The Week in Review

auntie jamie

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 week was a busy one! Monday arrived and we got […]

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Buy Shoebox Supplies Now (Frugal Friday)

OCC School Supplies

With school supplies and kids’ clothing priced super low right now, it’s a great time to shop for Operation Christmas Child or other shoebox ministries that will take collections at the holidays. This guest post from Carrie shows you how to make the most of current summer sales: Sometime last year, I realized that my […]

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Get Organized Now, Not Later

Tips to Organize Your Pantry

While I’m not quite ready to go back to the daily drill of homeschool, I am ready for the order and routine that the new school year brings with it. “Back to School” time is a fresh start and a great time to get organized. Whether your kids go back to school this week or […]

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Make Your Personal Planner Personal

OLAM new calendars

Make your personal planner more personal this year. It will serve you better! (This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of those links, I will receive some monetary compensation. Your cost is not affected either way.) Each year about this time, I’m ready for a Do-Over. The summer’s […]

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Organizing Books & Other Kid Stuff (Zone Defense)

toy garage

Organizing kids books was one of my Zone Defense accomplishments this month. I’m so glad I know what we have now. This post does contain an affiliate link. If you make a purchase through that link, I may receive a small financial compensation. Once again FishPapa saved my bacon when it came to Zone Defense. Last […]

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July’s Good Cheap Eats

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. Summer is flying by in a flash. July is already over? How did that happen? Over on Good Cheap Eats, we’ve been chatting about how to eat what you got and save money. July is Pantry Challenge month. This time round I did the challenge for two […]

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Using the Produce Box Eggplant

eggplant vegetable stew

Eggplant is slaying me this year. One can only make so much Ratatouille. Even if the movie was a great one. I’ve stashed the freezer with a huge batch of ratatouille. Here are some of my general stand-bys: Roasted Vegetable Soup with Fresh Oregano Vegetable Bolognese with Eggplant, Peppers, and Zucchini

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Summer Fun: Make “Perfume”

Lavender and Rosemary

Let your children create their own “perfume” from fresh flowers this summer. Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how her girls do it. All Photos: Janel Piersma When we first arrived back in California for our summer of house-sitting, we stayed at the home of some dear friends in the charming little town […]

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