Flower Crafts for May Day

Pink Felt Flower

Early American settlers observed May Day by giving baskets of flowers to friends and neighbors. Try one of these flower crafts with your kids to share with friends on May 1st. When I was a child, May Day was a time when the neighbors and our family would treat each other to May Baskets on […]

What to Take for Team Snack Day

What to Take for Team Snack | Life as MOM

Little league season is rife with weekly practices and games as well as the age-old tradition of bringing snack. Consider these tips for a happier and healthier team snack. Over the years the FishFam has dabbled in a few sports. We’ve done t-ball, soccer, and now a few of the boys are trying their hand […]

Ask for that Discount (Frugal Friday)

luggage clearance tag

Ask for a discount and you might be surprised at a lower price. Despite my inner desires to be a globe-trotter, we don’t really travel that much. We take a few big road trips each year, but flying isn’t something we do very often. In fact, I’ve been on six plane trips in the fifteen […]

Enjoy Spring Even When Your Hours are Limited

family picnic

The days are lengthening and the sun shines a little longer, however, school and weekly activities can preclude our enjoyment of the nicer weather. Contributing writer JessieLeigh offers some great tips on how to enjoy both. Spring is upon us and that means warmer weather and longer daylight.  That’s wonderful news and reason for joy, […]

Find a Good Read

reading a good book

Find a good read and boost the richness in your life — and in your kids’ lives, too. Reading a good book can bring such a boost to your everyday — and to that of our kids. I am having a great time watching my littlest ones explore books together. They are both on the […]

Jesus Cookies for Easter (Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)

cookie cutter girl

We started a new tradition this year. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to do for years. But, somehow, something always got in the way. This year, I seized the day. We baked and decorated Jesus Cookies for Easter. In Christmases Past, at least the last 12 of them, we’ve baked Jesus Cookies in December, […]

Preschoolers and Glasses (Reader Q&A)

Occasionally, readers write with questions that I know others might be able to add to or benefit from. Today we’re talking about helping preschoolers who wear glasses take care of them, remember to wear them, etc. Take whatever I say with a grain of salt, and be sure to add your two cents in the […]

Children’s Books to Read for Easter

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Christmas has certainly cornered the market on educational, spiritual, and meaningful resources for children. However, there are still some good reads to explore for Easter with children. You would not believe how excited my kids are about the pile of Easter stuff on the office chair. They are cracking me up with their enthusiasm. Obviously, […]