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DIY Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

30 Things You Can Do to Bless Others This Season

This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun to bless others. Christmas will be here before you know it, and I bet you’ve got great plans, don’t you? This is my 18th Christmas as a mother and I […]

Baked Goods to Make Ahead and Freeze

Spend a few minutes this week planning out your holiday baking needs. Find the right flours, get baking, and fill the freezer with baked goods to last you all season long. This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill: As the busy holiday season approaches, I start thinking about all the yummy foods that our […]

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

Free Printable Baking Ingredients Checklist

Easy Chocolate Cookie Recipes | Life as MOM

What do you need to do your holiday baking? Download a free printable to help you take inventory and stock up on holiday baking supplies. Baby Cakes Now’s the time to start thinking about holiday baking. My local grocery store has huge displays of baking items that are on sale. Even if you’re not ready […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Comfort Foods

This  week’s meal plan is full of comfort foods, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. What’s not to love? Hey everybody! This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less is back! I’m so excited that these budget-friendly, kid-friendly, sanity-friendly meal plans are so popular. I made […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

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 […]

FREE Printables for Back to School

Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year. I know we’ve been talking about all kinds of school stuff, haven’t we? I’m sorry. But, the bell is ringing. I hear it in the distance. In less than two weeks it will be a […]