Tackle Housekeeping with Your Kids

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By Natalie, Contributing Writer Let’s face it, girls. Keeping the house clean probably isn’t on anybody’s top ten favorite-things-to-do list. Yet do it we must.  And the feeling you get when you survey the results (even if it only lasts for five minutes) is peaceful satisfaction. But getting the motivation to hop-to-it is hard to come by when there are so many other, more intriguing things to do.  We need an attack strategy. And if you have kids, you’ll want to get them involved in the […]

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life (plus 100 free copies!)

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I’m the queen of making lofty goals that never come to fruition. Being a particularly ambitious and driven person, I tend to shoot for the starts. I write up fancy plans, reorganize my schedule, print up pretty calendars and goal charts and dive right in. None of this is bad; in fact, being goal oriented and aiming high is a good thing! The problem is that my exuberance often exceeds my capability to follow through. Time and again, my lofty plans fall flat. Over the […]

A Day in the Life: Stephanie (Home Business and Homeschooling with Children Ages 7, 5, 3 and baby)

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My days are full to overflowing. As if being a mom to four little ones didn’t keep me busy enough, our household also stays buzzing with: homeschooling our family business, Resound School of Music (the office is based out of our garage) our other family business, this blog that you happen to be reading :) gardening and preserving, as well as cooking plenty of real foods Tonight my husband and I made a video montage of our children to send to the grandparents, and watching […]

A Day in the Life: Work-At-Home Mom with 3 Kids (4.5, 3, 1 and pregnant)

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I’m a busy mom. Obviously I’m not alone!  Is there really a way to be a mom and not be busy?  Probably not.  I guess if you’re rich and you can afford a live-in nanny…but how many of us are in that boat?  I know I’m not! I am the owner of the Modern Alternative family of websites (there are now four — Modern Alternative Mama, Modern Alternative Kitchen, Modern Alternative Pregnancy, and Modern Alternative Health) as well as mommy […]

Day in the Life: Brandy (A Monday in the Life of The Marathon Mom)

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Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer A day in the life of who? Truth be told, I don’t claim the title of The Marathon Mom, although I totally envision motherhood as a marathon.  And yes, my blog is called The Marathon Mom.  But the reason for that is because I realized a LONG time ago, that I am anything BUT Supermom. Oh, it’s something I commonly hear when I am in public with my entourage of eight sons and my celebrity husband.  (He’s not a REAL […]

Fall Giveaway Week: Win a Download Membership to ListPlanIt or 1 of 2 100 Days to Christmas eBooks

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Fall always finds me preparing new schedules and routines, re-organizing, and yes, writing lists. There’s something about getting back into the regular everyday groove after summer that just makes me want to get organized. I held a garage sale a couple weeks ago, have been setting up a new homeschooling binder for the year, am tweaking a daily routine for myself and the kids, getting back to meal planning, and all of those good things that make my life run a little bit smoother. Whenever […]

Day in the Life: Stacy (Preacher’s wife and homeschool mom of an 11, 7, and 2 year old)

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  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer I’m a little anxious about this post. You see, I’d really like for you all to think I have it all together. But I don’t. There’s also the underlying fact that I am a preacher’s wife. Aren’t preacher’s wives really supposed to have it all together? Whatever “it” is? The day I am sharing with you is one in which I stayed up too late the night before. I started out on the wrong foot and was quite […]

Day in the Life: Rachel (Busy Mom of a 3 and 5 year old)

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I am 30. This might be young to some while older to others, and even though age isn’t significant in motherhood, at 30 this year has been the hardest year of my life. Although I would like to give you my “ideal” scenario day, this is my life… for now and sometimes the day that I think would be better if x, y, and z, I know the Lord is preparing my heart for something beyond my dreams! God can do anything, you know—far more than you […]