DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun

beach boys

Last night we took the kids to Pizza Port and then walked along the beach. It was a blazing hot day here, so it was really nice to cool off at the beach. Though they were fully dressed, FishBoys 8 and 10 had an absolute blast bodysurfing. It prompted me to ask WHY?!?! don’t  we do […]

It’s Time to Get Outside!

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The seasons are changing (finally). Turn off the screens and get outside. Spring fever has finally hit. The end of the school year is near enough in sight that I can anticipate a more relaxed routine. I’m working on some very fun activities for us moms to do with our kids as well as dusting […]

Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Spring Produce Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

Are You an April Fool?

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Years ago I used to host a Birthday Cake Challenge twice a year. Readers would challenge me to create a birthday cake with a certain theme. This was probably the doozy: Breakfast on a Cake.  I still love it. I think it’s perfect for April Fool’s Day. It’s all sweet and edible. I used a […]

Eat Well and Spend Less for Springtime!

strawberries and yogurt

Eat well and spend less by thinking seasonal as you shop. What’s on sale? What’s in season? The Eat Well, Spend Less crowd has you covered. Though Mother Nature hasn’t quite got the clue in all parts of the world, it is officially springtime. That means warmer weather, longer days, and spring produce! The options […]

Spring Has Sprung. Yes, Really.

flower pot tablescape

Spend some time planning for a fun spring season with your family. Okay, I know some of you still see single digits and snow on the ground. But, it really will fade. Eventually. My five year stint in Kansas City tells me it’s so. Spring will come! In the meantime — or if you’re already […]

DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]

Family Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick’s Day is next Sunday! Now is the perfect time to plan a little St. Patrick’s Day fun into your family’s schedule. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: Activities for St Patrick’s Day Make St. Patrick’s Day Meaningful Make a rainbow of homemade playdough! Make shamrock salt dough tea light candle […]