Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars

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Learn how to make these adorable mini apple pies from Life as Mom contributor Janel. What a delicious way to enjoy fall! This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, this site is paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. All Photos: Janel Several months ago, […]

All-Natural Home Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

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Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]

Decoupage Candle Holders

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Pull together a fun craft with upcycled items and standard craft supplies. Fall is coming. While we may still be experiencing the heat of summer, the shorter days and chilly nights are just around the corner. At least I’m hoping. Fall is my favorite season of the year. This decoupage craft is super easy and […]

Falling for Fun: Apple Crowns

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Apple crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes. Make them this fall for a fun dessert for the whole family. Apple Crowns have been an autumn tradition in our family since we first moved to Paso Robles in 1998. We discovered them at a roadside specialty shop on Highway 46 heading […]

Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

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Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]

S’mores Fudge

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Homemade candy is such a treat to make with your kids. Try this recipe for fudge that evokes the taste of s’mores without all the smoke. The first time I tried to make fudge, I was in first grade. I had a crush on a boy whose name I do not remember. I wanted to […]

Summer Fun: Make “Perfume”

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Let your children create their own “perfume” from fresh flowers this summer. Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how her girls do it. All Photos: Janel Piersma When we first arrived back in California for our summer of house-sitting, we stayed at the home of some dear friends in the charming little town […]

FREE Printable Summer Scavenger Hunt

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Scavenger hunts can be a ton of fun for kids. Remember the days of running through the neighborhood, asking folks if you could have a shoe or a paperclip, in the hopes that your team would win the scavenger hunt? I’ve created a short but sweet scavenger hunt list that you can print off and […]