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We All Have Different Stories

We all have different stories - Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys.

Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my […]

Things I Know About Our Homeschool

Things I Know About Our Homeschool - Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool.

Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool. 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 indirectly […]

Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff

Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff - Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help!

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Getting Fit

Getting Fit | Life as MOM - ways and reasons to take better care of yourself and get fit.

Take better are of YOU this summer by getting fit and working daily exercise into your life. I’m back in the saddle. After last summer’s workout fest and getting discouraged that my body had not changed one itty bitty bit, I got really lax over the winter months, more and more so over the last […]

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs | Life as MOM

Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child […]

30 Recipes for a Whole 30

30 Recipes for a Whole 30 - Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off.

Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off. 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 indirectly helps […]

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

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 […]