A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids | Free printable scavenger hunts for both indoor and outdoor games.

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

Plan Now for a Simpler Season

Plan Now for a Simpler Season - Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest.

Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have […]

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids - Our story of traveling through France. This post is about our time in Normandy.

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the third installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. Years ago, FishPapa and I traveled through western France. We retraced […]

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the second installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. One of the beautiful things about traveling for a […]

5 Comforting Fall Recipes

5 Fall Comfort Foods

Fall is here! If you’re looking for a little comfort food for the cooler nights, try one of these recipes. A month ago, we were sporting shorts and tshirts in these here parts. We left for Europe and whoosh! while we were gone, the seasons changed. We even had rain over the weekend! Be still […]

Our European Vacation: London with Kids

Our European Vacation | Life as MOM - We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the first installment of our adventure.

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the first installment of our adventure. As we traveled through England (just London, actually) and France, I kept notes and […]

Travel with Kids {A Series Recap}

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This past month we’ve been talking about travel with kids. Did you miss a post? Here’s the recap…   Do you love to travel? Do you want to show your kids the world but think that travel with kids is too difficult? Traveling with a family is not the same as traveling as a single […]