The Week in Review

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

jessica and janel

Fun week here! Janel and her two girls came to stay for a few days. All eight of our family’s cousins were in one household. It was fun to see how they mingled.

This is me and my youngest sister Janel. Yes, the only picture of us — bed head and all. I can post this without guilt because I’m the bossy big sister.

My younger niece, Lucie, is a bit shy and quiet. I think I heard her talk twice when I visited them in Virginia last May. So, I joked that I’d pay five bucks to the first person to break the ice and get Lu to speak directly to him or her.

fishboy and lucie

This guy nabbed the prize. He absolutely doted on his cousin all weekend, not knowing that there was cash at stake. They played and played and eventually, Lucie was chatting up a storm.

Here’s hoping that Uncle Brett gets a job in California next year when he finishes law school!

Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM:

Coming next week:

  • another FREE printable meal plan
  • more DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun
  • How to Use the Produce Box Squash
  • Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture
  • School Supplies Already?

Be sure to let me know what stories and articles are helpful to you and what you’d like to see more of in the coming weeks. I want to make your “life as MOM” as fun and as easy as possible.

Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. Sister time is the best.

    Looking forward to your post about good posture. It’s a constant struggle for me.

  2. Love the pictures and that your kids are enjoying cousin time while you enjoy sister time.. I only wish I could be there, too (And I’m not even a part of your family!!) . 🙂

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."

Share Your Thoughts