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The winter months can be somewhat dreary. The post-holiday letdown of Christmas can wreak havoc on young minds and hearts, as the much anticipated Christmas cheer is now over. Kids (and us parents) are more tired after the holidays. That pep-in-their-step seems amiss once the mystery of what’s wrapped under the Christmas tree has ended. […]

What Your Kids Need Most After the Holidays

Mamahood + Homeschool

The winter months can be somewhat dreary. The post-holiday letdown of Christmas can wreak havoc on young minds and hearts, as the much anticipated Christmas cheer is now over. Kids (and us parents) are more tired after the holidays. That pep-in-their-step seems amiss once the mystery of what’s wrapped under the Christmas tree has ended. […]

Just like nutrition, exercise recommendations, programs and slogans range greatly. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, it is recommended that we get 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise each week in order to maintain optimal health. But getting to that golden number does not need to look the same for everyone. In fact, […]

Every diet works but not every diet will work for you! Read on to find out what makes or breaks a diet and how to find out which diet will work for you! Virtual show of hands: who has seen the plethora before-and-after photos from those who lost 60 or more pounds by following the […]

Quick show of virtual hands: how many of you are already feeling the post-holiday blues? Those tighter waistbands caused by the overindulgence of Christmas cookies or the few extra cocktails at your company’s holiday party. The post-Christmas letdown, knowing that the Hallmark movies, the hot chocolate and marshmallows on a random Wednesday, and the endless […]

Of the hundreds of millions or even billions of people who will make lofty New Year’s resolutions this year, only approximately 12 percent will still be pursuing their goals come February 1. Why is that? Are we just a society of quitters? Do we lack perseverance and mental toughness? Or are we setting ourselves up […]

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I'm JAIME MATHEWS

I am obsessed with healthy living, gratitude, gardening, mindfulness, and raising kind kiddos... and I write about it all. May my words spur you on to cultivate a home infused with the sweetness that comes from living a life devoted to Jesus.

Wife and mother, Chief operator of the Mathews Homestead, homeschooler, not-so-novice gardener, resident goat herder, and your new Jesus-loving friend.

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