Visiting and Vacationing in San Diego

the train

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.Whether you live in San Diego or are just visiting, it’s a […]

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DIY on a Dime: The Summer To Do List

summer to do list

Plan for summer fun now. Make a list and check it — at least twice. I have long been the fan of the summer to do list, aka summer bucket list. A friend hooked me onto the idea about ten years ago, and it’s been a summer tradition ever since. A glimpse at the lists […]

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Eat Well Spend Less: Summer Parties on a Budget

dine alfresco

Host a summer party without spending too much or working too hard. Eat well and spend less; that’s the name of the game. Summertime parties, typically, are outdoor affairs. Even if it’s hot and humid, we tend to congregate outside. Hopefully, with a pool or lake within easy reach. I have fond childhood memories of […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #12: Going Meatless

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #12 (The Meatless Plan) | Life as MOM

This week’s printable meal plan is meatless, but you can add meat if you like. It’s versatile, easy, and very kid friendly. Wouldn’t you like to take the week off meal planning and grocery-list making? Well, you can. I’ve now got TWELVE different meal plans for you to choose from. I’ve done the planning. You […]

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How to Fight Like a Mother

how to fight like a mother

There’s a lot riding on our job as mothers. Each of us, gifted with different abilities and strengths; each of us, faced with unique personalities and challenges; each of us, no matter the circumstances, is called to get up and fight the good fight each morning. It might be managing a child’s disability and the […]

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The Week in Review

boys at beach

Sunday seems like it was a million years ago. It was a day of gluttony. I cracked open the last jar of aprium jar and spread it lavishly over baguette. I was liberal with the cream in my coffee. I indulged in a chocolate croissant. Just because. It was a nice foil to the server […]

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Studying American History & a Giveaway (CLOSED)


The following content is brought to you by Compass Cinema: Congrats to the winner: Rhoades04@ We have three weeks left of school. We are all looking forward to winding down and taking a break from trying to pack it all in everyday. The kids will still be doing math and reading over the summer, but for […]

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Raising Kids to Be Mindful of Money (Frugal Friday)

great piggy bank adventure

The following post is sponsored by T Rowe Price: I learned at a pretty early age that if I wanted something, I’d have to work for the money to get it. In some ways, that seemed unfair. Other kids certainly didn’t have to scrimp and save like I did. Or at least that’s how it […]

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