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Budget Living: Price Matching

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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. As CPO (Chief Procurement Officer) of a family of 8, I […]

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Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Appetizers

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I love Thanksgiving! I mean what other holiday has eating as its sole purpose? That’s my kind of holiday. When I was growing up, we didn’t have family nearby, but, instead adopted neighbors from down the street to celebrate the big winter holidays with. We alternated; one year we had Thanksgiving and the Griffiths had […]

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Links of Love

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I have been trying to curb the amount of “surfing” I do these days. (More on that later.) But, here are some good things I found this past week or so.— Love this gift idea from Danielle about making coasters. (Danielle is an artist – love her stuff!) If you bought bigger tiles, you could […]

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I Love My Life

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Meal Prep Shortcuts

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As a self-proclaimed food snob, I love food! And, I really do love to cook. It’s something that helps me relax (the cooking, but especially the eating.) Unfortunately, I don’t have two hours to make dinner every night like I did six children ago. While cooking has been a very welcome activity for me this […]

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What’s Cookin’ This Week At LifeasMOM

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Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Appetizers When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families, part two Meal Prep Shortcuts From Envy to Admiration: When You Want What She’s Got Getting Back on Track When Life Seems Derailed

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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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