Booking It – June 2013


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.Reading books, real books, is a wonderful way to explore your world […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #14: A Little Make-Ahead

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #14 | Life as MOM

Looking for an easy week of meals? This kid-friendly, make-ahead menu plan will help you pull it off. One of the things that I notice about life with children is that I don’t always have hands free to do something when I think it should be done or when it is traditionally done. I’ve learned […]

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The Week in Review


It’s been another full week for the FishFam. I’m so thankful to be able to share my life with these sweet people. We spent the early part of the week in the Santa Ynez Valley with the grandparents. Sleeping in on Sunday morning was a highlight. Being spoiled by the grandparents ranked high, too. Trying […]

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Summer Fun: Make Homemade Popsicles

ice pop sticks without holes

Homemade popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and so much better for you than commercial brands! 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. Across the bulk of my parenting years, popsicles have been relegated […]

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Summer Survival Guide – Five Bucks This Weekend Only (EXPIRED)

SSG sale

Want some help this summer? The Summer Survival Guide provides you with the tools you need to make it the best summer ever with your kids. Normally priced at $9, it’s on sale this weekend only for FIVE BUCKS.  Get the book here. This price will disappear on Sunday night at 8pm PST. Grab it […]

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Know Your Priorities (Frugal Friday)

home kids mama

The following content is sponsored by Vanguard: Life, as we know it, is a limited resource. So, is money. It matters how we spend our lives. It matters how we spend our money. Over the last five months or so we’ve been talking about both. About dreaming big dreams. About using our resources wisely. About […]

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What’s in the Produce Box?

zucchini and summer squash

Do you get a weekly produce box? If so, you might find yourself lacking for ideas and creativity. You want to use up all that great yummy produce, but how? Get fresh inspiration from this week’s What’s in the Produce Box: a real live look at dealing with that CSA share. Here’s what came in this […]

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Let’s Chat: Freezer Cooking & Good Cheap Eats


Summertime twitter chats continue. This week Tricia @onceamonthmom and Stephanie @mamaandbabylove and I are going to be talking about freezer cooking. It behooves* you to make ahead and freeze. Not only will it make dinnertimes easier, but it will also save you money. Follow the conversation through the #goodcheapeats hashtag on Thursday at 1pm PST. Hope […]

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