This Week on URS

Camping season is upon us. And while “life as MOM” camping is the same as “life as MOM” at home, except with bugs and dirt, it’s still a great experience to share with your children. FishPapa is hoping to take a few FBA Camping Trips this summer, and I figure the girls and I will […]

Ella Bella Hair Clippies Winners!

Congratulations to Undeserving and Val for winning $25 worth of Ella Bella Hair Clippies. You should have received an email from me with instructions as to how to claim your prize. As a Thank You for Playing, EllaBella’s is offering a free clippy of $4 or less with each order. At checkout, just type “LifeasMOM […]

MOM Deals This Week – Plan Ahead for Dads and Grads

In the market for graduation and Father’s Day gifts? Here are some good and inexpensive ideas and deals I found: **Put together a care package of toiletries and pantry staples for a graduate moving to college or off on their own. **Consider getting an Entertainment Book and enjoy the restaurants and points of interest in […]

Coming Up on URS This Week

URS, or Ultimate Recipe Swap, as is its given name, is a chance to gather and share great recipes. I’ve so enjoyed seeing what you all love to eat and to gain new recipes to try. Last week featured Grill Talk. Those of you who leave the cookin’ out to hubs will appreciate Brianna’s recipe […]

MOM Deals: CVS Has Come Back to Me!

This past week was an expensive one: braces for one child, a retainer for another, both vehicle registrations, and a broken washing machine. All told, I think $4,000 left my checkbook. Ouch! I’m in the mood for some deals, how ’bout you? *** Those of you in California will understand the CVS withdrawals I’ve undergone […]

Watching What We Eat

Lately I’ve made a few adjustments in my eating habits. I’ve cut out refined sugar and processed flour. In addition, I’ve started tracking what I eat on The Daily Plate. My eyes have been opened to how much food I was absentmindedly consuming. Oh my! (No wonder my clothes don’t fit anymore.) It’s taken a […]

Back to School Traditions

Not every kid in the world embraces going back to school in the same way I did. FishPapa was one who really disliked school. We got a good chuckle when he drove me to my first day of teaching — at his former high school. Who knew? And since life is learning, and school is […]