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Plan for A Simpler Season: Get the Book!

After much hard work behind the scenes, my latest ebook is here. I’m so excited to share it with you and I hope that you’ll love it, too. A Simpler Season A Simpler Season is a compilation of years of thoughts and planning ideas to make Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s memorable events to spend […]

It’s Christmas — in July!

Every year since the beginning of Life as MOM (the blog, that is), I’ve spent at least a day every July talking all things Christmas  as well as hosting a round up of goodies and giveaways. Hold onto your hats, folks! Christmas (in July) is here. Throughout the day, I’ll be sharing four great giveaways, […]

A Christmas Planning Ebook

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

Feasting for Christmas (A Grocery Geek Giveaway)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: momofknt@ I love holiday dinners. Just looking at the mountain of potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, and squash makes my mouth water and puts ten pounds on my hips! Mashed Potatoes and Gravy? Mmmmmhmmmm. Pumpkin Pie? Absolutely. Pretzel Berry Dessert? Yes, please. I’ve been cooking up […]

Using Pinterest to Plan Your Christmas

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been enjoying Pinterest for bookmarking the different things that I find on the web, like Family Fun Ideas, Health Reminders, Things that Make Me Laugh. It’s unlike other bookmarking sites in that it is so visual and fun to look at! Plus, I find myself actually going back to […]

Christmas Stockings from Nanna (A Giveaway)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: fbcardarelli@, simply.things.family@, ginger.garner@ I consider stockings a necessary Christmas tradition. My granny knit my stocking many years ago and started a multi-generational tradition. All my siblings, children, brothers-in-law, nieces, cousins, second cousins, and aunts and uncles have similar stockings. Thanks to my mom’s hot knitting skilz, […]

Giving to Others (Christmas in July)

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the Christmas fun that we do for our families. I know. I often have the best intentions to share with others outside of our family, but it doesn’t always happen. For me, I know it is helpful to have a list of ideas ready to slip into the […]

Christmas Ornaments from Hallmark (A Giveaway)

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: stzimmy@, lharrington1205@, joannamattas@ Christmas Ornaments are a precious part of the holiday to me. I remember sitting with my mom looking over our family’s ornament collection. She had ornaments from her grandparents and from her childhood. She made a point of buying special ornaments for us. […]