10 Books that Are Necessary to Life


Thanks for visiting Life as Mom. I’m Jessica, and I’m here to help, walk alongside you, and share my mistakes so you don’t have to make them. Read more about me and this blog here. Photo source: takomabibelot / CC BY 2.0 This time of year has me thinking about resetting the clock, getting a […]

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Review and Giveaway: Family Feasts for $75 a Week – NOW CLOSED


Congrats to Abby! Every once in a while you come across a book that just “covers it all” on the topic at hand. It’s a book that prompts you to think, This is all I need to know. Now, I realize that is perhaps a slight exaggeration. We can’t know everything about everything. But, I […]

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MOM Deal: Get an Entertainment Book for $19.99 Shipped!

As you may know, we’re So Cal kids who moved to the Mid-West for 5 years. One of the nicest Christmas gifts that we received that first winter in Kansas City was an Entertainment Book. I confess I was super skeptical about it. But, it proved to be such a wonderful way not only to […]

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FishBoys’ Gift Guide for Boys Ages 5-12


Wondering what to buy the young boys in your life this Christmas? Stumped by the difference between a Lego and a Playmobil? Can’t understand all the hooplah over a video game? You are not alone. I am one of those rare beings to be a prissy girl only to become the mother of four boys […]

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I’d Like to Thank the Academy….


This is probably as close as I’ll ever get to an acceptance speech of a prestigious award. I wanted to thank all of you who voted for me in the Homeschool Blog Awards. LifeasMOM was chosen “Best Live-What-You-Believe” Homeschool Blog. I am not sure about the “best” part, I was up against some very fine […]

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O Christmas Tree! Safety Tips for Families with Small Children

2002 christmas tree

Christmas time can be an exciting one for families with small children. But, it can be full of mishaps because small children are, well, small. They’re inquisitive. They want to explore their world. They want to get into stuff. And boy, is that Christmas tree an enticing thing to explore. As parents we can fight […]

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Christmas Tour of My Home


This year as with all years previous I envisioned an immaculate, perfectly decorated home at Christmas. Beautiful wreaths, wonderfully arranged tchotchkes (def#2), chestnuts roasting on the open fire; Jack frost nipping at my nose; you know the story…. And then I woke up and smelled the coffee. There are just a few things to get in […]

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Meal Planning: Making the Mundane Work for You


Busting out of the same old, same old this week. I’m featuring someone else’s meal plan! Amy from The Finer Things in Life has graciously provided me with her meal plan for the week as well as some tips for you. It’s so nice to get a perspective other than mine, is it not? If you’re […]

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