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Is the school year starting to drag? Are you wondering how you will EVER make it to June in one piece? I hear ya. And I know you can do this!

So, yeah, you started the year strong. You had high hopes that this school year would be THE BEST EVER. That you would be the mom who totally had her act together — and looked good doing it.

And for awhile you did.

Then October rolled in and it seems like, well, the wheels fell off the bus.

The wheels on the bus go round and round, until they don’t. And sometimes you find yourself as the mom whose kids are lucky to have a hot meal once a day and clean socks on their feet. Forget a matching pair. That’s for other people. Continue Reading »

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Learn How to Make Great Pizza at Home

Want to learn how to make great pizza at home? I have the secrets! After 20 years of trying, I can make great pizza myself! And you can, too.

How to Make Great Pizza at Home | Life as Mom

One of our family’s favorite weekend activities is Pizza Night with HOMEMADE PIZZA. Oh sure, sometimes pick up take and bake from Costco, but usually, making our own at home is the standard mode of operation. And that, my friends, is a dream come true!

For years I struggled to make a pizza that was even halfway decent. Ewww, in the early days some were really awful. But, I was persistent and eventually came across a system that works for me. I continue to refine the process, getting help and loads of feedback from my hobbits, but I must say we’ve got a pretty sweet system. Continue Reading »

What We Loved about Cambridge and the IWM Duxford

Are you interested in history and/or England? Then be sure to make time to visit the city of Cambridge as well as the IWM Duxford. You’ll fill in the gaps in your own education. At least I am! This year my kids and I have continued our study of World History in our homeschool. We […]

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How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kids for College

As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.

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How Freezer Cooking Saves Money

The numbers don’t lie. Freezer Cooking saves money and provides you with homemade convenience foods. Learn how you can make the most of your dollar with frozen assets. Freezer cooking has been a way to save me time and energy for over 20 years. Not only do I spend less time in the kitchen each […]

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Do you have a plan for the holidays?

How does one celebrate the winter holidays without getting a migraine, busting the budget, or alienating the entire extended family? With great care, of course! And a savvy plan for the holidays. We interrupt your Pumpkin Spice Latte to bring you a special message from Holiday Headquarters…. You matter. Your dollar matters. How you spend […]

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Things to Do in London with Kids

London is a beautiful city. If you get the chance, make a point to explore London with kids. You’ll make such great memories as a family. When my husband and I first got married, we had big plans to see the world. Then life happened. Work, debt, illness, babies — some good things, some not […]

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Why I Work From Home

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work from home? Or why you would even want to? Here’s why (and a little bit of how) I work from home. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for […]

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