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The Weekly Ramble

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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.The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week is […]

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Fly a Little Higher: Zach’s Story

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Learn Zach’s story and be inspired to fly a little higher and really live. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: sheryl0620@, jjcasillas1988@, Corynchar@ Cancer is one of my worst nightmares. It doesn’t matter if it’s me, my husband, or one of my kids — that fear haunts me often. It’s a cruel disease that leaves […]

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5 Small Ways to Save on Food Costs

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We’re trimming the sails this month. We got another hit from the Money Pit aka our rental property in Missouri. The previous tenants trashed the place and now we’re unloading thousands of dollars in repairs on a house we don’t want in a town where we don’t live. So, it’s beans and rice for this […]

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It’s Okay NOT to Have a Summer To-do or Bucket List

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Some summers call for structure. Others call for something different. Life as MOM Contributor Prerna shows us a different way to plan the summer. Summer. Ahh, the sweetness. There’s something about the warmth of the sun, the flowers blooming out in the gardens and on the trees, the sounds of kids laughing as they play […]

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Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff

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Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

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Getting Fit

Getting Fit | Life as MOM - ways and reasons to take better care of yourself and get fit.

Take better are of YOU this summer by getting fit and working daily exercise into your life. I’m back in the saddle. After last summer’s workout fest and getting discouraged that my body had not changed one itty bitty bit, I got really lax over the winter months, more and more so over the last […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. 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 keeps this show on the air. So thanks! What a great week it […]

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How We Saved $50 in 5 Minutes

FishBoy Bday

One of our birthday traditions with the kids has been that they get to choose the menu for their special day, including one meal out. Some years this has been something as small as choosing from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. Some years we’ve been able to spend a little more. Over the last year […]

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