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7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

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School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

Davy Crockett

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. 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 helps keep this show on the road. So […]

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks

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Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo. Summer is in full swing. Weird schedules abound. Whether it’s camps, vacations, or trips to the pool, lake, or beach, routine is hard to come by. But, you gotta eat! […]

Make Your Beach or Pool Days a Breeze

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Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the beach or pool. Here are some tips for making it easier. A great day at the beach doesn’t just happen. Oh, when you’re ten you think it does. But, no, there was a parent or other adult working behind the scenes to plan […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

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Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

Make Some Simple Summer Freezer Meals (Frugal Friday & a Free Printable Plan)

Better than a Big Mac

Ready to save money on food costs? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. I’ve been talking a lot about quick fixes for summer meals this week. It’s been on my brain a lot. It may be because I’ve got deadlines looming. It could be that my […]

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

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Do you have a child heading off to Kindergarten this fall? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some fantastic and fun tips for encouraging kindergarten readiness this summer. This fall, I will send my third child off to kindergarten. This is not my first time down this road, obviously, but I still learn new […]

It’s Okay NOT to Have a Summer To-do or Bucket List

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Some summers call for structure. Others call for something different. Life as MOM Contributor Prerna shows us a different way to plan the summer. Summer. Ahh, the sweetness. There’s something about the warmth of the sun, the flowers blooming out in the gardens and on the trees, the sounds of kids laughing as they play […]