Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

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Don’t be afraid to travel with children! It can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Use these tips to make it fun. The following is written by Amy Gross of Mom’s Toolbox: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost. […]

A Perfect Birth Story

A Perfect Birth Story

Are you dreaming of a perfect birth story? Pregnancy, labor, and delivery don’t always go according to our wishes, but it can still be perfect. The following is written by JessieLeigh from Parenting Miracles. It was originally published on October 5, 2011: photo source, used by license, changes are mine I want to tell you my perfect […]

Helping Those Dealing with Pregnancy Loss

Helping Those Dealing with Pregnancy Loss | Life as Mom

Pregnancy loss can be such a difficult experience. It’s an important opportunity for us to help friends and family dealing with that loss. One of the most significant seasons of my life was 1999 when we experienced three miscarriages. We already had one child and were desperate to have a second. That year was a […]

Breastfeeding Expectations Plus My Story of Nursing 6 Babies

Breastfeeding Expectations

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is generally recommended. Today I share my story with breastfeeding as well as what a new mom might expect. This post was originally posted on May 1, 2012. The comments are so rich with experiences from a wonderful group of ladies who were kind enough to share their […]

The Rules of Engagement, er, Preschool

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Ever find yourself feeling like there’s a certain way of doing things and that maybe you don’t know what that is? Ever need to laugh at yourself? Life as Mom contributor, Deanna, shares her experience with the rules of engagement, er preschool. Recently my son began preschool. I headed into this experience feeling well prepared […]

In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

Baby in the House? Here’s Help.

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Are you in the throes of babyhood? Take a stroll down Memory Lane with us; these posts are designed to encourage and strengthen you for whatever daze you’re in. My baby, my last baby, turned six last week. It was bittersweet. Thankfully, we were so busy with the cousins and Grandpa that I didn’t have […]

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

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Do you worry about your children’s safety? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares how she deals with the anxiety she experiences in keeping her children safe. Something that I have really struggled with lately is trusting God to keep my children safe. Every time I log onto Facebook, there’s another post about a child randomly […]