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Christmas, Day 1: Win a Mom’s Time-Out Kit

FM Giveaway #1

Merry Christmas! Today’s the first day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This post does include affiliate links. If you don’t win, you can always go buy one for yourself or for a friend. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: hmhurst@ We are celebrating the day that God […]

Treats for the Sweet

Treats for the Sweet - These are traditions that we

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

twaddle-free stocking stuffers

The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa […]

Brainstorming Ways to Enjoy the Season (A Twitter Invitation)

how do we enjoy the season

The following content is sponsored by The Century Council and The Motherhood. Last week’s rain and our family trip to the movie theater kind of inaugurated the Christmas season for us. I approach this time with great fear and trepidation, however. I want the month to be one of good times with my family. I don’t […]

A Giveaway from Annie’s Rising Crust Pizza

Annie

The following content is sponsored by Annie’s: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Ktree15@ There comes a time in a mom’s life, when no matter how much she likes to cook, she needs to have some go-to convenience items. While I like to cook a lot of things from scratch, I am not […]

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Oatmeal Bar

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

A Weekend Giveaway from The Disney Store (CLOSED)

Princess Dress-up

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, lilpoptart2000@ When I was seven years old, I listened to the Sleeping Beauty soundtrack — on a record player! — over and over and over again. I would dance about the living room, pretending that I was Briar Rose. There were so many fairy tales and […]

A Weekend Giveaway from Smuckers (CLOSED)

A Giveaway from Smuckers | Life as MOM

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Fireftrjb@ As you know, we’re gearing up for a European vacation next year to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I still think it’s a joke, but we keep taking steps forward and saving pennies to see if we can make it happen. In the meantime, the kids […]