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Enjoy a Cuppa Joe on Coffee Day

Good Stuff for Coffee Day | Life as MOM

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. I didn’t love coffee until after college — and then it […]

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The Week in Review

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The week flew by in a flash. Some of the highlights? I worked on my book that is due Monday. I work best under pressure. That’s what I tell myself. I won’t be early on this deadline. I’m trying to tell the overachiever in me to calm down. I’m spending the weekend rereading and refining it. […]

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A Weekend Giveaway from Smuckers (CLOSED)

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Fireftrjb@ As you know, we’re gearing up for a European vacation next year to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I still think it’s a joke, but we keep taking steps forward and saving pennies to see if we can make it happen. In the meantime, the kids […]

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Free Tastes Better (Frugal Friday)

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Years ago neither a coupon nor a free deal could sneak by me. It’s like I had a sixth sense. I refused to buy anything that wasn’t free or very very cheap. That was when we were “gazelle intense” about fighting our debt. Pursing the deals was a way to evade debt. We saved money […]

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7 Ways to Take Some Time Off

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As moms, it’s easy to focus on the never-ending to-do list and let time for ourselves go by the wayside. “Mom Time” doesn’t need to be extravagant or an all-day affair. It can be as simple as a 20-minute break from pressing matters to catch your breath and recharge for the rest of your day. […]

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All-Natural Home Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

All-Natural Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]

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Falling for Fun: Make a Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

This easy necklace made from recycled materials is a fun craft for all ages. This post is written by Stacy from A Delightful Home. I enjoy making crafts from recycled materials. It’s fun watching something that would otherwise be discarded turn into a useful or beautiful item. Plus, it’s inexpensive. In my local area, we have to […]

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A Preschool Education at Home

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Not going the traditional preschool route? That’s okay. You can provide your toddler with what he or she needs and still enjoy being home. Preschoolers and toddlers are loads of fun! Granted, there is spilled water, torn books, potty training and a few more messes than with older children. But, there’s also an innocence and […]

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