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What’s Cookin’ This Week At LifeasMOM

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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. Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Appetizers When Do You Say When? Having Babies, […]

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Christmas is Coming…..

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The goose is getting fat.Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. They made us sing that every year in my elementary school’s Christmas program. The song plays in my head every time I hear the words, “Christmas is coming.” Christmas is, indeed, on its way. We just saw someone […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week

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Recently I’ve been battling a fair degree of anxiety. Hormones, tight finances, a cross-country move, and managing a large family have all dealt a few blows to my nerves. One thing that helped this last week was cooking – for the fun of it. In recent months, I’ve looked at meal preparation as a means […]

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CVS: Case In Point

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Early this evening I ran out to CVS. Sunday nights are a good time for me to do this because it gets it out of the way. I am not tempted to think about when to squeeze in a quick trip on a school day. Go on Sunday and I don’t think about it again.Tonight […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Part of being a MOM is being in charge of the Supplies and Procurement Department. You know, buying groceries, clothes, household items. And one way to do this joyfully is to avoid going in the hole when you go out and get the stuff! So, here are some things to keep in mind this week: […]

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Grocery Geek Reporting: Making Costco My Pantry

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One night last week I headed out with two children and a fistful of coupons. Surely, an outing to the grocery store would provide alone time with my four year old while the baby slept in her carseat and I could get an important errand accomplished simultaneously. Hmmm…yeah… Well, the baby fussed the entire outing […]

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TGIF: Dress Up Like a Burrito

What great lengths I will go to in order to get something free! Remember when the kids and I dressed up like cows? Well, Chipotle is offering free burritos tonight to whomever comes in dressed like a burrito (from 6 pm until closing). You know where I’m eating dinner! My mom is coming to town […]

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Budget Living: Online Checking Account

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Recently, we established a new checking account. With banking turmoil the way it is these days, it’s not as simple as it used to be. I never used to think about which bank I chose, except for which was closest to home, or on the way home from work. However, after consulting with a friend […]

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