How to Enjoy a Learning-Filled Summer as a Mom

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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.Since I started walking the treadmill every day, I’ve been reading a […]

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Summer Fun: Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

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Enjoy blueberries and the classic book Blueberries with Sal with your little ones this summer. Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all in season somewhere in the country. A perfect accompaniment to the berry picking is a reading of Blueberries with Sal by Robert McCloskey and a few “extension” […]

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Summer Fun: Real Live, Screen-Free Games


Summer time is a great time to shut down the devices and play real live, screen-free games. 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. It’s taken a few weeks, but I “think” that we’ve reigned in […]

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

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Don’t slouch! Sit up straight! There are plenty of very simple ways you can improve your posture and improve back health. When I was twelve I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I saw a chiropractor several times a week for years. And as I was apt to do in that stage of life, I ignored all […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #16: Easy Peasy Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #16 | Life as MOM

Take the week off meal planning! This super easy, kid-friendly, menu plan will help you do it. The minutes leading up to meal times have been referred to the “witching hour”. According to Wiki, the term can be “used to refer to any arbitrary time of bad luck or in which something bad has a […]

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To Have a Soul Happy in the Lord

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I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. — George Mueller I sometimes wonder if we’ve lost joy in God. We’re so worried about pleasing each other or doing the “right” things — […]

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The Week in Review

fishboy and lucie

Fun week here! Janel and her two girls came to stay for a few days. All eight of our family’s cousins were in one household. It was fun to see how they mingled. This is me and my youngest sister Janel. Yes, the only picture of us — bed head and all. I can post […]

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A Giveaway from Motor Oil Matters (CLOSED)

motor oil matters

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: papallonanova@ Yesterday, we talked about ways to save money on a road trip. Road trips can be a ton of fun for the family and a great way to make memories together. One of the most important things to do before a long trip is to […]

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