Creating an Afterschool Happy Hour

As a Sara Lee MOMent Maker, this post is part of a series on making family moments. Sara Lee has provided me with compensation and coupons in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary; all opinions are my own. On a good day at our house, school wraps up by about 3 […]

Get Your Act Together in 2011

Tomorrow is a new day. It offers a chance to turn the page on last year and its old ways. Leave behind bad habits along with the leftover Christmas wrappings and the blinking lights that no longer work. If you find your household topsy turvy than this just might be the day to put a […]

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Photo source This year our little homeschool is studying Astronomy. It’s the kind of Astronomy I wish had been the basis of the Astro 1 class I took in college. No one told me it was astrophysics! Booooorrrrring! No, this astronomy is learning about the planets and constellations and how things work up in space. […]

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 […]