Lessons Learned From Having Kids

Since becoming a parent almost five years ago, life has busied but yet, life has slowed down. Time has hurried by yet, time has stood still. Social opportunities have passed me by yet, life has […]


DIY Cat Costume Tutorial

Do you need a simple – but super cute – kids costume for Halloween? With items you probably already have in your home, you can make this easy DIY kids’ black cat costume in less […]


Halloween Cat Costume

Julia is Getting Ready for Halloween… This past week I made cat costumes for my daughter, Olivia, and Susan’s daughters, Julia and Sophia. I love these DIY girls black cat Halloween costumes so much, I […]


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies

How many of you start dreaming of all things “pumpkin” when the leaves start changing color? It’s not just me right? Whew … ok.  Now, on to my fall obsession: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Top […]


How to Use and Love Layers in Photoshop

To edit photos in Photoshop, you must learn to use layers. What are layers? Simply put, they are photo adjustments you can stack on top of your picture. You can add as many or as […]



I was an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie girl. Until these cookies. In fact, I was so solidly part of the Oatmeal RAISIN camp, that I winced a bit at the thought of chocolate chips in my […]


TrunxPhotoFun Twitter Party

We’re thrilled to announce a fabulous Twitter Party talking all about Photo Fun – Tips and Ideas to Get the Most from your Photos! The event is sponsored by a new photo app called Trunx. […]


Applebarn Orchard

Janice and I took our girls for the most fun filled day of apple picking, hay rides and pony rides along with visiting goats and bunnies, running through a corn maze and finding the perfect […]


How to take notes from a textbook

This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, with some tips on studying and taking notes from a textbook. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Post-it Brand, but my enthusiasm, opinions, […]

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S'mores Dessert Pizza / by Busy Mom's Helper for 5MinutesForMom.com #DessertPizza #Smores

Hey, it’s Danielle from Busy Mom’s Helper again! Can y’all believe it’s already fall? I sure the heck can’t! One side of me feels like school’s been back in session forever, the other part is […]