My Podcast with Simple Mom

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I’ve mentioned before that I love to listen to the Simple Mom podcasts. Not only do they make laundry or other tedious cleaning tasks go by a little easier, but they’re light-hearted, a fun way to get to know other mom bloggers, and feature my sweet friend Tsh from the Simple Mom blog. I’ve been a part of Simple Living Media, writing for Simple Organic, for almost two years. This year I got to connect with Tsh even more personally as we travelled to the […]

Giving Above and Beyond This Christmas

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Although I think we would all agree that Christmas is a season for giving, we often restrict that giving to family and friends. Yet this season offers us a beautiful opportunity to show the love of Christ in a very tangible way, as we give beyond our personal relationships. Not only do we have the chance to reach out and bless others who might not otherwise receive anything, but we can also do it together as a family, teaching our children about generosity and showing […]

11 Ways to Celebrate Christ this Christmas

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As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer As followers of Jesus, keeping Christ as the center of my family’s Christmas celebrations is key. Now, I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong to decorate with snowmen, buy presents, throw parties, eat lots of (good!) food or even play Santa Claus (although […]

O Worship the King: Evaluating Our Christmas Traditions

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    Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer It is finally Christmas time again!  Oh how I love this time of year!  I love the sights and smells and the time with family.  I love how people seem more neighborly at Christmas, and I love to see how my little ones’ eyes light up when they see Christmas lights. But one thing my husband and I have grown increasingly aware of over the past few years is that our love for Christmas traditions should pale […]

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again.  The season that many moms dread for their families – cold and flu season. Each year I review my old list and research new ways to try and keep our family as healthy as possible.  It’s hard enough when a family of four or five gets sick.  But when you are a large family of nine or ten (or more), it’s even tougher as the illness just seems to circulate through the home, hitting […]

11 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Diligent Workers

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As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer About a year ago, I was exhausted by the amount of work I had to do to keep everything running smoothly with my ever growing family. (We’re at six kids now!)  And I was feeling burdened that my kids needed to […]

Embryo Adoption: A Unique Option to Give a Child Life

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Guest Post Written by Erin Odom Although Tiffany and Micah Childs have two biological children, the couple has always felt led to adopt. But the costs and steps necessary to go through an adoption agency were overwhelming. “Lord, if this is for us, you need to make this simple,” Tiffany prayed. And God answered in a way the couple would have never imagined. Image courtesy Tiffany Childs Giving God Glory through Embryo Adoption Tiffany and Micah have been friends of mine since high school. When […]

A Heart For Adoption

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Adoption is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.  And for some time now, I’ve been itching to share my story and my unique family with you.  Today I get the chance! I have been blessed to be part of an amazing and unique body of Believers that is passionate about adoption.  There are many, many adoptive and foster families at our church that have been a great encouragement through our journey of adoption. But I […]