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A Review of Disney’s California Adventure

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photo source: JGV A few weeks ago our family went on a little adventure, a California adventure. At Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure. Know this: I am a diehard Disneyland fan — to the core, no Disney World for this chick. I’ll take the real deal, thanks. So, while I could spend a week inside the […]

Easy Theme Night Dinners for Summer

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This is our first official week of summer vacation and so I’m getting some theme night dinners going for summer to make life — and meal times — a little easier in the coming months. This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for me personally with two new ebooks and The Cookbook, plus […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

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Vacation season is about to begin. And while packing up to hit the road is obviously top priority, there are some great things you can do to make coming home even better. Read these tips from LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: Getting ready to head out of town for quick jaunt or extended vacation? Here are a […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]

Your Summer Survival Guide is Here

Summer Survival Guide

Ready to sail through summer with a smile? Got a bag of tricks ready for when the kids are home all day with “nothing to do?” Are you prepared for the transition from carpools, math lessons, and regular bedtimes? Don’t worry. I’ve got ya covered! Get the book here. (Click here if you can’t see the […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

Easter Brunch Ideas

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Today I’m over at Food Your Way, sharing ideas for Easter Brunch. From the post, Easter is just around the corner. And for many of us, this weekend promises to be one filled with family and church events, a few hard cooked eggs, and hopefully, a feast or two. If you’re just now thinking about […]

Whole Grain Shortcakes with Berries & Cream (URS: Easter)

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I love inviting people over for Easter. Last year we had my mom, my brothers, a family friend, and an earthquake. Hopefully, this year we’ll have family and friends — without the rocking and the rolling. And while I love all the savory foods that comprise a big dinner, I really look forward to a […]