Celebrate Your Life as MOM This Mother’s Day

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Consider one of these great ways to celebrate “life as MOM”.  This blog was born on Mother’s Day weekend six years ago. I always get a little nostalgic this time of year. Life as MOM (the blog) is like my 7th baby. Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day posts from years past. If […]

Flowery Things to Make with the Kids (Craft: Flower Hat)

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When I was a child, May 1st was an occasion to ding-dong-drop some flowers on your friends’ door. May Day, as it came to be known, has an interesting and varied history. Since I was born in May, I looked at it as a sign of good things to come. Now that the FishMama Trifecta has been instituted, it is evermore a fun little milestone on the calendar.

Spring has sprung in most of the northern hemisphere. Consider this week an opportunity to do some flowery things with the kiddos, whether you call it May Day, or not.

9 Ways to Lean Godward This Week

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We are entering Holy Week, a special time set aside to think of Jesus’ long walk toward the Cross, toward redeeming His people, toward loving us with an unfathomable love. Of course, reflecting on this every day of the year is best, but our hearts are sometimes prone to wander, aren’t they? I think that […]

Cute Place Cards for Christmas

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Remember the easy, peasy gingerbread and Christmas tree gift tags I shared with you awhile ago? Afterward I realized how cute they would be to use as place cards for your holiday dinner. How fun! The base is similar to the base that I used for the flower place cards back at Easter time. If […]

Capturing the Magic of the Season

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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 […]

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time

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As I type this, the month is still fresh, just a couple days into the “official” Christmas season. Tonight I took FishChick5 on a date. I had a free gift card for Starbucks, so we had hot cocoa and mochas and sat and talked. She amazes me, that girl. It seems like all of a […]

Make a Thanksgiving Journal (Falling for Fun)

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Learn how to customize a simple composition book to make a Thanksgiving journal from Life as MOM contributor Janel. “What are you thankful for this year?” It’s a question that is asked around many a table on the fourth Thursday in November. Personally, I always kinda squirm with that one. You know, sharing feelings around […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

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Bake up those prolific persimmons your neighbor pawned off on you into these delicious muffins, scented with lemon and cardamom. 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 […]