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Frugal Friday: Theme Parks on the Cheap

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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Giveaways Galore! Celebrating Life as MOM!

Don’t forget to enter all SIX of the great giveaways I have lined up this week to celebrate one year of LifeasMOM. Up for grabs this week: – a Peace Love MOM tshirt and notepad – WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook – Chicken Soup for the Soul books devoted to mothers – Complete Idiot Guide […]

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Need a Last-Minute Gift Idea?

Check out my article in Montgomery Parents for easy and free Mother’s Day gift ideas. (Or print it out and leave it somewhere the hubs and kids will find it.)

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Giveaway: Complete Idiot’s Guides to Baby Naming and Baby Signing

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are: dcg2u, michellenotdawn, For their Future and leahrcole. Please send me your mailing address! Having a baby? Know someone who is? Then this giveaway could be helpful. Designed to teach all the basics on a subject, the Complete Idiot’s Guides cover a wide range of topics. Here […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

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Giveaway: Chicken Soup for the Soul – Mom Themed Books

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are doubleaceaka, lifeofkaos, Lorrie, charlies_secret_angel2006. Send me your mailing addresses! Each of us has great stories to tell. And Moms? Well, they have no shortage of interesting, funny, heart-rending, blood-pumping tales to recount. That is so much of Life as MOM. Today’s giveaway features two books full […]

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A New View

Visits to amusement parks were a regular occasion for my family when I was growing up. Since we lived about a 45 minute drive from “the happiest place on Earth,” and only five miles from Magic Mountain, a day at the park was a frequent activity. Those days are a wonderful part of my childhood […]

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Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 50+

This is the fourth and final part in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, MA, a registered dietician and the author of nine books including Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. She is also the spokesperson for 8th Continent Complete Soymilk. Elizabeth has carved a unique […]

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