Book It! French Women Don’t Get Fat


Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here.One book that I read this past year has a rather intriguing title; French Women Don’t Get Fat. Subtitled, The Secret […]

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How to Retrieve the Mailbox Key From the Storm Drain

how to get key from storm drain

1. Reassure sobbing FishBoy that it is okay, and he is forgiven. It was a mistake to swing the key so that it flew into the sewer. One that he won’t do again. 2. Call your brother who doesn’t have to go to work or school too early in the morning. (FishPapa leaves at 6:30 […]

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From Worry to Wonder

I’m over at Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles this morning. Check it out.

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Coming Up Soon


** Getting Back on Track When Life Gets Derailed ** Planning a Frugal Feast ** Wii Did It ** more on When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families ** Recipe Swaps – this Thursday, bring your Thanksgiving Side Dish recipe to share. Next Tuesday, we’ll do Thanksgiving Desserts. (I can see what BIG […]

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Debt-Proof the Holidays – Winner


Great suggestions for how to be frugal this season. Thanks for playing, everyone! Our winner is Melissa, who said, I have started planning the menus for our meals and cooking more ‘home-cooked-meals’ . . . and clipping coupons and then ACTUALLY taking them with me, list in hand, to the store when shopping. Melissa, please […]

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What’s Cookin’

Place Setting --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

I’ve been a little overzealous in my grocery shopping lately. I didn’t mention that I went grossly over budget last month, did I? Yeah, well, pride goes before the fall. It was all good deals, really. And a few splurges on Brie cheese and baguette that greatly helped my disposition. And we were starting from […]

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Time for Mom: Indulge Yourself

Woman Lying in a Bathtub Holding a Mug ca. 2001

While I know a few moms who make themselves first in all things, the general MOM population that I am acquainted with tends to follow the martyr route. Mom attends to everyone else’s needs before her own. Myself included. It’s not uncommon that while my peeps are watching a movie or playing video games, I’m […]

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Grocery Geek Presents:Ways I Saved This Week

Woman Pushing Shopping Cart ca. 2002

Here’s a peek at some of the ways we saved money on food and home supplies this week. — Returned to Ralphs for more of the Mega Mix and Match Sale. I ended up with lots of free things like dish sponges, lint rollers and evaporated milk. I also loaded up on apples when I […]

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