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How To Encourage Your Kids To Document Their Own Life

Let your kids be the photographers! Check out these great tips from Life as MOM contributor and professional photographer, Alex Maldonado. If you are anything like me when it comes to photographing your kids, you often feel like you can never do enough of it.  Sure we nail the big moments like birthday parties, dance recitals […]

12 Ways to Save on Birthdays (Frugal Friday)

Birthdays  are a wonderful time in the life of a child. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make it special. Our family has a “birthday season”. Fifty-percent of our family has birthdays in a three-week span of time. As of today, we’ve got two more to go before we start leap […]

Easiest Mother’s Day Gift

Looking for a simple treat to give the mothers in your life? Here’s something easy, quick, and chocolate-filled to pull together. Mother’s Day is approaching. You may be making big plans for the day — or not. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s better not to focus on myself or expect to be feted. […]

Review the Old Year

Reviewing the old year is a great way to remember the beauty and goodness, and hardships, too, that craft the path we’re on for the future. On Christmas night while my peeps were happily playing with new Legos, video games, and felt food, I started working on our 2011 family slide show. I’ve done this […]

Savor the Moments of Family Life

The days go by all too quickly when you’re a parent and your kids start to pick up speed. Savor the moments of family life. As I mentioned earlier this week, getting sick was a sure-fire way to get me to slow down this month and get perspective. Sure, there were more things I wanted […]

10 Christmas Movies to Enjoy this Weekend

Prep and Landing In my mind, this is the ideal weekend to cozy up with your kiddos, a slice of pumpkin pie, and a movie. You now officially have permission to watch Christmas movies and play carols on the stereo. Truth be told, I’ve been doing those things for weeks. I even splurged and spent […]

6 Tips for Better Pics

The following is a guest post from Alex Maldonado: Having a house full of kids has its ups and downs. Some of the downs include the hours of 12-3AM. Some of the ups include impromptu dance parties and tons “kodak moments”. Being a full-time dad means it’s easy for me to “capture” these moments. Being […]

FishChick3, Baby Fog, & New Birthday Traditions

FishChick, 3 years ago I came out of the Baby Fog earlier this year. You know, that haze that you drift around in while your baby is nursing, waking you up at night, wearing diapers, and otherwise doing what babies do best. The fog slowly clears as Baby gets a little more independent and sleeps […]