This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Pretty Meaty

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Pretty Meaty Meal Plan for $70 or Less: This meal plan is pretty meaty, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70.

This meal plan is pretty meaty, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. Ready to get cooking, save money, and serve your family some tasty meals? I’m here to help. Gosh. I could go on an infomercial, couldn’t I? Only that would mean you’d need to […]

Chores & Kids: What Can You Ask of Them?

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Chores and Kids: What can you ask of them - Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills?

Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills? When I was a kid, chores were a part of life. We didn’t always do them. But, they were there, and our parents often asked us to do stuff around the house or yard. Washing dishes, pulling […]

Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff

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Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff - Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help!

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Zone Defense Check-In: Travel & Transportation

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Organize Your Travel Gear: Are you ready for travel? Check out these tips to make family travel more fun.

Are you ready for travel? Check out these tips to make family travel more fun. 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 support this site. So thanks! […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear

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Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear | Life as MOM

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing our travel gear so we can hit the road with a smile. 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 […]

Chipping Away at Your Projects

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Chipping Away at Your Projects - Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time.

Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time. photo source: Kenny Louie I am the kind of person who likes to finish a project once I start it. I get into this zone and just hammer away until the road is clear. […]

Zone Defense Check-In: The Living Spaces

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Zone Defense Check-in: The Living Spaces - On Zone Defense in April, we tackled cluttered living spaces.

On Zone Defense in April, we tackled cluttered living spaces. What a difference, eh? I can’t tell you how happy this little space makes me. It’s a small thing, for sure. But, man, it packs a punch. I had big plans for my Zone Defense this latter part of the month, didn’t I? You were […]

Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

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Zone Defense: Organizing the Living Spaces

Oh, I am SUCH a slacker. Not only have some of our main living/storage areas gotten really, really bad, but I also failed to post this Zone Defense assignment earlier in the month. Just like the junk that I don’t feel like I have time to put away, this post languished in drafts.

You know this program is all about the blind leading the blind, right?

Everyone who thinks that she’s a horrid housekeeper will get a reality check today. You are not alone! We do a fairly decent job of pick-up several times a day, but my kids (and I) are pretty good at stashing things so that on the outside things LOOK neat and tidy, but inside lurks a mess.

If you’re just tuning in, this is my monthly Zone Defense assignment. I am not one of those spic-and-span housekeepers. There are just not enough hours in the day. While we clean on a daily basis, clutter piles up. It multiplies like fruit flies on a hot summer day.