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2010 March 477

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. I love flipping through magazines. I love being inspired to add beauty […]

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Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

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Giveaway Winners

The giveaways have just been rolling in. It’s so fun to be able to offer you all some neat prizes. Giveaway sponsors have been extremely generous to LifeasMOM. Thank you to everyone who participated. I loved reading your responses. Coupon Starter Kits – Sarah (schilds@), Theresa N(weceno@), Susan J (suzq83@), Amanda Y (ayyogurt@), Laura (lldcandles@) […]

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Carrot Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Baked Goods)

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This week on Good Cheap Eats, we’ve been discussing leavening agents. FishMama say what? What?! Leavening agents, you know. Baking soda, baking powder, yeast. These, coupled with flour, are the building blocks of baked goods. And you need to have these in your pantry at all times. Because baking is fun! Baking is economical! Baking […]

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Your Expectations of You: Something’s Got to Give

2008 June 009

It would seem that sometimes we women are our own worst enemies. We set these goals and standards for ourselves that really no one else is imposing on us. Sometimes we think we should do something a certain way because someone else – a friend, a mom in playgroup, the pastor’s wife, the team mom […]

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A Travel Toilet Seat – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

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My first child was a boy. And then I had another boy. And another. And another. Four boys in seven years provided lots of excitement in my early years of parenting. Especially during potty training. Actually, I didn’t mind the potty training so much. In many respects, I looked at it as my husband’s responsibility. […]

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Share Your Disney Adventure

FishMama and FishPapa at Disneyland 1995

That’s us! Many moons ago on one of our last trips to Disneyland. Can’t believe that it’s been 15 years! But, we’re getting ready to hit “the Happiest Place on Earth” in the next month or two. We’ve never taken the kids, so we want to do it up right. Yesterday I asked you all […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Garden Giveaway from Burpee

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Nutritionists tell us that a great way to have a well-rounded diet is to include all the colors of the rainbow in our diet. (No, ketchup doesn’t count for red.) But, as you browse the produce aisle, try to include all the different hues and you’ve upped the substance in your family’s diet. You know […]

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