DIY Anna Costume from Disney’s Frozen

DIY Anna and Elsa Costumes from Frozen | LifeasMOM.com - Create this simple and inexpensive costume for your daughter to play "Anna" from the Disney film, Frozen.

Thrill the little girl in your life with a DIY Anna Costume. Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Looking for Elsa? Here’s the Elsa Costume tutorial. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price […]

DIY Dress-Up Skirts

DIY Dress-Up Skirts | Life as MOM

Learn how to make a simple dress-up skirt from Life as MOM contributor Janel. This is a great way to make a piece of costume when you can’t find just what you need. All photos: Janel A few years ago, my sister Jamie lent me her sewing machine for a project that I was working […]

Make Birthdays Special

Make Birthdays Special

Birthdays are a big deal around here. And rightly so. What a beautiful blessing a life is! I’m so thrilled to celebrate each of my children’s milestones, especially when I remember how very precious each one of them is. Celebrating a child’s birthday is a chance to remember what it is to be young again. […]

Summer Fun: DIY Fairy Wings

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Let your child’s imagination take flight with these simple DIY Fairy Wings from Life as MOM contributor Janel. photo: Janel Piersma Our family has been in transition for the last couple of months. We moved out of our rental home in Virginia, stayed with some friends for a few weeks, and are now living a […]

Summer Fun: Craft a Celebrate Banner

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Ready to celebrate the advent of summer? Print out this easy Celebrate banner craft and have a decoration to use all summer long. Summer is cause for celebration. It’s a time to scale back, not worry about signing homework folders or teaching math lessons, and relax. It’s time to say YES to your kids and […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

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Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]

Budget Birthday Party Planning Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate a birthday that doesn’t break the bank? Try these on for size. Over the years our family has thrown a number of birthday parties. We don’t do them every year nowawadays, but there was a time when every child celebrated with a large friends party. Overtime and through much trial […]

Celebrating with Merida & a Brave Inspired Birthday Cake

This week my big girl turned six. It’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed our first daughter into the family! It is only in the last few years that FishChick6 has clued into the advent of presents, cakes, and celebrations. She was rather perplexed when I didn’t go shopping the […]