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DIY Facial Mask

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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.Note from editor: Please remember that since this recipe contains aspirin, it […]

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Falling for Fun: Decoupage Candle Holders

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Pull together a fun craft with upcycled items and standard craft supplies. Fall is coming. While we may still be experiencing the heat of summer, the shorter days and chilly nights are just around the corner. At least I’m hoping. Fall is my favorite season of the year. This decoupage craft is super easy and […]

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Fighting Dust Mites

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Dust mites are a common allergen that can stuff up your nose, tire you out, and make you sneeze. Here are five easy ways to fight back. Last week my littlest one had allergy skin testing. This was a new one for us. While food allergies have been on our radar for the last three […]

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Christmas is Coming! Grab this Bundle of the Week

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate as well as an author for Bundle of the Week. I know. School just started. Who wants to think about Christmas? But, time will fly. Fly! Check out this week’s Bundle of the Week so you can get ahead of the game. I’ve been reading through the books included over […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print and Cook #23

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #23 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with tostadas, baked chicken, crockpot enchiladas, Brie and tomato pasta, and minestrone soup. Simple Bean Tostadas These tostadas cause most of my children to break out in song and dance. (The lone wolf will join them if there’s meat involved.) Simple […]

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The Week in Review

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This girl cracks me up. She came down to the family room dressed like this. She said she was ready to exercise, pink fluffy booties and all. In the purse? Are water bottles. Love her — and her creative enthusiasm. FishChick5 had her allergy skin testing week. Oh, that was not fun. She was so […]

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Share the Joy with Fisher-Price and Walmart

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This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price and Walmart’s Share the Joy program: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: kmclaughlin3576@ and petersfransen@ It might be the name, Fisher. It might be the fact that my mom always bought us Fisher-Price toys. It might be that I grew up with the original Little People, and I […]

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Getting a Good Value or Why We Pay the High Cost to Live in California (Frugal Friday)

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Frugality is getting a good value for what you pay. That’s how we can live in California and pay the high cost of living. This post was originally published on September 13, 2012. The message still holds true. Many people have wondered how it’s possible to live in California which has a reputation for having […]

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