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Hit the Road with Great Listening

Hit the road with a supply of audio books to listen together as a family. It will be a fun way to spend your time as a “captive audience”. The following content is brought to you, in part, by Greathall Productions: Are you hitting the road this week? Before you head out of Dodge, I […]

Share Your Turkey Tradition

Our family’s main Thanksgiving traditions involve food. Our menu is more or less the same each year, including foods that we eat only at the holidays, like these Turkey Treats and Pretzel Berry. My kids love the big feast day. There’s all kinds of humming* going on at the table. It’s hilarious. Other traditions might […]

Celebrating with Merida & a Brave Inspired Birthday Cake

This week my big girl turned six. It’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed our first daughter into the family! It is only in the last few years that FishChick6 has clued into the advent of presents, cakes, and celebrations. She was rather perplexed when I didn’t go shopping the […]

Got Your Family Photo On? (A Giveaway from Shutterfly)

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: bennett81252@ Remember that bit about planning ahead? There are less than six weeks until Christmas. Yes, really. As we’ve discussed previously, a little advance planning can ensure that your holiday season won’t be a harried one. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to […]

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Pies)

Make your own Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch! OK, who’s ready for dessert? I am a big believer in homemade pies. They are not terribly difficult and they taste SO much better than store bought. Don’t even stop in the grocery store bakery when you can make one of these babies at home. On Good […]

Simple Planning for a Stress-free Holiday Season

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The holidays are just around the corner and chances are you’re getting stressed over the gifts that need buying, the food that needs cooking, the decorations that need putting up. Life as MOM contributor, Prerna Malik offers suggestions on how to lighten that load with good planning.  Yes, it […]

Reflections on Pregnancy Loss

This weekend we celebrated our miracle baby’s 12th birthday. Every year it gives me pause to see how much time has passed and how our family has grown — in size and maturity — since the evil year of 1999. For those of you just tuning in, here’s the short version of my miscarriage story. […]

Animal Tales & a Giveaway from Greathall Productions (CLOSED)

Enter to win a copy of Animal Tales by Jim Weiss. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: paynere3@, simplyathome99@, sweepluv09@ Admittedly, I’m not an animal person. I’m a “look but don’t touch” kind of person when it comes to animals which explains why we don’t have pets. I’m thankful though that despite my […]