More Ideas for Summer Fun

Yesterday the kids and I headed to Chick-Fil-A for lunch and I brought along our Summer Planning binder. I handed each of my writing kids a summer “to do” list to fill out since I wanted their input on what to do this summer. I took notes for the girls while the boys sat at […]

Be Prepared for Carsickness

Summer vacations are just around the corner. And with them come the summer road trip. And while your destination and your luggage are important things to plan for, so is the inevitable bout of carsickness. Yes, you hate to think about it. But, when your child hollers, “Mom, I feel sick!” from the backseat as […]

Gear Up For Summer

Summer vacation started on Friday. What this means at our house is that we shift to a more relaxed mode of living. The kids still have some schoolwork (math and reading) and daily chores each day, but overall, they are free to play, read, draw, and otherwise explore their options and let creative boredom be […]

A Review of Disney’s California Adventure

photo source: JGV A few weeks ago our family went on a little adventure, a California adventure. At Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure. Know this: I am a diehard Disneyland fan — to the core, no Disney World for this chick. I’ll take the real deal, thanks. So, while I could spend a week inside the […]

Easy Theme Night Dinners for Summer

This is our first official week of summer vacation and so I’m getting some theme night dinners going for summer to make life — and meal times — a little easier in the coming months. This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for me personally with two new ebooks and The Cookbook, plus […]

Surviving Summer on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

Summer is just around the corner. I know because this week we ended the school year and are looking at two months of summertime bliss. You know, lazy days, laughing children, yummy snacks, cool breezes after hours of sunshine, a few splashes in the pool, and, don’t forget yummy snacks. And while we would like […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

Vacation season is about to begin. And while packing up to hit the road is obviously top priority, there are some great things you can do to make coming home even better. Read these tips from LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: Getting ready to head out of town for quick jaunt or extended vacation? Here are a […]

Plan a Staycation in YOUR Town

Yesterday I shared all sorts of great things to see and do in San Diego — on a budget. But, if you don’t live here or haven’t already planned a trip to “America’s Finest City,” you might be interested in planning a staycation somewhere else, like YOUR town. Don’t forget to read Amy’s tips for […]