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Ultimate Recipe Swap

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. I hope you’ll join us on Thursdays for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Each week is themed so that we together create […]

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Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

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I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]

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Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

Red Sauce

Well, Monday morning, my list looked like this: Nutty Granola (check) mixes: biscuit, pancake, muffin, scone, and cornbread (check) crockpot applesauce Trail Mix Cookies (check) shredded chicken (check) marinated chicken (check) marinated pork strips (check) grated cheese (check) I was amazed that I got so much done, even though it didn’t feel like I attempted […]

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A Great Diaper Deal You Don’t Want to Miss!

I figure that after 6 children and 12 years of motherhood, I’ve changed a lot of diapers. Frankly, I don’t really want to do the math. We’re now down to one babe in diapers, but man, the costs have gone up in the last decade! My sister has told me for years what a bargain […]

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Life’s an Adventure – Be Who You Are

See that girl on the right? That’s me, almost twenty years ago, traipsing through France on my own. A student at the Universite de Bordeaux, I was on a one-year Junior Abroad program. It was an amazing time. And I’m amazed when I look at this picture! I was thin, young, naive, and had great […]

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Meal Planning: February Meal Plan

BBQ Pork Sandwiches are a great freezer meal!

Now that my freezer holds the makings of several weeks of meals, it’s time to figure out how they fit into real life. I’ve found that it is helpful to make up a meal plan for the whole month. It’s always subject to change, but it seems that I get a better idea of what […]

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Freezer Cooking: The Weekend Update

breakfast cookies

Normally, I try to leave the weekends open for “fun stuff” rather than housework. But, since we’re homebound nursing colds, it seemed natural — and wise — to putter around and get some things accomplished. So, freezer cooking and homekeeping chores actually happened. Saturday morning I whipped up a batch of Nutty Granola which turned […]

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Freezer Cooking Day, Part One: Meats and Baking Mixes

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I’m taking the slow train to freezer cooking. In months past, I’ve done my SuperWoman impersonation. This weekend, I’m nursing a sore throat and trying to get well for my trip. So, slow and steady wins the race sounded like a better way to approach freezer cooking this time ’round. (I realized that I’m the […]

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