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Giving Thanks Past Thanksgiving

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The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: This fall my husband coached our son’s hockey team. He did this last season as well. Typically at the end of the season, the team mom will collect funds to give the coach a gift. I knew that FishPapa wouldn’t want me to do that.┬áHe’s a pretty understated […]

Giving is Good & Educational

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The holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of giving. Hear from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh on how you can do this in a public school setting. With the holidays upon us, giving and reaching out to our community seem to take on even more weight and significance. While […]

Easy Homemade Gift Tags

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Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give. In the age of insta-everything, it’s sometimes nice to step back and do a little home crafting. Whether you make gifts and wrappings yourself out of economic necessity or just a love for handiwork, the […]

An (Unusual) Book Gift Guide for Kids

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This fall reading finally “clicked” for my fifth child. As a homeschool mom, this feels like a huge relief. The experiment is working! Reaching the stage of reading independently is a huge milestone for every child, every person. Literacy is the key to understanding so much about our world. While we have our fair share […]

Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]

Wrapping Paper That Kids Can Decorate Themselves

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As the gift-giving and gift-wrapping season approaches, let your kids customize your wrapping paper for a fun and crafty presentation. About 20 years ago as I was finishing college, I lived with a family from my church. Kathy had three boys and modeled all kinds of great characteristics for me, frugality being one of them. […]

5 Ways to Care for Your Spouse This Season

Care for Your Spouse in This Season - the holidays can be rough which makes caring for our marriages all that more important.

The holidays can be a stressful time. We have family to see, gifts to buy, and cookies to bake. There’s a fair amount of emotional issues that get stirred up between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, too. Memories of holidays past or family get-togethers can spark controversy and stress. That’s why it’s all the more important […]

Holiday Movies for Families to Watch this Season

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Looking for some fun holiday movies to watch this season? We’ve got you covered with these FishFam favorites. Be sure to pop come corn! This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. […]