Are You Shopping Your Kitchen?

A pantry challenge is a great way to use up what we already have, think through how I want to shop in the future, and of course, save money. Today’s the first check-in for the Pantry Challenge over on my food blog, Good Cheap Eats. We’re spending the month “shopping our kitchens” before we go […]

Looking to Organize?


Looking to get organized in the new year? Not only do I have a game plan for home organization, but I also have a sweet deal on my household notebook ebook. Last month I asked you some deep, dark, personal questions. Over a thousand of you responded and shared some personal secrets, including where your […]

Homeschooling? Today is a New Day


photo source Today is a new day. And your homeschool should reflect that. New year. New you. Hop on over to Simple Homeschool where I share some questions to think about as we head into the next half of the school year.

We’re Having a Chocolate Party!

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Old timers in these here parts will know that Ultimate Recipe Swap started with a chocolate party, well nigh three and a half years ago. I thought it might be fun to have another one! This week’s URS is chocolate themed! Bring your favorite chocolate recipe to the party on Thursday! Other upcoming themes: January […]

Organize Your Life as MOM! New Year’s Sale

new you sale

Hey folks! It’s organizing time. Out with the old, in with the new, and all that jazz. I love this time of year! It’s like a big beautiful Do Over! Over the next week we’re going to be talking about big dreams and plans as well as how to organize a little better in the […]

Cooking Up Some Good Cheap Eats

Operation Pomegranate Jelly

We’ve had some delicious times over at Good Cheap Eats over the last few weeks. Here’s the round-up. So, in addition to Life as MOM. I also have a food site, called Good Cheap Eats. I started it almost three years ago when I found that I wanted to dish more about food — without […]

2011 in Review – Life as MOM


The Life as MOM community has been such a blessing to me, and hopefully, to you as well. Let’s review the past year. Thank you so much for reading along with me this year! It’s been one of adventure, including homeschooling six kids, making ends meet in southern California, writing a cookbook (due out in […]

12 Days of Christmas

gingerbread houses

There is a world of creative ideas to cover Christmas celebrations. Check out some of these winning ideas. Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing quick and easy ideas for family fun while some friends shared tips in different areas. Here’s a recap: 1+1+1=1 shared ideas for Christmas Homeschool Fun. I really like the sensory […]