A Sense of Normalcy

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Now that my daughter is back home I am longing for a sense of normalcy. We are trying to get back into a daily routine that is similar to the one we had before even though the details are a little different with my daughter in a wheelchair and everyday tasks taking longer than usual.

With that being said, I wanted to let you know that the blog will be returning to a bit of normalcy as well. I will be receiving some help from my assistant Kendra and a few other bloggers to keep some regular features going.

You can expect the Free Kindle Books to be updated as usual on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as the Gluten Free Coupons post and our Friday Freebies post each week. I will be popping in from time to time and we will have some contributors with ideas for saving money during the upcoming holiday season as well as a few DIY gift ideas for you.


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I also wanted to mention that I am extending my Stress Free Holidays Bundle to help you have your most peaceful and joyful holiday season ever.

Get my new mini-course Punch Plastic in the Face: 5 Steps to Freedom from Credit Cards, my Stress Free Holidays e-book as well as Save More – Clip Less: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half {without extreme couponing} for just $6.95 total — less than half price.

You can read more here (scroll to the bottom of the page). You can also purchase the Stress Free Holidays book alone for $4.99 with code GIFT.


Thank you so much for all of your support, prayers and encouraging words as we walk this journey of healing!




How to Build Your Own Profitable Blog – Just $5!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I am limiting my time on the blog so that I can help my daughter but I wanted to make sure that you knew about Blogelina’s new course starting in November:


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I have personally taken Tanya’s class and gained many terrific ideas for turning my own blog into a business, and many Peaceful Mom readers have taken the course as well and given me positive feedback.



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Everything You Need To Build Your Own Profitable Blog


For four days only, Blogelina is offering a special deal on her popular 4-week blogging classProfitable Blogging for BeginnersEnroll for just $5 (normally $25, use coupon code SAVE20 to get your special offer)!

If you want to learn the basics of how to set up a blog, how to take your blogging to the next level, or how to begin earning money from your blog, this class is for you.

When you sign up for this class, here’s what you’ll get:

  • A 60-Page How-To Manual – packed with information that will help take the overwhelming out of starting your own blog
  • 4 weekly online class sessions where you can ask your questions and get personalized feedback
  • A FREE Year of Web Hosting
  • Blogelina Does Your Blog Set-Up For You – they’ll take care of the techie side of the set-up so you don’t have to. All you have to do is start blogging!
  • Blueprints, step-by-step tutorials, networking with other bloggers — everything you need to grow your blog.

This class will cover:

  • How to Get Your Blog Started on the Right Foot
  • Questions to ask as you begin blogging
  • How To Actually Set Up A Blog
  • Why Your Blog Design is So Important
  • 9 Different Ways to Easily Monetize Your Blog
  • How to Draw Visitors to Your Blog
  • and so much more!

Blogelina has been featured on the Dave Ramsey show, and is well-known for her ability to help bloggers make a successful start.

And for $5 it’s a steal! But this offer is only valid for the next 4 days.


Click here to sign up for the Blogelina Profitable Blogging for Beginners class. Use the code SAVE20 at checkout to get your special offer.

*If you’re not 100% satisfied with your experience with Blogelina, you are free to walk away at any time during the class session! PLUS, you’ll get to keep your copy of the class manual and your free year of hosting – Blogelina will refund your money!



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Update on My Daughter

October 25, 2014
Update on My Daughter - The Peaceful Mom

I have often thought that God allows me the privilege of experiencing hardships in life so that I can use those experiences to comfort and encourage others in similar circumstances. Like 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: “He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone […]

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Why I Will Be Missing For A Little While

October 21, 2014

  There are some experiences in life that put everything into perspective.   You know those moments when your entire life flashes before your eyes and you are at a loss? We experienced one of those this weekend when our neighbor knocked on our door to tell us that our 17 year old daughter had […]

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Turn 1 Hour of Prep Into 20 Minute Dinners All Week!

October 17, 2014
1 Hour Prep = 20 Minute Meals All Week -- The Peaceful Mom -

  You might have noticed that I like keeping life simple and one of my favorite ways to simplify is by making meals as stress free as possible. Last week I showed you how I turned 29 pounds of meat into 2 weeks of meals in just 1 hour (read more here). Today I want to […]

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FREEBIES: MP3′s, Halloween Printables, BioFreeze Sample, Kids Stuff & More

October 17, 2014

FREEBIES: Save money by taking advantage of these great FREE offers from this week! All offers were available at the time of publication, but are subject to change. Please Note: Affiliate links are included in this post. Read our disclosure policy here for more information. FREE OFFERS Enrique Iglesias Greatest Hits MP3 Country Greats Music Downloads Vivaldi MP3 Download (right […]

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$125 Budget Weekly Menu {+ easy recipes!}

October 16, 2014

$125 Budget Weekly Menu –  Making a weekly meal plan keeps me sane and helps me to save money and stay on budget. I feed my family of six including four teens for around $125 a week. See what we’re eating this week.   *Items marked with an asterisk were purchased in previous weeks in the […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

October 16, 2014
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One of my very favorite parts of Fall is enjoying the taste of pumpkin in just about everything edible – with the exception of cheeseburgers. Now that I think about it, maybe I should give that a try. My daughter adapted this recipe to make some absolutely delicious Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Enjoy […]

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Gluten Free Coupons & Deals 10/16

October 16, 2014
Gluten Free Coupons and Deals - The Peaceful Mom

New Gluten Free Coupons and Deals to help you save money while eating healthy!    Here are the newest coupons for Gluten Free products: Please click here to see our list of currently available One-Time Use Gluten Free Coupons including: $1/1 Ronzoni GF Pasta, $1/1 Rudi’s Gluten Free Product, $1/1 Pillsbury GF cookie dough and LOTS more! (Note: Some products are not specifically labeled […]

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Save Money: 3 Easy DIY Gift Ideas {that don’t look cheap}

October 14, 2014
Easy DIY Christmas Gifts on a Budget - from The Peaceful Mom

I mentioned last week that I am currently working on my Christmas Gift List (print one here!) for this year to make sure that I don’t go over budget. One of my favorite ways to save money is to make my own gifts rather than purchasing items from a store, but I like for the […]

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Free Kindle eBooks: Organize in 24 Hours, Paleo Breakfasts, Build the Site of Your Dreams & More

October 14, 2014
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  Free Kindle eBooks: Save money and learn new things!               Click here for links to all of the free Kindle books available today including: Organize Your Life in 24 Hours!: 50 Best Strategies to Organize Your Day, Simplify Your Life, and Maximize Your Productivity in the Way You Want Cleaning and […]

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Gluten Free Weekly Menu {+ easy gluten free recipes} 10/13

October 13, 2014
Gluten Free Weekly Menu - The Peaceful Mom

Gluten Free Weekly Menu. Gluten Free shouldn’t be difficult! Check out my daughter’s gluten free menu for this week including easy gluten free recipes. See our family’s $125 Budget Weekly Menu here. Click each purple link for the recipe or product we use!   BREAKFAST Ham and Cheese Omelette with bell pepper Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain […]

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