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A Simpler Season

Plan now for a great holiday season. With a little planning and forethought, it can be a simpler season full of great joy. The holiday season will be quickly upon us. With Halloween in less than two weeks, I know that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will practically spring themselves on us. If I don’t […]

Make the Holiday Special with Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Make your young guests feel special by planning some Thanksgiving activities for kids. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays if not the one at the top of the list. There’s plenty of good food, a chance to catch up with folks you haven’t seen in awhile, and — for kids — there’s loads of […]

Pretzel Berry Dessert

Pretzel Berry Dessert | Life as Mom

A favorite on our holiday table is this Pretzel Berry Dessert. Luscious berries and berry-flavored gelatin top a layer of cream cheese nestled over a pretzel crust. Pretzel Berry Dessert is a traditional holiday treat that you’ve probably seen at potlucks and get-togethers. In some parts it’s called Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s called a salad […]

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Want to get a little more organized for Thanksgiving? Check out these Thanksgiving planning tips and printables? They’ll help you craft the holiday YOU want. Thanksgiving is not to far away! It’s one of our family’s favorite holidays and officially the start of the holiday season for us. This year, to help me get in […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Favorite Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Full of rich spices and the hearty sweetness of pumpkin, this Spiced Pumpkin Bread is one of my favorites to make during the fall and winter.  I suppose everyone has a favorite pumpkin bread recipe, right? If you don’t, you need to try this one. Lately my feed has been exploding with Pumpkin Chocolate. While […]

Would You Like to Celebrate Simply?

Take my FREE e-course, Celebrate Simply, so that you can enjoy a restful, yet festive holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Christmas is only 2 months away. Like 8 weeks. Like 56 days. And while that seems like you have all the time in the world, I know from experience that it can sneak up […]

9 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Christmas will be here before you know it. Enjoy some fun fall activities with your kids before autumn slips into winter! Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. Well, it used to be, back when the weather knew how to obey. This week the temps are still in the 80’s, BUT this morning […]