31 Days to Smell the Roses

31 days to smell the roses

I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants. And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a […]

99 Days Until Christmas?

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The countdown has begun. But, don’t be alarmed. A little planning now will make for a simpler season. Who knew that Christmas was only 99 days away?! With the hundred degree temps we’ve been having, it’s hard to imagine ever wearing a coat or hunting down a Christmas tree. But the day will be here […]

I’m on Tour — a Blog Tour, That Is.

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Look at that, would ya? Crazy, if I do say so myself. Two years in the making and my first cookbook is just mere weeks from its release. Yikes! Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It’s available in paperback, as well as Kindle and […]

Summer Vegetable Saute with Mushrooms

summer vegetable saute with mushrooms

As you might know, I post a lot of my food writing over on Good Cheap Eats. But, I also get the opportunity to share recipes with one of my very favorite ingredients – mushrooms – over on the Mushroom Channel. This month, I’m sharing one of my dad’s favorite ways to use up the […]

Weekend Sale!

Weekend Sale! This weekend I’m offering a sale on everything $8 or more in the LAM estore. This means you can get A Simpler Season, the Summer Survival Guide, Fifty Books to Enjoy with Kids, or any version of Organizing Life as MOM for a significant discount. Just use the coupon code REST3 to get $3 off your purchase of […]

My Baby is FOUR!

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It’s hard to believe that my last baby turns four today. Some of you might remember when she was born. I was very pregnant when Life as MOM (the blog) began. That’s us in 2008. Here we are today, well, last night. Forgive the fuzzy, too-dark phone pic: In honor of my last baby, I’ve […]

One Lump or Two? (A Coffee Meet-up)

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So, I’ve been meaning to invite you for coffee for awhile now. And time just keeps racing away from me. Before summer has completely flown off the map, I thought I’d finally up and do it. My friend Nicole from Simple Homemade is going to join me and we hope that you will, too. We […]

Get 30% Off Visual Latin

I don’t post too many “deals” these days. But, if you are at all interested in teaching your child another language, particularly Latin, then I highly recommend this product. This is too good a deal to miss. Yes, I’m part of their affiliate program, but seriously, I would tell you about Visual Latin anyway. My […]