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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Day in the Life: Homeschool Mom Recovering from Illnessby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Earlier this year I hit bottom. By bottom,  I mean, complete burn out and exhaustion. The breaking point was finding myself in bed for ten days with shingles. Since then I have been making a concerted... Read More

Day in the Life: Rachel (Waiting for God’s Plan)by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I remember last year I shared my day with you; it was much different than a day of this year. I was very busy, and--not to say I am not now--it was just a different... Read More

A Day in the Life: Jessica, Mom of Two (4 and 2)by  

Written by Jessica Smarrt, Contributing Writer Hi! I'm Jessica! I'm a stay-at-home mommy to two boys, four and two. I'm a little nervous about this post. I wish I were homeschooling ten kids and fermenting kombucha in my free time, but... Read More

Let’s Keep It Real This Yearby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Life as Mom Admit it: You had good intentions back in January or at the start of summer. You were going to take the world, your homeschool, your housework by storm. You were going to... Read More

Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fearby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer From Day 1, fear can be a huge temptation in parenting, although the specific fears may change from season to season. I continually try to remind myself that my children belong to God, and they are... Read More

From Chaos to Calm: Finding a Pre-Dinner Routine That Works for Your Familyby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we head into fall, one of the things that might need some attention and re-working after a more relaxed summer is your pre-dinner and dinner prep routine. This can be a time of day... Read More

Is It Wrong for Moms to Work?by  

This summer we are taking some time to discuss some current issues that are on our minds--issues that we do not know how to answer. So far, we have explored the likes of birth control, thyroid problems, and wealth accumulation... Read More

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Yourself—and Whyby  

I'd Like to Introduce You to—Yourself YOU are a WEMMICK. Now before you click away thinking I'm off my rocker, let me just say that what I'm about to tell you could change the color of your world, and doesn't... Read More

5 Tips for Planning Healthy Lunches Kids Love!by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Back-to-school season is almost here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school... Read More

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

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?by  

By many people's standards, I suppose my children don't have that many clothes. I certainly don't spend a lot of money buying clothes, and we sometimes have lean seasons where we run a bit low on boy's shorts or wish... Read More

Fabulous Fruit Pizza {Kids in the Kitchen Summertime FUN!}by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Summertime is the perfect time for cooking with kids! For us busy moms, the slower pace of summer often makes it a bit easier to orchestrate than during the school year when life can be, well,... Read More

Simple ways to connect with your kids when you’re already tiredby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer We know that kids need quality and quantity time with their parents in order to connect with them. We know the value of tying heart strings between us. But what's a mom to do... Read More

In a Rut? Take the Kids For a Morning Nature Walk!by  

Guest Post by Jessica of Smartter Each Day Recently, I lamented to my mom how stressful our mornings had been. We'd finish breakfast, and somehow that would cue the grumpiness and bored whining. When my mom suggested a morning nature... 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

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