Booking It with Finding Your Purpose as a Mom

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 […]

Realizing Your Potential


Yesterday was Mother’s Day. And as we mark another year of motherhood, it seems only fitting to think on this noblest of professions. The following was originally posted on March 10, 2009. Ever wonder when you’ll have a shower before noon? Ever wonder when you’ll own a wardrobe full of items that are not wrinkled […]

3 Gifts to Give Yourself on Mother’s Day

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Years ago all my mother wanted for Mother’s Day was a clean house. At 5, 15, and 25, I didn’t get it. Today, I completely understand what my mother was talking about. Completely. My helpers and I spent four hours last week, attempting a whole-house clean, and we didn’t get past the main living areas. […]

How to Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too


My friend Mandi has been such an amazing encouragement to me over the last year. I am so honored to know her and to get counsel from her from time to time. She’s one sharp cookie, that one. This week she launched an ebook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. It’s about […]



Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent […]

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 […]