Having Patience While Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Are parents of children with special needs automatically patient? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares about having patience while parenting her daughter who has Down Syndrome. Does having a child with special needs automatically guarantee that you are given the gift of patience? I recently heard someone griping about this. That they had a child […]

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

5 Tips for Adding Another Baby to the Family

Adding another new baby to your family? Pick up a few tips on how to make the transition easier from new Life as MOM contributor Deanna. All photos: Deanna Adding a new baby to your family is a bit like adding a ball of fire to your juggling routine. The norm is thrown off balance, […]

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem […]

What to Do When You Can’t Get Anything Done

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 […]

12 Ways to Save on Baby Stuff

Having a baby is a joyous time — and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 12 ways to save money on baby stuff. My baby days are over. The Girl turns four next month. Last spring I gave all my gear to a friend having a baby. The maternity clothes went the […]

Good Eating & Welcoming a New Baby (Eat Well, Spend Less)

The arrival of a new baby is a wonderful time to celebrate — and good food is a great way to do that! It’s been a long time since we had a baby in the family. I’m amazed our FishBaby is well on her way to four years old. How did that happen? Those who know […]

Practical Ways to Bless a New Mother

Do you have a friend with a new baby? Contributing writer, Lauren suggests some sweet ways to bless the new family. Those first few weeks of having a new little one at home are so precious. As a new mom, you just want to soak in each second because you quickly learn how fast those […]