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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.Believe it or not, I’m still figuring this whole mom thing out, […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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Hold onto your hats, this is going to be a ramble…. Last weekend, hubs and I escaped our regular routine for 24 hours. My sister came to watch the kids and we headed down to the bay. The weather was beautiful and we had such a great time relaxing with one another, unplugging, and talking […]

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Dejunk the Kitchen and Save Time

dejunk the kitchen to save time

This is part 26 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Today we’re talking dejunking. I don’t know how it happens, but eventually our homes fill up with clutter. I swear I don’t go out and buy a ton of stuff, but somehow it finds its way to my house, particularly to my kitchen. This week, […]

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Get Some Help and Save Time in the Kitchen

Get help in the kitchen

Get some help and you’ll save time in the kitchen. If you tend to be the sole cook in your household, as in the only one, then you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you need to. I’m not talking about cooking by yourself as a way to unwind. I’m referring to […]

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Keep Your Focus (Frugal Friday)

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Having a spouse or other friend remind you of your financial goals is a great way to stay focused on the bigger picture. You remember a few months ago when I wrote about that the life we didn’t choose? That life filled with plane tickets, dinners out, and room service. Sometimes I forget. Recently, I […]

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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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