Finding Peace

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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. I’ve been thinking about peace a lot lately. I’ve been fretting […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. My husband snapped this on date night this week when we tried out Burger Lounge. It was super good. And, no, I did NOT eat all those fries and onion rings myself. FishPapa ate most of them, honestly. When fries are involved, I sometimes have to […]

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Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

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With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]

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A Little Bonus Feature if You Preordered Good Cheap Eats (EXPIRED)

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One of the things that I’ve kept myself busy with this summer (besides planning a 6-student homeschool, organizing an international trip, and keeping track of life in a busy home) has been a set of BONUS FEATURES to go along with my new cookbook Good Cheap Eats. I love this book. I’d buy it even […]

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Getting Fit FOR Your Kids


Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy — or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn’t involve just herself. I am just now reaching the point post baby where I am really feeling the need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I have […]

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Half-off Ebook Sale (EXPIRED)

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Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I’m offering my Summer Survival Guide at a 50% discount. Buy now for a multitude of reasons: There’s still a bit of summer left. Make the most of it! The book is chock full of all kinds of home and family […]

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Love Letters

Cards to France

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

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8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas for the New Week

8 quick meal prep ideas

Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour. It’s Sunday afternoon. I know that we have a busy week ahead. What can I do now to make the rest of the week easier? I can spend an hour in the kitchen. Say what? […]

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