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Things That Make You Go Boo! 7 Halloween Bark Recipes

It’s October! That means it’s time to start whipping up some of your favorite treats in spooky shapes and bright colors. We absolutely love bark recipes at Life As Mama, and that’s why we’ve dedicated this post to finding the best Halloween bark recipes on Pinterest. Check out our list, then make one of your

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13 Crime Podcasts For Moms Who Love Thrillers

I have a confession: I love crime shows. I enjoy procedural detective shows, true crime novels and movies, and more recently, sitting down and tuning into some deep and dark crime podcasts. Even more interesting? I find that most moms I talk to feel the same way! You can subscribe to these podcasts however you

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9 Frightfully Easy Halloween Cookies

Looking for some spooky cookies that just scream “Halloween?” Well mamas, we’ve got some super fun and easy Halloween cookies that are just what you’re looking for. From bats, to witches and everything in between, take a look at our roundup of festive treats to sink your teeth into. Source: BettyCrocker.com 1. Witches Hats What’s

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15 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts For Kids

Some of the best activities for kids to do are crafts. Not only are they entertained while making something, but they get to keep the finished result and show it off to all their friends and family. It helps develop fine motor skills, enhances their imagination, and, of course, lets them have some fun. With Halloween fast

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10 Festive Christmas Teacher Gifts For $5 And Under

The holidays are approaching and hopefully you are thinking about it with excitement instead of dread. When you’re making your list and checking it twice, make sure you don’t forget about all the teachers in your life! We’ve got a super affordable list of the best Christmas teacher gifts that are all $5 and under!

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​​How You Can Help Your Teens Stand Up Against Bullying

With the National Bullying Prevention month coming up in October, it’s a good time for parents to empower their children to identify bullying and know what to do if it happens to them or if they see someone getting bullied. Help Your Teen Identify What Is Bullying Most of us parents don’t want to think

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8 Inexpensive Ways To Upgrade Your Bathroom

Making seemingly big changes to your home, especially your bathrooms, doesn’t always seem like a plausible option when you are on a tight budget, but here are a few fun and inexpensive ways to upgrade your bathroom without spending a ton of money. They will completely transform the look and feel and you’ll be wishing you

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5 Simple Tips to Taking Care of Your Child’s Eyes

If there’s one thing you only get one of in life, it’s a pair of healthy eyes! Looking after your children’s eyes is very important, particularly when they are so vulnerable and prone to injuries, and helping and teaching your children to take care of their eyes is key. If your children’s eye health is maintained well

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10 - The Life of Leigh

The Life of Leigh is where I share my true to life experiences. The good and the bad. Leigh is my middle name and only my close family and friends call me some version of Leigh. So, this blog is the real me. I am transparent and share my thoughts on being a wife, mom, employee and a woman in hopes that other women can relate and realize they are not alone

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12 Sheet Pan Meals For Easy Weeknight Dinners

Much like slow cookers and cast iron skillets, sheet pans are great for creating meals that taste great and are completely finished in no time. If your family is anything like mine, you probably only use sheet pans to bake cookies and pre-made garlic bread. Unsurprisingly, they’re great for way more things than that. Things like

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6 Easy Ways To Throw An Art Party

If you have a budding artist on your hands, you may be considering an arty party for your next birthday celebration. Artistic parties like these involves tons of color, creative play and artistic expressions–basically a party to remember! We’ve got tons of easy ways to throw an art party that your little Picasso is going

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Candy Corn Decor Ideas For This Halloween

Candy Corn is probably one of the most iconic types of candy ever made and sold in the United States. It’s triangular shape and classic colors of white, orange and yellow that mimic the appearance of actual kernels of corn are regular staples during the Halloween season. And it’s estimated that over 20 MILLION pounds

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10 Creative Ways to Make Moving With Kids Easier

Moving is tough on your nerves and your budget, but the process becomes more complicated when you add kids into the mix. Your children may grieve for the memories of the old house and neighborhood and may not know how to handle relocation. Don’t let your kids feel left out. Make moving with kids a fun

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10 Jobs That Are Perfect For A Stay-At-Home Mom

We live in an amazing time where more moms are taking the plunge to work from home instead of the traditional office setting. While working from home comes with challenges, perhaps the biggest positive is that moms get a chance to be with their kids throughout the day, not just in the morning and evening as

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13 Awesome Fort Ideas To Build With Your Kids

Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned fort? You know the one’s were talking about. Built with every cushion, pillow, tablecloth and sheet from mom’s closet that you could find! Whether it’s a rainy, hot, boring or just a regular day, these fort ideas are perfect for beating those boredom blues. Source: TheHandmadeHome.net 1. No-Sew Teepee

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10 Cute Homemade Teacher Gifts For Under $5!

