fancy, but it seems to help us to keep from getting lost in the “whatever” of summer. I don’t feel like every evening is a free-for-all, and the kids have some fun things to look forward to during the week. So do I.

Plus, it seems like I manage my time better when there are routines.

Here are our family night themes:

Mondays are Marriage and Mystery night.

Hubs and I go out to eat by ourselves while the kids hold down the fort. They love the freedom that comes with date night as well as the hope of leftovers from whatever restaurant we visit.

When we come home we watch a BBC mystery together. We just finished the last episode of Endeavour, so we’ll need to find a new series to watch come next week. [Continue reading...]

The ONE Thing That Can Change Your Life… Forever

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Make peace with the season you

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers a surprising perspective. I know. Pretty bold and dramatic headline, isn’t it? But trust me, reading through and doing this one thing will change your life, forever. How do I know? […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of 9th and 12th grade homeschool curriculum choices. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on […]

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School | Life as MOM

Back to School? Say it ain’t so! Indeed, it’s time. But, you can rock the rentree with these fun tips and tricks. It is hard to believe that summer is on the downhill slope. My friend Andrea’s kids do school year-round so they’ve got only six weeks of summer. Our local school go back the first […]

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My New Post-it Note To Do List System

Post-it Note To Do List System - keep track of what you need to do this month, this week, and today with this simple to do list system.

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it To Do List system. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and responsibilities in their heads. I know those people exist. I’ve known […]

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The Weekly Ramble

fishboys then and now

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Has it really been less than a week since we were on vacation? I feel like I’ve lived an eternity since then. One of the highlights of the weekend was revisiting this hilltop along the Santa Ynez Valley where my in-laws live. We were last here […]

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Do the Math to Save Money

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Pay attention to unit pricing in order to save money. You have to do the math to make cents. Today’s Frugal Friday tip is short and sweet. With a mini rant just for fun. If you’re not good at math, today is the day that you change your ways. Knowing basic math operations (addition, subtraction, […]

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