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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

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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 […]

Getting Fit FOR Your Kids

Getting Fit for Your Kids | Life as MOM - Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy -- or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn

Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy — or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor¬†Deanna¬†shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn’t involve just herself. I am just now reaching the point post baby where I am really feeling the need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I have […]

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe

Trusting God to Keep Our Children Safe | LifeasMOM.com

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 […]

We All Have Different Stories

We all have different stories - Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys.

Do you pass judgment on other moms for their parenting choices? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her story and reminds us that we make choices based on where we are on our parenting journeys. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I was kneeling in the church nursery in front of my […]

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs | Life as MOM

Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child […]

Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

5 Tips for Adding Another Baby to the Family

Tips for Adding Another Baby to the Family | Life as MOM

Adding another new baby to your family? Pick up a few tips on how to make the transition easier from new Life as MOM contributor Deanna. All photos: Deanna Adding a new baby to your family is a bit like adding a ball of fire to your juggling routine. The norm is thrown off balance, […]