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5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

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5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

5 Comforting Fall Recipes

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Fall is here! If you’re looking for a little comfort food for the cooler nights, try one of these recipes. A month ago, we were sporting shorts and tshirts in these here parts. We left for Europe and whoosh! while we were gone, the seasons changed. We even had rain over the weekend! Be still […]

Anna & Elsa Costume Tutorials (FREE Design Template)

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DIY Anna and Elsa Costumes from Frozen | LifeasMOM.com

Is someone in your home pining to “let it go” for costume parties this fall? Are you hoping to make an Anna costume but are stumped by the design? You asked for a template, we answered. Back in January, when things were very FROZEN at my home in Virginia, my girls fell in love with […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

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You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. My kids have insisted that we have apple pie for the 4th this year for the Fourth of July. No one can tell me why apple pie is so American, but they want to have it. Despite the paucity of good organic […]

Summer Meal Planning Tips and Tricks

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Is meal planning a challenge during the summer? Here are some solutions to hot weather, busy days, tired cooks, and a lack of cooking mojo. Summer is in full swing. Weird schedules abound. Whether it’s camps, vacations, or trips to the pool, lake, or beach, routine is hard to come by. But, you gotta eat! […]

Make Your Beach or Pool Days a Breeze

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Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the beach or pool. Here are some tips for making it easier. A great day at the beach doesn’t just happen. Oh, when you’re ten you think it does. But, no, there was a parent or other adult working behind the scenes to plan […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

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Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

Make Some Simple Summer Freezer Meals (Frugal Friday & a Free Printable Plan)

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Ready to save money on food costs? Freezer cooking is one great way that you can save money as well as time. I’ve been talking a lot about quick fixes for summer meals this week. It’s been on my brain a lot. It may be because I’ve got deadlines looming. It could be that my […]