Favorite Classic Disney Films

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

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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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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Report Card Challenges

Report Card Challenges | Pay for Good Grades?

How do you praise and coach children who have very different natural ability levels and bring home report cards that look nothing alike? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions from her own experience. photo source: Brad Holt There’s that age-old question I see tossed around every now and again: should children receive […]

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The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips - Everything you need to know about freezer cooking is right here.

Want the 411 on freezer cooking and how to prepare food in advance and enjoy it later? It’s all right here. I started freezer cooking, that is cooking food in bulk and stashing it in the freezer to enjoy later, about 18 years ago. I was pregnant with our first child. My friend, Jessika, and […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #39

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #39 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy comforting meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with alfredo mac & cheese, chicken noodle soup, brie sandwiches, crispy chicken tenders, and oatmeal waffles. Whether it’s bad weather, illness, or a no-good, terrible, very bad day, comfort food helps turns things around. Next to the Holy Spirit, I […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Last weekend I unplugged when we headed north to Santa Barbara. We stayed one night with friends. The next night with the grandparents. Super fun times! This weekend I’ve been unplugged enjoying time with my parents. Dad brought me two cases of lemons from his tree, […]

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Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

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Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]

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