Make a Thanksgiving Journal (Falling for Fun)

How to Make a Custom Journal | Life as MOM

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.Learn how to customize a simple composition book to make a Thanksgiving […]

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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 […]

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The Best Books of 2013 (Booking It)


We’ve been booking it for 4 years now. Can you believe it? It’s been such a fun experience for me. Not only have I encountered some great books, thanks to you sharing your reviews, but I’ve also made some great friends, including Carrie and Anne who’ve co-hosted with me this year. This month we’re bringing […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #30 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with turkey pot pie, bacon and broccoli egg bake, cheddar soup, tortellini soup, and homemade pizza. This promises to be a busy week for many of us. Either you’re hitting the road to visit family or friends or hunkering down at […]

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Mom, You’re Awesome

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they've been blessed with.

Suffering from a little mom guilt, that you’re not quite up to par. Think again. Each of us moms probably falls short of her expectations or dreams for parenting. I know I do. I can think of some ideal or some activity that would bless my kids and then one thing or another happens to […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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This is where I go all “old-school” blogging and ramble about what happened during the week: the highlights, the challenges, the mundane. This post also includes a round-up of the week’s posts if you want to catch up. The gym I made it to the gym three times, no, make that four, I’m heading there […]

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5 Great Movies to Give as Gifts

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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 […]

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Make a Christmas Budget (Frugal Friday)

Create a Christmas Budget

If you haven’t been to Walmart or Target yet, you might not know that the Christmas shopping season has arrived. If you haven’t been on Pinterest, you might not know that they’ve traded pumpkins for elves on the shelves. Yep, even before the turkey’s cooked, we’re scrambling to plan out Christmas. But, before you go […]

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