February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

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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9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

You know this is one of the truths of adulthood: if you do things the night before, tomorrow will be easier. Somehow we forget. There’s a show to watch, a book to read, or some facebook stream to catch up on. We let little distractions get in the way of making tomorrow successful. But, a […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #40

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List # 40 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with bean tostadas, Mexican lasagna, chicken smothered with onions, chicken salad, and pork chops. This week’s FREE printable meal plan is full of some of my favorites, many which I’ve enjoyed some rendition of for about 20 years or more. I’m […]

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The Importance of Face Time

The Importance of Face Time - "the real life, spending time with your child doing something for fun" kind of Face Time.

Last week’s highlight for FishChick5 was when FishPapa took both girls on a Daddy-Daughter Date at Chick-Fil-A. Their evening included table service, flowers, live music, the gift of a silver bracelet, and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. It made quite the impression on FishChick5. She talked about it all the following day, all the […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. It seems like yesterday that I was typing this column out with my parents here. Woosh. The week just went by and I’m not sure where it went. We had a nice visit with my parents. You can check out the gold they brought us from […]

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Favorite Classic Disney Films

Favorite Classic Disney Films - A round-up of great classic Disney films and what format they are still available in.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! I asked my friends on Facebook to name their favorite classic Disney film. The responses […]

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45+ Frugal Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less

FRIDAY FLASHBACK! For over two years I joined forces with eight fabulous bloggers to share different ways to eat well and spend less. What a great collaborative effort it was! We’re from different backgrounds, different food cultures, and different parts of the continent. But, we are united in feeding our families as well as we […]

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Throw a Great Birthday Party

Budget-friendly ideas on how to throw a great birthday party | Life as MOM

Birthday parties don’t need to be pint-sized gala affairs. In fact, you’d be surprised at the simple things that pack the most punch. It’s been awhile since I hosted a birthday party. You know, a real one, like with fifteen sugar-hyped kids and lots of cake and stress. And hours spent gluing tissue paper and […]

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