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Budget Living: It’s Not a Race

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Children, at least mine, are competitive by nature. Often, someone will say, “Let’s see who can ———- first.” It doesn’t matter what it is; it could be who makes his bed the fastest or who gets his seat belt on first. Everything is a potential competition. If the “opponent” is not prepared, he will object, […]

Happy New Year Show and Tell

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This giveaway is closed. Winner to be announced later on Wednesday the 7th. I hope you all had a great couple holidays over the past week! It went by fast for us. Today FishPapa is back to work and I’m focused on re-establishing some kind of routine around here. December was a wild month for […]

About Frugal Fridays

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Frugal Friday is a great “meeting of the minds” to share frugal tips and tricks. As you know, we can all benefit from great ideas that have helped others save money. So, please share the wealth! Write about your favorite ways to save money each week, link to www.LifeasMOM.com and then bring your link back […]

About Ultimate Recipe Swap

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GO HERE FOR THE LATEST SWAPS. Thursday is the day for URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap. It’s an opportunity for all of us here in the blogosphere and beyond to share our favorite recipes. Each week is based on a certain theme. You can check the archives for past swaps about holiday dishes, breakfasts, chocolate, […]

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Happy New Year!

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Enjoy your day with the family. May God greatly bless you with joy and success in mothering this year!

Greatest Hits of 2008

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I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for reading. I started this blog on Mother’s Day weekend. The last seven and a half months have been filled with ups and downs, but it’s been so fun for me to bring you ideas, to pose questions, and to find out I wasn’t talking […]

New Years Fun Never Ends

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As Providence would have it, my family is sick for New Years. Again. I don’t know why, but we have been sick over December 31 – January 1 almost every year in recent memory. Must be all that candy we consume in the previous month. It must break down our immune systems or something. Anyway, […]