Embracing My Life as MOM

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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Embracing the Mess? Not a Chance!

I must confess, I don’t have the tidiest house on the block. I wish. There just aren’t enough hours in my day. But, over the years, I’ve learned that enlisting the aid of my children is my only hope for survival. I’ve come up with a few tricks to helping my kids keep their rooms […]

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Embracing Football Season

The FishBoys, back when they were Chiefs fans It’s started, in case you didn’t know. All the talk about quarters, incomplete passes, touchdowns, and field goals. It’s a refreshing change, actually, for the sports headlines to be discussing football players in relationship to the actual game instead of all the felonies, murders, and indecisiveness that […]

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Cupcakes, Anyone?

‘Member these? They were FishBaby’s birthday cakes last month. Well, I linked them up to Cupcake Tuesday where Hoosier Homemade is hosting a cupcake round-up every week. I decided to join the party and bring my last creative birthday (cup)cake endeavor. Cupcakes just sound so sweet and fun and exciting and well, CUTE! Don’t they? […]

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Win a Frito Lay Tailgating Kit

Frito-Lay is embracing Football Season also this year. And as such, they are sponsoring a fun recipe contest here at LifeasMOM. The Prize:A Frito-Lay Tailgating Kit (approximate value: $50) equipped with better-for-you Frito-Lay products, a gift card for purchasing your ingredients and a stylish dish to serve your delicious recipes The Details:Submit your recipe for […]

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Embracing The Preschool Years

Yesterday as my two-year old, soaking wet and clad in a soggy swim diaper, climbed into my fully-dressed lap, I reflected on the brevity of this season. While spending a few moments in damp shorts may seem like an inconvenience, it is a fleeting one. Judah will not always want to climb into my lap […]

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Meal Planning: Embracing Reality — And Feeding Hobbits

The FishBoys and their uncles JJ and Jace It’s been so refreshing to have my “baby” brother, Jace, move in with us. He’s 23 and finishing his last semester in college this year. There’s a fairly large age difference between us. I did change his diapers, after all. He was our ringbearer when he was […]

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Finding Beauty

On September 1st, I received word that my junior high art and journalism teacher had lost her battle with breast cancer. What followed was a walk down memory lane that I least expected. I hadn’t thought of my years at Arroyo Seco Junior High in quite some time. Yet, memories of Ms. Berge came flooding […]

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