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Are We Hurting or Helping Our Kids With Overprotective Helicopter Parenting?

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, or to build forts in a friend’s backyard, or a water fight at the school playground, or sometimes just to the corner store eight blocks from my house in search of baseball cards and sour soother candies. There was a great sense of empowerment. Oh […]

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10 Minute Workouts for Busy Moms {That Really Work}

I gave up trying to do lengthy workout videos long ago, and the gym hasn’t been much of a thought since my first baby arrived .  These days, I’ve got four kids around, at least one or two of whom have radar for when my feet hit the floor each morning.  In other words, it’s hard to find the time to workout, even if I wake up early. At least, not without being interrupted by “Can I have a glass of milk?” and “When are you going […]

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My Handpicked Tools for Busy Moms & Healthy Families

  This year’s Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2014 is now OVER. We hope that you all enjoy your bundles and watch for the next sale to come around again next year.  We usually also do a homemaking sale every spring. If you’d like to hear about it, make sure you sign up for our emails — we have two options. 1) You get every new post as it comes out or 2) You can choose to get just a weekly digest. Sign up HERE (and you […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: This is the deal I’m most excited about!  Even more than the best deal of the week, the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is coming in just one more day… it goes on sale Wednesday morning!  But even better, this is your last day to share the news with your friends and family for the chance to earn your bundle for FREE!  Sign up for our Refer-a-Friend program HERE.  Refer 1 friend, get a $5 discount on your bundle. Refer 10 friends […]

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A Day In the Life: Hilary {Homeschooling, Work-at-Home Mom of 2}

  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 all my work in during the year, but this is the first day I’ve actually put it into practice. I discovered – as usual – that life has its own rhythm and while I may have good intentions, I can’t schedule every part of my life. This […]

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Weekend Links

Links I loved this week: Why I (Desperately) Need Friends @ Accidentally Green Dear Kids: Why Wait till Marriage — What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me @ A Holy Experience How to Make Rose Water @ A Delightful Home Five Responses to Extreme Poverty @ Shaun Groves  Praying for Your Children On Purpose @ The Better Mom  Eggplant Salad with Meatballs @ My Humble Kitchen 4 things you don’t have to do with your money @ The Art […]

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

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 year. Just typing that brings me to tears. My goal for this year is to soak up every moment I have with both girls at home. So this is how our day goes: 5:45 a.m.  I’m out of bed and head straight to the coffee […]

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A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)

The school year is upon us. And didn’t it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We’re trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It’s called Innovations, and it means that our two biggest (Abbie, 9 1/2 and Caden, 7 years old) will be attending “school” twice a week.  In a nutshell, the program functions sort of like small one-room schoolhouse, with a max of 16 kids per class and one teacher. Each child […]

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