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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. This guy? Will keep some blessed woman entertained for life. He […]

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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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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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Flash Sale: Homemaking Bundle

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Get this deal while it’s hot! For only 24 hours, Bundle of the Week is offering the Homemaking Bundle for sale again. It’s only $7! Five amazing resources to help you run your home more efficiently, covering everything from organizing your schedule and household records to meal planning, cleaning and budgeting, it’s the perfect collection […]

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