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Child Labor and the Chocolate Industryby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer I settled in on the couch with my laptop and a few pieces of candy leftover from our Christmas stockings to watch two documentaries exposing the rampant use of forced child labor on cocoa farms... Read More

Becoming a Good Steward of Your Homeby  

Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Since leaving my parents’ house for college 19 years ago, I’ve called 13 different places “home.” I can assure you that I’ve become quite the pro at packing and unpacking. Some of these homes... Read More

It’s Not Your Money, Is It?by  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer A while back, there was this strangely annoying commercial on television for JG Wentworth. It’s a bunch of adults yelling out their windows about THEIR money. While the normal person would just find this... Read More

Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?by  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be... Read More

Is Compassion International a Good Investment? A Husband’s Perspective.by  

**Many of you may have realized that I was blessed to have my husband, Ryan, come with me on my trip to the Philippines last week. Though we hadn't originally planned for him to join me in writing, he was... Read More

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)by  

Why do you practice frugality? It's such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What's... Read More

Waste Not, Want Not: Lessons in Frugality for Childrenby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer As we seek to train our children well, one of our family's major learning points is to teach our children the art of frugality.  Frugality is making good choices with the resources God has... Read More

What It Means to Be Wellby  

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer All year long we are inundated with advertisements, marketing campaigns, and articles that try to teach us how to be healthier. At the New Year this wellness parade reaches a fevered pitch with resolutions being... Read More

Get Outdoors and Get in That Sunshine!by  

Guest Post by Kait Curran Palmer Summer is upon most of the Northern Hemisphere at this point--minus the cloud-covered and still-chilly Pacific Northwest--but for the rest of you lovely people you are kicking off your flip flops and getting to... Read More

The Value of Making Small Changesby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there's anything you should know about me, it's that I'm all about taking baby steps.  Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made... Read More

Celebrating Earth Day: A Christian Perspective on Stewardship of the Environmentby  

Today I want to celebrate Earth Day by sharing just a bit about why I, as a Christian, care about the environment and choose to put time, money and effort towards practicing mindful stewardship of God's glorious creation. Here are... Read More

Cutting Down on Waste in the Kitchen: Tossing the Paperby  

The kitchen is probably my favorite room in my house. I spend a lot of time in there every day. After all, with four kids, I have a lot of meals to cook, meals to eat, dishes to wash, and... Read More

Conserving Water: Why It Matters and Ways to Do Itby  

Image by Joe Schlabotnik While I wouldn't say that I'm completely unconcerned about conserving water, it hasn't been a large focus for me in my desire to simplify our home and practice better stewardship of the earth that God has... Read More

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