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The Power of Play

The Power of Play - an hour playing with my daughter was just wonderful. I need to do it more often.

Saturday morning FishChick was the first to awake, shortly after I stumbled down the stairs, hoping for a little quiet time to myself. But, how do you turn that face away? I admit, it’s not that hard sometimes. I get too busy. Or so I think. And turn on a video for her or let […]

Memories on the Tree

Memories on the Tree - Tree ornaments are a wonderful reminder of great memories.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Last week I confessed that I consider decorating the tree a chore. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE having a decorated tree. I love watching the lights glow in the darkness. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they look at their favorite […]

How to Look Fabulous in Your Holiday Photos

Holiday Photos DOs and DONTs

Photo opportunities are quickly approaching. Take a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Rena and look your best in those holiday photos! Tis the season for holiday parties, work parties and family gatherings and along with that comes lots of pictures. Here are some tips for your looking your very best for those captured […]

Ceramic Ornaments that Kids Can Decorate

Ceramic Ornaments that Kids Can Decorate - Inexpensive ceramic ornaments become works of art when you hand the kids a set of Sharpies.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! If I was completely honest, this Great Gifts series would be entitled “Cool Things I […]

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus - download this free printable meal for easy, make-ahead meals on Christmas

The month is speeding by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here. Yay! While I’m not quite ready, it helps to have you guys around. You’re my accountability in case you didn’t know. When one of you makes a request, I’m pretty happy to fulfill it. And if it means that the request serves […]

Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

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Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]

Summer Fun: S’mores Fudge

smores fudge summer fun

Homemade candy is such a treat to make with your kids. Try this recipe for fudge that evokes the taste of s’mores without all the smoke. The first time I tried to make fudge, I was in first grade. I had a crush on a boy whose name I do not remember. I wanted to […]

About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

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photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]