Fun & Creative Way to Give a Gift of Money

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A Chocolate Box of Money! Follow this easy tutorial for giving a money gift creatively. 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. For Christmas my aunt sent me one […]

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 […]

Free Printable Valentine Coupons


Looking for a fun, but inexpensive gift to give to your hubby and kids this Valentine’s Day? How about a packet of coupons customized for fun little treats throughout the month of February? Like the printable Christmas tags I put together in December, these coupons have an autofill feature. The blue highlighted spots indicate a […]

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


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 […]

Planning Ahead for Valentines Day

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photo source: d sharon pruitt Yes, I know it’s already time for another “holiday.” And while we don’t really need to do much for Valentine’s Day, I still think it’s fun to make the day a little special. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some very fun recipes and DIY projects, so keep […]

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 […]

Finding Contentment in the Baby Season

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– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – On November 23rd, my family was blessed to welcome our new little Anna Faye.  She is the fourth addition to our family and she has already settled in so beautifully.  It is so funny how it is hard to remember what life was like before a new […]