Movie Review Roundup: Monsters University

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Earlier this week Monsters University was released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Our family got the chance to preview it last weekend. It was a super fun flick. Pixar rarely […]

24-Hour Date on a Dime in San Diego (Frugal Friday)

24-Hour Date Night on a Dime | Life as MOM

A weekend getaway, even if it’s only 24 hours, doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s how to save money on your next overnighter. A few weeks ago FishPapa and I had a 24-Hour Date. When our kids were really little, the only time we were gone overnight was to go to the hospital and have […]

Head to the Pumpkin Patch (Falling for Fun)

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Take your children to the local pumpkin patch for some fresh air and a little fall adventure. Ever since my firstborn could walk, the pumpkin patch has proven to be an excellent fall adventure. Check out how little he was! We’ve lived in two states and a number of different communities. We’ve taken my kids […]

DIY Dress-Up Skirts

DIY Dress-Up Skirts | Life as MOM

Learn how to make a simple dress-up skirt from Life as MOM contributor Janel. This is a great way to make a piece of costume when you can’t find just what you need. All photos: Janel A few years ago, my sister Jamie lent me her sewing machine for a project that I was working […]

Falling for Fun: Using the Whole Pumpkin

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All photos: Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship I see food on just about every porch I pass this time of year. You’d think I was starving or pregnant, with visions of vittles dancing in my head, but no – I just recognize the “decorative” pumpkins people have adorning their doorsteps for what they are: pie […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Fall Leaf Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

Make Birthdays Special

Make Birthdays Special

Birthdays are a big deal around here. And rightly so. What a beautiful blessing a life is! I’m so thrilled to celebrate each of my children’s milestones, especially when I remember how very precious each one of them is. Celebrating a child’s birthday is a chance to remember what it is to be young again. […]

Falling for Fun: High School Friday Night Football

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Our Falling for Fun series continues with a great idea from guest poster, Kelly. Head out to your local high school football game this weekened and make it a family event. All photos: Kelly Wiggains If you’re at all like me, when you start listing fall activities for the family, you think of pumpkin patches […]