Trade Worry for Prayer

sunset on the water

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. Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that […]

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The Weekly Ramble


The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Summer came to San Diego this week. We’ve had 80 degree weather, done schoolwork outside, and otherwise tried to soak up every minute of fabulous weather. I keep reminding myself that we’ll pay for it in March. When you all are welcoming spring, we’ll be back […]

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Your Biggest Money Mistake

worst money mistake

All of us have made mistakes. I’ll hazard a guess that most of us have made some money mistakes. Whether it’s a lack of budgeting (been there), spending more than one makes (been there, too) or poor investments (ahem), you’re probably not alone in having had some red on your ledger. FishBoy13 asked me about […]

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14 Ways to Be More Joyful

Be More Joyful! | 14 Ways a Mom Can Be More Joyful

Did you miss The 14 Ways to Be More Joyful series? Years later, I’m still working on my attitude as a mom, but writing this series of devotions was so helpful. I hope reading them is beneficial for you as well! Get a Reality Check Watch Your Words Simplify Your Life Count Your Blessings Be All […]

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How to Set Your Wardrobe Up for Constant Success

Wardrobe Success - Build Outfits

Want to revamp your wardrobe for the new year? Here are a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Rena to set yourself up for success. This month on Zone Defense, we’re tackling Personal Space. That includes your wardrobe. If you look good, you’ll feel good. Check out Rena’s tips for giving your closet a […]

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Pack Real Food Lunches for School

Real Food School Lunches

I am an affiliate for this ebook. If you make a purchase through my link, I am paid a small portion of the sale. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As you know, I’ve renewed my mission this month to improve my family’s diet. The excess […]

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Zone Defense: Organizing Your Personal Space

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Time to tackle clutter and disorganization. First play: your personal space. So, you ready to get in the game? Last week we talked about tackling clutter and getting a game plan in action for organizing our homes. If you’ll remember, I reminded you to print out the Zone Defense worksheets to help you analyze your […]

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Eat at Home More Often

Improve Your Family's Diet (series)

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider eating at home more often to save money, control ingredients, and enjoy the meal together. Over the last two to three weeks, we’ve done most of our eating at home. Part of that is due to the Pantry Challenge, but even during our Christmas vacation, we ended up […]

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