How Not to Let Social Media Sharing Pull You Down

Has social media sharing become too much “keeping up with the Joneses”? (Sorry, Jones family.) Consider these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to help you keep your virtual social in check.

How Not to Let Social Media Sharing Get You Down - Has social media sharing become too much "keeping up with the Joneses"? (Sorry, Jones family.) Consider these tips from Life as MOM contributor to help you keep your virtual social in check.

It’s happened to all of us.

We’re there on Facebook and we see a bunch of photos of a friend we’ve not seen since college looking radiant and slim with her toddler, next to their brand-new 2nd car and all of a sudden, you feel crappy inside.

Or you’re on Pinterest killing time at the dentist’s when you see all these photos of gorgeous homes or in my case, lunchboxes and crafts that make you feel as if you’re not doing enough for your own home or kids.

Yes, social media sharing and viewing can affect us just like “over-the-fence” chats probably affected our parents.

The “keeping-up-with-the-Joneses” just got digital and more dangerous because it’s so there, right in your face.

So, what does one do?

As someone whose “job” is social media, it’s hard, even impossible for me to switch off and not be on Facebook or Pinterest. So, here’s what I found works and if it can work for me, I’m hopeful it would work for you too: [Continue reading...]

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

We’re gonna play a little game. I really hope you’ll join in!

Also, before I forget, thank you for your purchase of Good Cheap Eats! Your support helps keep this show on the road.

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?! We're gonna play a little game. I really hope you'll join in!

Did you get your copy of Good Cheap Eats? I hope it arrived safe and sound, or that it’s on your wish list, or that you’ve submitted your request to your local library that they buy it. (Kindle preorder copies should be delivered today.)

I believe it’s a sound book that will help you get healthier meals on the table without costing an arm and a leg. But don’t take my word for it. ;) {cue Reading Rainbow music}

I want to play a little game. It started because I realized there are Life as MOM readers and Good Cheap Eaters all over the continent and as far flung as Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and France.

In fact, I’m hoping to meet up with at least two readers in London and the south of France later this fall. I’m so excited to meet this women, fellow moms, who’ve not only initiated an email correspondence, but have also given me great travel planning advice.

I was thinking about how our family will be visiting all kinds of monuments and historic sites on our big trip and ways that we will document the adventure. A friend who traveled the world last year with her family took pictures of a Spiderman toy wherever they went. I decided to take the book with us to take pictures of it in all these cool locales.

It’s kind of like a Where’s Waldo/Flat Stanley mashup.

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

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Improve Your Routines for School Days

Improve Your Routines for School Days | LifeasMOM.com - Getting up and at

Getting up and at ‘em for school days can be challenging after the lazy summer season. How can we improve the daily routine for the good of everyone? Our first week of school went really well. I was like a machine, moving folks through their paces. The second week, not so much. By week three, […]

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Driven

Driven - Are you driven? Which direction are you headed?

Are you driven? Which direction are you headed? photo credit: Thomas Anderson used by license I remember when my eldest was little. My husband was the sole bread winner. We lived on 2-acres in Paso Robles wine country. It sounds pretty, but ours was 2-acres of weeds. For awhile it was just me and FishBoy. Due […]

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The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. As I type, I am dealing with the worst stomach/GI upset I’ve had since Easter. Remember how I spent Easter Day in bed in pain. Yep, a possible flare of IBS is back. And I am not a happy camper. I was awake all night in […]

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Reviews & Giveaways of the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook

What Folks Are Saying About the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook - Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways.

Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways. 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 […]

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How to Pay Off Debts

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Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it. photo source: Sabianmaggy, used by license We’ve been talking these last few weeks about getting our finances in better order. Some people naturally know how to do this. Others of us need to learn, sometimes the hard way. Ahem. We dug ourselves a big […]

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Are You Ready for An Emergency?

Are You Ready for a Real Emergency? One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency.

One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency. September 11 will be forever etched in our hearts and minds as a day when the world as we knew it changed. Friends and family were lost to us forever. So was the idea that our […]

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