5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season - Want to enjoy the season a little bit more? Consider these 5 ways to help you be a little more content this Christmas.

Want to enjoy the season a little bit more? Consider these 5 ways to help you be a little more content this Christmas. As you know by now, the holiday season is ramping into gear. Black Friday ads, Christmas gift guides, and all kinds of marketing literally shout at us to Buy! Buy! Buy! It can […]

What Did I Do All Day?

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You’ve got a to-do list, right? And you’re trying to be responsible with your home, work, and family. But inevitably something gets in the way. The day gets away from you and you wonder… What did I do all day? You know you weren’t sitting around eating bonbons or watching soaps. (Nobody watches soaps anymore. […]

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze? Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Check out this straight forward list.

Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Here’s what: This post was originally published November 28, 2009. The list still works for me. Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a […]

Driven

Driven - Are you driven? Which direction are you headed?

Are you driven? Which direction are you headed? photo credit: Thomas Anderson used by license I remember when my eldest was little. My husband was the sole bread winner. We lived on 2-acres in Paso Robles wine country. It sounds pretty, but ours was 2-acres of weeds. For awhile it was just me and FishBoy. Due […]

How to Move without Going Crazy

How to Move without Going Crazy - This is the definitive post for moving house without losing your mind. All kinds of tips and tricks for moving with kids.

In the past three years, Life as MOM contributor Janel has moved house three times and just completed move #4. Today she shares some tips on how to make the moving process a bit easier. Moving can be the start of a great adventure. Or it can make you feel as if you’re going crazy. Since […]

Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

I’m of the mindset that if you can’t find the perfect organizing system for you, you make it yourself. Don’t count on someone else to do it. Don’t wait for them to dream it up, create it to fit you and your unique needs. Do it yourself and you’ll be happy. Sometimes that is easier […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year - With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]