Grocery Shopping on Amazon?

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.Consider grocery shopping via Amazon as a way to save money and […]

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Set Up Financial Files for the New Year

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Set yourself up for success with a financial filing system to work with all year long. Last week we talked about our biggest money mistakes. We had some doozies, didn’t we? I hope all you young whipper snappers can learn from our mistakes. Two weeks before we chatted about financial goals for the new year. […]

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6 Ways to Get Help with the Housework


There are some women for whom the dream of an immaculate house is actually a reality. I am not one of those. Even before I had kids, I was an all or nothing kind of gal. I’d be spic and span in my homekeeping and then all of a sudden, life would take over, and […]

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Make Your Life as MOM Calm, Peaceful, and Intentional

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The new year is a chance to hit the restart button. Take some tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna on how to infuse your life in 2014 with calm, peace, and intention. January, the month when the year’s fresh, a clean slate and we’re thinking about resolutions, goals and more to make this year […]

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A Day in the Life with Kids Aged 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5

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Ever wonder what it’s like to homeschool six kids? Earlier this month, Simple Homeschool reposted one of my “homeschool day in the life” posts from years back. It struck a chord with lots of mamas in the throes of having new teenagers, young toddlers, and lots of things on the to do list. I was […]

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How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

Apricot Cashew Bites

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make the snacks you serve healthy as well as tasty. I am not the most regimented person in the world. While I serve my family three meals a day, the timing of those meals can vary. Breakfast happens between 7 and 9 most mornings. Lunch can range from 11 […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #36

Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List #36 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with beef ragu, burritos, enchiladas, burgers, and pizza. Don’t you just love it when your kids get excited about what’s for dinner? It doesn’t always happen around here, but when it does, I’m pleased as punch, whatever that means. Historically, my […]

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Trade Worry for Prayer

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Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that we stayed up late watching a very odd Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (affiliate link). My brain was trying to make sense of some of those weird, it-must-be-a-foreign-film quandaries. It could also have been that FishChick5 had been puking all day long. I […]

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