Enjoying the Ages and Stages

Enjoying the Ages and Stages - We moms get the privilege of growing alongside our children. You cannot become stagnant.

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 […]

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, […]

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms (with FREE printable checklists)

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms - Life as MOM

Once upon a time, I did the bulk of the housekeeping on my own. Today, my kids help share the load. I’m both humbled and amazed at where we are today. (Hang in there, mamas of little ones, your time will come!) Now with children aged 16, 12, 11, 9, 6, and 4, I have […]

Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

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A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]

The One in Which I Ramble a Lot and Show How We Created a Fun Play Space for Our Kids

My kids have no shortage of toys, books, and games. In fact, we have an entire single car garage, aptly dubbed The Toy Garage in which we store the aforementioned toys, books, and games. Each child has a stash of his own personal items in his bedroom, either in bins under the bed or in […]

Delegating Household Tasks to Younger Children

Anyone who has been a parent longer than three days is by this time exhausted. It’s hard work when the life of another person rests in your hands. You are responsible for making sure he is fed, clothed, and safe. And, of course, your task goes beyond just basic physical needs. There’s the fun part […]

Fun Activities for an Only Child

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributing writer, Prerna: “Is it easier for you to work from home since you have just the one daughter?” This well-meaning remark actually made me stop and think. Really, is it easier for me? Well, actually it may seem easier but in reality, it is no different. While the challenges of multiple […]