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 […]

Potty Training in 10 Days or Less

That’s my last baby when she had just turned two. She turns three this week. It’s amazing how quickly the time has passed. About six month ago, she kissed diapers goodbye, and I entered a new phase of parenting. Oh my. Potty training can seem daunting, particularly when you’re in the midst of it. There […]

7 Ways to Make Christmas Easier and More Fun with Toddlers & Babies

The holidays can be a wonderful time to reunite with friends and family, celebrate another year’s passing, and to rejoice in what God has done. It can also be a crazy time for little people. So much to see. So much to do. This is my 14th Christmas with a toddler in our midst. Rich […]

One Clever Potty Seat

So far we’ve had five out of six children go through potty training. (Graduates shown above.) After some trial and error, we’ve found the toilet seat insert to be the most useful tool. Coupled with a stool to climb on, the toilet seat insert has proven to be the gear our kids needed to get on […]