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Cupcakes, Anyone?

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. ‘Member these? They were FishBaby’s birthday cakes last month. Well, I […]

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Win a Frito Lay Tailgating Kit

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Frito-Lay is embracing Football Season also this year. And as such, they are sponsoring a fun recipe contest here at LifeasMOM. The Prize:A Frito-Lay Tailgating Kit (approximate value: $50) equipped with better-for-you Frito-Lay products, a gift card for purchasing your ingredients and a stylish dish to serve your delicious recipes The Details:Submit your recipe for […]

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Embracing The Preschool Years

Yesterday as my two-year old, soaking wet and clad in a soggy swim diaper, climbed into my fully-dressed lap, I reflected on the brevity of this season. While spending a few moments in damp shorts may seem like an inconvenience, it is a fleeting one. Judah will not always want to climb into my lap […]

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Meal Planning: Embracing Reality — And Feeding Hobbits

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The FishBoys and their uncles JJ and Jace It’s been so refreshing to have my “baby” brother, Jace, move in with us. He’s 23 and finishing his last semester in college this year. There’s a fairly large age difference between us. I did change his diapers, after all. He was our ringbearer when he was […]

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Finding Beauty

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On September 1st, I received word that my junior high art and journalism teacher had lost her battle with breast cancer. What followed was a walk down memory lane that I least expected. I hadn’t thought of my years at Arroyo Seco Junior High in quite some time. Yet, memories of Ms. Berge came flooding […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: 50 Cent Cereal AGAIN!

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Y’all were doubting me when I said that my target price for cereal was fifty cents, weren’t ya? But, looky here! Kashi cereal for $.50 a box. Oh me oh my. Albertsons has a great deal on Kashi products this week 2/$6 doesn’t sound like a deal, but when you buy 4, they’ll give you […]

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Frugal Friday: Getting Out of Debt By Reducing Expenses

The last couple weeks I’ve shared bits and pieces of what FishPapa and I did to get out of debt. If you missed the first few parts, you can start at the beginning. Once we stopped using credit cards and started listening to Dave Ramsey’s free podcast, we got into the habit of writing a […]

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SwagBucks – Extras For New Signups

Have you signed up for SwagBucks yet? It’s a search engine that rewards you with points that can be redeemed for cool prizes, including gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, and iTunes. From now through Friday, new members can get extra points if you use the code: fishmamaswag (case sensitive). We’ve enjoyed this program immensely and […]

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