10 Gifts You Can Make for Kids

Gifts to make for Kids

Years ago when we lived on an extremely tight budget, we had no money for Christmas gifts. Rather than show up empty-handed for holiday get-togethers, I started making all the gifts and greeting cards that I gave each year. It was definitely a labor of love. But, since I had more time than money, it […]

Make a Thanksgiving Tree (Falling for Fun)

Make a Thanksgiving Tree (Falling for Fun) | Life as MOM

Show your thankfulness with this adorable Thanksgiving Tree craft from guest contributor Nancy from Daffodils at Home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sometimes we have a big crowd and sometimes just our own family. Either way, I always try to have the Thanksgiving tree ready to go! I started the tradition years ago when […]

Head to the Pumpkin Patch (Falling for Fun)

Head to the Pumpkin Patch Life as MOM

Take your children to the local pumpkin patch for some fresh air and a little fall adventure. Ever since my firstborn could walk, the pumpkin patch has proven to be an excellent fall adventure. Check out how little he was! We’ve lived in two states and a number of different communities. We’ve taken my kids […]

DIY Dress-Up Skirts

DIY Dress-Up Skirts | Life as MOM

Learn how to make a simple dress-up skirt from Life as MOM contributor Janel. This is a great way to make a piece of costume when you can’t find just what you need. All photos: Janel A few years ago, my sister Jamie lent me her sewing machine for a project that I was working […]

Falling for Fun: Using the Whole Pumpkin

More than Just a Jack O

All photos: Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship I see food on just about every porch I pass this time of year. You’d think I was starving or pregnant, with visions of vittles dancing in my head, but no – I just recognize the “decorative” pumpkins people have adorning their doorsteps for what they are: pie […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Fall Leaf Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

Make Your Own Convenience Foods (Frugal Friday)

Over the years, one of the biggest ways that our family has saved money has been to do it ourselves. Whether it’s been car repairs, home improvements, gift-making, or cooking, homemade or DIY has been a huge money saver for us. Over on Good Cheap Eats this month, I’m sharing 31 Days of DIY Convenience […]

Falling for Fun: High School Friday Night Football

Friday Night Lights

Our Falling for Fun series continues with a great idea from guest poster, Kelly. Head out to your local high school football game this weekened and make it a family event. All photos: Kelly Wiggains If you’re at all like me, when you start listing fall activities for the family, you think of pumpkin patches […]