Personal Finance Resources

I’ve been surfing the web a little this past month, specifically looking at personal finance information. It might have started with talking to those young whipper snappers at Starbucks. It might have been that the Tax Man approacheth. It might have been that I’m seeing progress in our France account. It might have been that […]

The Tooth Fairy is a Big Spender at Our House

This post is sponsored by Tom’s of Maine: This was my big girl late last summer. She’s got a bug bite on her forehead and a tooth dangling by a thread. She was so excited to be a “big kid” and start losing teeth. Teeth, as it would turn out, are a big deal around […]

31 Days to Smell the Roses

I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants. And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a […]

Candy Mosaics & More Good Reads

Last week we studied the Byzantine Empire, that included mosaics. Confounded by the lack of supplies for a true mosaic project in my trip through Walmart, I broke down and bought candy and canned frosting. Candy mosaics? Could just make you Mother of the Year. (Just imagine those are great works of edible art.) In […]

My Baby is FOUR!

It’s hard to believe that my last baby turns four today. Some of you might remember when she was born. I was very pregnant when Life as MOM (the blog) began. That’s us in 2008. Here we are today, well, last night. Forgive the fuzzy, too-dark phone pic: In honor of my last baby, I’ve […]

European Vacation with Six Kids?

We’re dreaming a big dream over here. This little town, near and dear to my heart, is the petit village of Collioure, France, just a few miles from the Spanish border. It’s our hope to spend a few weeks here in 2014. And I’ve got 22 months to get ready. I’m over at Simple Homeschool […]

Super Tool to Help You Read With Your Kids

Hold onto your hats! We’ve got a great new book, a super tool to help you read with your kids! Look at that boy! He’s so happy! Today he’s ten, and he’s as much in love with books now as he was at two. The love of books was one thing that I really, REALLY […]

Simple Fun and Simple Confessions

Simple Fun and Simple Confessions make for a happier mom. The folks at Simple Living Media feel like family to me. Tsh and I have shared meals, ideas and Old World adventures. Aimee and I have been eating well and spending less together for over a year now. Nicole and I have stood in my […]