Safe & Healthy Classroom Snacks

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Wondering how to provide classroom snacks that meet school safety guidelines? Here are a few tips for Life as MOM Contributor Jessie Leigh. With elementary school-aged children, there always seem to be lots of occasions to celebrate. Various seasons and holidays bring with them fun parties and gatherings. Some classrooms allow birthday celebrations. Often, parents […]

Fighting Dust Mites

fighting dust mites

Dust mites are a common allergen that can stuff up your nose, tire you out, and make you sneeze. Here are five easy ways to fight back. Last week my littlest one had allergy skin testing. This was a new one for us. While food allergies have been on our radar for the last three […]

Prepare for an Emergency (Zone Defense)

Prepare for an Emergency | Life as MOM

While we can’t be fully prepared for everything that could happen, there are plenty of things that we can do to make life a little more comfortable in the case of an emergency. Over the weekend, our power went out in the middle of the night. It was a beastly hot night, and since we […]

5 Reasons to Exercise

5 Reasons to Exercise | Life as MOM

Disclosure: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. The following is a result of my own research. Please confirm everything I say with your own research and common sense as well as your family physician. And then get your rear in gear! I don’t need to exercise. I’m not very […]

How to Make Working Out Work for You

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 Wondering how to work in working out? Here are some ways to help you include workout exercises into your every day. I am not an athlete. I am a book worm, a homebody, an indoorsy kind of person. I understand when my 11-year old says he’d rather be creative than do something athletic. But, I […]

6 Tactics for Family Fitness

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Family fitness may be one of the most valuable activities you can add to your family life. Guest writer Sarah Clachar shares tips to making it a regular part of your family’s day: Family fitness benefits go well beyond a trimmer body. Its strong glue has helped hold our family together. And it’s shepherded us through […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

5 simple ways to improve your posture

Don’t slouch! Sit up straight! There are plenty of very simple ways you can improve your posture and improve back health. When I was twelve I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I saw a chiropractor several times a week for years. And as I was apt to do in that stage of life, I ignored all […]

5 Ways to Live Healthier

Here are five simple ways to live a healthier lifestyle. One of my goals this summer is to continue down the road toward living a healthier lifestyle. I realize that there is a vast array of opinions on what that looks like. In my 41 years of life on this planet, the public understanding has […]