Easy Meals – FishMama Style

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.I didn’t plan it this way. But, when I looked at our menus this week, I realized it’s going to be […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: A Costco Week


I just love Costco. Sigh. I told you, didn’t I, that when I was pregnant with the first FishKid my hubby and I would drive 45 minutes just to eat dinner there. Wow! What I will do for a cheap, hotdog dinner! It’s working really well for our family to make a Costco run about […]

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And the Winner Is….


Innocent Observer! Please contact me at lifeasmom at sbcglobal dot net with your address so that I can send you your stocking. Thanks for playing everyone! PS – Ain’t my girlie cute?!

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TGIF: A Multitude of Christmas Memory Makers

Christmas baubles --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Remember when we talked about all things Christmas in July? Well, in case you missed them or forgot all about them, here are a few links so that you can peruse a multitude of family fun activities. I hope you will enjoy the comments and ideas generated as much as I did. Here is the […]

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Must Read! Simple Mom

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Have you been reading Simple Mom? You should be. I’m tempted to quit blogging because Tsh says everything I want to say — only way better. I want to be like her when I grow up. Check out her latest post and be encouraged in your Life as MOM.

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Budget Living: Counting the Cost

Kindergarten Students Learning to Tell Time 2003

The other morning I decided to get online “real quick” and put together a small photo book for FishPapa. SnapFish had been sending me lots of coupons and I figured I could get a cool gift for a few bucks. The website said that flip books (up to 45 pages) started at $4.99, and an […]

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Don’t Forget – Giveaway Ends Tonight


Go here to enter your name in the drawing for one of Nanna’s handknit stockings.

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Book It! 5 Great Foodie Gifts


As you know, I am a. a mom b. a food snob c. a glutton So, it should come as no surprise that I love food-cookbook-gadget themed gifts. Cookbooks are generally not too expensive and when paired with fancy ingredients, gadgets, or pretty serving ware, you can pull off a really nice gift for under […]

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