Cleaning My Kids’ Rooms Again

Cleaning my kids’ rooms isn’t my job, but my helping them makes the process smoother and happier for everyone. Here’s how we dejunked their rooms recently. Though sweat and dust aren’t my favorites in the summer, I undertook both this month, cleaning my kids’ rooms. You’ll remember that we gutted the kids rooms this last October and did a […]

Learn to Use Natural Remedies

The world of natural remedies can seem confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If we take the time to learn about herbs and essential oils, we can help our families feel better and stay healthier. Right before our trip to France, I did something I never thought I would do. I bought some essential […]

Activity Bags for Family Fun

Get out with the family with no fear of being caught unprepared. Pack these activity bags to ensure that fun is exactly what your outing holds. It seems that in our current culture, at least at my house, it’s all too easy to stay home. There are devices to look at and all kinds of […]

Streamline Your Life & Simplify

Want to make things easier on yourself? Looking to simplify? Check out these tricks for streamlining your life. Life can be crazy for a mom or home manager. There are so many things to do in a day, it really can be a full time job. If only things could be simplified, streamlined, easified…. You’re in […]

Speak the Truth in Love to Our Children

Our kids don’t have a context for our correction. They don’t know how fiercely we love them. We need to speak the truth in love. When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was […]

A Perfect Birth Story

Are you dreaming of a perfect birth story? Pregnancy, labor, and delivery don’t always go according to our wishes, but it can still be perfect. The following is written by JessieLeigh from Parenting Miracles. It was originally published on October 5, 2011: photo source, used by license, changes are mine I want to tell you my perfect […]

Breastfeeding Expectations Plus My Story of Nursing 6 Babies

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is generally recommended. Today I share my story with breastfeeding as well as what a new mom might expect. This post was originally posted on May 1, 2012. The comments are so rich with experiences from a wonderful group of ladies who were kind enough to share their […]

Planning Quality Time with Each Child

Planning quality time with each child, particularly in a large family, can be tricky. But, it’s not impossible. And it’s SO worth the effort! We were driving home from Santa Barbara this weekend. FishChick napped most of the way thanks to the Dramamine that saves us from vomit along the way. She woke when we […]