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Barbara Hoyer
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20 Free Kindle Ebooks 5.4.15


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Great tips! My kids love eating lots of fruit in the summer to help beat the heat.
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10 Free Kindle Ebooks 5.1.15


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$29 Grocery Budget Challenge: Price Books and the "Cost of" Recipes

Who is ready to start the $29 Grocery Budget Challenge tomorrow with Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond?

I am! And, I hope you are, too.

You'll be seeing updates on my A Life in Balance Facebook page on Fridays for the next 10 weeks. I will also be updating my Price book (find the link in my post). While my prices will be specific to my area, they will give you a fairly accurate ball park price for whole foods.


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+Barbara Hoyer  What a great idea!  I am thinking on it!
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10 Free Kindle Ebooks 4.28.15


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20 Free Kindle Ebooks 4.27.15

TIP OF THE DAY: Free Kindle Ebooks
Every week day around 1:00 pm, I publish a list of 10 free ebooks for the Kindle on my site. I try to publish the list on the weekends though family life comes first.
If you miss seeing the list here on Facebook, bookmark the url below to stay on top of the latest list.
http://www.alifeinbalance.net/tag/free-ebooks-for-kindles/

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Working Mom Tips for Summer Survival

Summer can be a tough time for moms who work from home. Our summer is a patchwork of camps, baby sitters, and any other opportunities for child care while we work.

Summer should feel like freedom for moms and kids alike. But, it's not for working moms. In fact, it can be more stressful than the school year with its structured routine.

My No. 1 tip: Routines

Make a summer routine, and post it. It will look different than your school year routine. Don't be afraid to give your kids more tasks to do. Even if you spend a little time initially teaching them how to do chores, in the long run, you will maximize the time you spend on chores by making them a family affair.

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#wahm #summertime #summersurvival #blogging #bloggingtips #bloggingforbeginners

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Motivation Monday Linky Party No. 140

We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you this week including:

- amazing basement renovations
- a perfect dessert recipe for Mother's Day
- and the all important summer vacation and how to save for it

Motivation Monday is all about inspirational posts, healthy recipes, crafts, organizing tips, and home decorating ideas. Be sure to check out all the great tips and share your favorites.

Thanks to 8 hosts, your links will be shown to thousands of readers looking for recipes for spring and summer, ways to be a better mom, and fun crafts to do with their kids.

Saturday Themes

My Saturday theme posts will be another opportunity to expose your fabulous crafts, projects, and recipes with my readers. Get your posts fitting the weekly theme in the Motivation Monday linky by Thursday evening, and I’ll include them in the Saturday post.

Last Saturday's Roundup: Mother's Day Posts

Upcoming Themes

- Spring – anything goes
- Salad Recipes
- Breakfast Recipes
- Free Printables
- Snacks for Sports Season

#linky #linkyparty #linkparty #bloghop

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10 Free Kindle Ebooks 4.30.15


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10 Free Kindle Ebooks 4.29.15


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Apple Cranberry Slaw

The fresh flavors of this easy slaw recipe are perfect for a snack or a side dish when you're grilling this summer.
#whole30 #paleo #sidedishrecipes #sidedish #memorialday

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Writer, Runner, Gardener, and of course, Mom
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writing, cooking, photography, knitting, organizing, planning
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  • A Life in Balance
    Writer/Editor, 2007 - present
  • Frugal Local Kitchen
    Writer/Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Library Development Office, University of Pennsylvania Library
    Office Manager/Special Events Manager, 1997 - 2002
  • Educating Children for Parenting
    Assistant to Director of Development, 1997 - 1997
  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Annual Giving Manager, 1995 - 1996
  • The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
    Manager, Membership and Museum Shop, 1993 - 1995
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia
    Assistant, Director of Development and Director of Public Relations, 1990 - 1993
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Barbara Anne Bradley
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Vivacious mom of 5 writing about food, fun, family, and frugality
Introduction
I'm a mom of 5 kids who is attempting to recover from being a moderately Type A personality while being the best mom and wife I can. I've always tried to shove as much as possible into every minute, and that's not working anymore. I originally wrote at My Daily Round starting in 2007; however I changed my bloggy name to A Life in Balance in 2011 as I began to realize how unbalanced my life was.

As a mom of 5, frugality, planning, and good nutrition are at the heart of what I do every single day. With a teenager in the house, and a 8 year eating almost as much as his older brother, I have to stretch my time and my husband's paycheck as much as possible. Being an avid gardener for almost 20 years, I spend most of the summer canning, picking vegetables, and talking about my garden here. I talk about the food, recipes, and cooking over at Frugal Local Kitchen.

You can talk to me in so many places - my feed, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions for posts.

Other Places to Find MeFeatured on Mama's Little Helper: Mama of the Week
Part of the Nourished Living Network
Writer at The Lunch Break Blog
Writer at Philadelphia Family Magazine
Writer at Chester County Moms
Bragging rights
Surviving 5 kids - 4 boys and one princess
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Philadelphia
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