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Create a Vision Board for Travel with Kids

Vision board for travel

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.Help your kids know about where you’re going on your next vacation […]

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Travel with Kids {An Introduction}

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 Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We’ll show you how! When I was a child, the extent of my travels encompassed whatever happened to lie on the interstate between southern California and southeastern Minnesota. Ever stood at the feet of the Jolly Green Giant? […]

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Simplify Mealtime with Make-Ahead Casseroles

Simplify Mealtime with Make-Ahead Casseroles | Life as MOM

Make-ahead casseroles simplify mealtime. Try one of these delicious recipes to keep your family happy and well fed on those busy days. One-dish breakfasts or dinners are just the ticket for fall meals. You can make them ahead; they are warm and cozy; and they taste great. I call that a triple win. Here we’ve […]

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We All Have Things We’re Good at…and Things We’re Not

We All Have Things We're Good at...and Things We're Not | Life as MOM

Haircuts, couch cushion access to Narnia, and hairy babies? Life as MOM contributor Deanna hilariously brings them all together as she shares her thoughts on our individual strengths and weaknesses as moms. So it’s no secret that I have 3 very small children. And it’s no secret that they keep me very busy. And it’s […]

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Meal Plans for Fall

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Fall is in the air! Time to alter your meal plans to suit the season. With the arrival of fall comes a different slant to meal planning. If you live where there are real seasons, you may be getting cozy with soups, stews, and casseroles. If yours is a busy household with fall sports, then you […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It’s been a beautiful week here on the homestead. We sold the blue house, enjoyed the pool — all to ourselves — and ate down the freezer so we could unplug and defrost. I’m feeling a sense of accomplishment. I’m riding the heatwave and making the […]

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We’re Really Debt Free!

monkey off my back

Paying off your debts is hard, but it’s good. Get the monkey off your back. Money is complicated, isn’t it? It can provide for lots of good things, but it can also cause a lot of headaches and disappointments. When you make mistakes with money, they can haunt you for years. We know that first […]

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5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

5 great cakes

Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make. I remember one of my early mommy daze traditions was to make a cake every week. Back then, we rarely had dessert, so it was a special treat for Friday nights. We would watch a VHS […]

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