Are You an April Fool?

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Years ago I used to host a Birthday Cake Challenge twice a year. Readers would challenge me to create a birthday cake with a certain theme. This was probably the doozy: Breakfast on a Cake.  I still love it. I think it’s perfect for April Fool’s Day. It’s all sweet and edible. I used a […]

Eat Well and Spend Less for Springtime!

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Eat well and spend less by thinking seasonal as you shop. What’s on sale? What’s in season? The Eat Well, Spend Less crowd has you covered. Though Mother Nature hasn’t quite got the clue in all parts of the world, it is officially springtime. That means warmer weather, longer days, and spring produce! The options […]

Spring Has Sprung. Yes, Really.

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Spend some time planning for a fun spring season with your family. Okay, I know some of you still see single digits and snow on the ground. But, it really will fade. Eventually. My five year stint in Kansas City tells me it’s so. Spring will come! In the meantime — or if you’re already […]

DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

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Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]

Family Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick’s Day is next Sunday! Now is the perfect time to plan a little St. Patrick’s Day fun into your family’s schedule. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: Activities for St Patrick’s Day Make St. Patrick’s Day Meaningful Make a rainbow of homemade playdough! Make shamrock salt dough tea light candle […]

Preparing for Easter

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Easter is just a few weeks away. Consider how you might prepare. Easter is a mere three weeks away. My! How time flies. This year I actually did one of those things that I’ve always been meaning to do: the kids and I are going through a Lenten Bible reading plan. I found it on […]

5 Ways to Make Spring Special

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Daylight Savings starts on Sunday. That means spring is just around the corner. Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some great suggestions for making spring, and spring break, extra special. Looking at the snow blanketing my yard, it’s a tad hard to believe that spring will ever arrive. Nonetheless, the calendar tells me that […]

Flower Crafts for May Day

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Early American settlers observed May Day by giving baskets of flowers to friends and neighbors. Try one of these flower crafts with your kids to share with friends on May 1st. When I was a child, May Day was a time when the neighbors and our family would treat each other to May Baskets on […]