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This Week on URS: Speedy Cooking

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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.Hey! If you were Rachael Ray, what would you make for dinner? […]

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Why We Keep The Friends We Keep

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I met Stephanie in third grade Sunday school. We’ve known each other for almost thirty years {gasp}. We took all the same classes in junior high and high school. We were on homecoming court together. She was at my wedding and my first baby shower. Now we walk through motherhood together. Just a few months […]

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Win a Copy of The Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis

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CONGRATS TO #8, STEPH! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS TO LIFEASMOM@SBCGLOBAL.NET! Recently I had the opportunity to review a book about women and friendship. It’s called The Friends We Keep: A Woman’s Quest for the Soul of Friendship. From the Publisher:During a particularly painful time in her life, Sarah Zacharias Davis learned how delightful –- […]

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School Daze: The Slow Immersion Method, Or How to Cook Your Frogs

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Though my kids could spend their school day in their jammies, one of the freedoms of learning at home, they don’t. And while I would like to say that they embrace each day as an opportunity to fill their minds with all that is good and wholesome in the world of art, literature, science, and […]

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Mornin’, Monday!

It’s Monday morning and the last thing you probably want to hear is me talking about Back to School and all that. Yeah, my kids feel the same way. So while we’re slaving away at Spelling this morning, I thought I’d let you do the talking — to me. I’m curious what my readers like […]

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What’s Your Meal Plan?

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For some bizarre reason, when tummies are rumbling it seems like the whole house is in disarray, kids are whining, and parents can’t think straight. Sound familiar? One way to combat this is to have a meal plan. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it’s a blueprint for your week, meant to give you […]

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Ten Dollar Dinners – What Fun!

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Did you catch the season premiere of Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa D’Arabian? I reviewed it over at Good (& Cheap) Eats. I think we’re in for a treat in the coming months — frugal food from a mom who knows how to cook!

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Time for MOM: Life Beyond the Laptop

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Hey there! Didja miss me? In case you didn’t even notice I was gone, I took a few days off this week. I shut down the computer around 10 pm on Saturday and didn’t touch it again until Thursday morning. I wasn’t sure that I could hold myself back from the beauties of the world […]

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