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How to Survive the Summer When You’re a Work-at-Home Mom

 Life as MOM contributor, Prerna Malik shares some tips and tricks for summertime when you work at home. photo source One of the most common questions I get from fellow work-at-home moms is, “How do you deal with the summer?” Yes, the summer season instead of being a time for fun and relaxation has become this […]

Make Summer Plans for Your Life as MOM

Make summer plans for your “life as MOM.” Not only will you have some creative outlet, but you’ll also be more organized and productive. Summer vacation is here. Our first week is behind us, actually. We filled it with lots o’ things: A double birthday party for two of the boys, complete with an Angry […]

Zone Defense: Travel & Transportation

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. This month our zone to hone in on is Travel and Transportation. Six months ago we started a game plan to organize our homes. Rather than tackle clutter and chaos in one fell swoop, we are approaching […]

12 Ways to Save on Entertainment (Frugal Friday)

Entertainment doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Here are 12 ways to save. (And this post does contain some affiliate links, meaning I may get a small portion of the sale.) Summer is the time to enjoy all kinds of entertainment. The days are longer, the weather (generally) nicer, and attitudes seem to be […]

Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids

This post was originally published on July 6, 2010. Snacky Lunch This season may find you busy helping at Vacation Bible School, taking your children on outings, catching a free show, or otherwise enjoying more relaxed summer days. But, Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall — one thing stays the same: ya gotta eat. Mealtimes may […]

12 Ways to Save on Birthdays (Frugal Friday)

Birthdays  are a wonderful time in the life of a child. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make it special. Our family has a “birthday season”. Fifty-percent of our family has birthdays in a three-week span of time. As of today, we’ve got two more to go before we start leap […]

Year of the Staycation

Earlier this week, I shared a round-up of family- and budget-friendly attractions if you live in San Diego or plan to visit sometime this year. Over on Good Cheap Eats I posted a culinary staycation of San Diego. (After all, you gotta eat!) Staycations are a great way to have your vacation and stay home, […]

Enjoy a San Diego Staycation (or Vacation)

 Plan a staycation or vacation in San Diego, “America’s Finest City”. My childhood memories of San Diego are few. A family weekend get-away when I was 7 and me, carsick, puking on a cliff at a beautiful sunset. A high school yearbook camp ten years later, exploring UC San Diego and wondering about going south […]