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Why I Love Being a Mom: Share Why You Love it Too!by  

It’s all too easy to consider all the hardships and trials of motherhood. So let’s pause today and look at why we love being a mom…and let’s share it.

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6 Ways to Help Your Children Eat Their Veggiesby  

Transform your son’s or daughter’s taste buds by trying these 6 ways to help your children eat their veggies.

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Real Deals from the Marketplace: Natural Products You’ll Loveby  

Note from Ann: It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner...I hope this finds you preparing your home and yourself for this great feast! Cultures for Health Mica Powders - Color Sampler Looking for an Easter gift for... Read More

8 Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser (plus a way to get 3 free bottles!)by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer Do you love essential oils, but you're not ready to spend a whole lot of money on them yet? I hear you. When I first started using oils a number of years back, I was... Read More

Struggling to Get Your Kids to Eat Real Food? Here’s How Our Family Did Itby  

By Ann, Contributing Writer Believe me, I know that getting your kids to eat real food is not always easy. For my husband and I, it's been trial and error… a lot of error on my part, but through grace and patience,... Read More

10 Ways to Include Toddlers and Preschoolers in the Gardenby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

Forget About Giving Toys … Choose Experience Giftsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Toys lay scattered across the floors of my children’s bedrooms. Despite my daily reminders to pick up, chore chart attempts and a rotating toy system that did – for a time – work wonders, my children have... Read More

A Creative, Fun and Educational Gift (That Won’t Fill Your House With More Stuff Your Kids Don’t Need)by  

I'm not into giving my kids a lot of stuff. Maybe you're not either. As the holidays draw near, I tend to get a little anxious about how much new stuff will make its way into our home. Even more... Read More

10 Ideas for Celebrating Christ at Christmas with Young Childrenby  

This post was originally published in December of 2012 but we find these suggestions to be a great list to revisit each year for inspiration and ideas as to how to introduce the holiday season to your little ones! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing... 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: 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

10 Minute Workouts for Busy Moms {That Really Work}by  

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

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... Read More

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches Made Easy!by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Ready to get your lunchbox groove on? Oh yeah! It’s that time of year again … back-to-school season! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for... 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

Why this is a post I never thought I’d writeby  

*It's rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica's thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear...... Read More

When “Natural” Isn’t Working: Hope For the Discouraged Crunchy Motherby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When my son was 18 months old, I put him down for his afternoon nap. Nothing unusual, except he had a bad cold, and was feeling yucky. Thirty minutes later, I heard him wake up,... Read More

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