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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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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.Frugality is getting a good value for what you pay. That’s how […]

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Falling for Fun: Apple Crowns

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Apple crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes. Make them this fall. Apple Crowns have been an autumn tradition in our family since we first moved to Paso Robles in 1998. We discovered them at a roadside specialty shop on Highway 46 heading west to Cambria. Crisp fall apples, sliced and […]

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Are You at the Right Pace for Your Life’s Season?

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Are you trying to do too much, move too fast, or otherwise work at too feverish a pace for this season of life? Life as MOM contributor Prerna helps us think it through. Pace. Our lives are determined by the pace with which we move through our days. Our moods are affected by how fast or slow […]

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How to Get a Band-aid (or Other Sticker) Out of the Carpet

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As we all know, adhesive bandages, aka Band-aids, are a cure-all for all that ills a five-year old. At least at my house, that is usually the case. The girl has a minor scratch, a Band-aid can cure it magically. It happens often, as witnessed by the wrappers and papers left in her wake. One […]

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Kids and Chores Can Mix

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If you haven’t already instituted a chore routine for your kids, now might be a good time to do so. As summer gives way to the school year, it’s a natural time of transition and new beginnings. Here are a few chore-related posts from the Life as MOM archives to help get you thinking about […]

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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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