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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 […]

Enjoy Each Season of Childhood

THAT is my fourth baby. And now he is six. I am stunned. Where did the days go? This week is all about getting good habits going. A good habit to cultivate is to enjoy these passing moments. Because today, as the old woman in the grocery store, I tell ya, “The days go by so fast.” […]

Eat More Real Food

This week is all about getting good habits going. Many of us are trying to eat better. And while eating habits get a little lax near the holidays, it seems January gives us a renewed sense of battling back the excess sugar and fake foods that have infiltrated our homes. Last year I read In Defense […]

Be Prepared on the Road

photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]