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What Do You Do When Simplifying Isn’t So Simple?by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Too many times over the past year my husband and I have looked at each other in exasperation and exclaimed, “TOO MUCH STUFF!” It happens when... ...our laundry pile has stopped fitting inside the hamper... Read More

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?by  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don't claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on... Read More

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancyby  

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don't you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you... Read More

Fun, Frugal Outdoor Summer Activitiesby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One of the aspects we enjoy most about the summer is the warm weather.  As soon as the sun starts peaking out and tendrils of warmth drift through the air, we are ready to go... Read More

Encouragement for the Weary Work-at-Home Mamaby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's 5:00 pm. I've been staring at the computer screen for the past hour/hour and a half. My husband sends me a text that he is on his way home from work, 30 minutes away.... Read More

10 Truths You Need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Momby  

A few days ago I had one of *those* days. The baby wasn’t sleeping well and had been up half the night, I didn’t get to shower, the house was still a complete disaster because we’d just moved into it... Read More

5 Practices of Natural Motheringby  

Please note that today's post is not intended to make any mother feel "unnatural" or that this way of mothering is "better" than or superior to other ways. I am friends with plenty of mothers who do not chose these... Read More

10 Tips for Transitioning to 2 Kidsby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Although I was beyond happy and excited, I will admit that I was a bit anxious about adding a second child to our household. I had heard from countless people that the hardest transition was going... Read More

Safe Bath Products for Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I was expecting my first baby, I bought so much stuff.  Some of what I bought was all the "usual" baby care products -- shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, and so on.  All... Read More

Raising Kids on Real Foodby  

Written by Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal... Read More

First Steps to Eating for Fertilityby  

Note from Stephanie: Many years ago, I connected with fellow blogger Donielle Baker through the realization that we shared a common struggle of infertility due to having a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). What bonded us further was that... Read More

Optimum Fertility…Into Your Fortiesby  

By Natalie, Klejwa, Contributing Writer Because we live in a sin-wrecked world, not everyone will be able to have as many children as they would like. For various reasons that range from unwilling spouses to physical limitations, our families will... Read More

Homemade Teething Tea for Babiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I have tried all kinds of methods for soothing teething. With my oldest two, we relied on Hyland's teething tablets and then either chamomilla (my oldest) or belladonna (my second).  These worked.  We have... Read More

A Day in the Life: Erin (Adjusting to Life with a Newborn, a Toddler and a Preschooler)by  

Written by Erin, Contributing Writer When Stephanie first gave us the "A Day in the Life" assignment, I thought: "By that point I should have a 6 week old, and we should be starting to get into a new routine."... Read More

Day in the Life: Stacy (A Pictorial Look Into the Life of a New-Again Mama)by  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Hello! My name is Stacy. My second child, Andrew, was born exactly one month ago yesterday. I’d love to show you what a typical day looks like around the debt-free Myers household, but we just... Read More

Spirit-Led Parenting: How Motherhood Calls Us to Lay Down Our Livesby  

I vividly remember those weeks so many years ago, when I began my journey as a brand-new mom. I was clueless. I spent my pregnancy reading all sorts of good books but I somehow skipped over the very important topic... Read More

The Evolution of a Baby-Wearing Mama and the Carriers I’ve Grown to Loveby  

[caption id="attachment_15691" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Baby wearing will take you anywhere... even the Olympics. And  yes, we're cheering for China, but only because Canada wasn't in this medal match. :)"][/caption] Like cloth diapers, baby carriers can become a bit of an... Read More

Our Experience with Newborn Chiropractic Care and Why You Should Consider Itby  

Guest Post by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS I gave birth to my son Mikah, my third child, at home in 1999. He cried quite a bit, so we wondered if he might be in some kind of pain. He had... Read More

Taking Care of Mom After Baby’s Arrivalby  

By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson Most moms will admit that those first few weeks after giving birth are the most challenging, and as a mom of a newborn myself, in spite of the fact that he's our eighth, I am... Read More

Kepler’s Birth Story: Water, Water, Everywhereby  

Seems that I have a pattern of prodromal labor and going late. My babies don't seem late, though, nor do they get too large, so I think I've learned that I can easily let them bake away for an extra... Read More

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