Make School Notes Easy with a Fill-in-the-Blank Printable

FREE Printable School Note with fill in the blanks

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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4 Planning Systems for the New School Year

4 Planning Systems for the New School Year - Ready to get organized and ready for everything the new school year can dish out? Check out one of these 4 planning systems to help your life as mom.

Ready to get organized and ready for everything the new school year can dish out? Check out one of these 4 planning systems to help your life as mom. As a mom, homemaker, home educator, and entrepreneur/writer, I make a lot of lists. A lot of lists. My lists have lists. My husband works in […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week was monumental in several ways, the main one being that I’ve turned my “gazelle intensity” back up. Those of you who’ve read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover will know what I’m talking about. For others, here’s my brief explanation. Years ago we found ourselves […]

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7 Steps to Better Finances

7 Steps to Better Finances | Life as MOM

Some food for thought…. I know that you will feel better about your life and your spending if you’ve got your finances under control. Watch for the series coming soon. This is Frugal Friday. In an effort to make these weekly financial discussions more interactive, I’m no longer posting a link-up. Feel free to leave […]

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How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

Not blessed with curly hair? Life as MOM contributor Rena shares some tips on how to curl your hair in 5 minutes. Now this post will seem silly to all you curly-haired ladies out there, but learning this little trick has revolutionized my morning routine. I love how I look with curly hair, but it always takes […]

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Get a Good Routine Going

Get a Good Routine Going - a list of ways to simplify and organize your time for back to school.

I’m not ready for the school year to start, but the calendar tells me it’s getting close to time to suit up and get our game on. While we do write our own homeschool calendar, it’s important to me that we don’t get too lackadaisical with our time. I’m cool with going with the flow, jetting off […]

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Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Ready to homeschool the middle years? Here’s a list of 5th and 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show […]

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Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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