My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About - Make weekly outings a learning experience.

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

Hyatt Place is Family Friendly

Hyatt Place is Family Friendly - Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try.

Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try. Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Hyatt Place Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga. All opinions are mine. This past weekend half our family ventured north to the deserty city of Ontario for a homeschool convention. FishPapa and I took our two teenagers who are 13 […]

How to Make a Lego Money Holder

How to Build a Lego Money Holder - Create a fun Lego money holder for gifting cash for birthdays, graduation, and Christmas. It is amazingly simple.

Create a fun Lego money holder for gifting cash for birthdays, graduation, and Christmas. It is amazingly simple. 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 does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this […]

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

Do you have a child heading off to Kindergarten this fall? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some fantastic and fun tips for encouraging kindergarten readiness this summer. This fall, I will send my third child off to kindergarten. This is not my first time down this road, obviously, but I still learn new […]

Enjoy 50 Books with Kids

Enjoy 50 Books with Kids - a reading guide for parents and young children, complete with activities, crafts, and recipes.

We’re big book readers at our house. One of my biggest hopes and dreams for my children has been that they would know the love of reading. Now that five out of six know how to read and enjoy doing so independently, I am a thrilled mama. Summertime is when we step up our reading-for-fun […]

It’s Okay NOT to Have a Summer To-do or Bucket List

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Some summers call for structure. Others call for something different. Life as MOM Contributor Prerna shows us a different way to plan the summer. Summer. Ahh, the sweetness. There’s something about the warmth of the sun, the flowers blooming out in the gardens and on the trees, the sounds of kids laughing as they play […]

How We Saved $50 in 5 Minutes

How We Saved $50 in 5 Minutes

One of our birthday traditions with the kids has been that they get to choose the menu for their special day, including one meal out. Some years this has been something as small as choosing from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. Some years we’ve been able to spend a little more. Over the last year […]