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Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

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.If you label the pantry shelves, it will save you time.  This […]

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Serve a Breakfast Bar to Save Time

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Set up a breakfast bar before you go to bed to save time in the morning. A few years ago I realized how very much my children enjoyed the breakfast bars at hotels. There they encountered an array of options, all pretty much self-serve, and they were in heaven. In heaven. Enter the breakfast bar. […]

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5 Color Combos to Try Out This Fall

Teal and Mint

Liven up your Fall wardrobe with these five fabulous color combinations from Life as MOM contributor Rena. All Photos: Rena Fall is here and the weather is getting cooler. Here are five color combinations to try out this season. (Click on the colors choices to see more outfit pictures.) Cobalt and Mocha Just like water […]

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Get the Morning Beverages Ready the Night Before

Set up the morning beverages to save time

This is Day 16 of 31 Kitchen Time Savers. Go here to see the tips you’ve missed. Just as making dinner in the morning will help your evening, getting your morning beverages ready at night will help your morning tomorrow. Funny how it works that way. Doing things in advance helps you out. It’s a […]

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A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Hole in Paper Plate Elmer's

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

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Make Dinner in the Morning to Save Time Later

Make dinner in the morning to save time

If you make dinner in the morning when you have a spare minute, you’ll save time later in the evening when you don’t. Saturday evening was full of hockey games. Full. In two cities. At dinner time. I spent Saturday morning in the kitchen, making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was brilliant, if I do […]

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Make Birthdays Special

Make Birthdays Special

Birthdays are a big deal around here. And rightly so. What a beautiful blessing a life is! I’m so thrilled to celebrate each of my children’s milestones, especially when I remember how very precious each one of them is. Celebrating a child’s birthday is a chance to remember what it is to be young again. […]

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Clean as You Go and Save Time in the Kitchen

clean as you go and save time

If you clean up after yourself as you go through your dinner prep, you’ll save time. And your kitchen will be clean when you’re done. This weekend I did a ton of cooking. And even though I have kitchen helpers, I made a point to clean as I went through my list. My nine-year old […]

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