Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen

Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen - assignment for the month: get the kitchen in shape

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we face off in the kitchen. 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 […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars - easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more.

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites - easy and delicious, these no-bake treats are naturally sweetened.

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #38

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #38 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals to warm you up? We’ve gotcha covered with chicken and wild rice bake, slow cooker chili, vegetable beef soup, bacon and broccoli egg bake, and lawnmower taco. I’m not sure what the weather holds for most of the country. Out here in the west, I’m praying for rain. Drought and […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables - Improve your family

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make vegetables and fruits a little easier to swallow. 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! […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #37

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #37 | Life as MOM - Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with brats, beef sandwiches, tostadas, broccoli & cheddar soup, and pancakes. So, my poor Chargers will not be playing next weekend. Sigh. Next year perhaps. If you hadn’t guessed, this week’s meal plan is designed to be game-day friendly in addition […]

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids) - Tips and tricks for reducing sugar, increasing fresh produce, and making more things homemade.

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make the snacks you serve healthy as well as tasty. I am not the most regimented person in the world. While I serve my family three meals a day, the timing of those meals can vary. Breakfast happens between 7 and 9 most mornings. Lunch can range from 11 […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #36

Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery List #36 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with beef ragu, burritos, enchiladas, burgers, and pizza. Don’t you just love it when your kids get excited about what’s for dinner? It doesn’t always happen around here, but when it does, I’m pleased as punch, whatever that means. Historically, my […]