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Read More Good Books {Day 5 to a Renewed You}

Read More Good Books - Refresh yourself with a good book. Here

Refresh yourself with a good book. Here’s what I’m planning to read in the new year. Today’s assignment is to choose a good book and start reading. Every year near the end I start thinking about the books I want to read in the next year. I’ve been doing this for at least ten years […]

Create a Capsule Wardrobe {Day 3 to a Renewed You}

Create a Capsule Wardrobe {Day 2 to a Renewed You} - a 12-part series to renew yourself on Life as MOM

Create a capsule wardrobe from well-loved clothing items. You’ll feel like you went shopping for free.

Box It Up, Move It Out {Day 2 to a Renewed You}

Box It Up, Move It Out {Day 2 to a Renewed You} - a 12-part series to renew yourself on Life as MOM

Today’s assignment is to get rid of things you don’t need. I love the days between Christmas and New Years. Not only are the kids totally enraptured by new playthings, but I’m highly motivated to get our house in better order. FishPapa typically gets the fever for decluttering at this time of year as well. […]

Unplug {Day 1 to a Renewed You}

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photo source: David Santaolalla Today’s assignment is simple: unplug. Enjoy the world around you. Move slowly. Breathe deeply. Unplug. One thing that typically helps me do that is to unplug from technology. My phone, iPad, and computer offer a world of opportunity and information, but also a load of distractions. Distractions that take me away from […]

5 Things to Do When Christmas Is Over to Enjoy It All Year Round

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Does the joy of Christmas seem to pass all too quickly? Life as MOM contributor Prerna has some ideas on how you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas all year long. Yes, I know. We haven’t even started with the celebrations and am already talking about when it’s over. But please hear me out;) The […]

Booking It’s Greatest Hits

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Need a good book rec? Check out this list of my favorite books written in the last five years.

Take 12 Days to Have a Renewed You

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Each day in the series will present a new challenge or practice to work into your life to renew you and make you feel ready for a new year of life as MOM.

Perspective & the To Do List

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]