Season Your Meals with Love

Looking for a fun gift to make with your children? Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers a great suggestion for “seasoning meals with love.” Several years ago, Maggie, one of the mentors at my Mothers of Preschoolers group, shared how she made her meals with love. She had an adorable little spice shaker with the […]

Fun Gifts for New Parents

Welcoming a baby is a celebration to share with new parents. And fun gifts are a great way to celebrate. The following post is sponsored by Edible Arrangements. My “baby” is going to be four in just a few weeks. It’s amazing how far away those eleven years of welcoming babies to our family now […]

12 Ways to Save on Gifts (Frugal Friday)

It is better to give than receive — unless it puts you in hock! Avoid debt and overspending by giving gifts wisely and economically. 1. Bake something. Bake someone happy with homemade breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Homemade is always better than storebought. And the ingredients can often be less expensive that a fancy bakery. […]

10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating your own mother or other women who’ve encouraged you over the years — or just need to leave this post open on the computer and walk away, Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to say thanks. Here are some easy ideas for celebrating the day in a budget-friendly way. 1. Create a […]

Serve Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is a wonderful treat for visiting guests, birthday boys and girls, and parents on their special days. Here’s how to pull it off with style and ease. All photos by Heidi Last weekend, a few friends and I journeyed to Charles City, Virginia. We stayed at the Peace Hill Bed and Breakfast, […]

Practical Ways to Bless a New Mother

Do you have a friend with a new baby? Contributing writer, Lauren suggests some sweet ways to bless the new family. Those first few weeks of having a new little one at home are so precious. As a new mom, you just want to soak in each second because you quickly learn how fast those […]

Sweet Gifts for Your Peeps

Celebrating family and friendship is a great way to observe Valentine’s Day. And it doesn’t have to be “all mushy” as long as there are sweet treats and fun entertainment. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. And while I don’t think it’s a “must-do” kind of holiday, it can certainly be a fun one. I have fond […]

Handling Grief at the Holidays

The holidays can be a rough time for families who are grieving or dealing with sickness, injury, or financial hardship. Here are some ideas on how to reach out to them. It’s now been three years since my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. She passed away about a week before Christmas. It was a […]