I Love My Good Cheap Eats

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.Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap […]

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Ways to Prevent Lice

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It’s sad, but true. Head lice outbreaks can pop up in school. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to prevent lice from hitting your household. A new school year has begun! This means we will all soon be getting lots of things from the school– homework papers, permission slips, report […]

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Baby in the House? Here’s Help.

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Are you in the throes of babyhood? Take a stroll down Memory Lane with us; these posts are designed to encourage and strengthen you for whatever daze you’re in. My baby, my last baby, turned six last week. It was bittersweet. Thankfully, we were so busy with the cousins and Grandpa that I didn’t have […]

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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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