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 […]

5 Places to Look for Summer Enrichment

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Keep your kids skills sharp and their minds and bodies engaged over the summer. Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh suggests five great places to look for summer enrichment. Summer break is upon us! Or, at the very least, it’s right around the corner. No more rushing to catch the bus and struggling to juggle […]

Kitchen Chores for Kids

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Participating in kitchen clean-up is good for kids and for parents. Here’s how it works at our house. I remember when my eldest child was just five years old. We gave him the job of busboy. I bought a small plastic dishpan. After each meal, he would load it up with the dishes and take […]

Raising Kids to Be Mindful of Money (Frugal Friday)

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The following post is sponsored by T Rowe Price: I learned at a pretty early age that if I wanted something, I’d have to work for the money to get it. In some ways, that seemed unfair. Other kids certainly didn’t have to scrimp and save like I did. Or at least that’s how it […]

Loving the Woman Who Wants to Be a Mom

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Mother’s Day is just a week away. I thought I would bring back this old post of mine from 2008 as a reminder to reach out in love to the women in our midst who may be facing the challenge of not mothering their children. Let’s remember the woman who wants to be a mom […]

Reader Q&A: When Your Family Rules Differ From Your Friends

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A reader wrote in with the following question. It’s a good one and one that doesn’t have one “right” answer. I’d love to hear what you think! Question: I’m a newer parent (toddler age) and we are starting to find ourselves in situations with other families where the rules for their children are different from the rules […]

Kids Can Do Laundry

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Kids can do laundry. Here’s how it’s working at our house. Early one morning as we lay in bed, still waking up, I heard the girls giggling and running to the laundry room which is next to our room. FishChick6 came into our room to grab a chair. “What are you doing?” hubby called. “I’m […]

What Mister Rogers Said

You may have seen the photo circulating of Mister Rogers with this quote, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” What wisdom the man had! I guess his mom was […]