The Power of Play

The Power of Play - an hour playing with my daughter was just wonderful. I need to do it more often.

Saturday morning FishChick was the first to awake, shortly after I stumbled down the stairs, hoping for a little quiet time to myself. But, how do you turn that face away? I admit, it’s not that hard sometimes. I get too busy. Or so I think. And turn on a video for her or let […]

Treats for the Sweet

Treats for the Sweet - These are traditions that we

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

Christmas Week Fun

Christmas Week Fun: Got something fun planned for the week? Here

Got something fun planned for the week? Here’s my “to do” list. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! We’re treating this […]

Memories on the Tree

Memories on the Tree - Tree ornaments are a wonderful reminder of great memories.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Last week I confessed that I consider decorating the tree a chore. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE having a decorated tree. I love watching the lights glow in the darkness. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they look at their favorite […]

How to Look Fabulous in Your Holiday Photos

Holiday Photos DOs and DONTs

Photo opportunities are quickly approaching. Take a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Rena and look your best in those holiday photos! Tis the season for holiday parties, work parties and family gatherings and along with that comes lots of pictures. Here are some tips for your looking your very best for those captured […]

Favorite Movies for Families

Favorite Movies for Families

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! We don’t have cable. So we play games. Or read books. Or watch movies. We get […]

Cute Place Cards for Christmas

Cute Place Cards for Christmas - These place cards are quick and easy to make, a perfect project for kids to do to decorate the holiday table.

Remember the easy, peasy gingerbread and Christmas tree gift tags I shared with you awhile ago? Afterward I realized how cute they would be to use as place cards for your holiday dinner. How fun! The base is similar to the base that I used for the flower place cards back at Easter time. If […]

Capturing the Magic of the Season

Capturing the Magic of the Season - how do we push past the hard things, the challenges of the holidays to bring joy to our families?

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Our Christmas tree, the real one, not the cheap, fake tabletop one I bought, is sitting in the front yard, right now, dripping wet. It’s a family tradition, passed down from my dad. The tree can’t come inside until it’s washed. Washed, people. My husband humored me in […]