8 Quick Breakfasts for the Cool Days Ahead (Apple Cheddar Oatmeal Recipe)

The cooler temps of fall are starting to settle in. Make sure your kids start the day right. Try one of these quick, nourishing breakfast ideas provided by Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh. One of the greatest challenges I think I face in sending my children off to public school each day is ensuring […]

Lentil Minestrone Soup (URS: One Dish Dinners)

This week on URS, we’re sharing one dish dinners. It seemed only appropriate to invite my friend Erin, the $5 Dinner Mom to come share her latest project and a tasty dish. The following is written by Erin Chase of $5 Dinners and One Dish Dinners: Ever since becoming a mom, I’ve felt like life […]

Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner (Eat Well, Spend Less)

As I mentioned yesterday, Thanksgiving Dinner is an all-time favorite at our house. My kids start dancing and breaking out in song when they see anything remotely resembling mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and oh yeah, the turkey. We have a smaller version of that meal throughout the winter and there are rarely leftovers. But, […]

Fall Decor on a Dime

I am not strong in home decor. In fact, if it weren’t for FishPapa’s sense of style…. oy, I don’t even want to think about it. My friends have always been stunned that my husband cares about interior design, but as a project designer and builder, he’s got a great eye for what works. And […]

Falling for Fun 2010

Autumn is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the crisp weather, the hot bubbling soups and stews, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The turn of the season hearkens of good things to come, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and as my husband would add, football season. Fall is also full of […]

Giveaway Winners Update

I’ve got some winners from last week’s Duncan Hines giveaway. Chosen by random.org, the 5 participants who will each win a free Duncan Hines product coupon are: The Coupon Basics Coby Katy (presprizes@) Liz @ Hoosier Homemade Lana Also, before I left on my trip I announced a whole mess of winners. Unfortunately, I’ve only […]

Meal Planning: Meal Components and Freezer Cooking

A couple weeks ago I spent a couple days pre-prepping a few meal components. Having homemade convenience items like cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, and tomato sauce on hand makes dinnertime preparations a snap. Here’s how it’s playing out in this week’s dinners: Chicken Parmesan – This is our typical Valentine’s dinner since it’s the […]

Another Great Diaper Possibility!

Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Diapers.com. Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]