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Kid DIY Craft Ideas for the Homeby  

By Rachel, Contributing Writer  When you have young children, it's fun to have them help with decorating the house. And, no, I don't mean coloring the walls with crayons--but getting them involved with crafts. My kids, 5 and 6, love... Read More

14 Types of Play to Stimulate a Child’s Creativity (Instead of Dumbing it Down)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Kids are a lot smarter than toy manufacturers give them credit for these days. Unfortunately, the gimmicky blinking and flashing cheap battery-operated plastic toys that provide cheap entertainment are becoming more and more the norm,... Read More

Family Craft: Hand-painted Mugsby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer When the cold days of winter seem to drag on, a family craft can be a welcome distraction. Yes, crafts can be messy, and even a little chaotic, but the act of working together to create... Read More

25 Chores Your 2-4 Year-Old Should Be Doing (And How To Get Him/Her To Work)by  

  Curious what chores your toddler or preschooler can do? Here are some tips! By Jessica, Contributing Writer I have two boys, ages four and two. They're wonderful, and I love them immensely. But a few weeks ago, I had... Read More

The surprising things you learn when escaping the mundane (hint: it isn’t as mundane as you think).by  

It happens every time we slow down. During this whirlwind, around-the-world trip of ours, usually staying in one place for anywhere from one to four weeks is when I feel it most keenly. But every so often, even three days... Read More

12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Yearby  

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high... Read More

Naturally Sweetened Chewy Molasses Cookiesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer It's that time of year where the warmth of my oven brings forth sweet treats and smiling faces.   My boys and I, coated in flour, sugar and everything sticky, find delight in baking holiday treats. Of... Read More

Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud... Read More

9 Ways Young Kids Can Help (and Even Save You Time) in the Kitchen!by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Young kids in the kitchen and saving time in the kitchen are not two things that you usually see together in the same sentence, right?! I'll be the first to raise my hand and admit... Read More

Ten Creative Christmas Letter Ideasby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer "It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!" Can you hear the music? For some of us, it's time to figure out if we'll send out Christmas cards, letters, family pictures,or all three. Sending out a... Read More

One Chaotic Day in the Life of a Mom with Three Kidsby  

By Erin, Contributing Writer In last year's Day in the Life post, I confessed that I was in the midst of a very chaotic season. I had three kids; my oldest was a new 4, and my youngest was a... Read More

An Unexpected, Spontaneous Family Dayby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As I sat down to write this day in the life post, I thought: "This was not really a 'typical' day for us, but, honestly, who has typical or normal days when you have little... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

A Day in the Life of Natalie: a Work-at-Home, Homeschooling Mom of Nineby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer It's Monday, September 9, 2013. This is week two of school. Ready. Set. GO! 6:30 a.m. I roll out of bed, shower, dress, throw in a load of laundry, bring up a tray of cured soap... Read More

A Day in The Life of A Brand New Stay At Home Mamaby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Hi! I'm Diana from My Humble Kitchen. I'm a brand new, full-time, stay-at-home mama. I'm just smitten to be able to write that, and I am looking forward to the day when I am able to shake... Read More

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

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