Cool Gifts for Free from Vista Print

We’ve got two birthdays coming up in a few weeks and then Christmas after that. So, like I said yesterday, I’m building my stash now. I loved browsing all the choices at Vista Print that are available — for free! Currently, you can get all of these items for free, though you do pay shipping. […]

Gearing Up for the Holidays (Frugal Friday)

Even though Christmas is still several weeks away, I know that it will be here in the twinkling of an eye. And since I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and NOT get caught up in the craziness that often accompanies Christmas, I’m doing a few things to gear up. 1. Start […]

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Photo Source: Magnus D Thank you to everyone who completed my survey from a few weeks ago. It was very enlightening to read what you like, what you want, what you could live without. Dessert, especially chocolate, was a keeper. See how much we have in common? Some of your questions made me laugh — […]

Planning the Day

Photo Source: Flik One of the things that has really thrown me for a loop over the last few years is the necessity to implement a daily schedule. You know, an hour by hour schedule. A timetable. A “do-this-at-8-and-do-that-an-hour-later” kind of thing. I do not like “schedules.” I never put my babies “on a schedule.” […]

Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

Finger Toast or Piano Keys?

When you get married, you blend two distinct cultures – his family and yours. While we may have grown up in the same state, only 90 miles from each other, FishPapa and I have our own ways of doing things based on our upbringing. Often this results in some beautiful new experiences. For instance, we […]

Making a Life

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill As a mom, you have such opportunity, such privilege to help make a life. Yes, it’s sometimes a challenging and thankless job, but it is so worth it. Hang in there, today.

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]