Big Plans for Summer: Deferred

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Summer has come to a close. Did you have big plans for summer? Life as MOM contributor Deanna¬†did. Today she¬†shares some big news as well how summer plans can often be deferred. I had big plans for this summer. It would be Addison’s last summer before full-time kindergarten and Carter starting part-time preschool, so we […]

What I Learned When My Daughter Escaped My Supervision

What's Your Summer Goal? | Life as MOM

We’ve all had it happen to us: a child runs off without our notice, away from our supervision. It’s a learning experience for both parent and child.

Answering Your Child’s Questions about Special Needs

Answering Your Child's Quesitons about Special Needs |

At some point, our children will ask the question, “Why is that person different from me?” Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about answering your child’s questions about special needs.

The Value of Spring Cleaning

Value of Spring Cleaning

There’s a reason why Spring Cleaning has such an important place in our history. It may just be what kept our foremothers a little sane and get ahead a little.

Choose Happiness Now

Choose Happiness Now | Life as MOM

Do you find yourself saying, “If only ________, then _________”? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares with us her struggles with this “life is easier up ahead” mind game.

Motherhood Unexpected

Motherhood Unexpected | An excerpt from the work of fiction by Deanna J. Smith about a mother's journey with a child with Down Syndrome |

When things don’t make sense, when unexpected things come our way, when we think that a mistake has been made, is God still good?

What You Expect from Christmas Versus What Will Really Happen May Surprise You

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Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.

We All Have Things We’re Good at…and Things We’re Not

We All Have Things We're Good at...and Things We're Not | Life as MOM

Haircuts, couch cushion access to Narnia, and hairy babies? Life as MOM contributor Deanna hilariously brings them all together as she shares her thoughts on our individual strengths and weaknesses as moms. So it’s no secret that I have 3 very small children. And it’s no secret that they keep me very busy. And it’s […]