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The Sweet Life

Backyard chickens are more valuable than the fresh eggs they provide. How you may ask? Well, the extra benefits are for the family raising them—especially for the kids. The benefits of raising kids with farm animals are not only vast; they are invaluable.

The Benefits of Raising Kids with Farm Animals

Mamahood + Homeschool

Gardening is not for the instant gratification at heart. You rarely see immediate results from your crop, and for a kid, that can be almost unbearable, as their attention spans are usually equated to their age (and I find that to be true as my 4-year-old’s attention is just about 4 minutes!). But the benefits […]

Why You Should Teach Your Kids How to Garden

Mamahood + Homeschool

Teach Your Kids How to Garden

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 […]

Why Every Diet May Not Work For You

Healthy Living

Life will sometimes throw some curveballs at us. That much is for sure. But what matters is how we bounce back up. What do you do when your life feels like it suddenly got turned upside down? How do you react to life when it feels like everything you thought got thrown in the washer […]

Five Steps to Feel Blessed Amidst the Mess

Grounded in God

Explore my latest book for a fresh outpouring of joy, hope, and gratitude. Warning, you won't be able to put it down!

SUNROOFS AND SHOEBOXES

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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.

JM