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Choose Happiness Now

Choose Happiness Now | LifeasMOM.com

Do you find yourself saying, “If only ________, then _________”? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares with us her struggles with this “life is easier up ahead” mind game.

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What Makes a Great Week in Our Homeschool

What Makes a Great Week in Our Homeschool | Life as MOM

A great week in our homeschool means that language arts and math are done; that history is engaging; and that learning happens.

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The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble: Where I blog like it’s 2004. This week chatting about GMA, a good school week, and sending a kid to college.

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How I am Surviving Valentine’s Day on the Cheap

Valentine Princess

Despite my best intentions, Valentine’s Day isn’t all doves and glitter.

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Our European Vacation: Sarlat-la-Caneda to Collioure

sarlat collioure

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Time Saving Tip: Do Some Freezer Cooking

Want to cut down on the time you spend in the kitchen? Freezer Cooking can help you do that! My parents came for the weekend. It was a really nice visit. What was especially nice was to be able to pull out a week’s worth of meals to send home with them. My dad and […]

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5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate

Looking for some inexpensive ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day — or any day? Prerna’s got you covered with these frugal tips. A confession: we’re not in a big celebration of Valentine’s Day at our home. In fact, we’ve been known to forget it most of the time. However, we are big on showing our love to […]

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Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Ready for a Pantry Challenge?

Using up what you have (before it goes bad) is a great way to save money and be a better steward of your resources. Last week I had the opportunity to fly to Oakland to advise Becky Worley, a reporter for Good Morning America, on all the food in her pantry and how to she […]

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