What to Do When You Can’t Get Anything Done

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Jennifer wrote me awhile ago with these words: I have two kids, 4 and 2, and feel like I can’t get anything done! We eat from scratch but lately I can barely get it together at meal times. The laundry is overwhelming and cleaning my house even to bare minimum standards is impossible. I work […]

Enjoy the Fruit and Send Mom Guilt to the Compost Pile

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I struggle with Mom Guilt from time to time. Rarely do my life and my actions match up with my ideal. So if I know that my kids aren’t getting ———————- (fill in the blank), then I feel guilty that they are missing an opportunity or that they will be less than their best someday. […]

Seeking Special Services for Your Child

Seeking Special Services for Your Child

Do you suspect that your child might have special needs? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some advice for parents who are seeking special services for their children. photo source: JessieLeigh When we have children, we have so many things to wonder about and decide. What color will his eyes be? Will she like […]

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies | Life as MOM

Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent. Here’s a little of what I’ve learned parenting a child with food allergies. My mother-in-law was allergic to fish and nuts. In all the years I knew her she never had a reaction. She was very cautious about what she ate, but I don’t recall her going […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Fall Leaf Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

9 Ways to Make Your Week Better

9 ways to make your week better

Sunday is a big deal. Because, as you know, Monday follows it. And then the rest of the week. The tone you set on Sunday night and Monday morning can carry over through the rest of the week, helping you feel on the ball or behind the 8-ball, as the case may be. What you do to […]

Use Spice Blends to Save Time in the Kitchen

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There’s no doubt about it. Busting out the measuring spoons takes time. It adds minutes to your kitchen prep time. Wouldn’t it be so much easier just to open a packet of commercial seasoning mix? No measuring! Well, as you may know, my heart belongs to homemade. I think that in most cases, homemade tastes […]

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 […]