Capturing the Magic of the Season

Capturing the Magic of the Season - how do we push past the hard things, the challenges of the holidays to bring joy to our families?

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Our Christmas tree, the real one, not the cheap, fake tabletop one I bought, is sitting in the front yard, right now, dripping wet. It’s a family tradition, passed down from my dad. The tree can’t come inside until it’s washed. Washed, people. My husband humored me in […]

Ceramic Ornaments that Kids Can Decorate

ceramic ornaments kids crafting

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! If I was completely honest, this Great Gifts series would be entitled “Cool Things I […]

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus

3 Free Printable Christmas Menus - download this free printable meal for easy, make-ahead meals on Christmas

The month is speeding by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here. Yay! While I’m not quite ready, it helps to have you guys around. You’re my accountability in case you didn’t know. When one of you makes a request, I’m pretty happy to fulfill it. And if it means that the request serves […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

8 Steps to Better Cookie Baking: Bake someone happy this month. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps.

Bake someone happy this month. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this […]

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time - Plan to have fun with your family this year to make memories and savor the season.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. As I type this, the month is still fresh, just a couple days into the “official” Christmas […]

Easy Homemade Gift Tags

Easy Homemade Gift Tags - Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give.

Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give. In the age of insta-everything, it’s sometimes nice to step back and do a little home crafting. Whether you make gifts and wrappings yourself out of economic necessity or just a love for handiwork, the […]

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Tree Ornaments - Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit.

Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]

Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]