Zone Defense Challenge: Your Clothes

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It’s time to tackle your clothes! Makes sense of what you have so that you always feel put together. I’m here to help you with the Zone Defense Challenge. Does your closet need help? Like mine does? Do you need a pep talk to get in the game and deal with the clothes that don’t […]

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. Oh, the week got away from me. Yes, yes, it did. I’m […]

Easy Handmade Valentines

Easy Handmade Valentines

Celebrate friendship with these easy handmade valentines that work for both boys and girls. Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to do a little crafting with your kids. Skip the Valentine’s aisle at the store and make something on your own instead. Whether or not you’d like to give candy with your cards, we’ve got […]

FREE Valentine’s Day Family Fun Book of Ideas

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Get this free Valentine’s Day Family Fun Book of Ideas when you subscribe to the Life as Mom weekly newsletter. Valentine’s is almost here. And while things have certainly changed since my mom placed a box of conversation hearts at my place at the table, some things stay the same. Like those hearts still don’t taste […]

Let’s Play Clean Up the Rooms

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Ready to clean up the rooms? Dejunk? Organize? Get your act together? I’ve got a plan. When I was in preschool, forty years ago, we played this game about fifteen minutes before our parents came to get us. It even had a song to go with. Clean up the room. Clean up the room. Everybody, […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. The week has not gone on without its mishaps. Grumpy children. Grumpy mamas. Messes. Funky wi-fi. Empty gas tanks. Despite the crazy, there’ve been lots of really great things. I know folks say that you shouldn’t take pictures, just absorb the moment. But, I love scrolling […]

Booking It is Back! Here are My January Reads

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Want to get the low down on great books to read? Start Booking It with us! For those of you who’ve been around here awhile, you might remember the monthly feature, Booking It. For years on a monthly basis, I shared books I had read while readers got a chance to share which books they’d read and […]

Planning Quality Time with Each Child

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Planning quality time with each child, particularly in a large family, can be tricky. But, it’s not impossible. And it’s SO worth the effort! We were driving home from Santa Barbara this weekend. FishChick napped most of the way thanks to the Dramamine that saves us from vomit along the way. She woke when we […]