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How to Balance Structure and Flexibility in Your Life as Mom

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The following is a guest post written by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. Is it really possible to find the right balance between structure and flexibility as a mom? Many organizational books and resources lean drastically toward one extreme or the other. Either we should schedule each minute of our day to […]

Finding Contentment in the Baby Season

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– A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Lauren – On November 23rd, my family was blessed to welcome our new little Anna Faye.  She is the fourth addition to our family and she has already settled in so beautifully.  It is so funny how it is hard to remember what life was like before a new […]

Be Prepared on the Road

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photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]

Taming the Toys

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Photo Source Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney! — […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]