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. :: […]

Losing It

Photo source: Mike Baird FishPapa and I have been trying to get back into shape. We’ve fallen off the wagon, so to speak.So, time to reevaluate our goals and our eating habits. My baby fat is now my own to claim. The baby is two. We’re trying to eat better and get a little more […]