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A Day in the Life: Rebecca {Mom of 2 and Work-at-Home Virtual Assistant}by  

By Rebecca, Contributing Writer There really is no such thing as a "typical" day in my house. I grew up without a mom, so becoming a mother four years ago was quite challenging to me in that I didn't have an example of... 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

A Day in the Life: Andrea {Stay-at-Home Mom to Teenagers}by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer I captured our day in the life on the first day of school for my girls. This first day of school is extra special in our house because my oldest daughter is a senior this... Read More

A Totally Overwhelmed Day In The Life: Jessica {Mom of three: 5, 3, and 2-week-old}by  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer If you read my title, you might be thinking: of course it's an overwhelming day. She has a 2-week-old baby!! Was she thinking it would be otherwise!? And you're right! When Stephanie told us that September would... Read More

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Pregnant Selfby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions; talk to your doctor or midwife about pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns. You know how hindsight is 20/20? I wish I had a... 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

10 Questions for Expectant Moms to Ask BEFORE the Third Trimesterby  

Christina has been a semi-regular guest poster over the years here at KOTH, and I love her posts for several reasons, but the main one is that she is nothing if not well-researched and thorough. Her meaty posts show off... Read More

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kidsby  

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 and baby. Whether you're taking a... Read More

25 Frugal, Creative Outdoor Activities for BOYSby  

Need some warm-weather activities for little boys? Check out this list of frugal and fun outdoor activities! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer First, a disclaimer: I'm sure these activities would be enjoyed by girls AND boys alike. However, I only... Read More

5 Ideas for Frugal Dates with Your Kidsby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer Some of our family's favorite memories have been created when we plan "dates" with our kids! Although we love experiencing adventures together as an entire family, we try to occasionally carve out one-on-one time for each... Read More

How to Intentionally Choose Children’s Extracurricular Activitiesby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Dance, gymnastics, art, music, drama, sports, scouts, choir: Today our children are busier than ever. How can we, as parents, intentionally choose our children's extracurricular activities? No doubt, there are many benefits in activities beyond... Read More

How to Help Your Kids Kick the Screen Habit With a “No Screen Month”by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but for some reason when February arrives I feel the strong need to hit the reset button for our family. I'm sure it's the time off over the holidays, and... Read More

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! I have two boys, ages four and two. They're wonderful, and I love them immensely. But a few weeks ago, I had a phone conversation with my... Read More

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