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Valentine’s Day Menu Plan to Print & Cook

Valentine

Want to make your meals on Valentine’s Day special? We’ve gotcha covered with a menu plan and shopping list that includes scones, homemade turkey sausage, mini pizzas, chicken Parmesan, and chocolate mint bars. Yum! It crack me up that my kids think that days like Valentine’s Day are real holidays. Really, what makes most of […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Personal Cherry Crumbles - Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars - easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more.

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Manicure

Valentine Nail Collage

Pamper yourself with a fun at-home manicure! Life as MOM contributor Rena will show you how. It’s super fun to get your nails done by a professional. I personally go just for the five minutes they give you a hand massage. But going all the time can get really expensive. Here is a fun new […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites - easy and delicious, these no-bake treats are naturally sweetened.

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Make Your Own Valentines

Make Your Own Valentines | Life as MOM - Free, easy printables to make some awesome homemade valentines.

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. For my kids, it’s this Friday. Our homeschool park day hosts a Valentine exchange. This means I have to get my rear in gear. Personally, I don’t love the store bought Valentine cards. They have not really improved in the last 35 years. Just saying. This year […]

Wrapping Paper That Kids Can Decorate Themselves

Wrapping Paper that Kids Can Decorate Themselves - this is an easy way to involve kids in your holiday plans.

As the gift-giving and gift-wrapping season approaches, let your kids customize your wrapping paper for a fun and crafty presentation. About 20 years ago as I was finishing college, I lived with a family from my church. Kathy had three boys and modeled all kinds of great characteristics for me, frugality being one of them. […]

10 Gifts You Can Make for Kids

10 Gifts You Can Make for Kids | Life as MOM - Check out these fun gifts you can make your self. Crafting skill not required.

Years ago when we lived on an extremely tight budget, we had no money for Christmas gifts. Rather than show up empty-handed for holiday get-togethers, I started making all the gifts and greeting cards that I gave each year. It was definitely a labor of love. But, since I had more time than money, it […]