MENU

Report Card Challenges

boy with soccer balls

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.How do you praise and coach children who have very different natural […]

Continue Reading »

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips

freezer-meal-cooking-plans

Want the 411 on freezer cooking and how to prepare food in advance and enjoy it later? It’s all right here. I started freezer cooking, that is cooking food in bulk and stashing it in the freezer to enjoy later, about 18 years ago. I was pregnant with our first child. My friend, Jessika, and […]

Continue Reading »

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #39

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #39 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy comforting meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with alfredo mac & cheese, chicken noodle soup, brie sandwiches, crispy chicken tenders, and oatmeal waffles. Whether it’s bad weather, illness, or a no-good, terrible, very bad day, comfort food helps turns things around. Next to the Holy Spirit, I […]

Continue Reading »

The Weekly Ramble

santa barbara hendry's beach

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Last weekend I unplugged when we headed north to Santa Barbara. We stayed one night with friends. The next night with the grandparents. Super fun times! This weekend I’ve been unplugged enjoying time with my parents. Dad brought me two cases of lemons from his tree, […]

Continue Reading »

Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

just say i love you

Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]

Continue Reading »

Freezer Cooking: Soups, Stews, and Breads

crockpot chili

A few hours in the kitchen will provide you with bowls, and mugs, and cups full of soups and stews to enjoy throughout the month. Grab the free printable cooking plan. Last month’s free, downloadable Freezer Cooking plan was for Protein Power in an Hour. If you missed it, be sure to download it and […]

Continue Reading »

Valentine’s Day for the Family

ValentinesFamilyFun

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 […]

Continue Reading »

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

cheap date

FishPapa and I are approaching our 20th wedding anniversary. We met 22 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

Continue Reading »