May Booking It: Our Favorite Books Ever!

May Booking It: Our Favorite Books Ever

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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9 Things Your Kids Will Love to Do

9 things your kids will love to do

Gear up for fun with these nine activities kids are sure to love. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As summer […]

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The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble: A review of the new Tiger Trail at the SD Zoo Safari Park, a Minion Birthday Cake, and a FishMama birthday sale.

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I stood two feet from this tiger earlier this week. Of course there was glass between us, but still. That’s a pretty good view of a tiger! The kids and I were invited to a media preview* of the new Tiger Trail at the San Diego […]

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Get the Summer Survival Guide for $5 This Weekend

Get the Summer Survival Guide for $5 This Weekend

From now until my birthday (May 27, 2014), you can get the Summer Survival Guide for only $5. The book is full — and I mean FULL — of tips and tricks to having a fabulous summer with your kids. The book includes :: 37 customizable planning pages, calendars, and worksheets for kids :: 100+ […]

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5 Cheap & Easy Ways to Get Ready for Summer

5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Get Ready for a Great Summer - Planning a great summer doesn

Planning a great summer doesn’t take a lot of money. Consider these ideas for frugal summer fun. Summer is just around the bend. For us that means a lighter school load. We still do math and literature through the summer, but we go a little more relaxed about it. For other families, kids are home […]

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How to Shop on Instagram

How to Shop on Instagram | Life as MOM

Do you enjoy browsing pictures on Instagram? Do you like to shop online? Life as MOM contributor Rena offers some tips on how you can shop on Instagram. I was in love with Instagram at first sight. It combined my love of photography and social media, but left no room for snarky comments. But then […]

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30 Recipes for a Whole 30

30 Recipes for a Whole 30 - Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off.

Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps […]

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A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

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