Can California Be Budget-Friendly?

Can California Be Budget-Friendly? | Life as MOM

Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. I grew up in Southern California. Except for the five years […]

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5 Fun Desserts

5 Fun Desserts |

Mix things up by serving something a little different for dessert. With Mother’s Day approaching in just a few days, I thought it would be nice for us to chat about desserts. I say, eat dessert first. But, that’s me. If you’re hosting family, or even if you’re not, a Sunday afternoon sweet sounds very […]

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Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear

Organize Your Travel Gear

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing our travel gear so we can hit the road with a smile. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

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It’s Here! Get On the Road to Joyful Motherhood!

On the Road to Joyful Motherhood is a compilation of 31 devotions to help you enjoy this ride. They are ideas I

If you receive the seasonal newsletter, you already know this. If not, here we are: A fun, little devotional to help you enjoy this life as MOM. (Be sure to open the newsletter for a fun little coupon.)   Buy the book here. It’s not all rainbows and pixie dust at my house, and I […]

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Celebrate National Train Day

train day boy

This post is sponsored by Amtrak: Ever since we sent in our Go-gurts box tops for a free Thomas the Tank Engine fifteen years ago, our family has been smitten with train travel. That one free wooden engine led all the grandparents to purchase the full set of wooden train tracks and accessories. These are […]

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End of the School Year Decisions

end of school year decisions

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]

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Celebrate Your Life as MOM This Mother’s Day

Celebrate lam

Consider one of these great ways to celebrate “life as MOM”.  This blog was born on Mother’s Day weekend six years ago. I always get a little nostalgic this time of year. Life as MOM (the blog) is like my 7th baby. Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day posts from years past. If […]

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Chipping Away at Your Projects

Pumpkin carving

Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time. photo source: Kenny Louie I am the kind of person who likes to finish a project once I start it. I get into this zone and just hammer away until the road is clear. […]

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