Autumn Apple Harvest

Our apple harvest wasn’t as abundant this year, as in years past, due to unusual weather this summer. However, we were still able to pick a couple boxes-full of apples.

One of our favorite recipes to make is a quick Apple Crumble. I am giving the recipe from our inn at Keeper of the

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Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fear

Now that we are in the midst of the “back-to-school” season, I am sharing some of my heart at Keeper of the Home this week. Join me there where I’m looking at some Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fear.

It is my goal that my children will experience peaceful parenting, not fearful parenting, so

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Finding Simple Living Values

Join me over at Keeper of the Home today, where I am writing about how our family strives to craft out a life of simplicity amid changes and challenges! (Guess what… your life doesn’t have to look like mine.)

“Anything outside of our values becomes an extra burden; complicating instead of simplifying life.” —

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Homeschool Family-Run Business Interview

Are you curious about what it is like to manage a home-based business and homeschool at the same time? Looking for a few tips or resources? Just wondering how I juggle it all?

Join me at Five J’s today, where I’ve been featured in her interview series on homeschool family-run businesses!

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DIY Gifts for Little Hands: A Homemade Family Christmas

Join me over at Passionate Homemaking today, where I’m sharing ideas to get children in on the fun of preparing Christmas gifts! Little ones love the joy of giving (as well as “helping make something”), and especially enjoy intentional moments together as a family.

Check out my list of some of our family’s favorite gifts

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Because Giving Thanks is for Everyday

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“It’s the intentional, everyday thankfulness that I seek to cultivate in my children’s hearts; illuminating the awe of everyday blessings amid both trials and goodness.”

Join me at Passionate Homemaking today for my guest post!

By the way, have you been reading One Thousand Gifts this past year?

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Our Simple Seasonal Family Traditions

I’m sharing some of our family’s favorite seasonal traditions at Passionate Homemaking. Most are frugal “everyday” activities (and a few fun “extras”) to savor each season, including tasty treats, family outings, and special holiday activities.

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Creative & Simple Activities to Do With Kids

My children love it when I announce, “It’s project time!” (And I love giving them simple, supervised outlets for their creativity, instead of discovering they’ve emptied out all the soap in the bathroom or honey in the pantry…)

Follow me over to Passionate Homemaking today, where I’m sharing some of our recent fun projects,

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Favorite Simple Snacks for Busy Mamas

Snacks are pretty essential for certain seasons of motherhood. I’m sharing my favorites over at Passionate Homemaking– the ones I find myself munching on “one-handed,” often sharing a bite or two as well! Click here to see the full post. (And, congratulations to Lindsay, on the birth of her new baby girl!) Tweet

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Simple Homemade Gift for Cherishing Little Hands

I’m sharing a simple homemade gift idea over at Passionate Homemaking today!

I was able to complete this frugal Father’s Day gift in just a couple hours. Click here for the full tutorial and post! Tweet

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