How to Deal with Mom Envy During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be a wonderful time as long as we don’t let Mom Envy steal our joy. Consider these tips from Life as Mom contributor Prerna: We’ve all experienced it. That feeling you get when you visit a friend’s home during the holidays, sometimes, straight after you’ve both hung out at the park with […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

Homemade Lavender Soap

Make Lavender Soap Homemade

Want to do a fun and simple craft that you can use in real life. Make homemade lavender soap!

Merry Christmas from Me to You


Have a very Merry Christmas! May Joy be yours this week and in the weeks to come.

5 Last-Minute Christmas Printables

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Did time get away from you? Fire up the printer and get going with these last minute printables!

Perspective & the To Do List

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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. […]

Fighting for Christmas

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I think that’s when I realized that sometimes we have to fight for Christmas, for our kids.

What You Expect from Christmas Versus What Will Really Happen May Surprise You

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Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.