Lessons from Becoming Mom

Lessons from Becoming Mom - some lessons learned from being a first time mom 6 times.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: With tires squealing, my husband pulled up to the Emergency Room like a police man in hot pursuit of a bandit, parking crooked in front of the entrance. He ran to fetch a nurse, “My wife’s going to have a baby any minute.” The young nurse, calmly walked […]

A “Faith That Sticks” Giveaway from Tyndale House

A "Faith That Sticks" Giveaway from Tyndale House

The following giveaway is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: andreahimel@ I come from the school of thought that all of life is worship. Our worldview and particularly our God-view can’t be easily separated from our every day. Even when we’re not cognizant of it, it directs our actions. […]

March Booking It: French Women Don’t Get Facelifts, The Monuments Men, & My Berlin Kitchen

March Booking It: French Women Don

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 […]

5 No-Fail Tips for a Clean, Clutter-free, Productive Desk When You Work-from-Home

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Do you struggle with keeping your home office clean and organized? Life as MOM Prerna has some fantastic tips to help you keep your space clean, clutter-free, and productive! photo source: Wicker Paradise Your workspace affects your headspace. Truth. As someone who’s been working from home for the last 6 years now, I value the […]

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids - Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped -- for kids.

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

9 Ways to Get a Jump on the Day

9 Ways to Get a Jump on the Day - Find yourself feeling scattered and disordered? Consider a daily morning routine to help you put order into the day and give you a major sense of accomplishment.

Find yourself feeling scattered and disordered? Consider a daily morning routine to help you put order into the day and give you a major sense of accomplishment. A quick search through the Life as MOM archives surprised me: I’ve never really talked about establishing a morning routine. Sure, I’ve talked about my morning high five […]

Leaning Godwards

Leaning Godwards - How do you incline your heart toward God?

Years ago, we memorized “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” as a family. So cute to hear my kids lisp those words. Part of a mostly “praise song” tradition, I found the memorizing of hymns to be fascinating, especially so when I learned old, albeit archaic vocabulary and sentence structure. As a language student, I […]

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday)

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday) - Download these two weeks

This time of year, many folks’ thoughts turn to road trips and tropical vacations. After a long winter haul through school and inclement weather, spring break offers welcome relief from what is known as “same old, same old.” Not everybody, however, can afford said road trips and tropical vacations. Or else, one or both parents […]