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An Easy Way to Make A Buche de Noel or Yule Log Cake for Christmas

Many years ago, almost twenty, I spent a year in France as an exchange student. I adopted a family — or they adopted me — to call my own. I lived in a different French city, but thanks to mutual acquaintances, we connected and my life was changed. I don’t think I would have experienced […]

A Tangled Birthday Cake Idea

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair…. When I was a young girl, I had long, blondish hair that my mom would brush daily. And my mom would call me Rapunzel. I wasn’t really a princess, but in my eyes — and hers — I was. (Thanks, Mom.) It’s no different with my own girls. […]

Fun Fall Learning Activities for Children

Fall has always been a favorite season of mine. Pumpkin patches, apple picking and crunching leaves work together to create an atmosphere of fun and exploration for children. Over the years we’ve collected acorns, gone on hay rides, and gone apple tasting. I’ve even broken some rules and climbed apple trees that weren’t supposed to […]

A Very Dora Birthday Cake

FishBaby turned two last week. Can you believe it?! She was born just a few months after LifeasMOM: The Blog and so many of you have known her even before she was born. This little girl is a hoot, that is for sure. She looks a lot like her grandmother who passed away when she […]

Candy Cane Brownie Cupcakes – A Guest Post

You know how I love cute cakes and cupcakes. As the cupcake craze is taking over my home, I’m realizing how cupcakes can be an especially easy dessert, perfect for the holidays. No need to for utensils, easily portable, Yeah! Having recently tried my hand at cuter cupcakes, I think it’s worth a few trial […]

A Whale Cake You Can Bake!

See this guy? He’s my resident scientist/archeologist. He loves all things having to do with biology as well as historical artifacts. He devours nonfiction books like some read comic books. So it was no surprise that he asked for another whale shaped birthday cake last month. Last year he also had a whale cake. And […]

Birthday Cake Round-Up: To Infinity and Beyond!

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Don’t you just love birthday cakes?! My first “fun” birthday cake was a Big Mac. Really, it was. I was a spoiled only child for several years and somewhere in that time period, I got a special birthday party at McDonalds, complete with a hamburger shaped cake. Too cool. After that, it was hit and […]

Toy Story 3 Birthday Cake

I don’t think we even had kids when we saw the first Toy Story. And I think FishBoy13 was about 2 when we took him to see Toy Story 2 at the theatre. He was terrified. Obviously, we cared more about the story than he did. But, the Toy Story films have been near and […]