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A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]

Booking It with The Happiness Project

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Are ya Booking It this year? If you’re just now joining us, let me explain. Booking It is an online reading program designed to get you reading. This online book club features flexibility for those who want to do their own thing as well as “assigned reading” for those who prefer a little more structure. […]

8 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself

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photo source: D Sharon Pruitt This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to pamper yourself just a little bit. Most of the moms I know give, give, give with very little breaks for […]

Loving Life!

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This week is going to be full with good stuff. Not only do I have daily giveaways planned and some great book discussions, but we’re also going to be talking about ways to enjoy “life as MOM” a little more. Coming up this week: Meal Planning: Use Theme Nights to Make Life More Enjoyable Create […]

Why Goals are Important

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photo source: Chris Metcalf A month ago, we talked about goal setting and taking a long view of the year and the things that we hope to accomplish. You might not think that goals are important. You might be fine with how you spend your days — and you’re not really in a hurry to […]

Leave Some Room for Later

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photo source: D Sharon Pruitt My dad always said that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. He was referring to the food I piled on my plate. You see, I’ve always been a glutton foodie. Food has always been of supreme importance to me. And as a child, I always put more on my […]

Hacking through the Jungle Together

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Today is my husband’s birthday. It’s also the day that he proposed to me. We got dressed up and went to the Palace Grill in Santa Barbara, presumably to celebrate his birthday. But since it was a little pricey for us, he had always said that we’d only go there on a special occasion, like […]

How to Balance Structure and Flexibility in Your Life as Mom

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The following is a guest post written by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. Is it really possible to find the right balance between structure and flexibility as a mom? Many organizational books and resources lean drastically toward one extreme or the other. Either we should schedule each minute of our day to […]