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Sometime last week, hubs and I were sharing a quiet moment, lying in our room, talking. The kids were doing whatever. Happy and “quiet for the moment” was all that mattered. He turned to me and said, “Should I call room service?” I burst out laughing. “That is not the life we chose,” I quipped. […]

Creating a Vision Board for Our Trip to Europe

Creating a Vision Board of Our Trip to Europe - Life as MOM

The following content is sponsored by the Home Collection by Post-it Brand and Scotch Brand: As you know, we’re dreaming a big dream around here. Next year hubs and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. 20 years?! Yes, ma’am. I’m so blessed to call this man my husband. Wow. Back in 1994 I handled the […]

Yes, Yes, You Can.

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You can ditch the soda habit. You can quit watching TV. You can kick the bad eating habits that have plagued you for years. You can choose to change. Don’t tell me you love food. I love food. And for thirty days I gave up (almost) all I hold dear. I lived to tell the […]

Enjoy Today

Two years ago FishPapa and I were strolling through Barnes and Noble on date night. I lingered in the cookbook section. And prayed. Seems a silly place to pray. But you see, I had written a cookbook proposal in the month previous and my agent was actively submitting it to publishers. I asked God to […]

Make Summer Plans for Your Life as MOM

Make summer plans for your “life as MOM.” Not only will you have some creative outlet, but you’ll also be more organized and productive. Summer vacation is here. Our first week is behind us, actually. We filled it with lots o’ things: A double birthday party for two of the boys, complete with an Angry […]

Setting Goals for the New Year

Setting goals for the new year is necessary for me to get traction on the ways I want to grow. Dividing them into personal, family, home, and financial goals for 2012 helps me wrap my head around different areas of life. This is probably one of my favorite times of the year: the great big […]

Living a Better Story

The point of a story is never about the ending….It’s about your character getting molded in the hard work of the middle. — Donald Miller Hubs and I have been reading and discussing this book over the last few weeks. Yes, I’m cheating. It’s on the Booking It reading list for March. But, FishPapa grabbed […]

Goals and the New (Half) Year

Remember when we set some goals for the year? Way back in the wintry days of December and January…. Last week I mentioned that halfway through something is a good time to assess progress made and determine what’s left to do, enjoy, or accomplish. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve spent time looking back on […]