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5 Reasons Your Little Ones Should Be Gardening

By | May 6, 2014

  Image by Oscar Shen Written by Beth, Contributing Writer Kids love playing outside and getting dirty. Put those eager little hands to good work this year by letting them help in your garden! 1) Where Food Comes From I’ve always felt that it was very important for my child to know that food doesn’t just Read More

The Gratitude Jar

By | December 30, 2013

By Laura @ The Spinach Spot, Contributing Writer  This time of year many people are making New Year’s resolutions, focusing on all the ways they can improve their lives.  While this can be a great thing I think it’s important, especially as a parent, to balance this with all the things that are right in Read More

Holiday Traditions–Family Movie Night

By | December 19, 2013

By Jessica, contributing writer This is a special time of year, for sure. Loads of fun activities and parties, extra shopping to do and places to be. One very important thing to remember is not to substitute quality family time with all the hustle and bustle. Christmas time is an especially important time to connect Read More

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions

By | December 3, 2013

By Doña Bumgarner, contributing writer Are your family holidays full of meaningful traditions? Or do they feel weighed down by things you do by rote, or worse, expectations that leave you drained or fighting with your family members? This season is supposed to be a special time, a time to connect with family and loved Read More

Will the Real Man Please Stand up? {Celebrating St. Nicholas Day}

By | December 3, 2013

  Photo Credit: Kirsty Hall Post by Katie Mae Stanley, Contributing Writter “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The Christmas season is truly a delightful and wonderful time. Families have many fun or meaningful  traditions like Advent, the Jesse Tree and Advent Calendars. It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of it Read More

DIY Advent Calendar with Scripture

By | November 7, 2013

  By Jerri Ann, Contributing Writer Image by Joe Buckingham I know, I know. You are already feeling overwhelmed with Thanksgiving right around the corner. You’re busy digging out your table linens and figuring out what side dishes you’ll make this year. But guess what? Christmas isn’t too far behind. If you’re looking for ways Read More

It Isn’t All About the Presents: Teaching Kids to Help Out and Give Back During the Holidays

By | November 6, 2013

By Jeanne and Abby of O’Mamas, Contributing Writers The holidays can be hectic and overwhelming, filled with high hopes and even higher expectations. Now that we are officially six days into the holiday season (if you include Halloween in the season), we are doing our best to teach the kids that this time of year isn’t Read More

Teaching Our Children About Thanksgiving: 6 Fun Activities

By | November 4, 2013

By Julia Mangan, Contributing Writer I always strive to tell my children the truth. Personally, I don’t tell them Santa is real, but is instead a fun story, and I don’t plan on telling them things like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are real either. I have no problem with these things as part Read More

Keepin’ Busy With Indoor Activities

By | September 24, 2013

By Virginia, Contributing Writer Fall can mean the kids going back to school, harvesting the last of the garden crops, pulling out sweaters again, and the constant adjusting of the thermostat.  For some it can also invoke a sense of panic because quickly on the heels of fall comes winter. In some climates, winter is Read More

5 Ways to Play Sensory (In Summer!)

By | July 17, 2013

By Sara Baker, Contributing Writer Sensory Play Through the Seasons The school year (and cooler weather) is a great time for indoor sensory play: a big blanket laid down on the kitchen floor filled with beans, pasta and rice…poured from measuring cups, mixing spoons and all sorts of kitchen equipment. When summer comes along, it Read More

Frugal Living for Families: Holiday Celebrations

By | July 5, 2013

With yesterday being the Fourth of July, and my second child’s birthday coming up very soon (and my third child’s birthday not long after that), talking about holiday celebrations seems to be a good place to start. When I was growing up, as a young child, celebrations involved a homemade cake and a few gifts. Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Slow-Motion

By | July 2, 2013

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It seems like everyone is in a rush these days, right? I am guilty of this too, and am currently struggling to figure out some better balance in my life. I want to slow down and stop to the smell the actual roses that grow at the front corner of Read More

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