Christmas Memories: Holiday Mugs


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. Years ago dear friends demonstrated to me the fun of seasonal dishware. They had a huge collection of dishes for […]

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It’s Cold Here!


Now that I’ve got your attention… I thought I would draw it toward a few little announcements. Nothing major. Just things I thought you might want to know. URS this week is Quick Winter Dinners. Yes, having a freezer full is nice. But, we can’t all do that all of the time. So, having a […]

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4 Books That Teach


We are book fiends at our house. My dad used to complain that I always had my “nose in a book.” Thankfully, my kids are no different. They all love to read. Little Man (FishBoy5) is just starting to read and you wouldn’t believe how happy he is to tell someone that he read a […]

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"Planning" for the Last Minute Will Keep a Smile on Your Face


I love the Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared. It really should be the MOM motto. If you’re prepared, there’s nothing you can’t tackle. You don’t need to know what to be prepared for. Experience has already shown you that the unlikely or the unwanted will — and does — happen. Kids get sick, dogs eat […]

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Energize Me! A Review and Giveaway


Congrats to suzanne, rskmom, and Sarah V. who are the winners of this giveaway!  Member this little guy? He’s still going and going and going. I loved those commercials as a kid. Now, as an adult, not only do I love the familiarity of the iconic Energizer Bunny, but I also love that the product has evolved with the […]

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Ready to Deck the Holidays?


No doubt you’ve heard the words to the traditional English carol, “Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Falalalalalalalala.” Simple translation: “Decorate your house.” However, there has been many a December when it feels like Mom’s the one being decked – in the modern sense of the word. In the quest for the picture-perfect Christmas, […]

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Home Management: The Power of the 15-Minute Blitz


Photo Source: wwarby The following is a guest post from Mandi of Organizing Your Way. Her suggestions for a quick, speed clean are so timely. This month has the potential to be utterly crazy, but if you have her suggestions in mind, they may come in handy at the spur of the moment. Heading into […]

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Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s giveaways. Congratulations to our two winners: Deanna G will receive a $100 Gift Card to the ShopAtHome merchant of her choice. scg00387@ will receive a $25 gift certificate to Fantastic Sam’s. Stay tuned ’cause I have two more giveaways coming up this week!

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