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Surviving the Exhaustion of the Newborn Days

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– A post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren – It is no secret: the first days and weeks home with a newborn are pretty exhausting.  Whether you are a first-time mother or a many-times-over mother, the fatigue can take you by surprise. In those early days there is definitely not a routine yet, as the baby […]

Traveling with a Baby

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Photo Source: Janel Piersma One of the things that we’ve embraced about parenting is that life is different with each season and with each new addition to our family. If you expect life to stay exactly the same, you’re going to be disappointed. However, if you go into it with the mindset that you’re on […]

What to Say to the Mom (or Dad) of a Preemie

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Photo Source – A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – We’ve all been there.  There are some situations where, well, it’s just so hard to know what to say.  You want to be the person who strikes the right balance… who is supportive and attentive, but not cloying, appropriately serious, but not morbid.  It […]

Telling Others You’re Pregnant

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Sharing the news that you’re expecting a new baby can be an exciting time. When I was pregnant with my first child, we gave my father-in-law a picture frame carved sayings about grandparents. We wrapped it up and gave it to him for his birthday. He was so happy! When FishBaby FishChick2 was in utero, […]

Trusting God

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To be a mom is a lifelong exercise in trusting God. There is not a milestone that passes or a major event that occurs apart from Him. And while we may fret and worry over pregnancies, illnesses, accidents, life and death, God is in control of all things. He is able to give you all […]

Baby Love 2010

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While my baby is now two years old, some of you are welcoming new little ones this year. So exciting! FishBaby FishChick2 loves baby dolls and it’s amazing to watch her take care of her babies. So cute! Even though I’m not “nesting,” I well remember that special season of Life as MOM. Next week […]

Character Issues

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Each morning, one of the first words out of FishChick2’s mouth is “Dora.” And if you ask her which video she would like to watch, she’ll say, “Dora.” And if you ask her what color cup she would like, she answers, “Dora.” Clearly she has character issues. Once upon a time — like before I […]

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels - This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike -- without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears.

This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike — without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears. So far we’ve had four children learn to ride a bike without training wheels. Our firstborn, of course, was our guinea pig. And as with many things, he was treated to the […]