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24-Hour Date on a Dime in San Diego (Frugal Friday)

24-Hour Date Night on a Dime | Life as MOM

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.A weekend getaway, even if it’s only 24 hours, doesn’t have to […]

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Good Cheap Eats in October

Easy Chicken Strips

Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. This month on Good Cheap Eats has been a little different than normal. Just like here on Life as MOM, I’ve been participating in The Nester’s 31 Days series. Here I’ve been chatting about Kitchen Time Savers. There I’ve been posting about DIY Convenience. That means that […]

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Buy Things Pre-prepped and Save Time

Buy Prepped Ingredients

You know that I’m a DIY girl at heart. I know that homemade is better and often cheaper. I also know that buying convenience items can help you out if that’s the season you’re in. Let me tell you, with my back in as bad of shape as it’s in, filling the freezer with TV […]

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The Case for Ebooks

the case for ebooks

Ebooks can benefit you in a number of ways, including space and expense. 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. When I first learned about ebooks ten years ago, I was a little skeptical. I already felt […]

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Make Lunches Ahead of Time

Make Lunch in Advance to Save Time

This is Day 30 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. We’ve talked about making dinner in the morning and prepping breakfast the night before; you should not be surprised to hear me recommending make-ahead lunches. By making lunches ahead of time, you avoid that last-minute rush before shooing the kids out the door in the morning […]

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Mom Food: Start the Day out Right

Mom Food Breakfast

As moms, it’s so easy to get caught up in the rush of the mornings and focus on our kids and neglect ourselves. Don’t forget to start the day out right and feed yourself! Here are a few Mom-friendly breakfasts to give you the fuel you need to get your day moving in the right […]

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Buy It if It’s Better Already Made

buy it if you need to

This month I am posting about DIY Convenience Foods over on Good Cheap Eats. The irony of today’s time-saving tip is not lost on me. I’ve found that there are foods and there are seasons of life when it’s simply easier and better to buy it if you need to, as opposed to making something […]

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Head to the Pumpkin Patch (Falling for Fun)

fishkids pumpkins

Take your children to the local pumpkin patch for some fresh air and a little fall adventure. Ever since my firstborn could walk, the pumpkin patch has proven to be an excellent fall adventure. Check out how little he was! We’ve lived in two states and a number of different communities. We’ve taken my kids […]

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