Family Night Theme Ideas

Family Night Theme Ideas - easy and cheap ways to add rhythm and fun to the week.

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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The ONE Thing That Can Change Your Life… Forever

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Make peace with the season you

Want to know how to makes sense of the life you have and make the most of it? Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers a surprising perspective. I know. Pretty bold and dramatic headline, isn’t it? But trust me, reading through and doing this one thing will change your life, forever. How do I know? […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of 9th and 12th grade homeschool curriculum choices. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on […]

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School | Life as MOM

Back to School? Say it ain’t so! Indeed, it’s time. But, you can rock the rentree with these fun tips and tricks. It is hard to believe that summer is on the downhill slope. My friend Andrea’s kids do school year-round so they’ve got only six weeks of summer. Our local school go back the first […]

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My New Post-it Note To Do List System

Post-it Note To Do List System - keep track of what you need to do this month, this week, and today with this simple to do list system.

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it To Do List system. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and responsibilities in their heads. I know those people exist. I’ve known […]

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The Weekly Ramble

fishboys then and now

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Has it really been less than a week since we were on vacation? I feel like I’ve lived an eternity since then. One of the highlights of the weekend was revisiting this hilltop along the Santa Ynez Valley where my in-laws live. We were last here […]

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Do the Math to Save Money

peets coffee

Pay attention to unit pricing in order to save money. You have to do the math to make cents. Today’s Frugal Friday tip is short and sweet. With a mini rant just for fun. If you’re not good at math, today is the day that you change your ways. Knowing basic math operations (addition, subtraction, […]

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Simple Summer Snacks and Baked Goods (Freezer Cooking Plan)

Freezer Cooking Plan

Ready to save money on food costs this summer? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. This summer I’m reminded that kids (and adults) are hungrier than at other times during the year. I think it’s the extra free time and fresh air that makes us want […]

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