Planning now for Christmas can help you enjoy the season without extraordinary stress or overspending. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ariana8407@ and samnkids@ For the last five years we’ve spent time at Life as MOM talking about Christmas. In July. Yes, really. Planning now for what happens five months from now better prepares […]
Usually, summer times have been my chance to catch up on writing projects. And for many, many years it was super easy to do this with the kids all home. In fact, I think it was easier with toddlers because most of my kids had similar needs: playtime and meal time. Now that they range […]
Fun week here! Janel and her two girls came to stay for a few days. All eight of our family’s cousins were in one household. It was fun to see how they mingled. This is me and my youngest sister Janel. Yes, the only picture of us — bed head and all. I can post […]
Where did the week go? I dunno about you, but it went by really quickly around here. Some of the highlights? freezing my tootsies off waiting for fireworks touring one of the California Missions with my parents watching Despicable Me 2 at the theater. (Great film!) Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM: […]
Need some good cheap eats? I gotcha covered. I have no idea how it happened. But, July is here. Say what? It’s been a whirlwind of a summer so far. We’ve made two road trips, done the beach a few times, and worked at doing more cooperative kitchen work. That means kids are cooking, papas […]
Last weekend we celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday. It was a lovely day at the park with lots of good food and plenty of faces I hadn’t seen in 20 years! It was really fun. We got to see Janel and Brett, visiting from Virginia. The cousins got to play together for the first time […]
It’s been another full week for the FishFam. I’m so thankful to be able to share my life with these sweet people. We spent the early part of the week in the Santa Ynez Valley with the grandparents. Sleeping in on Sunday morning was a highlight. Being spoiled by the grandparents ranked high, too. Trying […]
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