Trimming the Tree with Children (12 Days of Christmas Family Fun)

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The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren: I have so many treasured memories surrounding the Christmas Season – and most of them involve a Christmas tree. I love Christmas trees and everything about them: putting them up, arranging the ornaments, choosing just the perfect spot to admire it all season, not to mention its fresh smell wafting through […]

Bake Cookies with Your Kids (12 Days of Christmas Family Fun)

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We love to have a big variety of Christmas cookies on the plate.Last year the kiddos and I made a dozen different kinds! We baked them the weekend of Thanksgiving and then froze them to enjoy through New Year’s. It was great fun. I was chatting with my friend Shaina the other day, and she mentioned […]

Easy Food Gifts to Make (& FREE Printable Instructions)

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Preparing gifts of food can be a thoughtful and economical way to treat your friends and neighbors at the holidays. Plates of cookies or tins full of toffee are such a treat! One trouble with baked goods, however, is that I fear sometimes those items will go to waste. If your friends are receiving plates […]

5 Things to Remember About Christmas Shopping

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It’s been a crazy weekend, hasn’t it? I didn’t go shopping, but just a glance online showed me there was a lot of fiscal activity going on out there. While I heard voices saying, “Calm down, this won’t buy you happiness, ” I also sensed a lot of folks worrying about getting more stuff. There […]

10 Christmas Movies to Enjoy this Weekend


Prep and Landing In my mind, this is the ideal weekend to cozy up with your kiddos, a slice of pumpkin pie, and a movie. You now officially have permission to watch Christmas movies and play carols on the stereo. Truth be told, I’ve been doing those things for weeks. I even splurged and spent […]

Happy Thanksgiving!


photo source You know what I’m doing today! My parents are sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with us. And if not for the red hair, this could be me and FishChick5 in the kitchen. We’ll be cooking up a storm. I just wanted to tell YOU how thankful I am for you, Dear Reader. Little did I […]

Get Your Engines Revving with Cars (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

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As the mom of four boys, I’ve seen stepped on my fair share of toy cars. And I’ve seen that look of utter joy when one of my boys sits behind the wheel of a car. It’s a beautiful thing. Now, that’s not to say girls can’t enjoy cars. I’m sure my girls do. But, they’re […]

A Christmas Countdown Family Activity

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Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]