Baby in the House? Here’s Help.

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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.Are you in the throes of babyhood? Take a stroll down Memory […]

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The Hard Truth is that It is Hard

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This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it’s a great way to see God work. This weekend we watched a review copy of a movie I’d been sent. Mom’s Night Out is a cute, little comedy about a group of moms who just want a little break from the challenges of their reality. The […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This girl turned six on Monday. My baby is six. Not sure how that happened. In some ways, I’m thankful that she doesn’t have a baby book for me to cry over. (Yes, I know, the girls need to get their scrapbooks done. Maybe 2015 will […]

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Yes, Yes, You Can.


You can ditch the soda habit. You can quit watching TV. You can kick the bad eating habits that have plagued you for years. You can choose to change. Don’t tell me you love food. I love food. And for thirty days I gave up (almost) all I hold dear. I lived to tell the […]

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Create an Emergency Fund

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Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for. Photo credit:Lending Memo About eight years ago, I was pregnant with our fifth child. My husband was self-employed. I made zero income. We’d made some good […]

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How to Make the Best Out of Your Visit to the Salon

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Make the most out of your next trip to the salon. Everyone loves going to the salon and being pampered. Sometimes though, it’s overwhelming and terrifying going in for a new cut or color. Here are some tips on making your visit to the salon a satisfying experience. 1. Use Pinterest or magazines for inspiration. […]

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How to Move without Going Crazy

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In the past three years, Life as MOM contributor Janel has moved house three times and just completed move #4. Today she shares some tips on how to make the moving process a bit easier. Moving can be the start of a great adventure. Or it can make you feel as if you’re going crazy. Since […]

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Bonus Feature #3 {Yes, Really}

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Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got another bonus feature waiting for you.  Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me. I’ve met so many great people over the years, yourself included. 😉 One of those sweet people is my friend Amy. We met at a blogging conference […]

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