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10 Decisions for Parents of Newbornsby  

There are so many decisions for parents of newborns. Here’s a great guide for making those decisions, explaining the options and considerations.

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Jenuinely Pure a Genuine Delightby  

Find out about a great product for babies in this Jenuinely Pure review and giveaway.

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You can’t ruin a baby {grace for the mom feeling confused & overwhelmed}by  

Feeling overwhelmed and afraid? New momma, don't fear – you can't ruin a baby! Here's grace for new moms, and any other mom feeling confused and stressed! Note: This post might not be saying what you think it is. It... Read More

Oliver’s Birth Story (Baby #5!)by  

The weeks and days leading up to Oliver’s birth were a whirlwind.  We had only returned from 3 months of traveling/working/living in Europe 8 weeks before. Right on the tails of that, we were trying hard to finish up the... Read More

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

A Totally Overwhelmed Day In The Life: Jessica {Mom of three: 5, 3, and 2-week-old}by  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer If you read my title, you might be thinking: of course it's an overwhelming day. She has a 2-week-old baby!! Was she thinking it would be otherwise!? And you're right! When Stephanie told us that September would... 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

10 Questions for Expectant Moms to Ask BEFORE the Third Trimesterby  

Christina has been a semi-regular guest poster over the years here at KOTH, and I love her posts for several reasons, but the main one is that she is nothing if not well-researched and thorough. Her meaty posts show off... 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

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: 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

A Day in the Life: Jessica, Mom of Two (4 and 2)by  

Written by Jessica Smarrt, Contributing Writer Hi! I'm Jessica! I'm a stay-at-home mommy to two boys, four and two. I'm a little nervous about this post. I wish I were homeschooling ten kids and fermenting kombucha in my free time, but... Read More

Let’s Keep It Real This Yearby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Life as Mom Admit it: You had good intentions back in January or at the start of summer. You were going to take the world, your homeschool, your housework by storm. You were going to... Read More

What Do You Do When Simplifying Isn’t So Simple?by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Too many times over the past year my husband and I have looked at each other in exasperation and exclaimed, “TOO MUCH STUFF!” It happens when... ...our laundry pile has stopped fitting inside the hamper... Read More

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?by  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don't claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on... Read More

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancyby  

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don't you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you... 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

10 Truths You Need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Momby  

A few days ago I had one of *those* days. The baby wasn’t sleeping well and had been up half the night, I didn’t get to shower, the house was still a complete disaster because we’d just moved into it... Read More

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