Helping Your Kids Give Great Gifts {Giving Healthy and Thoughtful Presents}

When we realized that Christmas had become commercialized in our home, it inspired us to start helping our kids give great gifts. Here’s our story.

You can’t ruin a baby {grace for the mom feeling confused & overwhelmed}

Feeling overwhelmed and afraid? New momma, don’t fear – you can’t ruin a baby! Here’s grace for new moms, and any other mom feeling confused and stressed! Note: This post might not be saying what you think it is. It tells my story of mothering, but it isn’t prescriptively telling you to do it my way. In fact, the moral of this post is to stop listening to everyone else and mother your baby the way that feels right to you… and with that out of the […]

Oliver’s Birth Story (Baby #5!)

The weeks and days leading up to Oliver’s birth were a whirlwind.  We had only returned from 3 months of traveling/working/living in Europe 8 weeks before. Right on the tails of that, we were trying hard to finish up the homeschool year, do some decluttering around the house, and run two huge work events, right up to the week I was due.  And oh yes. Get ready to have a baby. Right.  My preparations were more meager than with other births. I did manage to […]

A Day in the Life of Stacy: Homeschool Mom Who Asked for Help

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Each year when I start to think about writing a Day in the Life post, I’m a little disappointed that I don’t have my life more together. I keep thinking I’ll be really fancy and organized next time I write one of these, but it hasn’t happened yet! If nothing else, I’ve slowed down a lot over the past few years, and I take that as some type of accomplishment. Even if it came as a result of chronic illness. I […]

A Day in the Life of Ann: Mom of 6 {3 Boys, 3 Girls, 5 Teens}

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer To prepare for this post, I read through several of the other writers’ previous Day in the Life posts to get an idea of how they are formatted and written as this is my first of this series. I wasn’t prepared for the flood of emotions that came forth as I relived memories of snuggling up to my little ones with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, staying in jammies on rainy days and jumping in mud puddles. My […]

Simple Pleasures: A Day in the Life of Elsie, New Mom

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer I’m just entering the stage of life I always looked forward to the most: motherhood. I’ve dreamed about these days for a long time, and in April of this year our son was born. Life is so very different now, but it’s beautiful and full of simple abundance. I’ve had to learn how to hold my plans loosely, because I never know what Little Dude and the day will bring. Unpredictability is good for me, though, as I’ve held to my […]

My Top 7 Picks for Raising a Healthy, Happy Family

By Ann, Contributing Writer Raising a healthy family isn’t easy. It takes time, knowledge, work and a bit of patience. How much time and work you put into being healthy and taking care of your family is up to you and your own ability, depending on where you are on your family’s journey to better health. I’ve put in different amounts of each at different stages in my own journey. For example, right now I have five teenagers in my home and I’m moving so […]

A Day in the Life of Hilary: A Work-At-Home Mom of 2

This month we’re sharing our usual Day in the Life series, where each of our writers let’s you have a peek into their everyday lives. I love these posts, because they help you get to know the team here at KOTH, and to peel back the curtain a bit on our lives, and hopefully show that bloggers are just regular women and moms, like you. :) By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I’ve been excited to chronicle another Day in the Life. Last year you followed my […]