Pregnancy & Surviving the Heat of Summer

The following is a post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: I’ve been pregnant several times throughout the hot summer months. With morning sickness. In North Carolina. Heat + all-day morning sickness = a hot, irritable mama So what do you do if you are pregnant during those 95+ degree days and you have children who need […]

Be Prepared for Emergencies

photo source You’ve no doubt seen the devastation that has rippled its way through Japan. In other parts of the world, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding have wreaked havoc on the inhabitants there. Natural disasters are an unfortunate part of life. And springtime brings that to mind. I remember when we lived in Kansas the […]

Be Prepared on the Road

photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]

How to Make a Deluxe Baby Gate

Baby gates have been an integral part of everyday life in FishHouse for quite some time. To keep our littlest one corralled and out of trouble, we have them at the head and foot of our stairwell as well as one on the way into the kitchen. There’s only so much help unloading the dishwasher […]

A Travel Toilet Seat – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

My first child was a boy. And then I had another boy. And another. And another. Four boys in seven years provided lots of excitement in my early years of parenting. Especially during potty training. Actually, I didn’t mind the potty training so much. In many respects, I looked at it as my husband’s responsibility. […]

Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]

O Christmas Tree! Safety Tips for Families with Small Children

Christmas time can be an exciting one for families with small children. But, it can be full of mishaps because small children are, well, small. They’re inquisitive. They want to explore their world. They want to get into stuff. And boy, is that Christmas tree an enticing thing to explore. As parents we can fight […]

How to Get Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]