A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday)

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday) - Download these two weeks

This time of year, many folks’ thoughts turn to road trips and tropical vacations. After a long winter haul through school and inclement weather, spring break offers welcome relief from what is known as “same old, same old.” Not everybody, however, can afford said road trips and tropical vacations. Or else, one or both parents […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Added Sugar

Fruit and Nut Bites

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats instead of those that are laden with sugar and corn syrup and other junk. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you […]

Tips to Dress Your Best During Pregnancy

Tips to Dress Your Best During Pregnancy

One of our Life as MOM Contributors is expecting! We haven’t had a baby in these here parts for awhile. Yay! Today, Rena, our fashionista shares her tips for dressing your best during pregnancy. 1. Belts are your best friend. Some maternity shirts or dresses don’t have darts or are hemmed so that they are […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Make Junk Food Yourself - Want to improve your family’s diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself -- at home, for cheaper, and less frequently.

Want to improve your family’s diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself — at home, for cheaper, and less frequently. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your […]

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

Enjoying the Ages and Stages - We moms get the privilege of growing alongside our children. You cannot become stagnant.

These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

How to Get Your Family to Eat More Whole Grains

How to Get Your Family to Eat More Whole Grains - Want to improve your family’s diet? Give whole grains (as opposed to processed) a bigger piece of the pie.

Want to improve your family’s diet? Give whole grains (as opposed to processed) a bigger piece of the pie. See that? That sweet, spicy, delicious cherry crumble? That my friends is chock full of fruit and whole grains. Yes, really. And it is absolutely delicious. I know that there’s much debate about grains and nutrition. […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

salad bar creation

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make vegetables and fruits a little easier to swallow. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Pack Real Food Lunches for School

Pack Real Food Lunches for School - a great guide to planning and packing a great lunch for your kids

I am an affiliate for this ebook. If you make a purchase through my link, I am paid a small portion of the sale. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As you know, I’ve renewed my mission this month to improve my family’s diet. The excess […]