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Make Home a Little Cozier for Fall

Fall hit us full in the face this week. We’d been sporting tshirts and shorts, leaving the windows open 24/7, even going to the pool twice a week. Then Hurricane Hillary signaled a change of seasons for us. Now, we may go back to sweating bullets in a week or two, but our family is […]

Favorite Fall Tips for Saving Money (Frugal Friday)

Fall finally arrived in San Diego. We’ve had two back-to-back rainy days, I smell wood smoke from the neighbor’s chimneys, and I no longer leave the windows open 24/7. The chill is in the air! While it may not be the true fall that folks in other locales experience, it is a cozy moment of […]

A Perfect Birth Story

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh: photo source I want to tell you my perfect birth story. It is my hope that you’ll find it compelling and amazing and inspiring. I hope it will encourage you. I hope it will open your eyes to incredible possibilities. There are a few things you should […]

6 Tips for Better Pics

The following is a guest post from Alex Maldonado: Having a house full of kids has its ups and downs. Some of the downs include the hours of 12-3AM. Some of the ups include impromptu dance parties and tons “kodak moments”. Being a full-time dad means it’s easy for me to “capture” these moments. Being […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost. And you know what… those things happen at home as well as on fantastic vacations. So why not take the show on the road […]

Create a Family Bucket List for Fall

photo source: Katie Balla I’ve created a family “bucket list” with my kids each summer for as long as I can remember. But, it wasn’t until I was scrolling through Pinterest and saw this very cute graphic that it dawned on me that we could make bucket lists for every season! {smacks head} Why didn’t […]

Easy Things to Do to Prepare for an Emergency

photo source September is National Preparedness Month. You might have noticed that I’ve shared a few things about how to be better prepared for an emergency over the past few weeks. There have been plenty of stateside events, big and small, over the last month, to make us think twice about how to handle an […]

FREE Christmas Planning Book

Today is September 25th. That means that Christmas is exactly three months away. It’s gonna fly by. Fly by. I’m so busy juggling today that I could blink and miss the whole thing. I don’t want to get sideswiped by the holidays. I want to enjoy them. I’m not knitting up a storm or anything. […]