5 Reasons to Exercise

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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.Disclosure: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on […]

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Have a Plan for Afterschool Snacks

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Whether they homeschool or go to public or private school, most kids need a little break after a day of learning. Having an afterschool snack prepared for them is a great way to start the afternoon and evening off right. Create an afterschool happy hour where you reconnect with your kids over a special snack. […]

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Are You on Zone Defense?


Some folks just intuitively keep their homes spotless. That would not be me. I try, though. I usually have the living areas picked up. Thursday, however, was a crazy day. I was prepping for a photo shoot that involved a professional photog, SIX kids, and food. There was clothes and ingredients and equipment to pack […]

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Booking It – August Update

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Reading books, real books, is a wonderful way to explore your world and connect with other people. Booking It is an online book club to help you do that. Check out each book review below to find the best books for you. For Booking It in 2013, I’ve invited my friends Carrie and Anne to co-host with me. I […]

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20 FREE Meal Plans


Did you know that there are now 20 printable meal plans in the Life as MOM archives? That’s 20 weeks where you can print off the recipes and grocery list for a bunch of healthy meals, hit the store (or send your spouse), and come home with a plan in mind for suppers all week […]

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Sometime last week, hubs and I were sharing a quiet moment, lying in our room, talking. The kids were doing whatever. Happy and “quiet for the moment” was all that mattered. He turned to me and said, “Should I call room service?” I burst out laughing. “That is not the life we chose,” I quipped. […]

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The Week in Review


Oh my. What a week. It started out strong, meaning I was productive, energetic, and on top of things. Then on Wednesday afternoon, my girl there had a fairly severe allergic reaction which involved a frenzied scramble through the house for Benadryl and eventually a few hours spent in the doctor’s office getting extra treatment. […]

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Clean the Fridge and Save Money (Frugal Friday)

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If you’re an immaculate housekeeper, then you probably can skip this post. If your life is such that clutter can pile up from time to time, then read on. While I love a house that is clean and tidy 24/7, that is not exactly where I live. For a couple hours every day, we enjoy […]

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