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99 Days Until Christmas?

The countdown has begun. But, don’t be alarmed. A little planning now will make for a simpler season. Who knew that Christmas was only 99 days away?! With the hundred degree temps we’ve been having, it’s hard to imagine ever wearing a coat or hunting down a Christmas tree. But the day will be here […]

Stock Your First Aid Kit Thanks to Band-Aid

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ssway@, simplyjess829@, mdezendorf@ The Girl tripped earlier today. She was whining and whimpering. I chalked it up to the fact that she’s outgrowing naps. She’d been whining and whimpering for a while. Then I saw the dribble of blood down her leg. Once she saw the dribble […]

Being Prepared for Emergencies When Your Children Are in School

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions for preparing for emergencies while your kids are in school. photo source Bomb threats. Inclement weather. Fire. Sudden illness. Unfortunately, some emergencies happen when your child is at school, away from you. Rather than get yourself in a panic about it, […]

Make 24-Hour Go Bags for Your Kids

Make Go Bags for your kids so that you are prepared for an evacuation in the case of an emergency. I’ve been meaning to “get better prepared for emergencies” for awhile now. Last year I did some small things like stock more water and store our important papers in a fireproof box. We never “think” […]

An Easy (Disney) Princess Cake You Can Make

A Princess cake, Disney or otherwise, is easy to pull off with some purple frosting, a sugar cone, and a few princess toys. A few weeks ago, my baby celebrated her 4th birthday. While we didn’t have a big party, we did do a few things to make her day special. 1. Birthday Kid chooses […]

Weekend Giveaway: Wear Now, Layer Later from Carter’s

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: dkmiata@ The weather has just been wacky this year. Even in moderate San Diego we’ve had strange heat waves, excessive humidity, and odd cool spells. There have been several occasions when hubs and I looked at each other and said, “I thought we weren’t in Kansas […]

Tips for Stress-Free Painting with Kids

Mixing paint and children can have a mom quaking in her boots. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, demystifies the fine art of letting your kids be artistic. “Mom, how in the world did a 3-year old create a masterpiece like that?” That is what my daughter Ella said when she saw this postcard from her […]

Win The Lorax and Despicable Me

Enter to win copies of The Lorax and Despicable Me. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: melissa_koca@, ltjacobs704@, elena150980@ We are unabashedly a movie family. I’m not sure how that happened. I suppose it’s because we don’t watch regular television programming — besides sports and a few special cartoons. Every summer and every […]