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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

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

Food Allergies & Healthy Eatingby  

Guest Post by Jessica Smartt My son Sam has food allergies. Every so often, I meet another mom who manages food allergies. It’s like I’ve found a soul mate. We lock eyes and share a sympathetic smile: “You, too? Wow!”... Read More

Keeping a Morning Routine During Busy Seasonsby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I just recently had my fourth baby.  My oldest turned 5 a couple of months ago. As you can imagine, it's pretty busy around here!  I have been lucky enough to have my husband stay... Read More

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitudeby  

By Crystal, Contributing Writer Ever have mornings where you wake up with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you overslept, perhaps you made a big mistake the day before, maybe you have something you are dreading... 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

Second Steps Towards Eating Real Foods: Switching Your Food Sourcesby  

By Diana, 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 answer... Read More

How to Be Debt-Free in 2013by  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Some of you clicked on this post out of sheer curiosity…you want to see what this kook has to say. After all, it’s not something you really believe. You don’t REALLY think it’s possible to... Read More

50 Christmas Morning Breakfast and Brunch Recipesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Christmas is my favorite day the year.  I'm a stickler for tradition on Christmas Day. Each year, my boys and I wake up in the darkness of the early morning.  I put on a pot of... 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

Beyond Nourishment: Food and Family Traditionsby  

By Courtney, Contributing Writer With Christmas drawing near, we're planning and preparing for time with family and friends, sharing the joy and wonder of the season with them. Many of these get togethers are centered around food. After all, aside... 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

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