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Captain Jack – Pirates of the Caribbean Cake

As you know, I’m into cake. Not so much the baking of it. I’m a total flop where from-scratch cakes are concerned. But, I love using cake as a canvas for fun, birthday themes. Maybe it hearkens back to my first birthcake in memory — two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese…. yes, it […]

Pregnancy & Surviving the Heat of Summer

The following is a post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: I’ve been pregnant several times throughout the hot summer months. With morning sickness. In North Carolina. Heat + all-day morning sickness = a hot, irritable mama So what do you do if you are pregnant during those 95+ degree days and you have children who need […]

Legoland with a 2 Year Old

Last week our family spent a day roaming about Legoland, a major attraction in San Diego County. Legoland was one of the big selling points for my boys when we told them three years ago that we were moving to this area. We promised, “We’ll go to Legoland.” Thankfully, we’ve been able to keep that […]

Tips for Attending Birthday Parties

A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, JessieLeigh As your child attends school, particularly during the younger grades, odds are good that he or she will be invited to a few birthday parties. Here are some of my best tips for making these events as painless as possible for you AND the host: RSVP in the manner […]

A Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Last month our family took the day off from business as usual and headed to a local attraction, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the Safari Park is one of two zoological gardens in San Diego. The famous San Diego Zoo is located in the heart […]

Your Summer Survival Guide is Here

Ready to sail through summer with a smile? Got a bag of tricks ready for when the kids are home all day with “nothing to do?” Are you prepared for the transition from carpools, math lessons, and regular bedtimes? Don’t worry. I’ve got ya covered! (Click here if you can’t see the video) Ready to […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

Easter Brunch Ideas

Today I’m over at Food Your Way, sharing ideas for Easter Brunch. From the post, Easter is just around the corner. And for many of us, this weekend promises to be one filled with family and church events, a few hard cooked eggs, and hopefully, a feast or two. If you’re just now thinking about […]