Holiday Movies for Families

Holiday Movie Reviews for Families | Life as MOM

We’re a movie family. Since we kicked cable to the curb, we’ve relied on movies (either Blu-ray or streaming via Amazon Prime) for most of our family entertainment this fall. Everyone knows the drill: go pop some corn, melt some butter, and let’s get this movie started. It’s even more fun at the holidays. I […]

5 Great Movies to Give as Gifts

Great Movies to Give as Gifts | family movie reviews | gift ideas

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Each year at Christmas time, I try to give each child a movie as part of his or her gift. We’re a movie-watching family, and so these gifts can […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Persimmons

Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town — for three weeks — during persimmon season. So, I’m stuck with a lot of persimmons. I found a taker […]

Have a Better Road Trip

better road trip

The holiday season is getting in gear. Chances are you and your family might be hitting the road to visit with friends and family in the coming weeks. Vacations and road trips can run the gamut from fun adventures, to  experiences to be tolerated, to disasters of epic proportions. While you can’t control everything, you […]

Turkey-Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyère (Falling for Fun)

Turkey Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyere | Life as MOM

Looking for a delicious, fall-inspired meal? Check out this recipe from Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. photo source: Kathy Strahs Around this time every year, way before I’ve even […]

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Make some precious memories with your kids this Thanksgiving with these fun crafts and activities. My memories are filled with fun Thanksgiving Day adventure. When I was growing up, we often celebrated with some neighbors who didn’t have family nearby. Their son Mark was one of my best friends when I was little. So getting […]

Fall Theme Night Dinners (Meal Planning)

This post was originally published on Sept 18, 2011. The habits described here run deep in my soul. Many of my meal plans for this week follow these themes.  Last year I posted some fall theme night ideas that served us well twelve months ago. As our days start to fill up and fall into […]

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 […]