Making the Holiday Table Prettier with Mud Pie

Making the Holiday Table Prettier with Mud Pie | Life as MOM

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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How Having Less Can Save You More {Frugal Friday}

How Having Less Can Save You More - It’s okay not to have all that you think you want. When we have less, we save more. And we treat what we have with more thankfulness.

 It’s okay not to have all that you think you want. When we have less, we save more. And we treat what we have with more thankfulness. We tend to think that if we don’t have an excess of something, i.e. money, that we are lacking. Having “just enough” money to pay the bills can […]

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Homeschool Away from Home

Homeschool Away from Home - Homeschool doesn

Homeschool doesn’t have to be at home. Here’s how learning happened during our European vacation. Home education can look lots of different ways. Some people replicate a public school education, complete with workbooks and the Pledge of Allegiance. Others eschew textbooks of all kinds and let the world be one’s teacher. We typically fall somewhere […]

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Grab A Simpler Season for Five Bucks

A Simpler Season | Life as MOM

Now’s the time to think about how you really want to spend the next two months. Crazy and overwhelmed? Or peaceful with a distinct set of goals to help you enjoy the holiday season?  You know I love a good sale. It’s fun when I get to slash prices on my own products. In honor […]

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5 Comforting Fall Recipes

5 Fall Comfort Foods

Fall is here! If you’re looking for a little comfort food for the cooler nights, try one of these recipes. A month ago, we were sporting shorts and tshirts in these here parts. We left for Europe and whoosh! while we were gone, the seasons changed. We even had rain over the weekend! Be still […]

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Our European Vacation: London with Kids

Our European Vacation | Life as MOM - We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the first installment of our adventure.

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the first installment of our adventure. As we traveled through England (just London, actually) and France, I kept notes and […]

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Enjoying the Gift

kids at med

The woman looked at the package with anticipation. What could be inside? What had she been given? Upon opening it, she got a thrill up and down her spine. It was exactly what she wanted. She was about to take it out of the box and then she thought again. What if it got broken? What if […]

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The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble | Life as MOM - European travel with six kids and getting back in the swing of things

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Guess where we’ve been? Several of you suggested that we recreate our Eiffel Tower picture of long ago, so we did last week on our last day in Paris. We climbed to that second level observation deck with the kids and then shot out to the […]

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