About Life as Mom

5 Baby Travel Tips | Life as Mom

You know that “life as Mom” is full of sleepless nights, overflowing laundry baskets, and messes that multiply like bunnies. It’s also replete with happy giggles, bellies to tickle, and warm bodies to cuddle.

But, it’s the crazy and the crabbiness we feel that gets in the way of the cuddles. Not to mention the money worries!

Combat the crazy by learning to love your life as Mom.

There’s a better way to get through all you need to do in a day — and keep that pretty smile on your face.

Organize your daze!

When you put things in perspective, identify what you want in your life, and start developing budget-friendly systems that help you get there, you’ll not only feel better, but your family will, too.

Kiss Crabby Mom goodbye.

  • Imagine having a plan for your family’s meals this week. A plan you can pull off without freaking out.
  • Imagine a laundry system where your kids participate and you don’t have to do it all.
  • Imagine having free time to spend in the evening because you’ve taken care of the “big rocks” and are ready for a break.

picture of jessica and kids in car on road tripWho am I to say this?

I’ve got six kids. I’ve homeschooled them all from birth. We live debt-free — and paid off 60k in consumer debt and negative equity over the last recession.

And I’ve lived to tell the tale!

The kids are all alive — currently aged 15 to 26. Two have graduated college, two are in college, and two are finishing high school.

We survived the crazy and the crabby. And I learned a lot in the process — ideas and strategies and systems that I want to share with you, so that you don’t make the same mistakes I have.

In my spare time, I’ve published two blogs, written four cookbooks, and designed a planner that I think will rock your world in helping you identify your priorities and walk them out in daily life.

Make the most of your daze with these handy resources:

The Print & Go Planner – a streamlined planner, designed to help you organize your thoughts, your meals, and your to-do’s.

The Print & Go Student Planner – similar to the standard version, this edition swaps the meal plan section for space to write down the week’s assignments.

cover of print and go planner
cover of student planner

How to Stoop Without Sighing | Mom Life Today

How to Be a Professional Mom | The Art of Simple

Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank | Money-Saving Mom

Eating Down the Pantry: How to Save by Eating Just What’s in Your Cupboard | ABC News – Good Morning America

Jessica Fisher on Good Morning America

Jessica Fisher on NBC San Diego November 2, 2012 from Jessica Fisher on Vimeo.

Save Money on Vacation | Redbook Magazine

Big Batch Cooking 101 | Parents Magazine

12 Healthy Dinners for Under $3 per Serving | Self

An Easy Meal Plan to Get Dinner on the Table for Less than $100 a Week | Women’s Health Mag

Expert Interview on Family Financing | Mint

10 Cheaper, Delicious Ways to Prepare Your Turkey | Go Banking Rates

Freezer Cooking Guide: How to Meal Plan Like a Boss | Metro US

Mom of 6 Shares Recipes for Family Dinners under $10 | Daily Herald

The Best Cookbooks for Budget-Savvy Home Cooks | Smarty Cents

Essential Cookbooks for a College Student’s First Apartment Kitchen | Tampa Bay Times

Meal Planning Tips, Tricks, & Recipes | Simplemost

How to Create & Publish a Cookbook | Brilliant Business Moms Podcast

Find my work elsewhere:

Regular Contributor | The Kitchn

5 Simple Ways to Get Dinner on the Table | The Art of Simple

5 Ways to Make Freezer Cooking Work for You | Simple Bites

collage of media outlets Jessica has been mentioned in.

I am here to help YOU make the most of what you’ve got. If you’d like to chat about your specific challenges, send me an email: [email protected].