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Saving Money on Homeschool Supplies (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. This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love […]

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A Giveaway from Crav-On (CLOSED)

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This post is sponsored by Crav-On: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: slrdowney@, katiemur@, waleska.wilbourne@, hrsteeley@ Back in May I did something new. I spoke at a blogging conference. That was pretty wild. I got a chance to hang with two dear friends, Stephanie and Amy. Not only that, I got a chance to try a […]

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Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

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Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]

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A Giveaway from Taste Trunk (CLOSED)

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The following giveaway is brought to you by Taste Trunk: This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners: tanyashubin5@, the3diggs@, aargo@ I have always been a HUGE fan of mail. Whether it be email or the kind delivered by the mailman, I’ve always looked forward to news from the outside world. And packages? Well, those are even more […]

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5 Reasons to Exercise

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Disclosure: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. The following is a result of my own research. Please confirm everything I say with your own research and common sense as well as your family physician. And then get your rear in gear! I don’t need to exercise. I’m not very […]

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Have a Plan for Afterschool Snacks

Have a Plan for Afterschool Snacks | Life as MOM

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?

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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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