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What’s Important This Week?

This post was originally written on December 21, 2008, just days after my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. I learned so much that year. I hope that these words encourage you this week as you figure out where to put your efforts and priorities. Just a few days left. December 25th looms on the […]

Quick & Dirty Guide to Planning a Big Dinner

Quick & Dirty Guide to Planning a Big Dinner | Life as Mom

The very thought of planning a big dinner can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple tricks and you’ll be the host with the most. Instant Holiday Brunch Kit Many of today’s adults don’t know the ins and outs of homemaking. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your […]

How to Build Your Own Lego Table.

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, build a Lego table to make building even more fun. This tutorial designed by Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. This post was originally published on December 20, 2012. Recently, FishPapa crafted one for our youngest Lego fan, and so […]

Double Chocolate Magic Bars

Know what’s better than those Magic Bars with the coconut and chocolate? Making Double Chocolate Magic Bars with chocolate cookie crumbs! I love Magic Bars. When I was pregnant with FishChick2, I ate half a pan all by myself — in one sitting. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling too well that afternoon when I […]

A Christmas Countdown Family Activity

Are you looking for an easy Christmas Countdown activity for your family? I’ve gotcha covered with these fun printable activity cards! December 1st?! How did we get here? As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are devoured, our thoughts naturally turn toward Christmas preparations. Sometimes, however, that December 1st jumps us from around a corner and […]

5 Ways to Have an Easier Holiday Season

As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.

Microwaveable Heat Packs: DIY on a Dime

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am […]

Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. Check out these fun Advent traditions for kids and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I had […]