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Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

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.Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #31

Weekly Meal Plan to Print and Cook #31 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with BBQ beef sandwiches, beef taquitos, beans & rice, chicken noodle soup, and potstickers with dipping sauce. December is upon us! I’m not quite sure how that happened. Seems like December was just here. Regardless, it’s here again. In our neighborhood […]

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Life is Good.

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Are the troubles of this world really as bad as we think they are? Is too Pollyanna to think otherwise? A few weeks ago I found myself getting a little introspective. FishBoy13’s birthday always does that to me. For those who don’t know, he’s the baby we prayed and hoped and cried over. He was […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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These people crack me up. This is what the girls did earlier in the week after I sliced up a bunch of cucumbers. They ended up eating them afterward so how can I complain? The week went really well. Somehow I was able to catch up on a bunch of writing projects last weekend so […]

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Wrapping Paper That Kids Can Decorate Themselves

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As the gift-giving and gift-wrapping season approaches, let your kids customize your wrapping paper for a fun and crafty presentation. About 20 years ago as I was finishing college, I lived with a family from my church. Kathy had three boys and modeled all kinds of great characteristics for me, frugality being one of them. […]

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Ebook and Curriculum Sales (Frugal Friday)

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I’ve fretted over this post a lot. I don’t want to push consumerism. I read this post last week, and it had its impact. But, on the other hand, I know what a blessing it is to me to find out that something I’ve been wanting to get is finally on sale. I like to […]

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Sale in the Life as MOM estore

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I know that you have a lot going on this weekend: family dinners, a little baking, a round or two of cards, and maybe a little Thanksgiving weekend shopping. If you’re up for a little reading, then I want to offer you a coupon code good for any of the big books available in the […]

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Thank YOU

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I just wanted to thank you, Dear Reader, for your support. I started writing professionally about 7 1/2 years ago. I was stunned when the first magazine accepted an article I wrote — and actually paid me for it. Five and a half years ago I started writing in this space, and I’m stunned again […]

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