Back to School Helps

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. Switching from the carefree days of summer to the back-to-school routine […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #19

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #19 | Life as MOM

You can bank on the fact that your kids will want to eat at least three times a day this week. Grab this FREE printable meal plan that makes the work of dinnertime just  a little bit easier. Turkey Cheddar Melt with Grilled Onions and Spicy Mayo I spy with my little eye, a child […]

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The Week in Review

back to school shopping at old navy

My girls love to hang with the mannequin at Old Navy. I have no idea why, but it’s the HIGHLIGHT of their trip. If I have my phone handy, I snap a photo. We will have an entire collage of Old Navy shopping photos when they are grown. Kinda sweet, actually. That was one of […]

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Back to School Shopping at Marshalls and TJ Maxx (Giveaway CLOSED)

T.J.Maxx Save the Children Quilt

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner: nbhendricks@ Even though we’re not starting back to hardcore school until after Labor Day, I went “back to school” shopping this week. This is when the sales are to be had, right? I didn’t want to miss out on any good deals. So, I braved the crowds. […]

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New Family Movies on DVD


Check out new movie releases now available on DVD/Blu-Ray.  photo source: Disney’s Robin Hood This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. As I look back on my kids’ childhood era, there are so many family movies […]

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Fill the Freezer to Save Money (Frugal Friday)

freezer cooking groceries

Fill the freezer with premade meals in order to save money on groceries as well as time and effort throughout the month. I’ve been cooking like a madwoman this week. Well, Monday and Tuesday, anyway. Last month during the Pantry Challenge, I emptied much of our reserve food storage. The deep freeze was emptied and […]

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Using the Produce Box Tomatoes


Garden-grown tomatoes or those from your farmer are so much better than store bought. Here’s how to use up the produce box tomatoes. Tomatoes are a fun fruit to grow. (Yes, they are a fruit.) Depending on what kind of tomato plants you grow, you can have an abundance of cherry tomatoes, romas, beefsteak, and […]

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Donate a Photo for a Charitable Cause (Giveaway CLOSED)

donate a photo

The following content is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: carmen99@ Most of us are snapping photos right and left, aren’t we? I mean, I could easily take fifty photos of “every day life” every day. No longer do we think twice about shooting a photo now that […]

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