Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

Not Soggy Nachos

Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]

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Recent Winners of Ultimate Recipe Swap:

If you hadn’t noticed, one of the new features of Ultimate Recipe Swap is that there is a prize associated with each week’s swap. How fun is that? — Two weeks ago when we shared our very favorite recipes (of the year, month, week, day), I offered up a copy of Salads by Jane Price. […]

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Embracing My Life as MOM


Many moons ago, I was a teenage girl, dreaming of a career in law or journalism. I pictured myself in blazer, skirt, and high heels racing up the steps of City Hall. I wanted kids, surely, but I wasn’t so sure about the husband part. I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of being married […]

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Embracing the Mess? Not a Chance!

I must confess, I don’t have the tidiest house on the block. I wish. There just aren’t enough hours in my day. But, over the years, I’ve learned that enlisting the aid of my children is my only hope for survival. I’ve come up with a few tricks to helping my kids keep their rooms […]

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Embracing Football Season


The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that […]

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Cupcakes, Anyone?

‘Member these? They were FishBaby’s birthday cakes last month. Well, I linked them up to Cupcake Tuesday where Hoosier Homemade is hosting a cupcake round-up every week. I decided to join the party and bring my last creative birthday (cup)cake endeavor. Cupcakes just sound so sweet and fun and exciting and well, CUTE! Don’t they? […]

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Win a Frito Lay Tailgating Kit


Frito-Lay is embracing Football Season also this year. And as such, they are sponsoring a fun recipe contest here at LifeasMOM. The Prize:A Frito-Lay Tailgating Kit (approximate value: $50) equipped with better-for-you Frito-Lay products, a gift card for purchasing your ingredients and a stylish dish to serve your delicious recipes The Details:Submit your recipe for […]

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Embracing The Preschool Years

Yesterday as my two-year old, soaking wet and clad in a soggy swim diaper, climbed into my fully-dressed lap, I reflected on the brevity of this season. While spending a few moments in damp shorts may seem like an inconvenience, it is a fleeting one. Judah will not always want to climb into my lap […]

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