Meal Planning from the Sales


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.Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals […]

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Entertainment Book – A Fantastic Moneymaker

With summertime here we’ve got more free days to explore our community. I recently purchased an Entertainment book for the San Diego area and was so pleasantly surprised. I found that our favorite breakfast restaurant from Kansas City also has a location here. Yeah! We’re hoping to go sometime soon and enjoy a free breakfast. […]

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This Week on URS

Loved your camping recipes last week. They’ve given me the courage to venture out into the great outdoors with my family. This week’s topic is Summer Desserts. So bring it on! What kind of yummy concoction are you going to make this summer?

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Coming Clean, Day One


Hoping to make dreams a reality this month! As you know, last week was the last week of school. We’re taking a 6-7 week break before our new school year starts. I’ve made some plans for our summer vacation which include fun stuff to do with the kids and some cleaning and organizing goals for […]

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A Whale of A Cake


FishBoy7 has a newfound interest in fish. I suppose it could be considered a natural interest, considering our last name. But, ever since the research that went into this post, he’s been reading, and drawing and talking about fish. He has learned a ton about the undersea world in his independent reading. And he requested […]

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FishMama’s Summer Plans


Summer vacation is a welcome relief to me. I know for some families it’s a challenging time to keep the kids occupied for three months, prompting parents to greet September (and Back to School) with open arms. For me, it’s the reverse. My work load lightens during the summer months as I put my teacher […]

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Mama’s Kisses


Here’s FishBoy 5. He is a character. He loves to torment FishChick. Loves to scare her. Make her shriek. But, sometimes they get along. While the others are doing school, they usually play pretty well together. The other day he started fussing and scolding her. The offense? She had kissed him. She’s sweet that way.But […]

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Welcome to the Jungle!


Welcome to this week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta! If you’re just joining us, you can read more about it here. Basically, since I can’t invite you and your children over to my home for a DIY summer camp, I’m presenting resources for you to do with your kids at your house. I’ve received some fun emails telling […]

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