Back to School? The Fun Doesn’t Have to End


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.The tolling of the school bell marks not just the passage of time but also the opportunity for a great afternoon […]

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Eat Mor Chik’n


We had a yummy — and free — lunch today. Since FishPapa had the day off, we all donned sports team apparel and headed to the closest Chick-Fil-A. Anyone wearing a sports logo today receives a free original sandwich. I’d never had one before, but it was quite good. And generously sized. Each child received […]

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Review of A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family


So many blogs, so little time. The internet is just filled with all sorts of great stuff! I could spend days reading all there is out there about home and family management and life as MOM and probably never exhaust it all. Not everything you read, though is that great. So, when you find a […]

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Home Management & Meal Times


I’m slowly learning that the bulk of my time is often spent in the kitchen. And not always with pleasure. I love to cook. But, cooking for nine can take its toll. As a result, there has been at least one night a week in the past few weeks when we’ve resorted to take-out because […]

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MOM Deals: Dollars and Sense

There is so much to do when you are a mom, managing your family and household. One thing that can cause stress and freak MOM out is money, or lack thereof. I know that over the years, it’s been one of the greatest things to prompt me toward anxiety. It seems like it’s a constant […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: A Date Night Shopping Trip


Do we know how to live it up or what? Tonight for date night we drove by a possible rental, ate at In-N-Out Burger and went shopping at a new store that had fantastic prices. It’s been a wild week for a number of reasons, so it was nice to spend time with my honey […]

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TGIF: 3 Great Family Flicks


One of the things that we love to do as a family is watch a movie. Provided that the kids don’t choose Davy Crockett for the 512th time, FishPapa and I really enjoy cuddling with our little ones, watching a flick together. Some of the sweetest times are listening to our children’s laughter and seeing […]

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Frugal Friday: Get Out of Debt with a Budget

The last couple weeks I’ve shared bits and pieces of what FishPapa and I did to get out of debt. If you missed the first few parts, you can start at the beginning. After saying adios to credit cards and regularly listening to the Dave Ramsey show, we came to grips with how much we […]

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