Leave Some Room for Later

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt My dad always said that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. He was referring to the food I piled on my plate. You see, I’ve always been a glutton foodie. Food has always been of supreme importance to me. And as a child, I always put more on my […]

Hacking through the Jungle Together

Today is my husband’s birthday. It’s also the day that he proposed to me. We got dressed up and went to the Palace Grill in Santa Barbara, presumably to celebrate his birthday. But since it was a little pricey for us, he had always said that we’d only go there on a special occasion, like […]

Planning Ahead for Valentines Day

photo source: d sharon pruitt Yes, I know it’s already time for another “holiday.” And while we don’t really need to do much for Valentine’s Day, I still think it’s fun to make the day a little special. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some very fun recipes and DIY projects, so keep […]

How to Balance Structure and Flexibility in Your Life as Mom

The following is a guest post written by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. Is it really possible to find the right balance between structure and flexibility as a mom? Many organizational books and resources lean drastically toward one extreme or the other. Either we should schedule each minute of our day to […]

Finding Contentment in the Baby Season

- A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – On November 23rd, my family was blessed to welcome our new little Anna Faye.  She is the fourth addition to our family and she has already settled in so beautifully.  It is so funny how it is hard to remember what life was like before a new […]

Pressing On

photo source Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what […]

The Most Important Things

photo source When the time changed last fall, I received a new alarm clock. My two year old daughter who previously woke anytime between 6 and 8 am, began waking at 5 am on the dot. Every. morning. This had been my normal waking time before Daylight Savings Time. But, although babies had woken me […]

Plan a Family Movie Night

This week is all about getting good habits going. One fun habit is to plan regular family movie nights. We are big time movie fans around here. It’s one inexpensive way that our whole family can enjoy an experience together. Since our kids range in age from 2 to 13, it’s sometimes a challenge to find things […]