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Living Debt Free

Living debt free isn’t just about money. It’s something more important. For years, our family lived on the edge of financial ruin. We lived month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. We were always frugal, but we lived beyond our means nonetheless. Since my husband was self-employed, all it took was an injury or a slough of bad weather to […]

Helping Those Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be such a difficult experience. It’s an important opportunity for us to help friends and family dealing with that loss. One of the most significant seasons of my life was 1999 when we experienced three miscarriages. We already had one child and were desperate to have a second. That year was a […]

Productive Procrastination: Just Do SOMETHING!

Putting off tasks that need to be done? Well, practice productive procrastination as a way to get something done when you can’t seem to tackle the to do list. I have always struggled with procrastination. In college, I was notorious for leaving my paper writing until the night before it was due. Finals? Yeah, I […]

Good Books I Read in February

Looking for some good books to read? Check out this month’s book reviews and see what you should get reading. One of the good things about getting sick is that you have down time. About halfway through February, our family got hit with the flu. I was out of circulation for about three days, in which […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life | Life as Mom

Do you have systems in place to help your life as Mom? Or do you end up spinning your wheels, making things harder on yourself than you really need to? Check out these 50 Ways to Streamline Your Life.* Having a plan for your days is key to getting things done, but part and parcel with […]

Zone Defense Challenge: Your Clothes

It’s time to tackle your clothes! Makes sense of what you have so that you always feel put together. I’m here to help you with the Zone Defense Challenge. Does your closet need help? Like mine does? Do you need a pep talk to get in the game and deal with the clothes that don’t […]

Booking It is Back! Here are My January Reads

Want to get the low down on great books to read? Start Booking It with us! For those of you who’ve been around here awhile, you might remember the monthly feature, Booking It. For years on a monthly basis, I shared books I had read while readers got a chance to share which books they’d read and […]

Time Budget, Push Goals, & Getting My Act Together

January is a great time to readjust how you spend your days. This month I’m using a time budget to help me meet goals and get my act together! (Again.) I’m going to be using a time budget to meet my goals this year. But first the back story. Here we are halfway through January […]