Want to Have Breakfast in Bed?

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.Dads and kids can follow my step-by-step tutorial here at North State Parent.

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Frugal Friday: Theme Parks on the Cheap


This past week our family ventured into the world of theme parks. While our oldest is almost twelve years old, we had been waiting for the “right” time. In different seasons “the right time” has been defined as when we lived close to one we wanted to visit. when the kids were old enough to […]

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Giveaways Galore! Celebrating Life as MOM!

Don’t forget to enter all SIX of the great giveaways I have lined up this week to celebrate one year of LifeasMOM. Up for grabs this week: — a Peace Love MOM tshirt and notepad — WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook — Chicken Soup for the Soul books devoted to mothers — Complete Idiot Guide […]

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Need a Last-Minute Gift Idea?

Check out my article in Montgomery Parents for easy and free Mother’s Day gift ideas. (Or print it out and leave it somewhere the hubs and kids will find it.)

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Giveaway: Complete Idiot’s Guides to Baby Naming and Baby Signing


5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are: dcg2u, michellenotdawn, For their Future and leahrcole. Please send me your mailing address! Having a baby? Know someone who is? Then this giveaway could be helpful. Designed to teach all the basics on a subject, the Complete Idiot’s Guides cover a wide range of topics. Here […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

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Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

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Giveaway: Chicken Soup for the Soul – Mom Themed Books


5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are doubleaceaka, lifeofkaos, Lorrie, charlies_secret_angel2006. Send me your mailing addresses! Each of us has great stories to tell. And Moms? Well, they have no shortage of interesting, funny, heart-rending, blood-pumping tales to recount. That is so much of Life as MOM. Today’s giveaway features two books full […]

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A New View


Visits to amusement parks were a regular occasion for my family when I was growing up. Since we lived about a 45 minute drive from “the happiest place on Earth,” and only five miles from Magic Mountain, a day at the park was a frequent activity. Those days are a wonderful part of my childhood […]

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