Yes, Yes, You Can.

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You can ditch the soda habit. You can quit watching TV. You can kick the bad eating habits that have plagued you for years. You can choose to change. Don’t tell me you love food. I love food. And for thirty days I gave up (almost) all I hold dear. I lived to tell the […]

Mom, You’re Awesome

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they

Suffering from a little mom guilt, that you’re not quite up to par. Think again. Each of us moms probably falls short of her expectations or dreams for parenting. I know I do. I can think of some ideal or some activity that would bless my kids and then one thing or another happens to […]

What to Do When You Can’t Get Anything Done

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Jennifer wrote me awhile ago with these words: I have two kids, 4 and 2, and feel like I can’t get anything done! We eat from scratch but lately I can barely get it together at meal times. The laundry is overwhelming and cleaning my house even to bare minimum standards is impossible. I work […]

Love Your Life: Tangible rewards are good for everyone.

Moms Need Treats too

This is part three of a four-part series about things that I think can help you love your life as MOM a little bit more. For Part 1, go here. Part 2 is here. Most of the reward you will see for good mothering will come after your children become parents themselves – or maybe not even until […]

Love Your Life: Get real with yourself.

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Believe it or not, I’m still figuring this whole mom thing out, sixteen years into it. I feel like I’m 25, but the crows’ feet tell me otherwise. I recently had a chance to speak to a group of moms who really were 25. I narrowed my talk down to four things that I think can help […]

I Can’t Wait to Homeschool! (or How to Prepare for Teaching Your Kids at Home)

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We decided that we were going to homeschool when I was pregnant with our first child. We didn’t really have an idea how were going to pull that off, […]

5 Crazy Things I Do to Keep Things Together

5 Crazy Things to Help You Keep it Together | Life as MOM

Heads up: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Life can be crazy. The unexpected is sure to raise its head and knock your best plans off course. “Simple living” is a good thing to strive […]

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 […]