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Why I Love Being a Mom: Share Why You Love it Too!by  

It’s all too easy to consider all the hardships and trials of motherhood. So let’s pause today and look at why we love being a mom…and let’s share it.

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6 Ways to Help Your Children Eat Their Veggiesby  

Transform your son’s or daughter’s taste buds by trying these 6 ways to help your children eat their veggies.

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When Your Child Needs Healingby  

What do you do when your child needs healing, especially of the spiritual or emotional variety? Here’s my story.

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DIY Friday: Resurrection Cookiesby  

Making Resurrection Cookies is one of our staples for celebrating Easter with our family.

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Staying in Touch with Your Teens…Even When You’re Not a Night Owlby  

Staying in touch with teens is important to every parent I know…but how do you do it when you are NOT a night owl? Here’s my strategy and a few tips.

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Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It's everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we're surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices... Read More

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Gardenby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... Read More

A Creative, Fun and Educational Gift (That Won’t Fill Your House With More Stuff Your Kids Don’t Need)by  

I'm not into giving my kids a lot of stuff. Maybe you're not either. As the holidays draw near, I tend to get a little anxious about how much new stuff will make its way into our home. Even more... Read More

10 Ideas for Celebrating Christ at Christmas with Young Childrenby  

This post was originally published in December of 2012 but we find these suggestions to be a great list to revisit each year for inspiration and ideas as to how to introduce the holiday season to your little ones! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing... Read More

A Day in the Life: Leigh Ann {A Work-at-Home Mom Relying on Grace}by  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It had been a long night. I made it 30 years without pulling an all-nighter. But we were down to the wire, and we had to get the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers to... Read More

A Day in the Life: Erin {work-at-home, part-time homeschooling mom of 3 girls}by  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer This is the 3rd year for me to participate in the Keeper of the Home Day in the Life series (time flies!), and, at first, I was just going to post on our typical daily... Read More

A Day in the Life: Rachel {Jam-Packed Busy Mom of 3}by  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I've been a mom for 7 years now and in no way am I am expert, but I am getting much better at this gig than I was when I first became a mom. A few... Read More

Are We Hurting or Helping Our Kids With Overprotective Helicopter Parenting?by  

I remember the summer I was nine. Living in Maple Ridge, a small suburb of Vancouver, Canada, I had the utmost freedom. My bicycle took me everywhere. It whisked me away to imaginary play as a princess in the woods,... Read More

A Day In the Life: Hilary {Homeschooling, Work-at-Home Mom of 2}by  

  By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer As I write this Day In the Life post, my family has just started our school year. As a homeschooling, work-at-home mom of 2, I’ve tried to create an ambitious daily schedule to fit... Read More

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches Made Easy!by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Ready to get your lunchbox groove on? Oh yeah! It’s that time of year again … back-to-school season! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for... Read More

5 Books Every Child Should Ownby  

Looking for some new reads for your little ones? Check out my list! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't have many vivid memories from my pre-teen years (gratefully, perhaps?). But a few memories randomly stick out, oddly clear and... Read More

Why this is a post I never thought I’d writeby  

*It's rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica's thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear...... Read More

16 Ways to Encourage Children to Get Outdoorsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Remember the summers of your childhood? Did you spend long days outside? Were they spent riding bikes, climbing trees, playing hopscotch, or building sandcastles? Mine were. I can remember lying on my back on the... Read More

How do you raise kids without all the clutter?by  

It's a perpetual struggle as parents. Having kids bring a whole lot of joy, noise, and it seems, clutter. Is it inevitable? Are we destined to step on legos, find dirty t-shirts under the sofa, rainbow bands all over the... Read More

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kidsby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer The days are getting longer and the snow is finally melting, which means it's time to get outside and play! After a long winter, I'm beside myself excited to get outside with my toddler... Read More

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