A Perfect Birth Story

Are you dreaming of a perfect birth story? Pregnancy, labor, and delivery don’t always go according to our wishes, but it can still be perfect. The following is written by JessieLeigh from Parenting Miracles. It was originally published on October 5, 2011: photo source, used by license, changes are mine I want to tell you my perfect […]

Breastfeeding Expectations Plus My Story of Nursing 6 Babies

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is generally recommended. Today I share my story with breastfeeding as well as what a new mom might expect. This post was originally posted on May 1, 2012. The comments are so rich with experiences from a wonderful group of ladies who were kind enough to share their […]

Planning Quality Time with Each Child

Planning quality time with each child, particularly in a large family, can be tricky. But, it’s not impossible. And it’s SO worth the effort! We were driving home from Santa Barbara this weekend. FishChick napped most of the way thanks to the Dramamine that saves us from vomit along the way. She woke when we […]

Video Games Are Not the Devil

Video games get a bad rap, to the point that moms think their children should never play them. I’m going on record to say: Video games are not the devil. It took me a long time to learn this lesson, but here I am, going on record: Video games aren’t all bad, and I’m okay […]

A Get Well Kit for When Sick Gets Real

Packing a Get Well Kit for home or travel is one great way to make it easier when sick gets real. Include these items to make it easy to nurse your sick child. This post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. One never plans to get sick, right? We don’t say, “Hey, […]

How to be a More Patient Mom

Do you want to be a more patient mom? Here are five habits to cultivate that will bless you and your family. This post is written by Life as MOM contributor, Prerna: It seemed to take forever. I sighed audibly, shook my head, checked my wrist watch, tossed my bag with a thud on the […]

Be Prepared for an Emergency

It’s in the best interests of your family to be prepared for an emergency or natural disaster. Follow these tips to help you get started. Be Prepared for an Emergency No one plans to have a hurricane come through or for a wildfire to take their home. Unfortunately, it’s one of life’s bitter surprises. However, […]

Organization for Normal People

Think that organization is only for people who have it all together? Au contraire. It’s for you and me, the normal people. Organization, when you hear the word, may conjure a realm of different images: spotless home, alphabetized spices, labeled shelves. You may think of Martha Stewart or the people you know who are never […]