Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Call Your Mom or Other Mentor Mom

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Call Your Mom or Other Mentor Mom

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. When I left for college, I learned the beauty of being able to call my mom. I’d never had reason to do so before […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Bubble Bath

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Bubble Bath

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. Feeling a little hot around the collar? Got some aches and pains that won’t quit? Do you feel like the lady in the Calgon […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Go for a Walk

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Go for a Walk

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. Go for a Walk Today, consider how you can get outside and go for a walk. Even if there’s a foot of snow on […]

Just Keep Calm

Just Keep Calm - Quick things to help you keep it together this season.

So far this holiday season I haven’t freaked out. It’s still early, of course. But, this is pretty good considering my past. I’m not sure if it’s age, experience, or fatigue, but I’m slowly learning not to string myself out too much. You see, years ago, I sent out 100+ handwritten, sometimes, even handmade, Christmas […]

Saving Money on LEGO (Frugal Friday)

Saving Money on Lego - There are a number of ways to give the gift of Lego without spending too much. Check out these inexpensive tips in order to bless your Lego maniacs this year.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! photo credit: Sharon Lepellerre I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I […]

Capturing the Magic of the Season

Capturing the Magic of the Season - how do we push past the hard things, the challenges of the holidays to bring joy to our families?

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Our Christmas tree, the real one, not the cheap, fake tabletop one I bought, is sitting in the front yard, right now, dripping wet. It’s a family tradition, passed down from my dad. The tree can’t come inside until it’s washed. Washed, people. My husband humored me in […]

How to Avoid the Grass-is-Greener Syndrome During the Holidays

How to Avoid the Grass-is-Greener Syndrome During the Holidays

During the holiday season, it’s all too easy to compare ourselves to others. Get some encouragement from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to pause and soak in the simplicity of the season. Yes, 2014. I know! When did this year speed past us?! But here we are at the end of another fulfilling year and […]

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

twaddle-free stocking stuffers

The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa […]