Tips to Dress Your Best During Pregnancy

Tips to Dress Your Best During Pregnancy

One of our Life as MOM Contributors is expecting! We haven’t had a baby in these here parts for awhile. Yay! Today, Rena, our fashionista shares her tips for dressing your best during pregnancy. 1. Belts are your best friend. Some maternity shirts or dresses don’t have darts or are hemmed so that they are […]

Turn Your Failures into Victories

Turn Your Failures into Victories

From the archives: I tend to be the optimistic/Pollyanna type of person. (You’ve figured that out already, huh?) I can dream big dreams and envision such fun, exciting projects. Sometimes, those big dreams don’t exactly come to fruition, though. And when they don’t? Oh my. Stand back. Because you’re gonna have one disappointed girl on […]

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday)

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday) - three simple apps you already have that can help you.

I’ve had my iPhone for about two years now. It was a big leap for me to get one. Previously, I’d owned only free, not-so-smart phones that I upgraded only when the provider was offering me a new FREE phone. It took a lot of convincing to get me to pay even one cent for […]

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

Enjoying the Ages and Stages - We moms get the privilege of growing alongside our children. You cannot become stagnant.

These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

He’s in the “What If”

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Late Friday I found myself in the car, running errands about town in the rain. We’ve had heavy rain for two days now which is a total blessing, especially in light of the drought we have going here. I hate to say it, but Californians drive like idiots in the rain. I was born and […]

February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

February Booking It: Gift from the Sea, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, and Salt, Sugar, Fat

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate […]

9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

9 Things You Can Do Tonight to Make Tomorrow Easier

You know this is one of the truths of adulthood: if you do things the night before, tomorrow will be easier. Somehow we forget. There’s a show to watch, a book to read, or some facebook stream to catch up on. We let little distractions get in the way of making tomorrow successful. But, a […]

The Importance of Face Time

The Importance of Face Time - "the real life, spending time with your child doing something for fun" kind of Face Time.

Last week’s highlight for FishChick5 was when FishPapa took both girls on a Daddy-Daughter Date at Chick-Fil-A. Their evening included table service, flowers, live music, the gift of a silver bracelet, and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. It made quite the impression on FishChick5. She talked about it all the following day, all the […]