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

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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 […]

Simple Party Solutions: An Ultimate Summer Sandwich Party

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The blogosphere is an amazing place. I have made some rich, rich friendships through blogs. One of the people I’ve met in my web-surfing is Joy of FiveJs. Joy did all the great design work on my two sites, but more importantly, she has become a great friend. We can talk theology, music, html, homeschooling, […]

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!

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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

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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!

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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 […]

Customized Chocolate Bars from Chocomize – A Giveaway!


At our house, Christmas is the time of the year where we do a few extra special things that we might not otherwise do. Let kids stay up late. Eat chocolate for breakfast. Drive aimlessly up and down streets looking for really cool light displays, eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. Fill stockings with lots […]