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Loving Those Who Grieve During the Holidays

Two years ago this week my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. She loved celebrating Christmas with her grandsons. She never really knew our girls. While she and I didn’t always see eye to eye, those things don’t really matter to me anymore. I wish I had learned that sooner. This post was originally posted […]

Mashed Potatoes: A Little Brother Story

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: amy_rab@ One of the biggest joys in writing LifeasMOM is getting to know you, my readers. I have developed some fantastic friendships thanks to blogging and met some wonderful people. Amongst those wonderful people is Carrie from Carrie’s Busy Nothings. Carrie has been the source of […]

Tips for a Make Ahead Christmas Meal

You know me. I love to cook ahead. It could be that I enjoy setting the mood with candles and soft music and cooking ahead allows me those extra minutes to add the certain something. OR… It could be that I just don’t like running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Either […]

A Giveaway from Muir Glen Reserve

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: sosborne521@, jessicakaiser@, Kmoore688@, amm2ep@, jillyjoyce1@, Dinovak2350@ The other day we were driving home from shopping, and FishPapa asked what was for dinner. Upon hearing the answer (which was Rice and Beans), he inquired, “You got the salsa covered?” Well, you have that jar in the fridge […]

Tips for Terrific Teacher Gifts

Teaching is hard work. Whether your students are your own flesh and blood or someone else’s children, the life of a teacher is one of giving. And so it’s nice when others give back. Plus, thanking one’s teacher is a great habit to instill in our children. Here are some tips for making your teacher […]

Super Simple Fudge

Growing up fudge was a Christmas tradition at our house. My mom usually made a very simple version using marshmallow creme. I’ve followed in her footsteps — until this year. I bought all the ingredients, fully prepared to make fudge to add to our Christmas cookie tray. Well, who woulda thunk that marshmallow creme had […]

Wilton Decorating Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Decorating cakes and cookies has been a FishFamily pastime for quite a few years. The kids love to frost and sprinkle and otherwise create fun and sugary treats in the kitchen. We have a generous hand when it comes to sprinkles. Yes, yes, we do. Wilton products have been at […]

Beech-Nut Baby Cereal Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: kelly.olsakovsky@, robjohnsonofwichita@, sydneydav@ FishBoy8 had his first taste of rice cereal on Christmas Eve many moons ago. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. How precious those baby memories are. And rice cereal was a staple at our house for many, many years. It […]