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Weekly Meal Plan to Print and Cook #22

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #22 | 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.Having a meal plan at the start of the week can help […]

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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

Freezer Meal enchiladas

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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There’s a Bully at School

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Unfortunately conflict is sometimes a part of the back to school season. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how to deal with the possibility of a bully in the classroom: photo source: Alex Grant The new school year has begun. Excitement still crackles in the air. New pencils, folders, and school shoes have barely even begun to […]

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The Rewards of Sending Greeting Cards

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own: I had an amazing surprise waiting for me in the mailbox on Friday. My friend JessieLeigh sent me a surprise card and gift. How fun is that?! (Thank you, JL!) Plus, she made me cry. Inside the card with some sweet words of […]

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3 Homeschool (or Homework) Organizers

3 School Organizers

This is it! School starts today! I’m sure that I’m not ready, but when have I ever been? Except for maybe that first day when I got to take my Mork and Mindy lunchbox to school. To be honest, I had kind of forgotten about school over the long weekend since I was busily recipe […]

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