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Eat Well, Spend Less with Healthy Snacks

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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.Looking for healthy recipes that won’t break the budget? Try out these […]

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Getting Children Back on Track for the School Year

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Take a few simple steps toward reorienting yourselves for school days. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how: Been enjoying some long, lazy days? Has the lingering daylight meant bedtimes got pushed steadily later and later until they’re no longer anywhere close to where they were during the school year? Has eating taken on a […]

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Summer Fun: S’mores Fudge

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Homemade candy is such a treat to make with your kids. Try this recipe for fudge that evokes the taste of s’mores without all the smoke. The first time I tried to make fudge, I was in first grade. I had a crush on a boy whose name I do not remember. I wanted to […]

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Back to School Sales on Digital Products

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You get a do-over, Mom. With back to school approaching, you get a fresh start. New homework, new books , new teachers, new…. ways to get life a little more organized, smoother, simpler. The following are some programs and products that I have benefitted from personally. I am an affiliate for them which means that […]

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Cleaning and Decluttering the Bathrooms (Zone Defense)

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I hope you haven’t forgotten Zone Defense! This year, we’re going through our homes, zone-by-zone, tackling different areas of home life. This post originally appeared on August 28, 2012. It’s back as a reminder to get to the bathroom and make it spiffy. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers some tips to get you going on […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #18: Meat’s Back on the Table

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #18 | Life as MOM

Take the week off meal planning! This super easy, kid-friendly, menu plan will help you do it. This week’s menu leans on the meaty side with the salsa verde beef and the pork tenderloin. Both are amazingly good.  There probably won’t be much in the way of leftovers, I’m sorry to say. But, if there […]

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Confidence Comes from Knowing

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A few months ago, I started going to the gym. I felt like such a nerd walking into the gym that first time. All the machines looked foreign. Everyone else looked like they knew what they were doing. I hadn’t a clue. I felt like I must have “Greenhorn” written across my forehead. And I […]

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The Week in Review

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This week was a busy one! Monday arrived and we got to watch over Jack, the neighbor’s dog. My kids were in love, eagerly looking forward to the time to go to Jack’s house and play with him. They are pet lovers, but we have no pets. So, they were thrilled to “puppysit.” On Tuesday […]

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