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5 Questions to Ask Yourself on Black Friday (Frugal Friday)

This post was originally published on November 25, 2010: The mad rush for holiday shopping begins. Retailers want your hard-earned dollars. You want a good deal — and something fun to give loved ones this season. You have to be the smarter player in this game. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you […]

Holiday Movie Round-Up

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The four day weekend begs for at least one family movie viewing, doesn’t it? Here’s a handful of my kids’ recent faves. While we don’t have any regular Thanksgiving traditions — besides eating — we typically start thinking and planning and crafting for upcoming Christmas celebrations over the long Thanksgiving weekend. That usually includes busting […]

DIY Gingerbread House Tissue Box

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Looking for a fun craft to make with your children over the Thanksgiving weekend? Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers instructions and a downloadable template to make your own Gingerbread House Tissue Box. Photo source: Janel Piersma Spend the afternoon with your peeps building a Gingerbread House with a twist! Nope, you can’t eat this […]

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 […]