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Teaching Your Child Time Management with the M.O.M. Method

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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.This post is sponsored by the M.O.M. Method, a new Web-based parenting […]

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How to Set a Budget

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Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

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Used Curriculum for Sale

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I am unloading some of our used or duplicate items. If you’re interested you can check out my virtual garage sale here.

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Don’t Forget to Play

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As I type, I’m listening to the littles race around the cul de sac with our neighbor Ramsey. Even though school started up for both our households this week, summer is not over. Despite our freak thunderstorm — in the middle of summer in a California drought — this morning, the evening is cool and […]

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Another Bonus Feature? Why? Because I Like You.

Another Bonus Feature for Good Cheap Eats: Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less? Well, check out a new bonus feature waiting for you.

Did you preorder a copy (or two) of my new book, Good Cheap Eats? I’ve got a new bonus feature waiting for you. So I wrote this cookbook called Good Cheap Eats. It is full of budget-friendly, kid-friendly, easy-to-prep meals. It’s our newest baby. I say “our” because my cookbooks are very much a family affair. […]

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Back to School for Moms: 3 Ways to Make Learning a Part of Life

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Ready for YOU to go back to school? Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers a surprising perspective for moms making learning a part of life. One of the things that gets me most excited about a new school year is the fresh start feel. It’s almost like the “real” new year! Kids going back to school, excited […]

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Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

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I’m of the mindset that if you can’t find the perfect organizing system for you, you make it yourself. Don’t count on someone else to do it. Don’t wait for them to dream it up, create it to fit you and your unique needs. Do it yourself and you’ll be happy. Sometimes that is easier […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Make-Ahead Breakfast Plan for the Week - Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day.

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

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