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Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes | LifeasMOM.com

Looking for some new Thanksgiving recipes to try this year? Here are some of the FishFamily’s favorites! Next week signals my kids’ favorite meal of the entire year. We are heading to Grampa Lee and Gramma Marilyn’s house, one of our happy places. Gramma and I have been scheming about the meal. It turns out […]

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 […]

In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

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

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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 […]

How You Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season - Cold and flu season is coming! Consider these best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter.

Cold and flu season is coming! JessieLeigh has some best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter. No one likes to be sick. Well, okay, maybe there are a few children out there who would take the illness just to get to stay home and watch limitless TV […]

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 […]