Foods that Comfort Kids After Orthodontia

Any kid subject to orthodontia work is going to struggle with pain as well as hunger. Here’s our list of foods to comfort kids after a trip to the ortho.

How You Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is coming! JessieLeigh has some best practices  to help you and yours to keep healthy during this fall and winter. No one likes to be sick. Well, okay, maybe there are a few children out there who would take the illness just to get to stay home and watch limitless TV […]

Are You Ready for An Emergency?

One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency. September 11 will be forever etched in our hearts and minds as a day when the world as we knew it changed. Friends and family were lost to us forever. So was the idea that our […]

Common Sense Ways to Prevent Lice

It’s sad, but true. Head lice outbreaks can pop up in school. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to prevent lice from hitting your household. A new school year has begun! This means we will all soon be getting lots of things from the school– homework papers, permission slips, report […]

Getting Fit FOR Your Kids

Do you wonder if your kids watch your healthy — or not so healthy habits? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her wake-up call that getting fit doesn’t involve just herself. I am just now reaching the point post baby where I am really feeling the need to get back into a regular exercise routine. I have […]

Getting Fit

Take better are of YOU this summer by getting fit and working daily exercise into your life. I’m back in the saddle. After last summer’s workout fest and getting discouraged that my body had not changed one itty bitty bit, I got really lax over the winter months, more and more so over the last […]

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. The littles love the Food Network TV program, Chopped. They’ve been watching it from time to time ever since we moved back to California five years ago. Though we no longer […]

Seeking Special Services for Your Child

Do you suspect that your child might have special needs? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some advice for parents who are seeking special services for their children. photo source: JessieLeigh When we have children, we have so many things to wonder about and decide. What color will his eyes be? Will she like […]