5 Things You Should Know About Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

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Note from Jessica: Recently, I shared 5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home. One that really piqued interest with readers was that of being a virtual assistant. I turned to an expert to help us out. Life as Mom contributor and founder of 1099Mom, Linsey Knerl has got some great insight as to what […]

5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home

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Wondering how you can earn money without throwing your life into upheaval? Here are five ideas to get you started. 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. Twenty-five […]

Money Management Tips

Money Management

Money management is necessary if we’re to live within our means, keep stress at bay, and achieve financial goals. Here are some tips to help you get your budgeting and financials a little more in order. Lego Money Holder Money, if left to manage itself, will fly right out the window, leaving you stressed and […]

9 Fun Fall Activities for Families

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Christmas will be here before you know it. Enjoy some fun fall activities with your kids before it does! Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. Well, it used to be, back when the weather knew how to obey. This week the temps are still in the 80’s, BUT this morningI did get […]

Get a Free Sample of My New Cookbook

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Five years ago come October, I did, what at the time seemed really gnarly and scary. I sent a cookbook proposal to a literary agent, and held my breath. The proposal had already been ripped to shreds by a cookbook editor who had agreed to look at it without my having secured an agent. I was […]

Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps - More Lunchbox Ideas from Life as Mom

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

How to Save Money Cooking at Home

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Want to learn how to save money cooking at home? It’s not difficult. You’ll eat better, save money, and meet your budget. During our first year of marriage I spent more than $500/month to feed two of us. The year was 1994. If push came to shove, today, I could feel all eight of us […]

Easy Freezer Meals (FREE Cooking Plan to Go with Good Cheap Eats)

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Want to fill your freezer the quick and easy way? Check out these easy meals to freeze and download the free cooking plan. Stashing away some easy freezer meals is one of the biggest favors I can do for myself. Not only am I avoiding fast food and more expensive convenience items, but I’m also […]