Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #15: Simple Meals that Kids Love

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 an easy week of meals? This kid-friendly, make-ahead menu plan […]

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We Can’t Always Be There, But He Can

beach god is with them

Last month two of my kids had a brush with Death. The riptide caught them and was dragging them out to sea. The waves kept crashing over them. My husband could not get to them. I wasn’t there. But, I can see the images in my mind. I know the beach. I know my kids. I […]

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The Week in Review

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

Where did the week go? I dunno about you, but it went by really quickly around here. Some of the highlights? freezing my tootsies off waiting for fireworks touring one of the California Missions with my parents watching Despicable Me 2 at the theater. (Great film!) Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM: […]

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A Giveaway from Lemi-Shine (CLOSED)

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Enter to win a giveaway from Lemi-Shine. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: stacy-sims@, trauma_junke@, anbayless@, mmmason2@, Bunkerfam@ When we first moved to this current house four years ago, it wasn’t long before all the dishes were coated in a white haze. Turns out that we’ve got hard water. The dishes looked dirty, even after they’d […]

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Join the Pantry Challenge (Frugal Friday)

Using up the food in your fridge, freezer, or pantry is a great way to save money. Join the Pantry Challenge! We’re all looking for ways to save money, aren’t we? This month is one of those challenging months for me. Pantry Challenging, that is. Each January and July I put in a little extra […]

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Summer Fun: Sundae Party & a Recipe for Homemade Magic Shell

ice cream sundae party

Cool summer off with a sundae party. Check out these recipes for homemade ice cream and toppings as well as an easy, two-minute recipe for homemade magic shell. We are dessert people here. My children have been conditioned since infancy to have a little dessert after dinner and sometimes after lunch as well. These courses […]

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Summer Fun: Reading Hour

ipad with children's book on it

Summer reading is a great habit for both kids and adults to get into. Find a good book for kids and enjoy it together or encourage a daily reading hour for your child to take the adventure on his own. This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, […]

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Planning for the 4th of July

daniel boone

Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

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