Cost Analysis of Homemade Red Sauce (A LifeAsMOM Experiment)


I love it when you can take an idea and customize it to fit the needs of you and your family. I know that I personally have benefited not only from the creativity of the bloggers that I regularly read, but also from you sweet readers who go off and tweak an idea to make […]

Clean Out Your Inbox: My 7 Step Program to Email Success

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photo source Imagine going to your mailbox and finding it stuffed full of letters, magazines, advertisements, junk mail, bills, and a few checks. But the box is so crammed full, it’s really hard to see what’s in there or to make sense of the contents. Now imagine trying to find the important things, like the […]

Get Your Game Day Snacks Ready

I’m over at Good Life Eats today sharing tips for a make ahead Super Bowl party. (I’m also divulging a really great recipe for Artichoke Dip with a Kick.) You won’t want to miss it. Head on over and share your favorite football food ideas.

Do You Facebook?

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photo source Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some don’t quite know what it is. Personally, I love going to my Facebook page and getting advice, encouragement, and entertainment from the folks I’ve met. Plus, I’ve reunited with old friends from high school and college, too, as well as far-off relatives. Inquiring minds […]

5 Simple Pantry Suppers for Busy Weeknights

Today I’m over at Food Your Way, sharing simple supper ideas created from pantry and refrigerator staples. From the post, Weeknight dinners can be harried. Homework, music lessons, club meetings, gym workouts — these good things can keep you out and about during rush hour. The siren song of the drive-thru can be tempting on […]

Birthday Cake Round- Up (& a Free Birthday Party Planning Page)

Ready for some fun birthday celebrations in the months to come? Later this month, on the 27th, I’ll be hosting a Birthday Cake Round-Up where you can share your latest birthday cake creations. We’ve done this here at LifeasMOM twice a year for quite some time. Check out the past round-ups for some fun inspiration. […]

Making Your Own Thanksgiving Traditions

Over the years, FishPapa and I have taken traditions from each of our respective families, mixed them together, left some ingredients out, added some in, and created our own family traditions. While our family culture is still a work in progress, it’s been wonderful to build these memories together. Today I’m over at Food Your […]

Good Reads for Christmas Prep

The boys and I are gearing up for Christmas baking, including our traditional Jesus cookies (pictured). We discussed their favorite cookies this week and developed a list of cookies to share. Wait for it…. I know Christmas prep may seem early to some. But, as FishPapa says, “You can’t turn an aircraft carrier on a […]