TGIF: Have a Pow-Wow (& Some Moving Misc.)


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. I don’t know where I first read about having a “pow-wow” with your kids. But, it stuck with me. And […]

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Frugal Friday: Treat Your Coupons Like Cash


I’m still working on getting order into my new home. I tackled over twenty boxes yesterday in my efforts to get it all done sooner rather than later. But, I’ve many mountains (of boxes) left to go. I’m thankful that my friend Heather from Freebies4Mom was willing to guest post for Frugal Friday today. Heather […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup (2)

Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy and economical dish that everyone loves! Stir up a pot of chicken broth with tender egg noodles, chunks of chicken, and slivers of vegetables. Soup is good food! Our recent move has brought us just two miles from the ocean. Amazing what a climate change a few miles can […]

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Homeschool Help: Managing Multiple Schedules

While I’m busily uppacking my homeschool, I’ve turned to Connie from Smockity Frocks to share how she manages the fine art of teaching many children at once. Her posts have made me laugh, so hop on over and browse her archives if you’re in need of a chuckle. Managing multiple homeschool schedules can be tricky […]

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Crazy Busy


As you can imagine, when you pack up three adults, six children, and a 3000+ square foot house, things are a little, well, busy. We started our school year early enough that I could feel good about taking 2 weeks off. The past week has been spent haphazardly packing. One night, surrounded by boxes and […]

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Frugal Friday: Tips for a Smooth and Frugal Move

If you’ve read LifeasMOM for any length of time, you’ll know that my “life as MOM” is in constant flux, particularly over the last year. We’ve had a baby, moved cross country, and adapted to the new seasons of development that each of our kids has entered at ages 12, 8, 7, 5, 2, and […]

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Homemade Pie Crust – A Finer Thing


Some members of the FishFam have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake to pie. But, me? Mmmm. I’ll take pie anyday, savory like Chicken Pot Pie or sweet, like Cherry Pie. It seemed appropriate to give you the low-down on homemade pie crust, for several reasons: 1. It tastes better than store […]

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Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken Pot Pie is a sure-fire favorite at my house. Flaky, buttery crust surrounds chicken, vegetables, and a delectable homemade gravy for delicious comfort food. Years ago when I had my second baby I was surrounded by good cooks who spoiled me once the baby was born. This Chicken Pot Pie was the first homemade […]

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