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.

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 […]

Struggling to Get Your Kids to Eat Real Food? Here’s How Our Family Did It

By Ann, Contributing Writer Believe me, I know that getting your kids to eat real food is not always easy. For my husband and I, it’s been trial and error… a lot of error on my part, but through grace and patience, together we are getting there. You see, we married almost four years ago, blending two families. We each had three kids (yes, I know, the modern day Brady Bunch right? More on THAT later…) and each family had different eating habits. Thanks to my midwife, […]

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

By Meg Bateman, KOTH Community Manager When people learn that I’m a Social Media Manager, they think it’s really awesome and I probably live some glamorous life of vacationing and doing little work beyond posting memes all day. In reality, I work just as much (if not more) than most… the only big difference is my field is changing daily (Facebook, if you’re reading this – please stop changing!!!), and I get to wear yoga pants instead of a pantsuit. Many of you are probably […]