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 […]

Your Summer Survival Guide is Here

Ready to sail through summer with a smile? Got a bag of tricks ready for when the kids are home all day with “nothing to do?” Are you prepared for the transition from carpools, math lessons, and regular bedtimes? Don’t worry. I’ve got ya covered! (Click here if you can’t see the video) Ready to […]

Planning a Great Staycation

– A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, Amy – Have you booked your plans for Spring Break yet? Wanna go see something fun and different with the kids and get a little relaxing in? Want to enjoy all your favorite foods—just the way you like them, or maybe try something a little more exotic? Sure, I […]

Helping Your Winter Athlete (& A Gatorade Giveaway)

This giveaway has closed. Congrats to the winners: busyjo@, scottdwenger@, katmusick@ Photo source As you know by now, football is a big deal around our house. And baseball. And hockey. Golf. Tennis. Disc golf. And NASCAR — if that counts as a sport. Even my kids who aren’t really cognizant about sports know that you […]

Disneyland Holidaze

Disneyland is one of my favorite places in the world. I realized that on our recent day at “the happiest place on Earth.” Even though I’ve only been four times in the last 17 years, I have wonderful memories of Disneyland. We had such a great time as a family when we went in May, […]

Fall Decorating Ideas

Photo Source: My Blessed Life Interior decorating is not my forte. I just don’t see the potential in a decorating item. Long ago I learned that I could, given time and resources, mimic the things that I liked in photos and magazines. My friend Myra, on the other hand, has style. And the ability to […]