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The Power of Imaginative Play (& a Costume Giveaway)

Costumes have always been a huge deal at our house. We have several large (read: ginormous) boxes of dress up clothes. In the early years of my parenting it was chock full of cowboys, pirates, and Star Wars. It’s only in recent years that we’ve added some princess garb. For many years, getting into costume […]

Fall into Fun!

Fall officially begins in just a few days. Some of us are still sweating as summer temps continue, but I’ve heard tell that some areas of the continent are starting to cool off. Yeah for Fall! It is my very favorite time of year and one of the things that I miss most about living […]

Creating Emergency Bags for Your Children

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: photo source: Nasa My husband and I are preparedness-type people.  It’s difficult for me to imagine being unable to feed my children in the event of a major disaster.  So I want to be as prepared as can be. While we have enough food and water for […]

An Easy Way to Secure Furniture for Safety

When I was little, my family home had a den. Yes, that’s what we called man caves in the 70s. My dad had his desk, his big black vinyl armchair, and the TV in this room. My sisters and I spent a lot of time in this room; duh, the TV was there. It had […]

Delegating Household Tasks to Younger Children

Anyone who has been a parent longer than three days is by this time exhausted. It’s hard work when the life of another person rests in your hands. You are responsible for making sure he is fed, clothed, and safe. And, of course, your task goes beyond just basic physical needs. There’s the fun part […]

Keeping Valuables Safe in an Emergency

I’ve never been one to own things that I was worried about being stolen, unless, of course, it was one of my children. Most of our physical belongings have more sentimental value than they do anything else. But, quite honestly, I’ve been remiss in protecting those things. For years I was clueless that bugs could […]

Fun Activities for an Only Child

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributing writer, Prerna: “Is it easier for you to work from home since you have just the one daughter?” This well-meaning remark actually made me stop and think. Really, is it easier for me? Well, actually it may seem easier but in reality, it is no different. While the challenges of multiple […]

5 Ways to Welcome Your Child Home From School

The following post is written by contributing writer, JessieLeigh: Ah, back to school. It’s a bittersweet time. With the excitement of new notebooks and pencils comes the worry about difficult subjects. With the joy of meeting new friends comes the fear of not fitting in. With the fresh new start of a school year comes the […]