Safe & Healthy Classroom Snacks

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Wondering how to provide classroom snacks that meet school safety guidelines? Here are a few tips for Life as MOM Contributor Jessie Leigh. With elementary school-aged children, there always seem to be lots of occasions to celebrate. Various seasons and holidays bring with them fun parties and gatherings. Some classrooms allow birthday celebrations. Often, parents […]

Fighting Dust Mites

fighting dust mites

Dust mites are a common allergen that can stuff up your nose, tire you out, and make you sneeze. Here are five easy ways to fight back. Last week my littlest one had allergy skin testing. This was a new one for us. While food allergies have been on our radar for the last three […]

Kids and Chores Can Mix

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If you haven’t already instituted a chore routine for your kids, now might be a good time to do so. As summer gives way to the school year, it’s a natural time of transition and new beginnings. Here are a few chore-related posts from the Life as MOM archives to help get you thinking about […]

Prepare for an Emergency (Zone Defense)

Prepare for an Emergency | Life as MOM

While we can’t be fully prepared for everything that could happen, there are plenty of things that we can do to make life a little more comfortable in the case of an emergency. Over the weekend, our power went out in the middle of the night. It was a beastly hot night, and since we […]

5 Reasons to Exercise

5 Reasons to Exercise | Life as MOM

Disclosure: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. The following is a result of my own research. Please confirm everything I say with your own research and common sense as well as your family physician. And then get your rear in gear! I don’t need to exercise. I’m not very […]

Creating a Vision Board for Our Trip to Europe

Creating a Vision Board of Our Trip to Europe - Life as MOM

The following content is sponsored by the Home Collection by Post-it Brand and Scotch Brand: As you know, we’re dreaming a big dream around here. Next year hubs and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. 20 years?! Yes, ma’am. I’m so blessed to call this man my husband. Wow. Back in 1994 I handled the […]

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms (with FREE printable checklists)

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms - Life as MOM

Once upon a time, I did the bulk of the housekeeping on my own. Today, my kids help share the load. I’m both humbled and amazed at where we are today. (Hang in there, mamas of little ones, your time will come!) Now with children aged 16, 12, 11, 9, 6, and 4, I have […]

How to Make Working Out Work for You

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 Wondering how to work in working out? Here are some ways to help you include workout exercises into your every day. I am not an athlete. I am a book worm, a homebody, an indoorsy kind of person. I understand when my 11-year old says he’d rather be creative than do something athletic. But, I […]