5 Educational Gift Ideas for Children

Gift giving is a tricky thing. We want to bless our kids and buy them gifts they like, but we want to encourage healthy pursuits as well. Sometimes those two don’t always agree. But, I’m convinced that a good gift is good for the recipient, challenges the mind, and encourages the child. Gifts that Teach […]

Keeping Christ in Christmas as a Public School Family

- A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – One of the most difficult times of year for me, a Christian woman who chooses to send her children to public school, is Christmastime. While I understand the separation of church and state, it often feels like our school systems are taking this to the extreme. […]

Weekend Sale in the FishMama Shop

In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year, I’m offering a sale on all my ebooks this weekend, good from now until Monday at midnight, PST. Use the code SAVETWO on all purchases of $4 or more and receive $2 off your purchase. Details are here. Enjoy your weekend and nab some good […]

Wow! Stunned…. Will You Vote for Me?

Last year, I was honored with the Best Live What You Believe Blog Award from the Homeschool Blog Awards. Thank you once again to those who voted for LifeasMOM last year. Tonight, I found out that I’ve been nominated again — for five awards! While a single blog can only win one award, it’s an […]

Free Printables for Kids (Frugal Friday)

My kids love to color – even FishBaby FishChick2. And while we do have a huge bucket full of bargain coloring books and a few of the nicer Dover historical coloring books, many of the crew still get pretty jazzed about printable coloring pages. Maybe because it’s new and different? I love printable coloring pages […]

Organizing Life as MOM – Get the Ebook!

It’s here. The project I’ve been working steadily on for the last five weeks, and been planning and thinking about for the last 11 months. An ebook, designed just for moms like you and me. Organizing Life as MOM This 125 page book provides a game plan for your life as wife, mother, and homemaker. […]

Meal Planning: Freezer Meals and Organizing Life

This weekend we were away at a wedding reception, on the heels of a busy week, so this coming week is catch up time. Meal planning was actually quick and easy as the freezer is getting a little bare. I took a quick scan and picked six things. Easy! Then, I plugged them into the […]

Homeschooling Through the Seasons of Life

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today talking about homeschooling through the seasons of life. From the post, With the coming of fall, we tend toward stories and learning activities about apples and pumpkins. A study of Columbus or the Pilgrims naturally fits well during this time of year. Winter, Spring, Summer, or fall, there’s no […]