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Making God’s Agenda Mine

My to-do list has a heart divided. What if its sole purpose was to follow God? As a writer, blogger, and highly competitive person, I care a lot, probably too much, about what people think about me. I don’t know that I sit and stew about it or say something other than what I mean, […]

What Did I Do All Day?

You’ve got a to-do list, right? And you’re trying to be responsible with your home, work, and family. But inevitably something gets in the way. The day gets away from you and you wonder… What did I do all day? You know you weren’t sitting around eating bonbons or watching soaps. (Nobody watches soaps anymore. […]

Improve Your Routines for School Days

Improve Your Routines for School Days | LifeasMOM.com - Getting up and at

Getting up and at ’em for school days can be challenging after the lazy summer season. How can we improve the daily routine for the good of everyone? Our first week of school went really well. I was like a machine, moving folks through their paces. The second week, not so much. By week three, […]

Driven

Are you driven? Which direction are you headed? photo credit: Thomas Anderson used by license I remember when my eldest was little. My husband was the sole bread winner. We lived on 2-acres in Paso Robles wine country. It sounds pretty, but ours was 2-acres of weeds. For awhile it was just me and FishBoy. Due […]

How to Move without Going Crazy or Broke

In the past three years, Life as MOM contributor Janel has moved house three times and just completed move #4. Today she shares some tips on how to make the moving process a bit easier. Moving can be the start of a great adventure. Or it can make you feel as if you’re going crazy. Since […]

Build Your Own Personal Planner or Household Notebook

I’m of the mindset that if you can’t find the perfect organizing system for you, you make it yourself. Don’t count on someone else to do it. Don’t wait for them to dream it up, create it to fit you and your unique needs. Do it yourself and you’ll be happy. Sometimes that is easier […]

Make-Ahead Breakfast Meal Plan

Ready to give your mornings a break? This prep-ahead breakfast plan will help you eat well and get on with the day. I’m trying really hard to get us organized for the new school year. This is our last year with all six kids schooling with moi. I’m thinking that if I can get some […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]