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Ebook and Curriculum Sales (Frugal Friday)

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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. I’ve fretted over this post a lot. I don’t want 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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5 Ways to Care for Your Spouse This Season

Care for Your Spouse in This Season - the holidays can be rough which makes caring for our marriages all that more important.

The holidays can be a stressful time. We have family to see, gifts to buy, and cookies to bake. There’s a fair amount of emotional issues that get stirred up between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, too. Memories of holidays past or family get-togethers can spark controversy and stress. That’s why it’s all the more important […]

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Make a Thanksgiving Journal (Falling for Fun)

How to Make a Custom Journal | Life as MOM

Learn how to customize a simple composition book to make a Thanksgiving journal from Life as MOM contributor Janel. “What are you thankful for this year?” It’s a question that is asked around many a table on the fourth Thursday in November. Personally, I always kinda squirm with that one. You know, sharing feelings around […]

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Holiday Movies for Families

Holiday Movie Reviews for Families | Life as MOM

We’re a movie family. Since we kicked cable to the curb, we’ve relied on movies (either Blu-ray or streaming via Amazon Prime) for most of our family entertainment this fall. Everyone knows the drill: go pop some corn, melt some butter, and let’s get this movie started. It’s even more fun at the holidays. I […]

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The Best Books of 2013 (Booking It)

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We’ve been booking it for 4 years now. Can you believe it? It’s been such a fun experience for me. Not only have I encountered some great books, thanks to you sharing your reviews, but I’ve also made some great friends, including Carrie and Anne who’ve co-hosted with me this year. This month we’re bringing […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with turkey pot pie, bacon and broccoli egg bake, cheddar soup, tortellini soup, and homemade pizza. This promises to be a busy week for many of us. Either you’re hitting the road to visit family or friends or hunkering down at […]

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