Whether you’re heading back to school, coming up with holiday gift idea or the school year is ending, you’ve probably found yourself trying to come up with a homemade teacher gift! Nothing says “thank you” like a small token of your affection and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s our roundup of some

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10 DIY Fall Centerpieces For Your Thanksgiving Table

A great centerpiece can completely transform a dining room. A few well placed pumpkins, a rustic display or florals, and even something completely abstract in the middle of your table can make the atmosphere warm, welcoming, and interesting. If you’re having trouble coming up with some inspiration for your Thanksgiving table, take a look at

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15 Fall Manicures You Need To Try This Year

Fall is around the corner and there are tons of fun things to look forward to: cooler weather, sweaters, boots, hay rides, pumpkin everything. Even our beauty routines start to change with the weather in an order to accomodate drier conditions and embrace fall fashion. I personally love embracing the earth and jewel tones, especially

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8 Butternut Squash Soup Recipes To Try This Fall

We all know the best part about fall is the FOOD. Warm spices, fragrant aromas and delicious squash make this time of year special, and that’s why we can’t get enough of butternut squash soup! Even though it’s just one lovely winter squash, there are tons of ways to mix up a batch of this

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6 - Why are you Stalking Me?

It's not just a blog, it's my reality. I've been blogging since I packed up the family in 2005 and moved from Utah to the scorching desert a/k/a Arizona.

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7 - Searching for the Happiness

The search for the happiness we are all looking for. Topics include family, career, self-help, kids, health, relationships and writing.

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10 Fabulous Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Fall is quickly approaching and although Summer has still got a few more weeks, it won’t stop me daydreaming about crunchy leaves and hot apple cider. The general rule of thumb I live by when preparing to start the holiday decorating is to wait until September 1st, but with the stores busting out all the

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12 Fun & Festive Fall Activities For The Whole Family

The fall season is one of the best times of the year for many reasons, but one of the best things is that there are so many fun and festive activities you can do with the family this time of year. It’ll get you all in the mood for the season and will create some

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12 Terrifyingly Perfect Halloween Mantles

There are two kinds of people: those who decorate for Halloween and those who don’t. While I fall into the latter category (I just love Fall decorations too much), I have many friends declare Halloween to be their favorite holiday and go all out for decorations. Even if you don’t love ghosts, witches and jack-o-lanterns

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10 Healthy And Tasty After School Snacks

The first weeks of school are right around the corner! There are so many things to prepare and plan before school begins. One of the harder things that’s often overlooked is the after school snacks. Most kids want to reach for a bag of chips or cookies, but although we love the convenience, most of

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10 Fall Crock Pot Recipes To Keep You Warm All Season

Even though your crock pot can be used year round, doesn’t everything taste the best when the weather turns chilly and crisp? Soups, stews and chilis all taste just wonderful when you’re warming from the inside out. Fall is slowly rolling in, and I’ve found some of the tastiest recipes out there. Check out these

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4 Reasons You Should Exercise During “That Time Of The Month”

When you think about periods, we bet all you can think about are uneasy sensations and cramps. It probably sounds like a crazy idea to exercise during this time but contrary to popular belief, exercising during your period can help alleviate menstrual cramps. Physical activity can help you deal with the symptoms of PMS and

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70+ Fabulous Teacher Gifts For This School Year

No one is more deserving than copious amounts of thanks than our kiddos teachers. They slave away for 10 months out of the year with patience and grace and we parents like to show them our gratitude with small gifts. We’ve rounded up all of our teacher gift ideas we’ve done over the years and

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6 Funny Back to School Gifts for Teachers 

Summer winds up its last pitch in an attempt to kill everyone with heat stroke, and kiddos take their last dives in the swimming pool––caked in all the sunscreen ever. You get the kids back from summer camp for a few precious weeks that involve back to school shopping until you feel like dropping. Feeling

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How To Use Positive Parenting With Your Teen

Adolescence can be tumultuous. Your teen is undergoing many changes, from the physical transformation of puberty to an onslaught of social pressures. In the meantime you’re facing new parenting challenges and learning to balance your child’s growing desire for independence with their continued need for guidance. When you combine this developmental push-pull with the moodiness that

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