5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season - Want to enjoy the season a little bit more? Consider these 5 ways to help you be a little more content this Christmas.

Want to enjoy the season a little bit more? Consider these 5 ways to help you be a little more content this Christmas. As you know by now, the holiday season is ramping into gear. Black Friday ads, Christmas gift guides, and all kinds of marketing literally shout at us to Buy! Buy! Buy! It can […]

How to Make Good on Black Friday Sales

How to Make Good on Black Friday Sales - Black Friday can be a blessing or a curse. A lot of it depends on your attitude and your plan.

Black Friday can be a blessing or a curse. A lot of it depends on your attitude and your plan. I look around my house at all the stuff we have and I think, we really need nothing. Nothing. My kids do not need new toys and games. There are already five million books in […]

In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road - Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book.

Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]

Treats for the Sweet

Treats for the Sweet - These are traditions that we

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

Christmas Week Fun

Christmas Week Fun: Got something fun planned for the week? Here

Got something fun planned for the week? Here’s my “to do” list. 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! We’re treating this […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys (Frugal Friday)

How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys - an easy tutorial for creating character ornaments at a fraction of the cost.

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! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]

Memories on the Tree

Memories on the Tree - Tree ornaments are a wonderful reminder of great memories.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Last week I confessed that I consider decorating the tree a chore. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE having a decorated tree. I love watching the lights glow in the darkness. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they look at their favorite […]