Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]

Your Summer Survival Guide is Here

Summer Survival Guide

Ready to sail through summer with a smile? Got a bag of tricks ready for when the kids are home all day with “nothing to do?” Are you prepared for the transition from carpools, math lessons, and regular bedtimes? Don’t worry. I’ve got ya covered! Get the book here. (Click here if you can’t see the […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

Easter Brunch Ideas

Muffin Kit

Today I’m over at Food Your Way, sharing ideas for Easter Brunch. From the post, Easter is just around the corner. And for many of us, this weekend promises to be one filled with family and church events, a few hard cooked eggs, and hopefully, a feast or two. If you’re just now thinking about […]

Whole Grain Shortcakes with Berries & Cream (URS: Easter)

berry shortcake 6

I love inviting people over for Easter. Last year we had my mom, my brothers, a family friend, and an earthquake. Hopefully, this year we’ll have family and friends — without the rocking and the rolling. And while I love all the savory foods that comprise a big dinner, I really look forward to a […]

6 Good Things to Do with Your Kids for Easter

6 Good Things to Do with Your Kids for Easter | Life as MOM

Easter Week can be a wonderful time to enjoy a variety of activities with your kids. When I was growing up, we always had this week off school. I don’t think they do that anymore. And since I write my own kids’ school schedule, we’re not doing it, either. (Shhh…. Don’t tell my kids that […]

Easter Traditions: What are Yours?

easter hats and dresses

That’s me and my two younger sisters, circa 1982. It makes me laugh since it is such a reflection of our personalities then and now. I’m doing something dumb to ruin the picture. (Got busted on that one.) Janel is looking rather laid back and relaxed. Jamie, of course, is picture perfect — except for […]

Planning a Great Staycation


— A post from LifeasMOM Contributor, Amy — Have you booked your plans for Spring Break yet? Wanna go see something fun and different with the kids and get a little relaxing in? Want to enjoy all your favorite foods—just the way you like them, or maybe try something a little more exotic? Sure, I […]