Do They Know You Love Your Life?

Do your kids know that you love your life, specifically your life with them?

Do your kids know that you love your life, specifically your life with them? Sometime in the last week my eldest son, almost 17, said, “You always seem sad and depressed these days.” He said this with a little sadness in his own voice. It was just the two of us in the kitchen, early […]

Juices for Kids: Q&A

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Why juice? Isn’t juicing messy? What do you do with the pulp? Your Juice Questions Answered – Today I thought I’d address a handful of questions and comments that I’ve received about making juices for kids. These are my “off-the-cuff” answers to some pretty common questions.

Improve Your Family’s Diet

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A few years ago, on an initial visit to a new GP, my husband was told that he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He’d had some blood work done prior to the visit, but this was the first time he’d met this doctor. Within 15 minutes of meeting him, the doctor was writing a prescription for blood pressure meds. For my 47-year old husband.

FishPapa — who wasn’t all that crunchy or health-foody (That’s my job. And my made up word.) — said, “Well, don’t you think I could try some diet changes, first?”

The doctor was stunned. Literally stunned. “Well, sure. Most people are hesitant to do that. They just want a pill.”

Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

Juices for Kids: Why?

Juices for Kids: Why? - Homemade juices can be a delicious addition to your family

Homemade juices can be a delicious addition to your family’s diet and a great way to expose your kids to new flavors. 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 change, but your purchase […]

Lessons from Becoming Mom

Lessons from Becoming Mom - some lessons learned from being a first time mom 6 times.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: With tires squealing, my husband pulled up to the Emergency Room like a police man in hot pursuit of a bandit, parking crooked in front of the entrance. He ran to fetch a nurse, “My wife’s going to have a baby any minute.” The young nurse, calmly walked […]

5 Tips for Adding Another Baby to the Family

Tips for Adding Another Baby to the Family | Life as MOM

Adding another new baby to your family? Pick up a few tips on how to make the transition easier from new Life as MOM contributor Deanna. All photos: Deanna Adding a new baby to your family is a bit like adding a ball of fire to your juggling routine. The norm is thrown off balance, […]

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids - Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped -- for kids.

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. 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 change, but […]