The Weekly Ramble

The claw has chosen

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. This girl? She put 50 cents into the claw machine and […]

Continue Reading »

Clean the Kitchen Before You Go to Bed to Save Time

Leave the Kitchen Clean Each Night to Save Time | Life as MOM

Leave the kitchen clean when you head to bed at night and you’ll have a nice kitchen to wake up to in the morning. This may come as a no-brainer to some of you. To others it is a timely reminder. If you go to bed with a clean kitchen, you will wake up to […]

Continue Reading »

Shop at One Store to Save Time

shopping at one store saves time

It’s true that you can save money by buying only the best priced items at each store. It’s called cherry picking, and it’s one means that I’ve used over the years to stretch a buck. I have a list of go-to items for Costco, Walmart, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts, my five main stops. However, […]

Continue Reading »

Make Your Own Convenience Foods (Frugal Friday)

Over the years, one of the biggest ways that our family has saved money has been to do it ourselves. Whether it’s been car repairs, home improvements, gift-making, or cooking, homemade or DIY has been a huge money saver for us. Over on Good Cheap Eats this month, I’m sharing 31 Days of DIY Convenience […]

Continue Reading »

Lunchbox Love

Lunch Box Love | Life as MOM

The school year is well under way. Now that we’ve all got a month or so under our belts, it can be easy to fall into a humdrum existence. The days start to blend into one another. Each school lunch looks like the one before. And the one before that. Liven up the lunchbox instead. Surprise […]

Continue Reading »

Make Quick Fix Meals To Save Time

Choose Quicker Meals to Save Time | Life as MOM

This month we’re looking at ways to save time in the kitchen. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to check the previous posts. Today’s time-saving tip is somewhat of a no-brainer. Want to save time in the kitchen? Then choose quick-cooking meals! Duh. {smacks head} I confess, and my husband would be able to […]

Continue Reading »

3 Surprising Ways to Find Inspiration in Everyday Chores

How to Get Things in Order When Chaos Reigns

Feeling a little “blah” about the everyday-ness of life? Life as MOM contributor Prerna helps us see three ways we can find inspiration in everyday chores. Have you ever felt as if you’re just going through the motions of Mama life? Feel as if everyone else is leading a life filled with rich and inspired experiences […]

Continue Reading »

Make a Salad Bar to Save Time

Make a salad bar to save time

Prep all the ingredients for a salad bar and your mealtime prep will come together quickly and easily. I love salads. I’m a salad girl. I could eat salad all the live long day. Except…. when I feel too lazy to prep the ingredients. Making a salad is not difficult, but laziness gets in my […]

Continue Reading »