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8 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Lemon Tea Muffins Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Needing a little inspiration? How about one of these? Buy a gift set of MadeOn Hard Lotion this week. Read my review here. Create a box of chocolate money. Decorate candy bars for your mom friends. Prepare a freezer meal and take it to a […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

6 Good Things to Do with Your Kids for Easter

6 Good Things to Do with Your Kids for Easter | Life as MOM

Easter Week can be a wonderful time to enjoy a variety of activities with your kids. When I was growing up, we always had this week off school. I don’t think they do that anymore. And since I write my own kids’ school schedule, we’re not doing it, either. (Shhh…. Don’t tell my kids that […]

Jesus Made Them Bloom

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photo source: D Sharon Pruitt I was driving home from the grocery store, alone in the minivan. The windows were down and the stereo was cranked — because I was alone in the minivan. The sun was shining warmly; summer has arrived in San Diego. Traffic was beeping and bustling by. I waited at the […]

The Jesus Storybook Bible, How to Read Mere Christianity, & a Booking It Update

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Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we started a great discussion on the bread baking book, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Join in the discussion and check out the beautiful boules that I made. It was so exciting to pull those out of the oven! Today we’re going to talk about all […]

Booking It with Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

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This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

Of Mothers and Conductors

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Photo source, creative commons license: Roger H. Goun Mom, you are a conductor. In more ways then one. Ever tried to herd a crowd of children into a car, onto a plane, into a store, through the zoo? You conduct, oh, yes, you do. You guide people on their journeys, you help them with their […]

Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: As a healthy 25 year old, basking in the glow of my first pregnancy, the last thing that I expected to hear from my doctor was that my unborn child had Down syndrome. There are no words that can fully describe the initial devastation, grief and heartache […]