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Back in August, the FishBoys and FishPapa went to see the Spiderman movie. It had almost as big an impact as The Avengers did. I guess I should say moreso, since I have two Spideys in the family. One even sleeps in his super suit! Shortly after seeing the film, FishBoy8 asked if we could […]

Last Minute Costume Idea: Hawkeye from the Avengers

Easy Hawkeye Costume | Life as MOM

Make a last-minute costume that will please the Avenger in everyone. You know already about our family’s deep and abiding love for the Avengers. The boys have told me that it’s their top 3 of all-time favorite movies. I have to agree. We had a blast last month watching it on Blu-ray and have watched […]

Fill a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is not too far away, less than 60 days by my last reckoning. This next two weeks are a great time to fill a shoebox with love, necessities, and toys to be sent overseas to children in need. Life as MOM reader, Carrie, shares her expertise on how to pull it off. The following […]

Do Something Unusual

I just got home from taking three kids to Legoland’s Brick or Treat Party. These guys, aged 8, 10, and 11, are Legoland’s “target audience”. They were thrilled with our evening at the park. I had a blast being escorted by two Spideys and a Hawkeye. (And I was so glad that folks recognized him […]

Ask Your Mama What She’d Do Differently

I don’t think I understood my mom so well until I had kids old enough to argue with me. Then I realized that she’d survived a lot! Our parents, grandparents, and older mentors have already walked in our shoes. They “get” where we are as parents today. If we have ears to hear, we can […]

Motherhood is Amazing. And Hard.

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Deanna shares her perspective on motherhood. It’s amazing and hard, all at once. The following is a guest post from Deanna: I used to think that my version of motherhood was harder than anyone else’s. I had an infant with Down syndrome who needed 24 hours of oxygen […]

Keeping Up with Regular Eye Care

Keeping up with regular eye care can help both you and your family see better as well as keep eye disease at bay. In tenth grade, much to my chagrin, I was given a prescription for eye glasses. This is one of only two photos that I could find of me wearing my specs. (Apologies […]

Season Your Meals with Love

Looking for a fun gift to make with your children? Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers a great suggestion for “seasoning meals with love.” Several years ago, Maggie, one of the mentors at my Mothers of Preschoolers group, shared how she made her meals with love. She had an adorable little spice shaker with the […]