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Kids and Chores Can Mix

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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. If you haven’t already instituted a chore routine for your kids, […]

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5 Crazy Things I Do to Keep Things Together

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Heads up: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Life can be crazy. The unexpected is sure to raise its head and knock your best plans off course. “Simple living” is a good thing to strive […]

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DIY on a Dime: Falling for Fun

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There’s a new series coming your way! I know some of us are still holding onto summer, but fall is my favorite season. And I can’t wait for the weather to cool off! In anticipation for the coming of autumn, we’ll be kicking it off with several weeks of budget-friendly family fun. Keep track of […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print and Cook #22

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #22 | Life as MOM

Having a meal plan at the start of the week can help you manage your time better as well as get healthy, homecooked meals on the table. We’ve done the work with this free printable meal plan and grocery list, so you don’t have to. Chili Stacks We’re into our first week of school. Wow. Yes, […]

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The Week in Review

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This guy? Will keep some blessed woman entertained for life. He very willingly posed for this “I’m in 8th grade” photo. And then offered to pose for some more. Very funny. And this? FishBoy12 was in the local police department’s junior academy this summer and knows what a mugshot looks like. Heavens! Yes, school started […]

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Win Healthy Snacks from Chomps

Win Healthy Snacks from Chomps

This giveaway is sponsored by Chomps: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: cgoode1@, bsanich@, wesdelchic07@ A few months ago, in an effort to get rid of my pesky hip pain, I tried a rigorous elimination diet called a Whole30. You can read about my experience here. In sum, it was good. It was hard, yes, […]

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Designate Separate Accounts for Different Financial Goals (Frugal Friday)

Separate accounts for different financial goals

Last night was date night. Hubs and I hopped in the car with no destination in mind. It’s been hot and humid for a week, so we headed toward the ocean, hoping that things had cooled off — and that we’d find something good to eat. I even left my jacket at home. I never […]

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5 Easy Ways to Fill the Freezer

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Freezer cooking has been a lifesaver for me on a number of occasions. It started back when I was pregnant with my first child when I could come home from teaching and serve a hot meal to me and my hubby without a lot of fussing in the kitchen. It continues today now that I’ve […]

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