Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?!

Where in the World is Good Cheap Eats?! We

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Improve Your Routines for School Days

Improve Your Routines for School Days | LifeasMOM.com - 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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Driven

Driven - Are you driven? Which direction are you headed?

Are you driven? Which direction are you headed? photo credit: Thomas Anderson used by license I remember when my eldest was little. My husband was the sole bread winner. We lived on 2-acres in Paso Robles wine country. It sounds pretty, but ours was 2-acres of weeds. For awhile it was just me and FishBoy. Due […]

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The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. As I type, I am dealing with the worst stomach/GI upset I’ve had since Easter. Remember how I spent Easter Day in bed in pain. Yep, a possible flare of IBS is back. And I am not a happy camper. I was awake all night in […]

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Reviews & Giveaways of the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook

What Folks Are Saying About the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook - Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways.

Not quite sure that the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is for you? Check out these reviews or enter a few giveaways. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

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How to Pay Off Debts

How to Pay Off Debts - Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it.

Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it. photo source: Sabianmaggy, used by license We’ve been talking these last few weeks about getting our finances in better order. Some people naturally know how to do this. Others of us need to learn, sometimes the hard way. Ahem. We dug ourselves a big […]

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Are You Ready for An Emergency?

Are You Ready for a Real Emergency? One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency.

One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency. September 11 will be forever etched in our hearts and minds as a day when the world as we knew it changed. Friends and family were lost to us forever. So was the idea that our […]

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Getting the Whole Grain Back to School

Poppy Seed Cakes

As the school year gets under way, I find my days much fuller than they were a month ago. Since I teach our six kids at home, I really have to hit the ground running. My days are full with lessons, chores, and writing projects. It can be extremely tempting to shrug off good nutrition […]

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