Thinking about a Simpler Season

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photo source The holidays hold some of my favorite childhood memories: long neighborhood walks in the rain after a big turkey dinner sandwiches: turkey on rye bread, just a bit of mayo card games with my Gramma or other visiting relative Toffee Dream See’s candy at breakfast late nights on New Years None of these […]

Thankfulness is Something to Practice

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When I was growing up, my mom would typically prompt Thanksgiving table conversation along the lines of, “Let’s go around the table and share something we’re each thankful for.” Cringe. Shudder. Sticks out tongue. I hated that. (Sorry, Mom.) Not only was I put on the spot, often “getting” to go first, but I felt […]

8 Ways to Be Proactive

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photo source Last month we talked in-depthly about emergency preparedness. As they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The inconvenience now of being proactive about things can save lots of headaches, pain, and maybe even worse, later on. Here are 8 ways I’ve been thinking about to be more proactive, […]

Curing Diaper Rash


The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren: If you have a little one, it is almost inevitable that he will battle diaper rash at some point. Whether it is diaper rash as a side effect from medicine or from a reaction to certain diapers, it can be a tough problem to cure. While there are […]

Planning for a Simpler Season – 60 Days & Counting


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, […]

Enjoy a Blustery Day with Pooh (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

Spiced Honey Muffins with Golden Raisins

I’ll always remember when the oldest FishBoy was about four. We had been reading the Winnie the Pooh books for awhile. Along came a rainy, stormy day, and he said, “What a blustery day it is!” Yes, indeed. Winnie the Pooh has been a wonderful part of my children’s early years. He’s influenced our playtime […]

Take Food With You (Frugal Friday)

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Last week I mentioned how one of the best ways we saved money on our vacation was to bring our own food. Mammoth Lakes has only one grocery store. And during the busy season, there’s reportedly a very long line at said grocery store. I did a lot of shopping before we left. And since […]

Teaching Love for Others

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Her future depends on what you teach your children. Down syndrome is a label that my daughter carries with her, not defining her or shaping her vivacious personality, but it is there, a silent part of her life, unfolding in unexpected places while remaining hidden in others. […]