Lunchtime Solutions, Sara Lee Soft and Smooth, & A Giveaway

One of the things that I realized in our first two weeks since school started was that lunch time is a major hassle. My default lunchtime mode is to reheat leftovers or create a new meal at noontime each day. This takes way too much time. (And there are rarely enough leftovers, anyway.) I think […]

A Grocery Geek Giveaway: Add Up the Savings with Kroger

You know me, I’m such a grocery geek! I love to find good deals at the grocery store. And this next week you may want to stop by your local Kroger store to take advantage of their latest sale. Through August 21, when you buy 8 participating items from any Kroger store, you’ll receive $4 […]

Planning for a Sweet Treat, Dessert Ideas, & a Yoplait Splitz Giveaway

See that? That was my effort to surprise my kids with ice cream cones one night while they were out riding bikes. Word to the wiser: a muffin tin is not a stable carrier for ice cream cones. They wobbled to the floor and this is the mess I picked up. Of course, those made […]

Baseball, Helping Others, State Farm, & a Giveaway

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve enjoyed going to baseball games. See, me and Tommy Lasorda go way back. But, I was surprised to realize last week that it had been 18 years since I’d been to a Major League Baseball game. The FishBoys and Papa have gone quite a few times over […]

Recent Giveaways – Winners

Congratulations to winners of recent giveaways here at LifeasMOM. Winners were chosen at random and have also been notified by email. Please respond within 48 hours of the sent time of the email, otherwise I may have to choose another winner. Thank you for making Christmas in July such a fun experience. I loved hearing […]

Elegant Skirts from The Modest Mom – A Giveaway!

As I mentioned earlier today, having a holiday wardrobe ready a few weeks — or months — prior to all the parties, plays, concerts, and festivities, can really set one’s mind at ease. Thanks to my mother-in-law, my boys always had cute little suits to wear for Christmas during my early parenting years. Trouble was, […]

Christmas Memories, Thai Kitchen, and a Cookbook Giveaway

For the longest time I’ve associated Asian flavors with Christmastime. I think it hearkens back to some holiday thirty-some years ago when my mom picked up takeout from Lui’s Kitchen and we ate it in front of the fireplace, seated at the coffee table. And then there was the Christmas Eve not too long ago […]

Christmas Breakfast, Gourmet Granola and a Giveaway!

Christmas Breakfast can be a rushed affair or an afterthought or a big elaborate event. When I was a kid, breakfast on Christmas morning consisted of a 2-lb box of See’s candy and the tangerines or oranges from our stockings. Fruit and chocolate? Worked for me. Until I became a mom. Then I realized that […]