Drive In Movie Theater Cake and a Birthday Cake Round Up


Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here. Today’s the day to show off your birthday cake creations. Can’t wait to see what your kids have convinced you […]

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The Battery Box – It Works for Me!


Years ago a friend showed me a practice that her parents had handed down to her. It was a small rubbermaid box filled to the brim with batteries. I was shocked. It had never occured to me to stock up on batteries and to keep them in one centralized location. (This was obviously before my […]

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Working Bad to Good


— The car died in the middle of an intersection. The driver behind us? Got out, helped FishPapa push the car to a parking lot, and drove him to an auto parts store down the street. I imagined that he was 50 kinds of axe murderers and that I’d be widowed and stranded on a […]

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What Birthday Cake Theme Would You Like to See?

Don’t forget to vote in the poll in the left hand sidebar. Poll closes at noon on Tuesday.

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Nobody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee

Remember that commercial from when you were a kid? Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a taste from childhood, Sara Lee poundcake. Read my review here.

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Blast Off Into Space and Celebrate the Lunar Landing


Did you know that next week marks the 40th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the success of the Apollo 11 mission? I’m amazed. I wasn’t born then, but FishPapa remembers watching it on TV when he was a young child. Man’s first walk on the moon was a pinnacle event for the United States […]

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Can I Just Tell You….


that if you make this fondue and there’s any leftover. (There might not be.) But, if there is, it is really good cold the next day, eaten with a spoon. Oh yeah. Makes me want to do a happy dance. Just go hide in the pantry so you don’t have to share it. {Wink.}

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On a Meal Planning Mission


Monday is the start of the All You Grocery Challenge. I’m playing, are you? One of the keys to staying under the budget for this game ($25/person/week) is to have a meal plan and stick to it. In fact, I think I need a meal plan and then some. Just in case Plan A backfires […]

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