Mashed Potatoes: A Little Brother Story

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: amy_rab@ One of the biggest joys in writing LifeasMOM is getting to know you, my readers. I have developed some fantastic friendships thanks to blogging and met some wonderful people. Amongst those wonderful people is Carrie from Carrie’s Busy Nothings. Carrie has been the source of […]

Homemade Salsa

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: sosborne521@, jessicakaiser@, Kmoore688@, amm2ep@, jillyjoyce1@, Dinovak2350@ The other day we were driving home from shopping, and FishPapa asked what was for dinner. Upon hearing the answer (which was Rice and Beans), he inquired, “You got the salsa covered?” Well, you have that jar in the fridge […]

Wilton Decorating Giveaway

Cookies with Sprinkles

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Decorating cakes and cookies has been a FishFamily pastime for quite a few years. The kids love to frost and sprinkle and otherwise create fun and sugary treats in the kitchen. We have a generous hand when it comes to sprinkles. Yes, yes, we do. Wilton products have been at […]

Beech-Nut Baby Cereal Giveaway


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: kelly.olsakovsky@, robjohnsonofwichita@, sydneydav@ FishBoy8 had his first taste of rice cereal on Christmas Eve many moons ago. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. How precious those baby memories are. And rice cereal was a staple at our house for many, many years. It […]

Holiday Happiness Giveaway Winners


Thanks to everyone who participated in all the great Holiday-themed discussions last week. We shared ideas on how to bless unemployed loved ones how to eat healthier this season how to rest at the holidays and more…. Plus, there was a veritable Mayflower full of giveaways. Congratulations to the following winners. Their comments were chosen […]

A Giveaway from Butterball

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Though there’s dispute about its role in the First Thanksgiving*, the turkey is one of the main attractions in modern day Thanksgiving celebrations. And if you limit your turkey baking to once a year, it may be a little challenging to remember all the right steps to preparing a tasty and safe turkey. Breast up […]

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes from Chick-Fil-A


As you will remember, we are kinda-sorta big fans of Chick-Fil-A. In fact, we’ve narrowed our fast food enjoyment down to three basic establishments, and Chick-Fil-A is the chicken part of the Tri-fecta. And I have a very standard menu plan when I go there: Chicken Strips Salad with Caesar Dressing — and a medium […]

A Giveaway from Hallmark

Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark ornaments are a traditional part of the Holidays. And my mom very diligently saved each of our ornaments from our childhood so that we would have a collection for our trees once we left home. I’ve done the same with my own kids. Each of the grandmothers has added to their collections every year. […]