Surviving Summer on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

Summer is just around the corner. I know because this week we ended the school year and are looking at two months of summertime bliss. You know, lazy days, laughing children, yummy snacks, cool breezes after hours of sunshine, a few splashes in the pool, and, don’t forget yummy snacks. And while we would like […]

Happy’s Homeschool Idea Round-Up

The Happy Housewife has rounded up a huge array of homeschool curriculum reviews. If you’re in the market for some new school books or are simply curious about what we crazy homeschoolers do, check out Happy’s Round-Up.

Celebrating 3 Years of LifeasMOM

It’s hard to believe that three years ago this weekend, I was sitting in Panera with a good friend — and hit publish. I hoped that my little “project” would be successful, that I would grow as a writer and be able to encourage other moms in the trenches. I hope that I’ve succeeded. This […]

How to Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

My friend Mandi has been such an amazing encouragement to me over the last year. I am so honored to know her and to get counsel from her from time to time. She’s one sharp cookie, that one. This week she launched an ebook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. It’s about […]

Recent Giveaway Winners

Last week we talked about some small ways to go green. Thanks for chiming in!¬†And a special thank you to all the sponsors who shared great prizes. The winners have been notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. If you did not receive the email, but think you should have, […]

Big Doings in May

See that guy? He saw his first baseball game last week and enjoyed it immensely. He also loved it that I filled that snazzy fanny pack full of fruit leathers and fortune cookies and gum — just for him. Little did he know, that was all the snacks I could find. He’s my youngest boy. […]

Your Summer Survival Guide is Here

Ready to sail through summer with a smile? Got a bag of tricks ready for when the kids are home all day with “nothing to do?” Are you prepared for the transition from carpools, math lessons, and regular bedtimes? Don’t worry. I’ve got ya covered! (Click here if you can’t see the video) Ready to […]

Easter Brunch Ideas

Today I’m over at Food Your Way, sharing ideas for Easter Brunch. From the post, Easter is just around the corner. And for many of us, this weekend promises to be one filled with family and church events, a few hard cooked eggs, and hopefully, a feast or two. If you’re just now thinking about […]