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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.

Apple Slice Donuts Snack

Amazingly easy and cheap these apple slice donuts make a fun surprise after school snack. Or, make a batch as an April Fool's day prank and wait for the giggles to ensue!

My kids are always clamoring for an after school snack as soon as they rush through the door. Most of the time, they’ll grab some fruit or a granola bar or one of the other easy snacks we have on hand. But once in a while, it’s fun to surprise them with a really fun after school snack that is … Continue reading

DIY Easy Music Shakers

So easy to make in minutes - plastic Easter egg music shakers perfect for a LDS primary chorister or other music leader -- or even as a preschool music time kids activity!

I recently was called as a primary chorister, in charge of coming up with fun activities and ways for the kids at my church to learn the different songs for the year. I came across some awesome blogs that uses rhythm and keeping those little hands busy and active for teaching the music.┬áThis post contains some affiliate links for your … Continue reading

How to be Productive Working from Home

Simple tips to increase productivity and focus, especially for those work at home moms and dads. Having a work at home job can be a juggle, but this tips can help you stay productive during the day.

tWorking from home is a great way to be with your family more as well as providing for them financially. The one thing people might not realize is that working from home can be harder than it sounds. It’s easy to be sucked into distractions when you’re right there in your house. But I’ve got a bunch of great tips … Continue reading

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars

So delicious, these no bake cookie dough bars are easy to make and no baking required! You'll love this easy cookie bar dessert with sprinkles!

Do you ever get a craving for cookie dough? I love all kinds of cookie dough – sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, even a peanut butter cookie batter will get me licking the bowl. Now, you can enjoy all the yummy flavor of cookie dough in this yummy no bake cookie dough bars recipe without the guilt as this recipe … Continue reading

I Wiggle Song – Printable Body Parts Variation!

Free Printable I Wiggle Song Game and Body Parts Variation for LDS Primary Choristers! Fun singing time game for this well loved wiggle song!

I was recently called as the Primary Chorister and was asked to take the first 5-10 minutes while kids are filtering in to sing wiggle songs. To make singing time as fun as possible for these kiddos, I came up with a set of fun word strips to mix up the words for my Junior primary’s favorite song – I … Continue reading

5 Kitchen Rules for a Large Family

Stick to these 5 kitchen rules for a large family to help you manage the household chores and cleaning tasks!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. Running a large household looks different in a lot of ways than a small family. These easy kitchen rules for a large family can make a big difference in helping you run the hub of the home and keep those meals coming 3+ … Continue reading

Tricks to Help Keep a Boys Bathroom Clean

Simple tricks to help keep your boys bathroom clean, the struggle is real. Moms of boys completely understand.

Do you have boys? If you do, then you know how absolutely terribly, disgusting boys bathrooms can be. Especially when they’re little, but our grown men can even be bad. My family lived in a small 4 bed / 2 bath home up until a few months ago. All 5 boys shared one tiny bathroom. It was scary. I’ve learned … Continue reading

You Make Me Laffy Printable Valentine

Absolutely darling "You Make Me Laffy" free printable valentines day cards perfect for kids, friends, classrooms. Attach a laffy taffy candy and you're done! So quick, easy, and cheap!

Are your kids little joksters? These darling “You Make Me Laffy” printable valentines will be a big hit with the classroom or with friends. They’re so easy and cheap, too! Just print out our free printable cards and add a laffy taffy candy. I’ll show you how easy they are to make, let’s get started! You Make Me Laffy Printable … Continue reading