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Fun Learning for the 4th of July

Plan for fun and learning on the 4th of July with these menu, book, and movie ideas. Photo source: Heidi The Fourth of July is next week?! How did that happen? Time is flying. It seems that the 4th often takes our family by surprise. Last year, the sun was setting and one of the […]

Summer Planning for Families

Having a plan, even a loose one, can help summer days be more enjoyable and productive for the whole family. Week two of our summer vacation is behind us. It was busy, as always. While it was happening though, I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing much. But looking at the list, I guess it […]

12 Ways to Save on Baby Stuff (Frugal Friday)

Having a baby is a joyous time — and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 12 ways to save money on baby stuff. My baby days are over. The Girl turns four next month. Last spring I gave all my gear to a friend having a baby. The maternity clothes went the […]

Easy Angry Birds Birthday Cake (Ultimate Recipe Swap/Birthday Cake Round-Up)

Learn to make an Easy Angry Birds birthday cake that will wow your kids. I’ve baked three birthday cakes in the last ten days or so. In fact, I baked those three birthday cakes in the span of four days. I’m all caked out! But we had a good time. FishBoy8 and FishBoy10 had a […]

Creating a Travel Wardrobe

Create a travel wardrobe with layering, coordinating pieces with a classic look. You’ll fit into any situation you encounter. My first memory of going on a trip was when I was seven years old. Auntie Mary and Auntie Suzie took my sisters and me to see Mary Poppins at the movie theater so that my […]

How to Survive the Summer When You’re a Work-at-Home Mom

 Life as MOM contributor, Prerna Malik shares some tips and tricks for summertime when you work at home. photo source One of the most common questions I get from fellow work-at-home moms is, “How do you deal with the summer?” Yes, the summer season instead of being a time for fun and relaxation has become this […]

Make Summer Plans for Your Life as MOM

Make summer plans for your “life as MOM.” Not only will you have some creative outlet, but you’ll also be more organized and productive. Summer vacation is here. Our first week is behind us, actually. We filled it with lots o’ things: A double birthday party for two of the boys, complete with an Angry […]

Zone Defense: Travel & Transportation

On Zone Defense, we’re tackling clutter and working to put in place a game plan for home organization. This month our zone to hone in on is Travel and Transportation. Six months ago we started a game plan to organize our homes. Rather than tackle clutter and chaos in one fell swoop, we are approaching […]