Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids - Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped -- for kids.

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. 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 […]

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday)

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday) - Download these two weeks

This time of year, many folks’ thoughts turn to road trips and tropical vacations. After a long winter haul through school and inclement weather, spring break offers welcome relief from what is known as “same old, same old.” Not everybody, however, can afford said road trips and tropical vacations. Or else, one or both parents […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Added Sugar

Fruit and Nut Bites

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats instead of those that are laden with sugar and corn syrup and other junk. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you […]

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Our family just got back from a 3-day road trip. While we had a fabulous time out of Dodge, we are tired and happy to be home. Our kids are pretty good travelers, packing their stuff and loading the car in pretty short order. We love the idea of traveling with our big family. As […]

A Frozen Party Menu

Frozen Party Menu - Ready to let it go? How about a Frozen screening party complete with a family-friendly menu and a Frozen cake? This party menu works for birthdays and other celebrations as well.

Ready to let it go? How about a Frozen screening party complete with a family-friendly menu and a Frozen cake? This party menu works for birthdays and other celebrations as well. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Favorite Classic Disney Films

Favorite Classic Disney Films - A round-up of great classic Disney films and what format they are still available in.

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! I asked my friends on Facebook to name their favorite classic Disney film. The responses […]

Throw a Great Birthday Party

Budget-friendly ideas on how to throw a great birthday party | Life as MOM

Birthday parties don’t need to be pint-sized gala affairs. In fact, you’d be surprised at the simple things that pack the most punch. It’s been awhile since I hosted a birthday party. You know, a real one, like with fifteen sugar-hyped kids and lots of cake and stress. And hours spent gluing tissue paper and […]

Valentine’s Day for the Family

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Make Valentine’s Day a family affair! Small things can mean so much. Here are just a few ways that you can show your family you love them on Valentine’s Day! My mom always made an effort for holidays, big and small. I remember many years of receiving a gold charm (it was the 80s!) and […]