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3 Tips to Start the School Year So Your Family Can Thriveby  

Here are some tips to start the school year so your family can thrive, battling the back-to-school chaos and stress together.

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A Back-to-School Giveaway for Momsby  

Kick back and enter our back-to-school giveaway for moms, full of over $250 worth of all-natural products to salute the important work you do and to help you deal with the stress of the season.

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Raise Good Adults: My Top Positive Parenting Resourcesby  

It’s our job as parents to raise good adults. Here are my favorite positive parenting resources to help you accomplish that.

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11 Ways to Make Summer Travel Easier With Kidsby  

Here are 11 tips to help make summer travel easier with kids…so fear not, when it comes to the thought of traveling with your family! Savor the memories!

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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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Summer Organization Tips for Work-at-Home Moms (and Other Moms Too!)by  

Juggling the demands of working at home calls for summer organization tips! Here are some great resources to help as you prepare for summer and kids being home.

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Who Else Wants to Win at Healthy Homemaking?by  

Don’t we all to win at healthy homemaking? Here’s the #1 set of resources I’ve found to help you achieve that goal!

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How to Stay Positive and Avoid Being Bored as a Momby  

Let’s face it: motherhood is challenging, and one of the challenges we can face is boredom. Let’s talk about staying positive and avoiding that mom boredom!

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Staying in Touch with Your Teens…Even When You’re Not a Night Owlby  

Staying in touch with teens is important to every parent I know…but how do you do it when you are NOT a night owl? Here’s my strategy and a few tips.

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Why You Need to Destress and Refresh for the Holidaysby  

Instead of running yourself ragged during the holidays, destress and refresh using these tips so that you can enjoy this special time of year.

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A Day in the Life of Ann: Mom of 6 {3 Boys, 3 Girls, 5 Teens}by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer To prepare for this post, I read through several of the other writers' previous Day in the Life posts to get an idea of how they are formatted and written as this is my first of... Read More

What Came in the Mail and Inspired Meby  

As we began settling back into our home area last month, we found all sorts of mail and packages that had arrived for us while we were gone. Coming home from being gone a year is fun that way. Like... Read More

How to Help Your Kids Kick the Screen Habit With a “No Screen Month”by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but for some reason when February arrives I feel the strong need to hit the reset button for our family. I'm sure it's the time off over the holidays, and... Read More

14 Types of Play to Stimulate a Child’s Creativity (Instead of Dumbing it Down)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Kids are a lot smarter than toy manufacturers give them credit for these days. Unfortunately, the gimmicky blinking and flashing cheap battery-operated plastic toys that provide cheap entertainment are becoming more and more the norm,... Read More

25 Chores Your 2-4 Year-Old Should Be Doing (And How To Get Him/Her To Work)by  

Curious what chores your toddler or preschooler can do? Here are some tips! I have two boys, ages four and two. They're wonderful, and I love them immensely. But a few weeks ago, I had a phone conversation with my... 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: Kresha, a Busy, Work-at-Home Momby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Hi, I'm Kresha. I'm the mom of three children - a 7-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, and a 20-month-old boy, whom you'll meet through this post. I wish I could say what is written below is... Read More

Day in the Life: Homeschool Mom Recovering from Illnessby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Earlier this year I hit bottom. By bottom,  I mean, complete burn out and exhaustion. The breaking point was finding myself in bed for ten days with shingles. Since then I have been making a concerted... 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

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