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5 Ways to Welcome Your Child Home From School

Improve Your Routines for School Days | Life as MOM

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 […]

How Prepared Are You?

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photo source My sister was without power for six days in the wake of Irene recently. While they were all fine and healthy, it was hard to go that long without a basic utility. Thankfully, they had warning in order to prepare — and at least picked up a camping stove before the storm hit. […]

To Have An Opinion Worth Having

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To have an opinion worth having. I’ve been thinking about this phrase for a couple days now. My man-child is starting high school coursework in a couple days. He’s four years away from “legal independence.” But, he’s already on the road to becoming a man. He’s taller than me. He’s growing a mustache. His voice is […]

Energize Me!

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photo source Coffee, soda, vitamin supplements. Those used to be the things that I relied on to have the energy to get through the day. Today, believe it or not, I’ve cut down on coffee and I’ve cut out soda completely. Yes, yes, I did. The Daily Vanilla Coke girl gave up her habit. And […]

FishChick3, Baby Fog, & New Birthday Traditions

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FishChick, 3 years ago I came out of the Baby Fog earlier this year. You know, that haze that you drift around in while your baby is nursing, waking you up at night, wearing diapers, and otherwise doing what babies do best. The fog slowly clears as Baby gets a little more independent and sleeps […]

Potty Training in 10 Days or Less

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That’s my last baby when she had just turned two. She turns three this week. It’s amazing how quickly the time has passed. About six month ago, she kissed diapers goodbye, and I entered a new phase of parenting. Oh my. Potty training can seem daunting, particularly when you’re in the midst of it. There […]

How Chores & a School Schedule Mix

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photo source If your kids haven’t already, they will be starting school any day now. And with the start of the new school year come all kind of readjustments. And one of those new adjustments would include how to balance home responsibilities with school work and time to play. There are a range of philosophies […]

Making Road Trips More Enjoyable

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we pack away the road trip. In fact, now’s a great time to take one last trip before the school year gets into full swing — or  think through how you’ll rock the fall and winter travels to Gramma’s House. The following is written […]