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Mashed Potatoes: A Little Brother Story

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: amy_rab@ One of the biggest joys in writing LifeasMOM is getting to know you, my readers. I have developed some fantastic friendships thanks to blogging and met some wonderful people. Amongst those wonderful people is Carrie from Carrie’s Busy Nothings. Carrie has been the source of […]

Tips for a Make Ahead Christmas Meal

You know me. I love to cook ahead. It could be that I enjoy setting the mood with candles and soft music and cooking ahead allows me those extra minutes to add the certain something. OR… It could be that I just don’t like running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Either […]

Homemade Salsa

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: sosborne521@, jessicakaiser@, Kmoore688@, amm2ep@, jillyjoyce1@, Dinovak2350@ The other day we were driving home from shopping, and FishPapa asked what was for dinner. Upon hearing the answer (which was Rice and Beans), he inquired, “You got the salsa covered?” Well, you have that jar in the fridge […]

Super Simple Fudge

Growing up fudge was a Christmas tradition at our house. My mom usually made a very simple version using marshmallow creme. I’ve followed in her footsteps — until this year. I bought all the ingredients, fully prepared to make fudge to add to our Christmas cookie tray. Well, who woulda thunk that marshmallow creme had […]

Tailoring our Holiday Gatherings for All Ages

Photo Source Holiday get-togethers are occasions when we reunite with family and friends we don’t often see. For our family that means hanging out with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all at one time. With four siblings of my own, this is a little hard to swing sometimes with everyone’s busy schedules. It’s also a […]

Christmas FUN

The days just keep flying by! I hope that you’re making the most of each one. I’m stunned that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. This week, I’ve got a special series lined up – Christmas Fun. You won’t want to miss daily+ giveaways and inspiring content toward family fun over the year end […]

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to the FishHouse! I’m so glad you came! Please excuse the mess, we live here. Over the years, I’ve made some attempts at having a Better Home and Garden, but those didn’t pan out so well. Case in point. Instead, I’ve come to the realization that for this season of life with little ones […]