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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

I must confess, I get really excited when I plan for these fun, theme-filled posts. Part of this is because I know how much my kids love to read stories and do crafts, but often I lack direction. Doing some research and creating a plan helps give me confidence to actually do fun stuff with […]

What’s Cooking Around Here

This past week was such a nice reprieve from doctors and dentists. The entire family enjoyed a relaxed, we-don’t-have-to-be-anywhere week. And although we had some fun invitations, we purposely declined to keep the week free. FishPapa calls this, “circling the wagons” and it’s a great way to relax and reconnect with the family. As a […]

Did You Win Ella Bella Hair Clippies?

Go here to find out and to see the consolation prize if you didn’t win.

Ella Bella Hair Clippies Winners!

Congratulations to Undeserving and Val for winning $25 worth of Ella Bella Hair Clippies. You should have received an email from me with instructions as to how to claim your prize. As a Thank You for Playing, EllaBella’s is offering a free clippy of $4 or less with each order. At checkout, just type “LifeasMOM […]

More Ways to Streamline Your Life (Part 7)

Looking for more ways to streamline your life? You can simplify and maximize the enjoyment you take from your home and family time. I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I […]

MOM Deals This Week – Plan Ahead for Dads and Grads

In the market for graduation and Father’s Day gifts? Here are some good and inexpensive ideas and deals I found: **Put together a care package of toiletries and pantry staples for a graduate moving to college or off on their own. **Consider getting an Entertainment Book and enjoy the restaurants and points of interest in […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Just a Few Things, Well, Sort of, Not Really, Buying Ahead

I didn’t spend the whole week shopping. Honestly. But, from this post, it would seem so. Rather, I had good coupons and no outside commitments this week, so it worked well in our family’s schedule for me to do some shopping. As I explained in the comments of a previous post, all the stores that […]

Frugal Tip: How to Stretch Your Chicken Purchase

One of the easiest ways to save money is on food. There is such a range in food options as well as a range of prices for those foods. For our family, using coupons is one great way that I can save some of our hard earned money. But, I try not to stop there. […]