Speak the Truth in Love

mother and baby

When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was a challenging time for us all as we learned new roles and responsibilities. Mothers know best, right? But which mother: you, me, or her? There […]

Capturing the Magic of the Season

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The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Our Christmas tree, the real one, not the cheap, fake tabletop one I bought, is sitting in the front yard, right now, dripping wet. It’s a family tradition, passed down from my dad. The tree can’t come inside until it’s washed. Washed, people. My husband humored me in […]

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time

Kansas Christmas with Four Boys

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. As I type this, the month is still fresh, just a couple days into the “official” Christmas […]

Giving is Good & Educational

Learning to Give

The holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of giving. Hear from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh on how you can do this in a public school setting. With the holidays upon us, giving and reaching out to our community seem to take on even more weight and significance. While […]

The Afternoon High Five

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Routines are important for kids and for adults. When we have set tasks for certain times of the day, we add a rhythm to life. It helps kids mark the passing of the day and grounds them. I think routines add comfort and familiarity to an ever-changing world. For a number of years our family […]

What to Do When You Can’t Get Anything Done

Salad with Garlic Cheese Croutons

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

fishmama and kids

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


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 […]