It’s Here! Get On the Road to Joyful Motherhood!

On the Road to Joyful Motherhood is a compilation of 31 devotions to help you enjoy this ride. They are ideas I

If you receive the seasonal newsletter, you already know this. If not, here we are: A fun, little devotional to help you enjoy this life as MOM. (Be sure to open the newsletter for a fun little coupon.) It’s not all rainbows and pixie dust at my house, and I bet it isn’t at yours, […]

End of the School Year Decisions

End of the school year decisions that public and private school parents need to be considering.

Note from Jessica: As you know I teach our kids at home. Our year is winding to an end, and I’m starting to think of next year. The same is true for my friend JessieLeigh, only in a different way, since her kids attend a local public school. Today JessieLeigh shares the end of the […]

Juices for Kids: Q&A

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Why juice? Isn’t juicing messy? What do you do with the pulp? Your Juice Questions Answered – Today I thought I’d address a handful of questions and comments that I’ve received about making juices for kids. These are my “off-the-cuff” answers to some pretty common questions.

Improve Your Family’s Diet

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A few years ago, on an initial visit to a new GP, my husband was told that he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He’d had some blood work done prior to the visit, but this was the first time he’d met this doctor. Within 15 minutes of meeting him, the doctor was writing a prescription for blood pressure meds. For my 47-year old husband.

FishPapa — who wasn’t all that crunchy or health-foody (That’s my job. And my made up word.) — said, “Well, don’t you think I could try some diet changes, first?”

The doctor was stunned. Literally stunned. “Well, sure. Most people are hesitant to do that. They just want a pill.”

Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

What to Do When You Don’t Like the Curriculum

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Not crazy about the curricula at your child’s school? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some great ideas about what you can do when that is the case. One of the things that goes along with choosing a public education is being at the mercy of the curriculum they choose. Are there ways to […]

Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids - Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids.

Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids. Whether you’re celebrating Easter later in a few days, May Day in a few weeks or Mother’s Day next month, consider one or two of these fun crafts to do with your kiddos. I don’t know […]

A “Faith That Sticks” Giveaway from Tyndale House

A "Faith That Sticks" Giveaway from Tyndale House

The following giveaway is sponsored by¬†Tyndale House Publishers: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER:¬†andreahimel@ I come from the school of thought that all of life is worship. Our worldview and particularly our God-view can’t be easily separated from our every day. Even when we’re not cognizant of it, it directs our actions. […]