Big News at SwagBucks

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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Give Me Your Vote!

I’m one of the contestants in the Blogger Recipe Challenge: Game Sausage Edition, sponsored by Marx Foods. You can see what I whipped up here. And you can vote for my your favorite recipe here.

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

I must confess, I get really excited when I plan for these fun, theme-filled posts. Part of this is because I know how much my kids love to read stories and do crafts, but often I lack direction. Doing some research and creating a plan helps give me confidence to actually do fun stuff with […]

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What’s Cooking Around Here

This past week was such a nice reprieve from doctors and dentists. The entire family enjoyed a relaxed, we-don’t-have-to-be-anywhere week. And although we had some fun invitations, we purposely declined to keep the week free. FishPapa calls this, “circling the wagons” and it’s a great way to relax and reconnect with the family. As a […]

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Did You Win Ella Bella Hair Clippies?

Go here to find out and to see the consolation prize if you didn’t win.

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Ella Bella Hair Clippies Winners!

Congratulations to Undeserving and Val for winning $25 worth of Ella Bella Hair Clippies. You should have received an email from me with instructions as to how to claim your prize. As a Thank You for Playing, EllaBella’s is offering a free clippy of $4 or less with each order. At checkout, just type “LifeasMOM […]

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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I collapse in bed), it seems like those minutes just race out the window in a blink of an eye. If you’re a mom, […]

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MOM Deals This Week – Plan Ahead for Dads and Grads

In the market for graduation and Father’s Day gifts? Here are some good and inexpensive ideas and deals I found: **Put together a care package of toiletries and pantry staples for a graduate moving to college or off on their own. **Consider getting an Entertainment Book and enjoy the restaurants and points of interest in […]

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