9 Things Your Kids Will Love to Do

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Gear up for fun with these nine activities kids are sure to love. As summer vacation approaches, my 18-year old me tends to think of lazy days by the pool, sleeping in, and otherwise relaxing in every way I know how. 42-year old me knows that those ideas are clearly not for my season of […]

5 Cheap & Easy Ways to Get Ready for Summer

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Planning a great summer doesn’t take a lot of money. Consider these ideas for frugal summer fun. Summer is just around the bend. For us that means a lighter school load. We still do math and literature through the summer, but we go a little more relaxed about it. For other families, kids are home […]

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 […]