Enjoy 50 Books with Kids

Enjoy 50 Books with Kids - a reading guide for parents and young children, complete with activities, crafts, and recipes.

We’re big book readers at our house. One of my biggest hopes and dreams for my children has been that they would know the love of reading. Now that five out of six know how to read and enjoy doing so independently, I am a thrilled mama. Summertime is when we step up our reading-for-fun […]

9 Ways to Have a Great Week

9 ways to have a great week - A new week is a fresh start and a chance to enjoy all the good in your life.

A new week is a fresh start and a chance to enjoy all the good in your life. The new week is here. For some of us, it means summer vacations and a variety of different activities. For others, it’s business as usual. Either way, it’s good to have a great one. There are plenty of […]

Gambling on Jesus

Gambling on Jesus: Take some risks this week. Gamble on Jesus. His ways are spot on.

Take some risks this week. Gamble on Jesus. His ways are spot on. The world admires risk takers. You know, people who drive fast, live loose, and otherwise push the limits. There’s this admiration for the guy in the leather jacket, that rebel without a cause, that James Dean kind of dude. Or at least […]

Getting Fit

Getting Fit | Life as MOM - ways and reasons to take better care of yourself and get fit.

Take better are of YOU this summer by getting fit and working daily exercise into your life. I’m back in the saddle. After last summer’s workout fest and getting discouraged that my body had not changed one itty bitty bit, I got really lax over the winter months, more and more so over the last […]

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs | Life as MOM

Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child […]

30 Things That Are FREE and FUN to Do Any Time of the Year

30 Things That Are FREE and FUN to Do Any Time of the Year

Girls just wanna have fun, right? Try these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to enjoy free fun for summer or anytime of the year. Some are for the whole fam, but some are just for you, Mama. With summer in full swing here in India, I am putting together an idea file of […]

May Booking It: Our Favorite Books Ever!

May Booking It: Our Favorite Books Ever

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

How to Shop on Instagram

How to Shop on Instagram | Life as MOM

Do you enjoy browsing pictures on Instagram? Do you like to shop online? Life as MOM contributor Rena offers some tips on how you can shop on Instagram. I was in love with Instagram at first sight. It combined my love of photography and social media, but left no room for snarky comments. But then […]