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Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud... Read More

One Small Change: Frugal and Simple Behavior Incentivesby  

Want to ditch the chore charts? Check out Michele's frugal and simple behavior incentives! By contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola In the midst of an overwhelming parenting season, I made one small but drastic change: I eliminated our chaos... Read More

9 Ways Young Kids Can Help (and Even Save You Time) in the Kitchen!by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Young kids in the kitchen and saving time in the kitchen are not two things that you usually see together in the same sentence, right?! I'll be the first to raise my hand and admit... Read More

Ten Creative Christmas Letter Ideasby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer "It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!" Can you hear the music? For some of us, it's time to figure out if we'll send out Christmas cards, letters, family pictures,or all three. Sending out a... Read More

How to Host an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Partyby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer For the past few years, I have loved being able to participate in packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child with my kids. I usually let each of them choose the items at the dollar... Read More

An Unexpected, Spontaneous Family Dayby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As I sat down to write this day in the life post, I thought: "This was not really a 'typical' day for us, but, honestly, who has typical or normal days when you have little... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Pilot’s Wife (With Three Kids Under Five)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer It's a typical Wednesday night, and I'm about to record for you a typical day in my house. Kidding! Silly readers - there's no such thing as typical when you're married to a pilot, have 3... Read More

Day in the Life: Rachel (Waiting for God’s Plan)by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I remember last year I shared my day with you; it was much different than a day of this year. I was very busy, and--not to say I am not now--it was just a different... Read More

A Day in the Life: Jessica, Mom of Two (4 and 2)by  

Written by Jessica Smarrt, Contributing Writer Hi! I'm Jessica! I'm a stay-at-home mommy to two boys, four and two. I'm a little nervous about this post. I wish I were homeschooling ten kids and fermenting kombucha in my free time, but... Read More

Let’s Keep It Real This Yearby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Life as Mom Admit it: You had good intentions back in January or at the start of summer. You were going to take the world, your homeschool, your housework by storm. You were going to... Read More

Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fearby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer From Day 1, fear can be a huge temptation in parenting, although the specific fears may change from season to season. I continually try to remind myself that my children belong to God, and they are... Read More

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

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Yourself—and Whyby  

I'd Like to Introduce You to—Yourself YOU are a WEMMICK. Now before you click away thinking I'm off my rocker, let me just say that what I'm about to tell you could change the color of your world, and doesn't... Read More

5 Tips for Planning Healthy Lunches Kids Love!by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Back-to-school season is almost here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school... Read More

What Do You Do When Simplifying Isn’t So Simple?by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Too many times over the past year my husband and I have looked at each other in exasperation and exclaimed, “TOO MUCH STUFF!” It happens when... ...our laundry pile has stopped fitting inside the hamper... Read More

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?by  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don't claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on... 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

Fabulous Fruit Pizza {Kids in the Kitchen Summertime FUN!}by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Summertime is the perfect time for cooking with kids! For us busy moms, the slower pace of summer often makes it a bit easier to orchestrate than during the school year when life can be, well,... Read More

Simple ways to connect with your kids when you’re already tiredby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer We know that kids need quality and quantity time with their parents in order to connect with them. We know the value of tying heart strings between us. But what's a mom to do... 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

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