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

Apricot Cashew Bites

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.Want to improve your family’s diet? Make the snacks you serve healthy […]

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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

sunset on the water

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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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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