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Time to Reset Your Household Notebook!

The new school year is a fresh start for our kids and for us. Time to get organized! Fall signifies a new beginning, a fresh start, and in many ways, a new year. At least for us moms. For 36 years now I’ve been going back to school each fall. First it was as a […]

Meal Planning: Weekly Meal Prep (& a FREE Planning Page)

You know that I love my freezer. Soooo much so that I wrote a cookbook chock full of freezer-friendly recipes. Make ahead makes me happy. But “make ahead” does not have to be limited to the freezer. In fact, there’s a wealth of things that can be prepped in advance and stored in the pantry […]

How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Here she is, in all her glory, my new planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my goals, hopes and dreams inside her little pages. I mentioned last week that this is my brain on paper. I […]

What Do You Want in an Organizational Tool?

Photo source This is your brain. This is your brain on paper. How do you make sense of everything swirling in your head? As the new school year approaches and with it, a busier schedule, I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks putting together a new household notebook and personal planner. Recently I […]

Plan Some Outdoor Adventures (FREE Planning Page)

The weather has just been amazing lately here in San Diego. Of course, it’s been pouring rain one moment, and sunny and warm the next. But, it’s been amazing amidst the amazing! And now I don’t feel bad that we’ve been cooped up inside — we’re starting to get out more. Do you have favorite […]

Free Vacation Planning Page!

Hubs has been working six, sometimes seven, days a week at his job. They are understaffed and overbooked. Overtime can be a good thing. But, since he never got his vacation at Christmas and is working long hours. He’s ready for a break. Since I’ve been keeping the home fires burning, I think I’m gearing […]

This Month’s Free Planning Page: Pantry Staples Checklist

Though I do live in a digital world, there are some things that I enjoy having paper and pencil for. Many of you have purchased Organizing Life as Mom (thank you!) and know that my household notebook is one of those things that I like to keep my hot little hands on. Each month on […]

Birthday Cake Round- Up (& a Free Birthday Party Planning Page)

Ready for some fun birthday celebrations in the months to come? Later this month, on the 27th, I’ll be hosting a Birthday Cake Round-Up where you can share your latest birthday cake creations. We’ve done this here at LifeasMOM twice a year for quite some time. Check out the past round-ups for some fun inspiration. […]