Hitting the road? Don’t forget to load up your Kindle for travel. Janel shares how she stocks her digital library for her family, saving money as well as space. A few years ago, I scoffed at the idea of using an e-reader device. And then, my husband bought me a Kindle for our anniversary. I wasn’t sure […]
Need an easy craft for your Star Wars fanatic? Life as MOM contributor Janel explains how you can make a lightsaber at home with basic craft materials.
Air travel with children can be stressful. Life as MOM contributor Janel has a few tips that can help you make the journey just a bit easier. In my nine years of motherhood, I’ve made several flights with my kids both nationally and internationally. Sometimes my husband has been along for the ride but for […]
Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake Easter Sunday is in less than three weeks! Take a little time in the upcoming days to plan some special Easter activities with your kids. Whether it is making a special Easter treat together or simply reading a story together, these activities will help you celebrate this special holiday and remember […]
Homemade games can be fun and inexpensive gifts for children. Learn how to make a “Three Men’s Morris” Board Game from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Two summers ago, my girls and I visited Yorktown Victory Center as an end-of-summer field trip. During our time in the Continental Army Encampment, one of the docents showed […]
Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]
Learn how to make a simple dress-up skirt from Life as MOM contributor Janel. This is a great way to make a piece of costume when you can’t find just what you need. All photos: Janel A few years ago, my sister Jamie lent me her sewing machine for a project that I was working […]
Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]