Tips for Getting Out of the House with Small Children

I'm not an expert on much, but with four little ones under six (at least for another month or so!), I can pretty confidently declare myself an expert in this area. If I'm honest, though, my husband is the real expert in the family because he regularly takes all four girls out by himself to…

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Accessories for Moms to Spice up Any Outfit

A couple of years ago, my New Year's Resolution was to be more feminine. I'm proud of the fact that I don't feel like I need to put makeup on every single day and that I'm not really high maintenance (at least not when it comes to my appearance, ha!), but I'd taken that idea…

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Decorating for Fall: A Tour of Our Home

I love fall. I love the chill in the air, apple picking, drinking hot cider and just hanging out on our front porch as a family. Truth be told, we use a lot of organic materials like bundles of sticks and wooden accessories as part of our regular decor, so we don't make too many…

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The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Produce Cheat Sheet

I'll be honest that on the organic/crunchy spectrum, my family is really just at the beginning of this journey. In my head, I know that there are certain foods that are more important to buy organic because of the pesticides used in growing them and others that are okay to buy conventional, but I can…

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Question of the Day: Do You Cook with Stoneware?

It's funny, but when I was a teenager and my mom started using Pampered Chef stoneware, I swore I would never cook with it in my own kitchen. The idea of using a dish that you didn't wash with soap -- you do know you're not supposed to wash them with soap, right? -- was…

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The Importance of Adding Value to Achieve Success

The following post is from Sherri of Serene Journey and Zen Family Habits: Whether it's at work, at home, or in the community, most of us want to be successful, contributing members of society. Since some of our bars are set higher (or lower) than others, it's pretty obvious that what defines success will be…

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Decorating with White: A Clean Slate

The following post is from Lindsey Roberts, a freelance writer covering design & décor: The maxim goes that we shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But the one place I think we might want to wear white—no matter the season—is in our homes. Buy White, Accent in Color White is the foundational color that allows…

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Organizing the Memories of Your Childhood

The following guest post is from Janna at Mommy's Piggy Tales: One thing that often gets neglected as we run through our days is story telling and story keeping. In the long run, we would all agree that preserving our story for the ones we love is more valuable than many of our urgent tasks,…

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Decorating with Photos Around Your Home

A few weeks ago, we talked about decorating with books as an inexpensive way to let your personality shine through in your home, and last week I shared my tips for capturing more of your family's memories with photos. This week, I want to talk about using those photos to decorate your home. Often, we…

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Back-to-School Routines for Your Family

My monthly column is up at Zen Family Habits, and I'm talking about back-to-school routines! Has the new school year started for your family? Whether it’s already back in session or you’re gearing up for it to start in the next few weeks, take some time to think through your family’s routines and schedules during…

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