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Baking with Children: 4 Great Read Alouds

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One thing that I’ve loved to do since my oldest was a toddler is to read books that follow some kind of theme. This has carried over into our homeschooling as well. The books that we read in any given week all fit some overarching theme. I’ve found that this helps reinforce concepts and ideas […]

5 Great Books for Baking

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In the market for a good cookbook? The following are tried-and-true books that I go to often, particularly for baking. Obviously, I like specialty books. I’ve found that if I want to prepare a certain type of food, a book dedicated to that genre is the best way to learn how to do it well. […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Two

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Want to make things easier on yourself? Check out these tricks for streamlining your life. Life can be crazy as a mom or home manager. There are so many things to do in a day, it really can be a full time job. I’ve got 50 easy things that you can do to make your […]

Counting My Blessings

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I seem to have been in a funk lately. A little hormonal. A little out of sorts. Last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure a way out. The thought came to me to write out a list of I’m thankful for’s. While this doesn’t necessary solve every ill in the world, it […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life | Life as Mom

Do you have systems in place to help your life as Mom? Or do you end up spinning your wheels, making things harder on yourself than you really need to? Check out these 50 Ways to Streamline Your Life. We’ve been talking about time management. Having a plan is key. But, part and parcel with […]

No Shirt, No Shoes

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See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

Time for Mom: What’s Your Plan?

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(This post is part of an ongoing discussion about how to become “a woman you can count on.” You can start at the beginning or just jump in here.) Successful time management is essential to a well-run home and a sane family life. There are plenty of books out there that address this topic. But, […]

Streamline Your Morning Beauty Routine

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Time is a valuable, nonrenewable resource. And the way my life is going these days, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I got to get in and out as quickly as possible. Getting in and out of the grocery store super fast means going alone or with as few children […]