Have You Tried Good (& Cheap) Eats?

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. You might not know about this well-kept secret. But, I’ve been posting all our family’s fun and yummy recipes over […]

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Review of Dove Body Washes with Nutrium Moisture


Since my family has sensitive skin, I have to be selective in my choice of soaps and lotions. FishBaby can only use Dove, per doctor recommendations. Her skin can flare so easily, it’s not worth the risk to try something else. So, I try to stock up on it when I can. While I am […]

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Happy Birthday, FishBaby!


Can you believe it? Yesterday was FishBaby’s birthday! My girly is already one year old! The time has just flown by since the day she entered our lives. What a blessing she is to our family. It’s hard to imagine that a year ago she and I were in a hospital room with a fairly […]

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This Week on URS


Thanks to everyone who has been sharing such great recipes this summer! What a fun collection to draw from. This week we’ve got Make Ahead Meals on the schedule. Come share your favorite recipe that can be made ahead of time. And if you don’t mind, take a moment to vote in my poll at […]

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Clothe Your Kids Without Losing Your Shirt!


Those kids — they grow every year! I tell them to stop, but they won’t. It seems every time I turn around one of my boys is sporting “high waters” because he’s outgrown his pants. And the girls? Well, it’s just the same. (That’s not really a crop top she’s wearing; her shirt’s just too […]

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From Envy to Admiration: When She’s Got What You Want


image from Allposters This post was originally published November 5, 2008. She’s got a nicer house than you. She’s skinnier after having a baby than you were before you ever got pregnant. She’s better organized. She’s got a great job, and you’re “just” ________________. (fill in the blank.) And on and on and on. Chances […]

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This Week in the FishKitchen


Over the last couple weeks, the grocery store sales have enabled me not only to stock up on some great bargains, but also to experiment a little in the cooking department. Some dinners were homeruns, others, like my jambalaya which was delicious, did not go over well with the younger set. I’ve got a handful […]

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MOM Deals This Week


The best deal I scored this week was having my friend Jessika and her kids come visit us. We practically didn’t see our children all weekend long because they were off entertaining themselves, leaving us to chat about all things under the sun. On Friday we took a field trip to the Mission San Diego […]

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