Easter Traditions: What are Yours?

easter hats and dresses

That’s me and my two younger sisters, circa 1982. It makes me laugh since it is such a reflection of our personalities then and now. I’m doing something dumb to ruin the picture. (Got busted on that one.) Janel is looking rather laid back and relaxed. Jamie, of course, is picture perfect — except for […]

Planning a Great Staycation


— A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, Amy — Have you booked your plans for Spring Break yet? Wanna go see something fun and different with the kids and get a little relaxing in? Want to enjoy all your favorite foods—just the way you like them, or maybe try something a little more exotic? Sure, I […]

10 Simple Things to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day

heart rocks pink sherbet

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt While it can be great fun to prepare a special breakfast or cook a memorable meal for Valentine’s Day, the most important part of such a LOVE-ly day is to enjoy the simple things in life: time spent with the people you love. Try out these easy activities to do […]

A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

Chicken Parmesan

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]

Making Oatmeal Special (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

Valentine Oatmeal

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And food is a wonderful way to do that; is it not? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner — Monday, to be exact. So, this is a great time to share some LOVE-ly […]

A Family Jewelry Tradition

Jules 2

That’s me and my grandfather. He passed away when I was five, but I know him because of my mom’s stories. And the jewelry he gave her. He always made it a point to buy my mom and her sisters a special piece of jewelry from time to time. Times were tough in those days, but […]

Perfect Love

We love because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:19

Free Ebooks for a Happy Valentine

There is no shortage of free resources to get your creative juices flowing as you consider Valentine’s Day and how to celebrate with your peeps. Check out these free ebooks: :: Chocolate Treats from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures – 17 easy recipes featuring chocolate! :: Mr Food Valentine E-Cookbook – contains 30 Valentine’s drink and dessert recipes […]