What Kind of School Do You Do?

old school house

Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here.Photo source: In Awe of God’s Creations So, I’m curious. I teach my children at home. But, there are many of […]

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Eat from The Pantry Every Day for the Rest of Your Life: A Guest Post

Eating from the Pantry Picture

Today’s guest post is provided by Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy. I appreciate Cheryl’s simple approach to meal planning and “eating from the pantry.” I, along with many of you, took the “Eat from the Pantry Challenge.” And then I called it quits. For my family, the challenge offered a fun and creative […]

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Meal Planning: Organizing Your Menus and Groceries Together

Couscous Salad

Last week I mentioned how I like to plan our meals a month at a time. If you’re interested in doing this yourself, read my tips for monthly meal planning. It is totally doable! This month is a crazy one already. Not only have we been battling coughs and colds, but my father-in-law has been […]

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Saving Money on Auto Service and Repair


Photo Source: vagawi A few weeks ago, FishPapa got new tires for his truck. I know, everyone has an opinion about tires. Believe me, we heard a lot of them while we were tire shopping. Yes, I even made some calls and learned a world of information about tires. We shopped around for Michelins, knowing […]

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Be My Frugal Valentine: Frugal Friday

Valentine’s Day is a week from Sunday — and it will sneak up on you right quick. Time to think what you’ll do for your sweetheart and children. Preplanning will help avoid high costs in a week or so. How can you celebrate what’s in your heart without spending an arm and a leg? Try […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Super Bowl Food


It’s such fun to plan a Super Bowl Party. Love it! Now don’t get me wrong — I don’t “do” football. I’m just here for the food. But, my guys love football. We’ve been Chargers fans for the last couple years, and it was a sad, sad day a few weeks ago when they gave […]

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Bookin’ It: How to Find a Good Read

Earlier in the month, I shared with you how I’m on a journey to read more real, live books in 2010. Many of you shared your reading plans for the year. I found more interesting books to add to my list. Yeah! It’s never too late to join in, so I thought I’d throw this […]

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Giveaway Winners – Finally!

Thanks for your patience as I put together the giveaway winners from last week. You guys blew me away! Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had such great responses to giveaways. Thanks to I was able to easily select winners — at random. Thanks for playing! I will have more giveaways once I recover […]

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