Booking It’s Greatest Hits

Need a good book rec? Check out this list of my favorite books written in the last five years.

Great Books to Read | Life as MOM - Need a good book rec? Check out this list of my favorite books written in the last five years.

I’ve got good new and I’ve got bad news. Which do you like first?

I like to get disappointments out of the way, so we’ll go with the “bad” – though it’s not really bad.

(Booking It is retiring.)

Yep. Sometimes you gotta say good bye to good things. While I will still share books that I’ve read here on Life as MOM, I won’t be hosting this feature every month.

I started the Booking It feature back in the winter of 2010. It’s been FIVE really fun years, but over the last few months, it’s become clear that you — and I — are just not all that into it. So, Booking It is retiring, at least in the formal sense. [Continue reading…]

Take 12 Days to Have a Renewed You

Christmas is the start of something new. Wanna put on a new you?


Are you feeling wore out? Did 2014 take its toll? Are you ready for a do-over?

Me, too, sister. This past year has definitely been filled with amazing activities and triumphs, but it’s also been peppered with hard experiences, sicknesses, and failure. You win some and you lose some, right?

The beauty of Christmas is that it commemorates when Christ came to Earth to live — and die — and ultimately give us new life.

New Life

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that New Year’s follows Christmas. We get a chance to redo and renew our lives in earthly ways. [Continue reading…]

Perspective & the To Do List

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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This week’s highlights include the Flu, the demise of nativity wrapping paper, and shopping with and for six kids.

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Entertaining with Good Cheap Eats

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Streamline the planning process for your entertaining by using the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook and the Wine4.Me App.

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9 Ways to Just Keep Calm

9 Ways to Just Keep Calm: Feeling a little stressed? Now

Feeling a little stressed? Now’s the time to chill out so you can enjoy the holiday season.

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Win a Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo

WeMo Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo.

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Teacher Gifts that Money Can’t Buy

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Are you debating on what to give to your child’s teacher? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some gift ideas that can’t be purchased at the store but will be loved by teachers. At the holidays, many of us work hard to find ways to show the teachers, therapists, and specialists at our children’s schools […]

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