Happy Blogiversary!

Two years ago this weekend I was sitting in Panera having a Mom’s Morning Out. I’d been working on a project. Feeling somewhat impetuous because I had no idea what I was doing, I hit publish.

Life as MOM: The Blog was born.

To Be More Joyful

Motherhood. Home Management. Family Life. They comprise my life’s path. A path I love. A path I would gladly choose over and over again. A path that I thank God for the privelege of walking.

Yet, it’s not a path without its challenges. While I may think that I know the route ahead, bumps in the road surprise me. Twists and turns show me that motherhood — and life — don’t always go according to my plan.

Gift Idea: One Cool Bag

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Have you got something special lined up for the sweet moms in your life? My husband groaned when he remembered that the FishMama Trifecta begins this weekend. I reassured him that Disneyland could cover all three. But, if a trip to Disneyland doesn’t suit your purposes, try this one on […]

Magic Monkey Bananas: Evidence That I Can Be a Yes-Mom

Even though I try to plan all sorts of fun family activities, the truth is that I often tell my kids, “No.” There are only so many hours in my day. And, truth be told, dishes and laundry often pre-empt the fun stuff. I’m trying to grow in this area and redeem the days. These days of little ones will be gone before I know it, and I’m so often distracted by the busy-ness of life. So, I’m so excited to share this story with you.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: A Gel Pro Mat (& a Giveaway)

Gel Pro Mat: Wicker in Cork Recently, I was sent a GelPro Mat to test out in our kitchen. I had heard about these mats in the past, but had never seen one and I’d certainly never stood on one before. If I had, well, let’s just say, my feet have found new life in […]

Be of Good Courage

Ever have one of those days when your child will not listen to reason?

Do you wonder if he will realize that you love him with all your heart and that you really do want his best, even if that means not giving him what he wants?

Ever feel like you are at your wit’s end as a mother?

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Magazines for Under Six Bucks

For years my mother-in-law regularly gave me magazine subscriptions as gifts. Not only was it a great gift in itself to have some good reads, but it was also a monthly reminder of her care for me. Excuse the cliche, but a well-chosen magazine subscription really is a gift that keeps on giving. And you […]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Dinner in the Freezer!

Years ago my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and a loaf of garlic bread. For. no. reason. at. all. I was floored. And amazed. And so totally blessed.

What mom wouldn’t like dinner already made for her? Talk about your Mother’s Day gifts!