The Whole Word Reading Method

The Whole Word Reading Method

By Ashley Allgood My oldest and youngest children really struggled with learning to read. I also struggled to read as a child and later was diagnosed with dyslexia. When my oldest was learning to read I tried so many different curriculums and each one failed. Our...
Making Delicious Yogurt

Making Delicious Yogurt

By Kenzi Knapp You know yogurt is a powerful, healthy food for your family, but can you really make it from home? Absolutely! With a little practice, homemade yogurt can find a place of honor on your table. Here I’ll share a simple process for making yogurt–from...
52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families by Karen Whiting

52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families by Karen Whiting

Review by Susan Lyttek Author Karen Whiting starts this colorful and fun devotional with an introduction to make certain that we parents know that she has been there. As the mother of five children, with her military husband, she shares that the family devotions they...
Budgeting and Your Bank Account

Budgeting and Your Bank Account

Organizing Bank Accounts When you read the title of this article, you are probably wondering what I mean. Why would someone need to organize her bank accounts? Well, let me explain a method of using multiple checking and/ or savings accounts to help you stay on track...
Soup’s On!

Soup’s On!

We eat a lot of soup at my house, especially during the fall and winter months. It’s a great way to keep everyone warmed and fed while stretching the food budget. It’s also a good way to use up leftovers. I freeze any leftover vegetables, rice, pasta, meat, etc. for...
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

You are here. Those are the first words I looked for on the map in the highway rest area. I needed that point of reference to put everything else into perspective. And it’s like that with just about everything. When it comes to making progress of any kind, you need to...
Coping with Job Loss

Coping with Job Loss

by Jennifer Sikora My search for frugality began when my husband decided to shut down his business in September of 2008 due to lack of business. At the time, I wasn’t working, so I started searching for something I could do from home to bring in some income to help...
Winter Lip Therapy

Winter Lip Therapy

Let’s talk lips. You smile with them, eat with them, talk with them, and even kiss with them. They should be soft and pink and healthy. Yet, the reality of our lip health is probably far different. They are often neglected and subjected to the punishment of cold...
Tiny Kitchen? No Problem

Tiny Kitchen? No Problem

By Ashley Allgood I love my home but have always been a bit frustrated with our tiny kitchen. I hardly have any counter space and my main area of preparing meals had always been on our stove top, which is flat. My only other choice was on top of the counter directly...
Are Preppers Responsible for the Unprepared?

Are Preppers Responsible for the Unprepared?

Are Preppers Responsible for the Unprepared? By Patrice Lewis Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8 It’s probably the most dreaded phrase any...
How to Treat Sinus Infections

How to Treat Sinus Infections

The cold weather along with the bacteria and germs that come along with being cooped up indoors can be harsh on our immune systems. Thankfully, there are many natural remedies that you can use to help prevent and fight infections. This month we’re focusing on the...
The 12-Minute Workout

The 12-Minute Workout

The 12-Minute Workout by Claire Wolf We all know that exercise is important to our health, but many times it’s the first thing to go when our schedules get hectic with everyday life. I know that I’ve had trouble finding a time and place to exercise, but I’ve shifted...
A Crucial Crossroad

A Crucial Crossroad

A Crucial Crossroad by Claire Novak There comes a time in every young person’s life when a crucial decision must be made—to pursue a college degree, or to circumvent traditional education? I’m not going to tell you which path is the best—I believe that’s a decision...
Things To Do In January

Things To Do In January

Since 2016 has come to a close, I’ve been thinking about the past twelve months: we moved into a new home, in a new city; I made lots of mistakes and blunders along the way and overreacted to many things that weren’t worth it.

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