Win a Copy of Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook


This is a week filled with giveaways to celebrate YOU. Check back everyday for a new prize to win! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by the Harvard Common Press. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: dehavenfam@, mbensuaski@, bballgirl86@, cvorwald@, Julzh116@ This was my seventh baby. I’d dreamt about it for years, and then I got a […]

Happy Mother’s Day: A Giveaway Extravaganza


Starting tomorrow: a week’s worth of great giveaways to help your life as MOM. I’m so excited for this coming week! Prizes galore coming at you to celebrate Life as MOM, both yours and the blog. LAM is 6 years old this weekend! What a fun ride it’s been! Thank you for hanging with me, […]

The Weekly Ramble

jam on it

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. The girls and I headed to Santa Clarita this time last week. I hate driving. I hate driving in LA traffic even more. If you know California, you know that Orange County is like the promised land. That’s what’s between my house and Los Angeles. I […]

How to Gift Ebooks

How to Gift Ebooks

Books are fabulous gifts to give and to receive. Better yet is a free hour to sit and read without interruptions! Here’s how to give one of my ebooks as a gift. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

It’s Here! Get On the Road to Joyful Motherhood!

On the Road to Joyful Motherhood is a compilation of 31 devotions to help you enjoy this ride. They are ideas I

If you receive the seasonal newsletter, you already know this. If not, here we are: A fun, little devotional to help you enjoy this life as MOM. (Be sure to open the newsletter for a fun little coupon.)   Buy the book here. It’s not all rainbows and pixie dust at my house, and I […]

Celebrate National Train Day

train day boy

This post is sponsored by Amtrak: Ever since we sent in our Go-gurts box tops for a free Thomas the Tank Engine fifteen years ago, our family has been smitten with train travel. That one free wooden engine led all the grandparents to purchase the full set of wooden train tracks and accessories. These are […]

The Weekly Ramble

FishChicks garden

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Oy! I’ll be honest, it’s been a rough week. We were on the mend Sunday: the girls and I planted some flowers; we played; the weather was beautiful. Isn’t it hilarious that she’s giving herself bunny ears? FishPapa went back to work Monday morning and all […]

Dinners for $70 or Less: What Would You Like to See?


Last month I introduced a new resource here on Life as MOM: This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. It’s a weeklong meal plan that not only watches its dollars and cents, but also makes sure you can prep ahead or on the spot easily and quickly throughout the week.

Each meal plan feeds four people for $70 a week for seven meals. The plans can be shopped at Trader Joe’s as well as any regular grocery store, including Walmarts and Targets that have groceries.