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Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake Easter Sunday is in less than three weeks! Take a little time in the upcoming days to plan some special Easter activities with your kids. Whether it is making a special Easter treat together or simply reading a story together, these activities will help you celebrate this special holiday and remember […]

About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

about the tooth fairy

photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]

Living Debt Free

blue sky

For years, our family lived on the edge of financial ruin. We lived month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. We were always frugal, but we lived beyond our means nonetheless. Since my husband was self-employed, all it took was an injury or a slough of bad weather to put us off our game. I lived with the fear and […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

pretzels boiled and seeded

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

Songs for Remembering the Truth

Hot Cross Buns

Download some music to get your heart and mind focused on the beauty of Easter. It’s easy to get distracted by the cares of this world. I get discouraged. I start thinking about the dumb things I see in the world around me. The dumb things I do. The dumb things others do. I find […]

Homemade Window Clings

flower window cling suncatcher

Make homemade window clings with two simple household ingredients: white school glue and food coloring. Looking for an oh-so simple craft and decoration project to do with your kids? Well, this is it! Make homemade window clings. When my sister told me about this, saying something about how our mom used to do it when […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

paper grass

Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]

DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]