What Did I Do All Day?

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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.You’ve got a to-do list, right? And you’re trying to be responsible […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. About a year ago we splurged on a DSLR camera. Up until that point I’d been using a Canon Elph point and shoot. I’ve worked pretty hard to get decent food photos going, but now I want to 1. take more pics of my kids than […]

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Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze? Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Check out this straight forward list.

Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what you can freeze? Here’s what: This post was originally published November 28, 2009. The list still works for me. Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a […]

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Save Up to Buy New Things

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Want something? Save up for it. It’s an old tradition that still has value. In our old credit-spending days, I was hesitant to spend my own money. I worried that something would happen, something urgent, and we’d need our money for that. But, for some reason, I had no qualms about spending someone else’s money. That’s […]

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A WeMoment from the New Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker

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The following content is sponsored by Jarden Consumer Solutions: Slow cookers are one of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen. I love how I can throw together some of our favorite meals in a matter of minutes and then just walk away. I actually own three different sizes slow cookers. They are all the standard, […]

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How Not to Let Social Media Sharing Pull You Down

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Has social media sharing become too much “keeping up with the Joneses”? (Sorry, Jones family.) Consider these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to help you keep your virtual social in check. It’s happened to all of us. We’re there on Facebook and we see a bunch of photos of a friend we’ve not […]

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Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

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We’re gonna play a little game. I really hope you’ll join in! Also, before I forget, thank you for your purchase of Good Cheap Eats! Your support helps keep this show on the road. Did you get your copy of Good Cheap Eats? I hope it arrived safe and sound, or that it’s on your wish […]

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Improve Your Routines for School Days

Improve Your Routines for School Days | - Getting up and at

Getting up and at ’em for school days can be challenging after the lazy summer season. How can we improve the daily routine for the good of everyone? Our first week of school went really well. I was like a machine, moving folks through their paces. The second week, not so much. By week three, […]

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