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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.

How to Make an Igloo

Step-by-step tutorial on how to build an igloo using your backyard snow! It's easy and fun, but it will take some time. Stop halfway and you'll have a perfect snowball fight fort and hideout!

This winter, we had a good 8” of snow drop and close down town for a couple of days. It was our boys first time to play in the snow from their home, having recently moved from Phoenix where we never got to experience snow at home. We talked about all the ways we could play in the snow and … Continue reading

Conversation Heart Sherbet Float

Conversation Heart Sherbet Punch Recipe a sweet valentine's day punch that's completely kid-friendly and non-alcoholic!

If you’ve been looking for a fun kid-friendly drink to celebrate Valentine’s day, this is it! This darling conversation heart sherbet float is fruity and yummy and right on the color scheme for your little valentines! The candy topping was my kids favorite, they loved seeing the candies floating! Conversation Heart Sherbet Float Ingredients: 3 Ounces Sprite or Lemon Lime … Continue reading

Roll a Snowman Printable Dice Game

Roll a Snowman Printable Dice Game

This weekend, Raleigh is set to get their first big snowfall of the year. The news is expecting 8-12 inches! Moving from Phoenix where my boys have never experienced a snow day at home, we’re all gearing up and getting excited for all the possibilities — snow angels, snowman, sledding, snow ball fights, you name it! But I grew up … Continue reading

Conversation Heart Pretzel Bites

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Looking for a cute and fun treat for Valentine’s day this year? These conversation heart pretzel bites are a cinch to make and great for letting the kids help! They turn out so cute and would be perfect for gifting to your valentine or bring along to a classroom party. Conversation Heart Pretzel Bites Makes: 2 dozen Ingredients: 24 small … Continue reading

Crouton Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Croutons and Paremsan combine for an amazing and so easy dinner recipe you're family will crave! Crouton Parmesan crusted Chicken!

Looking for something unique to mix up the boring ol’ dinner routine? This recipe is it! It’s a fresh new flavor on your classic chicken dinner rotation and so tasty it’ll become a fast favorite! You’re whole crew will be asking for this Crouton Parmesan Chicken recipe again and again. Crouton Parmesan Chicken Ingredients: 16 oz package of croutons 2 … Continue reading

12 Day of Christmas Family Holiday Countdown

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us . All opinions are 100% mine. A great way to countdown to the holidays is planning something small, but fun and exciting, each day leading up to Christmas. Start off a countdown with the 12 days of Christmas with little gifts each day or you could instead plan … Continue reading

How to Rock Your Child’s Next Birthday Party!

How to Rock Your Child's Next Birthday Party for an amazing and unforgettable birthday they'll remember for years to come and will make them feel incredibly special on their big day!

Your child’s birthday is coming up, which means it’s time to start party planning! Don’t fret – I’ve got some great tips and ideas on how to rock your child’s next birthday party. It’ll be a blast not just for the kids, but for you as well. You can easily rock a party without going overboard or needing to stress … Continue reading

How to Transition Your Child to a Big Bed

Simple tricks and tips on how to transition your child to a big bed, including how to know if they're ready for the big switch!

Now that your little one is growing up, it seems like the milestones they’re hitting are coming way too fast. Once they’re ready to go from a crib to that ‘big bed’, you know your baby is becoming a big kid right before your eyes. Transitioning from a crib or a toddler bed to a twin sized bed can be a … Continue reading

Super Hold Gingerbread House Icing

Designing your own gingerbread house is so much fun with this easy to make super hold icing that works like a charm! One of my favorite Christmas holiday traditions both the kids and adults can enjoy!

Decorating a Gingerbread House is one of the holiday traditions many families look forward to each year. The key to a great creation is using a Gingerbread House Icing that will hold up your decorations and act like a glue easily adding your decorations to the gingerbread house. We’ve tried regular icings and frosting, others just won’t do. This recipe … Continue reading