Deep Condition Your Hair with Coconut Oil

How to Condition Your Hair with Coconut Oil | Life as MOM

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Get the Book - You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats.

You can eat well on any budget. Grab a copy of my new book, Good Cheap Eats. Today’s the day! My third cookbook is officially published. If you preordered Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less, THANK YOU! I hope you’ve already got it in your hot little hands. I […]

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5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

5 Fun Activities for Toddlers - Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories.

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

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Bon Courage!

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You don’t need luck. You need courage. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, Good luck. Unless I was being sarcastic, of course. “Good luck with that” is probably a pet saying of mine, but I don’t use the phrase seriously. I don’t really buy it. Yes, there is chance, but I don’t think that […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. photo credit: Sharon Leppellere I don’t post too many pictures of myself, but this week I had the chance for a professional photo shoot, so why not? The afternoon was probably the highlight of my week. My friend Sharon is lots of fun, so I’m always […]

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7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

7 Creative Uses for School Supplies - School supplies aren

School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

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How to Live Within Your Means

How to Live Within Your Means - Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there

Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there’s some room at the end of your rope each month? Consider these tips for living within your means. A few weeks ago I gave a mini lecture on the dangers of carrying debt. Yes, I know some people have what they […]

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Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love - Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert.

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

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