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Frustrated, Fatigued, and a Hill of Beans

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer I can’t remember the exact day, since it has been several years ago, all I remember is being frustrated, fatigued, and fed-up. Frustrated and Fatigued Bickering does that to a mom, at least is does to me. Some days our kids, then 10, 9 and 7 were inseparable, other days they were… Read More

3 Truths to Teach Your Emotional Child

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer. Knowing how to best help an emotional child can be difficult. It’s hard to know what to do when they are genuinely that upset (not just putting on a show), despite the irrationality of their reaction to the situation. As my kids have gotten older, I’ve tried a few different things to help them… Read More

Encourage The Art of Observation w/ tutorial

By Marci Seither, Contributing Writer Help your kids stay curious one color at a time. ob·ser·va·tion (n)   the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information. I remember my parents loading up the old green Suburban with musty smelling canvas tents, a wood box filled with pots and pans,… Read More

Making Time for the Best Things

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer Recently in a women’s discussion group we went around the circle as an ice breaking activity to get to know one another a bit better. The discussion prompt was to share the character trait that is both our greatest strength and our greatest weakness. Talk about a loaded discussion topic with… Read More

Our Favorite Gospel-Centered Books for Kids (ages 3-10)

Jason and I are avid readers. We both love reading and we hope to raise four boys who also love reading! Plus, reading is an excellent way to teach them about the Lord, cultivate a thirst for knowledge, and expand their horizons. We all know that reading to our kids from a very young age… Read More

How to Find Time for that Dream of Yours (as a Mom of Little Kids)

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer When I had just one baby, I felt incapable of even running my home. Dizzying lIfe-change and lack of discipline left me feeling ineffective. Now I have three babies (ages 5, 3 and 1), and I’m running my home better than ever. I share my secrets to making that transition in… Read More

Our Preschool Homeschooling Plan (3-4 years old)

There’s a lot of talk going around this week about homeschooling because there’s a big homeschooling curriculum sale going on until Monday May 23rd. I guess I don’t share about this very often because I’ve already had a ton of questions about whether we plan on homeschooling our four boys or not. Short answer: Yes,… Read More

I Used to Think I Needed Date Night for a Thriving Marriage

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer. I love date nights with my husband! They are a great time for us to have fun together and talk. Throughout my six and a half year marriage, I have valued date nights very highly. When our first child was born almost five years ago, these escalated to a marriage-survival-necessity in my book…. Read More

Writing Acrostic Love Notes + 2 Printables

Written by Erica Illsley, Contributing Writer ‘Tis the season for writing love letters or little love notes to your sweetheart or children. This is a little tutorial on how to write a simple love note called the acrostic, something you may have done in grade school but have forgotten about. Acrostics are great for highlighting… Read More

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