How to Gift Ebooks

How to Gift Ebooks

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Can California Be Budget-Friendly?

Can California Be Budget-Friendly? | Life as MOM

I grew up in Southern California. Except for the five years that we lived in Kansas (2003-2008), the Golden State has been my home. I love it. Despite its flaws, of which there are many, I know, I never want to leave again. Ever. Almost six years ago FishPapa and I decided to go for […]

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5 Fun Desserts

5 Fun Desserts | LifeasMOM.com - Serve these desserts in the very dish they are prepared in.

Mix things up by serving something a little different for dessert. With Mother’s Day approaching in just a few days, I thought it would be nice for us to chat about desserts. I say, eat dessert first. But, that’s me. If you’re hosting family, or even if you’re not, a Sunday afternoon sweet sounds very […]

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Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear | Life as MOM

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing our travel gear so we can hit the road with a smile. 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 […]

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It’s Here! Get On the Road to Joyful Motherhood!

On the Road to Joyful Motherhood is a compilation of 31 devotions to help you enjoy this ride. They are ideas I

If you receive the seasonal newsletter, you already know this. If not, here we are: A fun, little devotional to help you enjoy this life as MOM. (Be sure to open the newsletter for a fun little coupon.) It’s not all rainbows and pixie dust at my house, and I bet it isn’t at yours, […]

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Celebrate National Train Day

Celebrate National Train Day | Life as MOM

This post is sponsored by Amtrak: Ever since we sent in our Go-gurts box tops for a free Thomas the Tank Engine fifteen years ago, our family has been smitten with train travel. That one free wooden engine led all the grandparents to purchase the full set of wooden train tracks and accessories. These are […]

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End of the School Year Decisions

End of the school year decisions that public and private school parents need to be considering.

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]

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Celebrate Your Life as MOM This Mother’s Day

Celebrate Your Life as MOM This Mother

Consider one of these great ways to celebrate “life as MOM”.  This blog was born on Mother’s Day weekend six years ago. I always get a little nostalgic this time of year. Life as MOM (the blog) is like my 7th baby. Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day posts from years past. If […]

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