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Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmon Muffins

Bake up those prolific persimmons your neighbor pawned off on you into these delicious muffins, scented with lemon and cardamom. Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town […]

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Make some precious memories with your kids this Thanksgiving with these fun crafts and activities. My memories are filled with fun Thanksgiving Day adventure. When I was growing up, we often celebrated with some neighbors who didn’t have family nearby. Their son Mark was one of my best friends when I was little. So getting […]

Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

Fresh Chive and Basil Lasagne

This post was originally published on Sept 18, 2011. The habits described here run deep in my soul. Many of my meal plans for this week follow these themes.  Last year I posted some fall theme night ideas that served us well twelve months ago. As our days start to fill up and fall into […]

Make a Thanksgiving Tree

make a thanksgiving tree

Show your thankfulness with this adorable Thanksgiving Tree craft from guest contributor Nancy from Daffodils at Home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sometimes we have a big crowd and sometimes just our own family. Either way, I always try to have the Thanksgiving tree ready to go! I started the tradition years ago when […]

Head to the Pumpkin Patch (Falling for Fun)

fishkids pumpkins

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 […]

Falling for Fun: Using the Whole Pumpkin

More than Just a Jack-O-Lantern | Life as MOM

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 […]

5 Color Combos to Try Out This Fall

Teal and Mint

Liven up your Fall wardrobe with these five fabulous color combinations from Life as MOM contributor Rena. All Photos: Rena Fall is here and the weather is getting cooler. Here are five color combinations to try out this season. (Click on the colors choices to see more outfit pictures.) Cobalt and Mocha Just like water […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Hole in Paper Plate Elmer's

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, […]