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Training Kids to Help in the Kitchenby  

Knowing how to prepare real, whole foods is an absolutely necessary life skill that every child should learn. Children who are not taught the basics of food preparation will end up defaulting to processed, packaged foods, simply because they haven't... Read More

Looking Through a Child’s Eyesby  

I am often in awe of how God has blessed children with eyes that are so pure and innocent. Yesterday morning, I sat down on the couch to show my 4 and 6 year old the pictures from my recent... Read More

Is Compassion International a Good Investment? A Husband’s Perspective.by  

**Many of you may have realized that I was blessed to have my husband, Ryan, come with me on my trip to the Philippines last week. Though we hadn't originally planned for him to join me in writing, he was... Read More

How to Pry Open Swollen Eyesby  

I've been hugged more this week than I probably have in the last year. I love it, but really? I'm just getting to the point where I want to go home and hug my own kids. Ready to go home... Read More

Because I’m Afraid That I Will Forgetby  

I was washing some of my dirty clothes in the hotel bathtub this morning. Sweating profusely every day will make you go through what you packed in your suitcase in a hurry. As I knelt over the tub and scrubbed... Read More

Of Rubber Boots, Self Pity and Laddersby  

I met a woman who has water flooding her house, up to her knees, for 9 months out of the year. She has to wear rubber boots inside while she cooks and feeds her family. She has two sons, and... Read More

What the Hands and Feet of Jesus Look Likeby  

Weary to the bone, and emotionally upside down, my brain feels saturated with images and stories, but firing on too few pistons to really tell them. That's where I'm at as I attempt to write this post and somehow convey... Read More

What Does It Take to Change a Life?by  

Though rather bleary-eyed from a day and a half of travel and far too few hours of shut eye (but thankfully enhanced by an amazing breakfast and stellar cup of coffee), our group headed off to the Compassion headquarters in... Read More

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)by  

Why do you practice frugality? It's such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What's... Read More

The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations: Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resourcesby  

Guest Post Written by Christina Over the past two weeks, we've been approaching the subject of childhood immunizations, trying to come to the issue logically and methodically in order to make the best decisions for our children: The Thoughtful Parent's... Read More

The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations: 10 Questions to Askby  

Last week we started discussing the controversial topic of vaccination.  It has been very encouraging to see the responses it has generated, and to get to discuss a topic so near to our hearts! We began by taking a look... Read More

The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinationsby  

Guest Post by Christina It's one of the big questions new parents face today, once you've gotten past "were you trying to get pregnant?" (which I still can't believe people ask...) and the less invasive "did you do it all-natural?"... Read More

Natural Sugars Can Still Cause Tooth Decayby  

Brushing a child's teeth - twice daily?  Doesn't always happen when you're a busy mama. Flossing that same child's teeth daily?  Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child's dental hygiene... Read More

Using Homeopathic Solutions for the Familyby  

Are you enjoying this month of natural remedies and illness prevention? If you've missed any of the posts, you can find them all here. I was just wondering what you use for your children in place of tylenol and motrin.... Read More

Learning the Gentle Art of Infant Toilet Trainingby  

Image Credit Guest Post by Louisa I toilet-trained my first child when she was four-months-old. I thought I would start this guest post with a statement that knocks most people's socks off when they hear it. "Four months old, you... Read More

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