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8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summerby  

How do you keep kids learning over the summer? Here are 8 ways to foster lifelong learning (and have fun doing it!).

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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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When Your Child Needs Healingby  

What do you do when your child needs healing, especially of the spiritual or emotional variety? Here’s my story.

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Having a Christ-Centered Easter: Ideas for Familiesby  

How do you involve your family and also celebrate a Christ-centered Easter? Here are some ideas and an invitation for you to share yours.

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For the Mom Who Does it All (Except Take Care of Herself)by  

Are you the mom who does it all? If so, this post is a reminder that you are a person too…someone who needs cared for and looked after (with tips to help).

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The Great Pumpkin: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Season with Real Pumpkinsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This October, you can embrace the fall season with pumpkins – and not just your pumpkin spice latte. Instead of focusing on a spooky Halloween, real pumpkins look great – and they’re the source of... Read More

My Top 7 Picks for Raising a Healthy, Happy Familyby  

By Ann, Contributing Writer Raising a healthy family isn't easy. It takes time, knowledge, work and a bit of patience. How much time and work you put into being healthy and taking care of your family is up to you... 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

Get Fit, Eat Better, Have More Energy & Heal Naturally with this FREE eCourse!by  

This offer is no longer available! Boy, have I had fun making this free mini eCourse for you! I know that SO many of you are working hard at making healthy changes for yourself and your family. Here at KOTH, we... Read More

20 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas For Familiesby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When I was little, we always attended my grandmother's church on Good Friday. They were Lutheran, and it was a somber, holy service. (Except for the time we sang a hymn with the line "I am but... 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

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

My Handpicked Tools for Busy Moms & Healthy Familiesby  

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

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... Read More

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Pregnant Selfby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions; talk to your doctor or midwife about pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns. You know how hindsight is 20/20? I wish I had a... 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

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