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Teaching Love for Others

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Her future depends on what you teach your children. Down syndrome is a label that my daughter carries with her, not defining her or shaping her vivacious personality, but it is there, a silent part of her life, unfolding in unexpected places while remaining hidden in others. […]

Make the Time for Monthly Self-Exams

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This is the Great Aunt Cass. She’s my mom’s younger sister and one of my favorite people in the world. She was the glamorous aunt who didn’t have kids and jetsetted all over the world when I was a child. She looked a lot like Wonder Woman back then which was definitely an added perk. […]

Vacation: A Favorite Fall Tradition

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It may seem odd to take a vacation in the fall of the year. I think most people are probably hunkering down for a busy season. Many kids have schedules with school and extra activities that don’t allow them to leave home for long. Since we homeschool, we can take our education on the road. […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel (Frugal Friday)

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Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, Germany, and explored the south of France. The following year, hubs and I went to France on our honeymoon. A year later we traveled to Honduras. The […]

Make Home a Little Cozier for Fall

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Fall hit us full in the face this week. We’d been sporting tshirts and shorts, leaving the windows open 24/7, even going to the pool twice a week. Then Hurricane Hillary signaled a change of seasons for us. Now, we may go back to sweating bullets in a week or two, but our family is […]

Favorite Fall Tips for Saving Money (Frugal Friday)

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Fall finally arrived in San Diego. We’ve had two back-to-back rainy days, I smell wood smoke from the neighbor’s chimneys, and I no longer leave the windows open 24/7. The chill is in the air! While it may not be the true fall that folks in other locales experience, it is a cozy moment of […]

A Perfect Birth Story

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The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh: photo source I want to tell you my perfect birth story. It is my hope that you’ll find it compelling and amazing and inspiring. I hope it will encourage you. I hope it will open your eyes to incredible possibilities. There are a few things you should […]

6 Tips for Better Pics

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The following is a guest post from Alex Maldonado: Having a house full of kids has its ups and downs. Some of the downs include the hours of 12-3AM. Some of the ups include impromptu dance parties and tons “kodak moments”. Being a full-time dad means it’s easy for me to “capture” these moments. Being […]