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.

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.One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting […]

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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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Deep Condition Your Hair with Coconut Oil

How to Condition Your Hair with Coconut Oil | Life as MOM

Is your hair feeling a bit dry? Life as MOM contributor Rena shows you how you can deep condition it with coconut oil. My hair sometimes gets dry and brittle and needs a little extra attention. When this happens, I deep condition it with coconut oil. It’s cheap and easy to do. All you need […]

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Would you help promote Good Cheap Eats?

Get the Book - You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats.

You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats. Today’s the day! My third cookbook is officially published. If you preordered Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less, THANK YOU! I hope you’ve already got it in your hot little hands. I […]

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5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

5 Fun Things Toddlers

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

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Bon Courage!

baby roman soldier

You don’t need luck. You need courage. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, Good luck. Unless I was being sarcastic, of course. “Good luck with that” is probably a pet saying of mine, but I don’t use the phrase seriously. I don’t really buy it. Yes, there is chance, but I don’t think that […]

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The Weekly Ramble

sharons collage

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. photo credit: Sharon Leppellere I don’t post too many pictures of myself, but this week I had the chance for a professional photo shoot, so why not? The afternoon was probably the highlight of my week. My friend Sharon is lots of fun, so I’m always […]

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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 […]

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