Will You Let It Break You?

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photo source: A Davey There are all kinds of troubles in this world: illness, death, debt, destructive ideas and actions. They can plague us as women; they can devastate us as mothers. Years ago I thought my miscarriages would be the worst I could imagine, then our debts, then my mother-in-law’s cancer. As hard as […]

Make Your Life as MOM Calm, Peaceful, and Intentional

Make Your Life as MOM Calm, Peaceful, and Intentional - tips and tricks for adding order and peace into your life, for you and your family.

The new year is a chance to hit the restart button. Take some tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna on how to infuse your life in 2014 with calm, peace, and intention. January, the month when the year’s fresh, a clean slate and we’re thinking about resolutions, goals and more to make this year […]

A Day in the Life with Kids Aged 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5

A Day in the Life with Kids Aged 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5 - a real life look into what a day at our house looks like.

Ever wonder what it’s like to homeschool six kids? Earlier this month, Simple Homeschool reposted one of my “homeschool day in the life” posts from years back. It struck a chord with lots of mamas in the throes of having new teenagers, young toddlers, and lots of things on the to do list. I was […]

Trade Worry for Prayer

Trade Worry for Prayer - Instead of worrying, pray. Ask God to help you with that thing. Right in that moment.

Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that we stayed up late watching a very odd Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (affiliate link). My brain was trying to make sense of some of those weird, it-must-be-a-foreign-film quandaries. It could also have been that FishChick5 had been puking all day long. I […]

14 Ways to Be More Joyful

Be More Joyful! | 14 Ways a Mom Can Be More Joyful

Did you miss The 14 Ways to Be More Joyful series? Years later, I’m still working on my attitude as a mom, but writing this series of devotions was so helpful. I hope reading them is beneficial for you as well! Get a Reality Check Watch Your Words Simplify Your Life Count Your Blessings Be All […]

How to Set Your Wardrobe Up for Constant Success

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Want to revamp your wardrobe for the new year? Here are a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Rena to set yourself up for success. This month on Zone Defense, we’re tackling Personal Space. That includes your wardrobe. If you look good, you’ll feel good. Check out Rena’s tips for giving your closet a […]

You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can

You’ve heard me say it before: No mom is an island. And yet, we try to do it all ourselves. We worry what folks will think of us when we hire a house cleaner, outsource a school subject, or ask a friend for help with a project. We feel inadequate when we come face to […]

The Power of Play

The Power of Play - an hour playing with my daughter was just wonderful. I need to do it more often.

Saturday morning FishChick was the first to awake, shortly after I stumbled down the stairs, hoping for a little quiet time to myself. But, how do you turn that face away? I admit, it’s not that hard sometimes. I get too busy. Or so I think. And turn on a video for her or let […]