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May the Force Be With You: Star Wars Cake

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Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a birthday cake that every Jedi dreamed of…. In honor of Sunday, May the Fourth, here’s a fun cake to make.

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Zone Defense Check-In: The Living Spaces

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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.On Zone Defense in April, we tackled cluttered living spaces. What a […]

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Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Protein to Your Family’s Diet

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Note from Jessica: You know that I am fairly passionate about improving our family’s diet. I don’t have it all figured out; I’m constantly learning and refining my definition of “healthy”. I love learning from people. Today regular Life as MOM reader Tiffany shares a whole-foods solution to commercial protein supplements.

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Flowery Things to Make with the Kids (Craft: Flower Hat)

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When I was a child, May 1st was an occasion to ding-dong-drop some flowers on your friends’ door. May Day, as it came to be known, has an interesting and varied history. Since I was born in May, I looked at it as a sign of good things to come. Now that the FishMama Trifecta has been instituted, it is evermore a fun little milestone on the calendar.

Spring has sprung in most of the northern hemisphere. Consider this week an opportunity to do some flowery things with the kiddos, whether you call it May Day, or not.

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April Booking It: Reviews of The Language of Flowers, Tasty Food Photography, & Blood Royal

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Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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Dinners for $70 or Less: What Would You Like to See?

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Last month I introduced a new resource here on Life as MOM: This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. It’s a weeklong meal plan that not only watches its dollars and cents, but also makes sure you can prep ahead or on the spot easily and quickly throughout the week.

Each meal plan feeds four people for $70 a week for seven meals. The plans can be shopped at Trader Joe’s as well as any regular grocery store, including Walmarts and Targets that have groceries.

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Turn Up Your Soundtrack

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The music of a movie is what makes us brave, gives us hope, and helps us take that next step. Don’t tell me you aren’t ready to climb five million stairs when you hear the theme song from Rocky. Admit it. It just gives you courage to do an impossible thing.

The music — what you hear while the action is going on — can change your interpretation of the scene. It changes how you feel about what’s going on.

Maybe the music playing in this scene of your life is a bit ominous, maybe it’s a bit sad, maybe it’s just too quiet.

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This morning the girls and I attended a Mother-Daughter Tea at a local restaurant. I told them about it last night so that they would have the fun of planning and anticipation without the impatience that comes when you have to wait too long for something. […]

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