Holiday Food Fest: A Celebration of Good Food & Friends


Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here. In the coming weeks, I’ll be joining a great group of bloggers in hosting a Bloggy Holiday Food Fest. We […]

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Children

From Life as Mom It would seem that by the time a child reaches about the age of four, he starts to become aware of his mistakes and weaknesses. To be honest, I don’t remember enough from my child development classes in grad school to be able to site the study or the researcher – […]

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The Week’s Meal Plan: Enjoying Make Ahead Meals

It’s been so fun to pull a few things from the freezer every few days and know that most of dinner was already prepped. Coming home from a weekend away makes these make-ahead meals all the more valuable. Makes me feel like a World Series All-Star. Up to bat this week: Chicken FajitasChimichangasPasta w/ Grilled […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Oh My! I Swept ‘Em!


Last weekend I was a shopping maniac. I went to Walgreens, Stater Brothers, Ralphs, Albertsons, SUPER Walmart, AND Vons. I had a blast and got a boatload of food for great prices. Disclaimers:1. It took some research to find coupons and locate the deals. Thanks go in part to my partner-in-crime coupons, SaveAtHomeMommy, and MoneySavingMom […]

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Frugal Friday: Check Your Receipt and Speak Up

Last weekend I did some crazy shopping. I crossed the thresholds of six stores, some of them even twice. But, I brought home quite a lot of food for just a little bit of money, comparatively speaking. At several stores, there were special deals, such as “Buy $X and get a coupon for $X to […]

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Avocado Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)


In my neck of the woods avocados have been on killer sales recently for as low as 3/$1. That’s a stock-upportunity for sure. I don’t know about the scientific evidence, but I consider avocados a superfood. Super-good! Love that smooth, buttery texture, especially when prepped with cilantro, jalapeno, and a little tomato. Yumbo! FishPapa, however, is […]

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Gotta Love It! Being Goofy, Magical Capris, and Twitter


If you follow me or a few of my friends on twitter, you may be wondering, “What is all this talk about #magicalcapris? What are these mothers getting so silly about?” Here is the post to dispell the rumors, lies, and plain ol’ confusion about the #magicalcapris. The magicalcapris are a pair of camouflage capri […]

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Kids, Chores, and Routines – A Simple, Yet Crucial Part of Family Management

girl doing chores

Photo Source: Pink Sherbet Photography No matter the size of your family, whether you have one child or ten, there will always be work to do. Dishes to wash and put away, laundry to fold, meals to prepare — those things don’t go away. In fact, depending on what interests your teens exhibit as they […]

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