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Keep Your Focus (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.Having a spouse or other friend remind you of your financial goals […]

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Set Up Your Cooking Space to Save Time in the Kitchen

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This is Day 24 of the Kitchen Time Savers series where we’re chatting about ways to save time in the kitchen. There’s a culinary term, a French one, mind you, that makes a ton of sense. It’s called mise en place. It basically means “set up everything you need to create the dish so that […]

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Parenting a Child with Food Allergies

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies | Life as MOM

Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent. Here’s a little of what I’ve learned parenting a child with food allergies. My mother-in-law was allergic to fish and nuts. In all the years I knew her she never had a reaction. She was very cautious about what she ate, but I don’t recall her going […]

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DIY Dress-Up Skirts

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Learn how to make a simple dress-up skirt from Life as MOM contributor Janel. This is a great way to make a piece of costume when you can’t find just what you need. All photos: Janel A few years ago, my sister Jamie lent me her sewing machine for a project that I was working […]

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Use the Big Pot to Save Time

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Use the right size pot for the job. You’ll save time and loads of frustration. I have a tendency to be lazy. Ok, maybe lazy isn’t quite the right word, not when it feels like most minutes of every day are filled with something to do. I guess I have a tendency to cut corners. […]

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Falling for Fun: Using the Whole Pumpkin

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All photos: Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship I see food on just about every porch I pass this time of year. You’d think I was starving or pregnant, with visions of vittles dancing in my head, but no – I just recognize the “decorative” pumpkins people have adorning their doorsteps for what they are: pie […]

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Make It a Sandwich Night

Make it a sandwich night and save time

Sandwich Night is a quick dinner that will help you save time in the kitchen. Sandwich Night is one of my favorite meal plans. It often happens when I’m too exhausted to do much else. But, it’s also a great thing to plan for. Typically, we serve a Sandwich Bar which means that I lay […]

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5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts

5 make ahead breakfasts

A homemade breakfast can be a tricky meal to pull off, especially when the weather is cool and all you want to do is stay cozy in bed. However, if you make your breakfasts ahead of time, you can get a jump on the day, while you snuggle a little longer under the covers. Check […]

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