From Pea to Pumpkin – Baby Gift Pack Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Enter to win a copy of From Pea to Pumpkin as well as […]

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Tackling the Living Areas (Zone Defense)

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on the living areas. I have lived in six different homes in my almost nineteen years of marriage. A couple were short-term rentals, but each of the others was a place we wanted […]

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Introducing the Life as MOM Monthly Newsletter

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Greetings from California! This is an old, old photo, taken shortly after we moved back to our home state. We’d been on a long journey to get here, so I look at it as a rather iconic snap, our little post card to the world. So much has changed in the years since my people […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #11

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List #11 (The Kid Plan) | Life as MOM

Want a super kid-friendly menu that is full of homemade goodness? Try this meal plan of homemade tacos, chicken strips, burgers, bratwurst, and pizza. This week’s menu plan is every kid’s dream. Not only does it include healthy homemade recipes, but they are all kid favorites. Think homemade pizza, tacos, burgers, chicken tenders, and bratwurst. […]

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Loving the Woman Who Wants to Be a Mom


Mother’s Day is just a week away. I thought I would bring back this old post of mine from 2008 as a reminder to reach out in love to the women in our midst who may be facing the challenge of not mothering their children. Let’s remember the woman who wants to be a mom […]

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The Week in Review

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Here’s the week in review at Life as MOM: It was a long week. There were some good things, some bad things, and some things I still don’t comprehend. The highlight was probably doing fun things as a family that didn’t involve screens. We have a lot of screens. Screens are not bad. They help […]

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Dinner on the Run (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

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Got busy nights this spring with school practices, recitals, and school events? Grab dinner on the run — from the freezer. If I thought April was busy, I think I’m in for a surprise with May. We’ve got end-of-the-year school things to wrap up, standardized testing, the end of the hockey season, hockey playoffs — […]

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Weekend Giveaway from Thirty-One Gifts (CLOSED)

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: kgraesser@! This bag is one of my favorite items of summer. It’s a large utility tote from Thirty-One Gifts that I received to review years ago. It is our go-to beach and pool bag that I’ve learned to keep stocked with everything we need: towels, sunscreen, goggles, […]

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