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What I Learned When My Daughter Escaped My Supervision

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We’ve all had it happen to us: a child runs off without our notice, away from our supervision. It’s a learning experience for both parent and child.

Answering Your Child’s Questions about Special Needs

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At some point, our children will ask the question, “Why is that person different from me?” Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about answering your child’s questions about special needs.

In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

We All Have Things We’re Good at…and Things We’re Not

We All Have Things We're Good at...and Things We're Not | Life as MOM

Haircuts, couch cushion access to Narnia, and hairy babies? Life as MOM contributor Deanna hilariously brings them all together as she shares her thoughts on our individual strengths and weaknesses as moms. So it’s no secret that I have 3 very small children. And it’s no secret that they keep me very busy. And it’s […]

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

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Do you worry about your children’s safety? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares how she deals with the anxiety she experiences in keeping her children safe. Something that I have really struggled with lately is trusting God to keep my children safe. Every time I log onto Facebook, there’s another post about a child randomly […]

We All Have Different Stories

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Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my […]

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

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These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

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 […]