Kaboom, OxiClean, and Baby Stains


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.Recently Kaboom and OxiClean contacted me and asked if the FishFam would like to try out some of their products. With […]

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Got All-Bran?


Thinking of doing some baking this week? Pop over to Good (&Cheap) Eats to see what I cooked up with some All-Bran I “bought” for free. (And yes, we have a thing for chocolate and cranberries.) Encouraged by what you’ve read here? Subscribe to LifeasMOM by email or in a reader and join me on […]

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Once a Month Cooking Family Favorites – A Review


Years ago, like six kids ago, I heard a program on Focus on the Family about these two ladies who did all their cooking for the month in just a few days. I was dumb-founded. I was a high school teacher at the time and though I loved to cook, I knew that my minutes […]

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Giveaway to Fill Your Tummy

This week I’m posting a new giveaway every day. Up for grabs today is something to fill your tummy and your kids’ lunchboxes. Pop over to my giveaway page to find out the details.

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Oh my, do I have some catching up to do. While we are making progress on settling in to our new home, there are still so many plates left to get spinning. But, we’re eating and we all have clean clothes, so that is progress, isn’t it? Here’s some bloggy news you don’t want to […]

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Sara Lee Does More Than Just Bake! (A Review Plus A Giveaway)


As you may remember, Sara Lee and I go way back. She baked many a childhood dessert for me and my siblings. Cherry cheesecake, pound cake, you know the drill. Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee. But, did you know that Sara Lee does more than make desserts. She’s become a well-rounded woman, producing breads as […]

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Getting a Fresh Start


This weekend culminated two weeks of plain craziness: packing up the old house, moving all our stuff, getting settled in the new house, doing a final clean and move-out inspection of the old house, finalizing all sorts of phone details with both our cell and landline carriers (more on that later) and now the fun […]

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Meal Planning: Double Batch Cooking


One of the things that happens to me during the Fall is that I get overcome by this urge to “squirrel away” food! It must hearken back to my pioneer genes or something, but I love to put up food for winter, as our great-grandmothers must have done. This summer I made jam for the […]

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