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From Chaos to Calm: Finding a Pre-Dinner Routine That Works for Your Familyby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we head into fall, one of the things that might need some attention and re-working after a more relaxed summer is your pre-dinner and dinner prep routine. This can be a time of day... Read More

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?by  

By many people's standards, I suppose my children don't have that many clothes. I certainly don't spend a lot of money buying clothes, and we sometimes have lean seasons where we run a bit low on boy's shorts or wish... Read More

In a Rut? Take the Kids For a Morning Nature Walk!by  

Guest Post by Jessica of Smartter Each Day Recently, I lamented to my mom how stressful our mornings had been. We'd finish breakfast, and somehow that would cue the grumpiness and bored whining. When my mom suggested a morning nature... Read More

Fun, Frugal Outdoor Summer Activitiesby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One of the aspects we enjoy most about the summer is the warm weather.  As soon as the sun starts peaking out and tendrils of warmth drift through the air, we are ready to go... Read More

Encouragement for the Weary Work-at-Home Mamaby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's 5:00 pm. I've been staring at the computer screen for the past hour/hour and a half. My husband sends me a text that he is on his way home from work, 30 minutes away.... Read More

Backyard Bucket List (73 Frugal & Creative Backyard Activities for Kids)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer There are a bajillion ideas out there for super-duper fun things to do in the summer with your kids. Go to the zoo, go camping, exhibitions and fairs galore, summer camps, and the list goes on.... Read More

5 Spring Super Foods and Spring Sun Safetyby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited that spring is finally here!  In the last few weeks, my kids have been obsessed with playing outside and have spent several hours out each day.  We're lucky to have a... Read More

10 Truths You Need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Momby  

A few days ago I had one of *those* days. The baby wasn’t sleeping well and had been up half the night, I didn’t get to shower, the house was still a complete disaster because we’d just moved into it... Read More

10 Tips for Transitioning to 2 Kidsby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Although I was beyond happy and excited, I will admit that I was a bit anxious about adding a second child to our household. I had heard from countless people that the hardest transition was going... Read More

Safe Bath Products for Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When I was expecting my first baby, I bought so much stuff.  Some of what I bought was all the "usual" baby care products -- shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, and so on.  All... Read More

5 Ways to Get More Fruits & Veggies into your Dietby  

Written by Rachel, contributing writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is... Read More

Raising Kids on Real Foodby  

Written by Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal... Read More

5 Strategies to Help Your Husband and Kids Transition to Real Foodby  

By Mandi, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

Confessions of a Formerly Picky Eaterby  

Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you... Read More

Using Symbolism to Teach My Children the True Meaning of Christmasby  

Guest post by Beth of Red & Honey “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the... Read More

Tackle Housekeeping with Your Kidsby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Let's face it, girls. Keeping the house clean probably isn't on anybody's top ten favorite-things-to-do list. Yet do it we must.  And the feeling you get when you survey the results (even if it only lasts for... Read More

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Giversby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn't pinch pennies, we couldn't survive -- or at least not without racking up a serious amount of... Read More

10 Ways to Celebrate a Christ-Centered Christmas With Little Onesby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Smartter Each Day Isn't Christmas with little ones wonderful? It's been quite a Christmas here, already. We've suffered three broken ornaments (one vintage), one ripped Christmas book, two discovered presents, a missing baby Jesus, and... Read More

The 3-Gift Christmasby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When our first daughter was born, we gave great thought to how we would celebrate Christmas. It was our desire to make sure she knew the REASON for the Christmas season. We didn’t want her growing... Read More

Optimum Fertility…Into Your Fortiesby  

By Natalie, Klejwa, Contributing Writer Because we live in a sin-wrecked world, not everyone will be able to have as many children as they would like. For various reasons that range from unwilling spouses to physical limitations, our families will... Read More

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