About Life as Mom

Do you wish that you could keep the house clean, feed the kids delicious and nutritious meals, organize your days in a way that doesn’t drive you crazy, and still have a little time for fun? 

Do you ever lay awake at night, wracked with guilt that you were impatient with your toddler, snapped at your teen, or completely ignored your husband because you were too overwhelmed by managing home and family responsibilities?

Do you wish there was a better way?

If you stumbled here, you probably already know a little bit about “life as mom,” the lifestyle. It’s full of sleepless nights, overflowing diaper pails, and messes that multiply like bunnies.

It’s also replete with happy giggles, bellies to tickle, and warm bodies to cuddle.

There’s this paradox of motherhood. It’s good and bad and everything in between all mixed together.

It’s valuable, even though it’s hard.

It’s messy, but it’s important.

It’s challenging, but it’s totally worth doing.

Life as Mom is infinitely beautiful.

Yet some of the best things in life also happen to be the hardest. How can we manage all the things and still enjoy the most precious parts of motherhood: our children?

Meet Life as Mom, the blog.

Life as Mom, the blog, is about embracing this crazy yet wonderful life. There are so many things that we’re called to do every day, it’s hard to do it without getting grumpy.

The goal here is to equip you — the woman, the parent, the caregiver, the home manager — with ideas and shortcuts to do your job well and still keep a smile on your face, to enjoy the fleeting days of childhood and not wish them away. Together we’ll get you organized; we’ll get hot meals on the table; we’ll find that we aren’t alone in pursuing the best for our families.

Life as Mom resources will help YOU make the most of your grocery budget and your time with your family.

You don’t have to be a mom to enjoy the content here, just know that being a mom is a big deal. It’s worthy and honorable. And it’s something you can ENJOY, no matter your circumstances.

I want every mother to know she’s not alone in her “life as Mom.”

About Me: the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

I’m Jessica Fisher. I was born with the unruly last name of Getskow, which no one could pronounce or spell. Believe it or not, in 1972 the name Jessica was about as uncommon as Getskow. Never would I meet another Jessica Getskow.

Trading my family name for Fisher made me one in a million. Quite literally.

There are a lot of Jessica Fishers in the world, but none of them have quite the quirky life that I do. Of this I am sure.

I am a wife of 20+ years, a mom of 6 children, a woman who knows the sorrow of miscarriage. I’m a home cook-turned-cookbook author, a frump-turned-fashionable, and a messy-turned-organized. Most of the time.

I’m here to help YOU enjoy your life as Mom. I want to help YOU make the most of what you have.

What are you waiting for?

If you need a shot in the arm, a shoulder to lean on, or real-life-tested strategies to manage your home and family, you’ve come to the right place.

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