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How I (Finally) Had A Natural Childbirthby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I just had my third baby, and I (finally) had a natural childbirth. Induced and with Pitocin, even. Virtual high-five, anyone?? This was not easy, but I had planned it for a long time. I had horrific... 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

Creative Ideas For Girls’ Night: How To Build Real Community Without Spending a Fortuneby  

Looking for some creative ideas for girls' night this New Year's Eve? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer I used to feel like an introvert. I enjoyed (but didn't really need) much of a social life. And then... 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

10 Tips for WAHM Wannabesby  

Are you a WAHM Wannabe? You won't want to miss these 10 tips for WAHMs!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Wanna be a Work-At-Home-Mom? If you’ve ever dreamed of cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship within the sphere of your home by... 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

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

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

Making A Family Gratitude Journal {A Simple Thanksgiving Tradition}by  

By Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Throughout history, many cultures have held celebrations of thanksgiving to recognize their gratitude for what they have. Most often, traditional thanksgiving celebrations have been held during harvest time in the fall. In the United States... Read More

Day in the Life: Courtney (Homeschool Mom of a Baby, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 14 Year Old)by  

  Courtney has bravely taken on this very first post in our Day in the Life series, where each writer, including myself, will be sharing a typical day in our home throughout the month. Our routines and schedules, our goals,... Read More

The Titus 2 Woman: Encourager of New Momsby  

Guest Post by Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal Last year, when Stephanie confessed her feelings of being overloaded and overwhelmed, I knew exactly how she felt and my heart cried out for her. Although my girls are now teenagers,... Read More

Seven Strategies for Home Schooling Momsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life.  I started home schooling.  Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the... Read More

I Wasn’t Trained to Be a Mom (But I Can Still Love It)by  

Sometimes I end up rummaging through past posts for one reason or another, and a post that I have written (and forgotten about) will jump out at me and I am freshly inspired by whatever it was that spurred me... Read More

At Raising Homemakers: Have You Had a Date With Your Daughter Lately?by  

Today you can find my debut post up over at Raising Homemakers. Here's an excerpt from it: We said good-bye to Daddy and her siblings, made a quick stop for yummy drinks, and then pulled up to the movie theater.... Read More

Encouragement for Mamas of Strong Willed Childrenby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The other morning I was snuggling with my three year old daughter on the couch right after she had woken up.  I love those times of the morning, where my kids are bleary eyed and... Read More

Frugal and Homemade Mother’s Day Giftsby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Mothers work hard for many, many years. Because of how hard our mothers work, it is natural to want to break the budget and spend a small fortune, just to show we care. Thankfully,... Read More

Getting Back Into a Routine When You’ve Gotten Off Trackby  

Here's how it usually happens: We go through a busy or hard season of life and I get off track of my usual routines, become disorganized, and things feel generally chaotic. So, I spend time putting together an elaborate routine,... Read More

Staying Motivated to Exerciseby  

Written by Stacey K, Contributing Writer Once the initial excitement of New Year's goals has passed, the reality of sticking with an exercise plan can become difficult. As keepers of the home, we have much to do every day. It... Read More

Routines to Help the Weary Momby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion.  In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu.  While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of... Read More

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