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Barbara Hoyer
Works at A Life in Balance
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40 Days of Renewal: My Lenten Goals

This February has been the hardest in a long time. I'm not sure why I feel restless and in need of change. Why does life feeling like it's slipping away while I'm stuck on a treadmill?

#februaryblues #40daysofrenewal #lent #lentengoals #motherhood

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Summer Gardening Prep: Inventory Your Canning Supplies

Take stock of your canning supplies in late winter as you finish up the last of last year's jams and jellies to prepare for this year's food preserving.

#preservingfood #canning #freezingfood #gardeningwednesday

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #131

Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! Last week, 390 links were shared at Motivation Monday.

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

- some amazing Paleo Thin Mint cookies
- a cute herb planter
- and tasty Brownie hearts for your sweetheart

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 9 hosts, your links will be shown to thousands of readers looking for recipes for winter, 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.

Upcoming Themes

- Frugal Tips for the Home
- St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes
- Spring – anything goes
- Easter – anything goes

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #130 is Open!

We have all kinds of ideas for you this week including:

- Bacon Recipes
- Becoming the Mom I Want to Be (fantastic read!)
- and 3 amazing dessert recipes

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 9 hosts, your links will be shown to thousands of readers looking for recipes for winter, 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.

Upcoming Themes

- Frugal Tips for the Home
- Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes
- Spring – anything goes
- Easter – anything goes


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5 Hardest Things About Being a Mom

Being a mom is hard. Besides the physical labor, it's hard on our emotions, our patience. We feel taken for granted sometimes, even by our husbands. While coming up with the hardest things about my life as a mom wasn't easy since I'm not a negative person by nature, potty training, the bane of my existence, made it on the list.

#tipsformoms #motherhood

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Easy Way to Save $1,000: Use Cloth Diapers

Did you know I cloth diapered 4 kids? And liked doing it?

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Getting Fit with PopSugar Fitness on YouTube

My favorite channel is the PopSugar Fitness channel on YouTube. They have a range of videos depending on time constraints and needs.

#fitness #fitnessvideos #popsugarfitness

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Writer, Runner, Gardener, and of course, Mom
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writing, cooking, photography, knitting, organizing, planning
Employment
  • 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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13 Quick and Healthy Smoothies - A Day In Candiland
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13 quick and healthy smoothies recipes to give you all the veggies and fruits you need. Get your meal and dessert in one easy drink.

Easy Tea Sandwiches
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2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for pan 1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus 1¼ cup for crumb mixture ½ cup granulated sugar 2½ teaspoons bak

Easy Valentine's Day Dinner Menu
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Lazy Budget Chef: Shopping Seasonally: What’s on Sale in January
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While many people take a spending break at the beginning of the New Year, there are some items that only go on sale in January that can help

#DelawareCounty PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/9/15 – 1/11/15
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With 2015 here and upon us, I imagine many of you have set some goals and are working towards achieving them. But, let's be honest, changing

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Monopolizing A Little Family Time During the Holidays
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80 Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Recipes | Divine Health
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My Crock-Pot (aka – slow cooker, CrockPot is actually a trademarked brand name) has not only become my best friend, but it has been my savin

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - Recipe - Real Food Hot Chocolate
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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe. Real Food Hot Chocolate. How to make your own homemade hot chocolate mix. No powered milk hot chocolate m

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Smart gift ideas from RadioShack, along with a felt mitten Christmas craft. How to make a felt mitten garland, ornaments, or gift wrap embel

Saturday Dishes - Appetizers
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This week's theme is: Appetizers With plenty of holiday parties & New Year's Eve coming up, we thought appetizers seemed quite fitting. What

Easy Christmas Craft: Chalkboard Christmas Wreath - A Day In Candiland
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