14 Types of Play to Stimulate a Child’s Creativity (Instead of Dumbing it Down)

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Kids are a lot smarter than toy manufacturers give them credit for these days. Unfortunately, the gimmicky blinking and flashing cheap battery-operated plastic toys that provide cheap entertainment are becoming more and more the norm, as classic types of play are sadly undervalued. In our mainstream culture, the purpose of toys is mostly to merely entertain. If it sings the alphabet, it’s an automatic bonus. Not much thought beyond that is given to the design and marketing of toys (aside […]

One Chaotic Day in the Life of a Mom with Three Kids

One Chaotic Day in the Life of a Mom with Three Kids

By Erin, Contributing Writer In last year’s Day in the Life post, I confessed that I was in the midst of a very chaotic season. I had three kids; my oldest was a new 4, and my youngest was a newborn. The girls are now 5, almost 3, and 13 months. Life is still chaotic. Although I can say…since my baby turned 1, the fog is starting to lift! We moved into a new house in August, and I am still getting the house set […]

An Unexpected, Spontaneous Family Day

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By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As I sat down to write this day in the life post, I thought: “This was not really a ‘typical’ day for us, but, honestly, who has typical or normal days when you have little kids at home?!” Am I right?! This was a Monday–a day that turned out much differently then I had originally expected but became so much more than I could have even planned for. Keeping an openness and spontaneity is so important to my husband and […]

A Day in the Life of Natalie: a Work-at-Home, Homeschooling Mom of Nine

A Day in the Life of Natalie- a Work-at-Home, Homeschooling Mom of 9

By Natalie, Contributing Writer It’s Monday, September 9, 2013. This is week two of school. Ready. Set. GO! 6:30 a.m. I roll out of bed, shower, dress, throw in a load of laundry, bring up a tray of cured soap (I own and operate Apple Valley Natural Soap), grab some coffee and sit down in my “office” (a re-purposed family room with three walls) for some time with the Creator. I’m just finishing up a powerful study in Ephesians using Wendy Alsup’s Bible study By […]

A Day in The Life of A Brand New Stay At Home Mama

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By Diana, Contributing Writer Hi! I’m Diana from My Humble Kitchen. I’m a brand new, full-time, stay-at-home mama. I’m just smitten to be able to write that, and I am looking forward to the day when I am able to shake someone’s hand and confidently tell them that my full-time career is home educating my children and serving my family. It was a long road traveled to get here. My husband and I worked on smashing our debt, living simply and, through it all, finding joy […]

A Day in the Life: Kate, a Homeschooling WAHM of 4

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By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer These posts are always so fun — I love getting a peek into others’ lives!  I hope you’re enjoying it, too! I wrote a similar post last year, but my kids were younger, I had fewer of them (our fourth joined us this past March) and my business wasn’t as busy.  Our life looks a bit different now! Where We Are As I mentioned, I have four kids.  They are 5 1/2, 4, 2 and 6 months.  My oldest is […]

A Day in the Life of a Pilot’s Wife (With Three Kids Under Five)

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By Beth, Contributing Writer It’s a typical Wednesday night, and I’m about to record for you a typical day in my house. Kidding! Silly readers – there’s no such thing as typical when you’re married to a pilot, have 3 kids (sometimes 4), work part-time from home, write a blog, and are just waking up from five years of massive sleep deprivation. Oy vey. Friends – this “day-in-the-life” thing is… shall we say… a huge challenge for me. I swing wildly between feeling like supermom […]

Day in the Life: Kresha, a Busy, Work-at-Home Mom

A Day in the Life of Kresha- A Busy, Work-at-Home Mom- Keeper of the Home

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Hi, I’m Kresha. I’m the mom of three children – a 7-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, and a 20-month-old boy, whom you’ll meet through this post. I wish I could say what is written below is not a typical day, but unfortunately I can’t. On this particular day, there were no raw milk runs, no trips to the thrift store, no projects at the church, or visits with friends, all of which are other “regular” activities in our life, but life […]