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Eat Well & Spend Less for Thanksgiving (Frugal Friday)

photo source: Simple Bites A few months ago I joined forces with a great group of bloggers who could relate with my struggles to eat well and spend less. We commiserated over the rising price of groceries and decided to do something about it: develop and share strategies for keeping quality high while maintaining lower […]

5 Divine Thanksgiving Desserts (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

  There are two, nay, three, ok, four, alright FIVE desserts that have completely won my heart for Thanksgiving. They are tradition, as is the holiday itself. So, why do anything different? These five desserts have peppered the Thanksgivings of my past and bring me sweet memories. They are IT as far as I’m concerned […]

Personalizing Your Holidays for a Peaceful Holiday Season

The following is written by Life as MOM contributing writer, Prerna: In this day and age of personalizing everything – books, toys, clothes and more, I wonder why we aren’t thinking about personalizing our holidays. Why is it that we get so caught up in doing what the world thinks we should be doing during the holiday season […]

Thanksgiving Fun (& a FREE Printable)

Thanksgiving is probably the second most favorite holiday in our family. Christmas is first, of course. But, after that Turkey Day tops the list. Mainly for the food. My children are hobbits. Which means they love to eat. Which means that Turkey Day with all their favorite foods tops the list. It’s also the day […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

As moms, we can aspire to greatness: to feed our children healthy food that they will actually eat — without complaint to provide cultural, athletic, and literary experiences that they will enjoy to provide a clean and tidy home where it is their joy to clean up after themselves to teach our children to love […]

(Shopping at) Home for the Holidays: Frugal Friday

photo source This past weekend I headed out to Barnes and Noble. I walked into a real bookstore. This used to be a regular things for hubs and me. We’d browse for hours in the bookstore. But, since we typically get our books FREE from the library or cheaper from Amazon, it’s rare that we […]

God Restored What the Locusts Had Eaten

This guy turned eleven today. I am amazed. Not only is it amazing how quickly the time has passed, but reflecting on his birth story last night, I was reminded of what a TREMENDOUS miracle my second born really is. All my children are, of course, but once you read our story, you will understand […]

Afternoon Reading: Thanksgiving Books for Kids

When FishBoy14 was just a little tyke, I borrowed a friend’s copy of Stories of the Pilgrims. It’s a great book full of short chapters about the Puritans of Plimouth. We ended up buying our own copy. It’s been awhile since we worked our way through it, so I busted it out to read to […]