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Thanksgiving Fun (& a FREE Printable)

Thanksgiving is probably the second most favorite holiday in our family. Christmas is first, of course. But, after that Turkey Day tops the list. Mainly for the food. My children are hobbits. Which means they love to eat. Which means that Turkey Day with all their favorite foods tops the list. It’s also the day […]

(Shopping at) Home for the Holidays: Frugal Friday

photo source This past weekend I headed out to Barnes and Noble. I walked into a real bookstore. This used to be a regular things for hubs and me. We’d browse for hours in the bookstore. But, since we typically get our books FREE from the library or cheaper from Amazon, it’s rare that we […]

Afternoon Reading: Thanksgiving Books for Kids

When FishBoy14 was just a little tyke, I borrowed a friend’s copy of Stories of the Pilgrims. It’s a great book full of short chapters about the Puritans of Plimouth. We ended up buying our own copy. It’s been awhile since we worked our way through it, so I busted it out to read to […]

Time Management for the Holiday Season (& FREE holiday printables)

photo source The moms I know have pretty full days. Gone are the lazy days of summer when we can go wherever the wind blows us, sleep in, or change plans midstream for an impromptu trip to the pool. Homework, sports practices, games, music recitals, and carpools have replaced a more flexible schedule. However could […]

Pay for Christmas Morning with Swagbucks

Christmas morning can be a fun, fun, FUN moment for a child. I have wonderful memories of those days. Except, of course, when my sister sobbed uncontrollably for two hours when our baby brother got the only Cabbage Patch doll my parents could lay their hands on. That was a sad, sad day. (In their […]

Maple Spiced Pepitas and Almonds

Years ago Gramma Marilyn bought these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I ate the whole pound standing there at her kitchen counter. They were delicious for snacking, added a tasty crunch to salads, and made an elegant appetizer for a holiday meal. We loved them so much, I had […]

Dressing Your Home for Cooler Months

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributing writer, Prerna: photo source: Pottery Barn I love the winter season. It is my favorite time of the year. Not only am I more productive during this season, I’m also more cheerful and peaceful. While the fact that this is the season where we celebrate my favorite holiday of […]

Thinking about a Simpler Season

photo source The holidays hold some of my favorite childhood memories: long neighborhood walks in the rain after a big turkey dinner sandwiches: turkey on rye bread, just a bit of mayo card games with my Gramma or other visiting relative Toffee Dream See’s candy at breakfast late nights on New Years None of these […]