Remembering to Say Thanks

I live in a city that has played a large part in US Military history. San Diego is home to naval and marine servicemen and women. Americans who serve our country shop in my Walmart, eat in the same restaurants that I do, travel the same streets. And yet, they become part of the landscape, […]

Pregnancy & Surviving the Heat of Summer

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The following is a post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: I’ve been pregnant several times throughout the hot summer months. With morning sickness. In North Carolina. Heat + all-day morning sickness = a hot, irritable mama So what do you do if you are pregnant during those 95+ degree days and you have children who need […]

Baby & Toddler Helps

The Baby Daze is a beautiful time. Crazy, it’s true. But, it’s a special time. Now that I’ve kissed the diaper bag goodbye, I realize what a daze those early months and years truly are. It feels like I’m finally coming out of a fog. What would we do without help from our friends during […]

Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: As a healthy 25 year old, basking in the glow of my first pregnancy, the last thing that I expected to hear from my doctor was that my unborn child had Down syndrome. There are no words that can fully describe the initial devastation, grief and heartache […]

Be Prepared for Emergencies


photo source You’ve no doubt seen the devastation that has rippled its way through Japan. In other parts of the world, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding have wreaked havoc on the inhabitants there. Natural disasters are an unfortunate part of life. And springtime brings that to mind. I remember when we lived in Kansas the […]

Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane, Part Two

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– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – If you missed yesterday’s post, go check out part one of Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane. Grocery shopping is a necessity for any family.  That means it is also a necessity for mothers to figure out how to successfully shop with children in tow. While […]

Grocery Shopping with Young Children & Staying Sane, Part One

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– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – Once you become a mother, there are a few things that become more of a challenge.  I firmly believe that grocery shopping is at the top of that list! Shopping with little people is not for the faint of heart. It takes a strategy and then it takes […]

Food Allergies & What We Can Eat

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A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lynn Food allergies are difficult. At times they can be very overwhelming, especially the first few weeks and months after a diagnosis. No matter what the food allergy, there is always an adjustment period. It is overwhelming to realize what you can no longer eat. It is normal to have a grieving […]