MENU

Grocery Geek Presents: Three Stores, 2 Hours, $50 OOP

Henrys 32710

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. This morning the FishChicks and I loaded up in the van for […]

Continue Reading »

Preparing for Freezer Cooking

freezer cooking button

Freezer cooking is a wonderful way for you to have convenience items on hand that fit your budget as well as your tastes. If you’re new to freezer cooking and would like to learn about it, I have a little light reading for you to do.

Continue Reading »

A Giveaway from Safeway and Betty Crocker

Jesus Cake

A Jesus Cake from Easter Past The kids and I came up with a great creative Easter cake idea this past week. And, no, it’s not bunnies and chicks. It’s Easter as in Resurrection-Sunday-kind-of-Easter. We’re trolling the Playmobil collection this weekend in the hopes of finding all the necessary components. I hope to share our […]

Continue Reading »

Get Family Fun (and Other Parenting Magazines) for a Sweet Price

2010 March 477

I love flipping through magazines. I love being inspired to add beauty and fun to our home. Usually I only find the time to do so when we’re waiting at the Orthodontist. I’ve finally learned that the best way to avoid the drama of People magazine, tempting, yet so unnecessary to my life, is to […]

Continue Reading »

Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

Continue Reading »

Giveaway Winners

The giveaways have just been rolling in. It’s so fun to be able to offer you all some neat prizes. Giveaway sponsors have been extremely generous to LifeasMOM. Thank you to everyone who participated. I loved reading your responses. Coupon Starter Kits – Sarah (schilds@), Theresa N(weceno@), Susan J (suzq83@), Amanda Y (ayyogurt@), Laura (lldcandles@) […]

Continue Reading »

Carrot Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Baked Goods)

001

This week on Good Cheap Eats, we’ve been discussing leavening agents. FishMama say what? What?! Leavening agents, you know. Baking soda, baking powder, yeast. These, coupled with flour, are the building blocks of baked goods. And you need to have these in your pantry at all times. Because baking is fun! Baking is economical! Baking […]

Continue Reading »

Your Expectations of You: Something’s Got to Give

2008 June 009

It would seem that sometimes we women are our own worst enemies. We set these goals and standards for ourselves that really no one else is imposing on us. Sometimes we think we should do something a certain way because someone else – a friend, a mom in playgroup, the pastor’s wife, the team mom […]

Continue Reading »