It’s Time to Get Outside!

Summer 5

The seasons are changing (finally). Turn off the screens and get outside. Spring fever has finally hit. The end of the school year is near enough in sight that I can anticipate a more relaxed routine. I’m working on some very fun activities for us moms to do with our kids as well as dusting […]

Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

Spring Has Sprung. Yes, Really.

Mud Cupcakes

Spend some time planning for a fun spring season with your family. Okay, I know some of you still see single digits and snow on the ground. But, it really will fade. Eventually. My five year stint in Kansas City tells me it’s so. Spring will come! In the meantime — or if you’re already […]

Family Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

soda bread cheese

Saint Patrick’s Day is next Sunday! Now is the perfect time to plan a little St. Patrick’s Day fun into your family’s schedule. Here are just a few ideas┬áto get you started: Activities for St Patrick’s Day Make St. Patrick’s Day Meaningful Make a rainbow of homemade playdough! Make shamrock salt dough tea light candle […]

Preparing for Easter

Jesus Cookies for Easter

Easter is just a few weeks away. Consider how you might prepare. Easter is a mere three weeks away. My! How time flies. This year I actually did one of those things that I’ve always been meaning to do: the kids and I are going through a Lenten Bible reading plan. I found it on […]

5 Ways to Make Spring Special

Spring Flower Boy

Daylight Savings starts on Sunday. That means spring is just around the corner. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great suggestions for making spring, and spring break, extra special. Looking at the snow blanketing my yard, it’s a tad hard to believe that spring will ever arrive. Nonetheless, the calendar tells me that […]

Great Party Food for a Super Bowl or Other Fun Shindig

Brats with Sauteed Peppers and Onions If you’re a football fan, or a foodball fan as the case may be, you may be gearing up for a party next week when the Ravens and 49s go head to head. The FishHouse is rooting for the California team. But, we, sadly, don’t own a jersey to […]

Get Out!

One of my new goals for the year was to spend more time outside. I started reading Last Child in the Woods and it’s got me thinking about the nature deficit in my own life. Thankfully, my kids get outside almost every day, weather permitting. Their mother on the other hand, has always been somewhat […]