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Community book sharing libraries have been popping up all over the country the last few years. When we put a little free library on our street, we had no idea that the impact would be so great. It’s why I think every community should have a book sharing library.

Why You Should Create A Community Book Sharing Library

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Community Book Sharing Library

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

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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

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Teach Your Kids How to Garden

Winter in Northern California can be a mix of rain, cold, sunshine and socked-in fog. Our winters have become unpredictable because of the changing climates. Some years we have had 28 out of 28 days of rainfall in February. Other years (especially the past few), we get none. But no matter whether it dumps or […]

The Best Winter Activities for You and Your Kiddos: Inside and Out!

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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

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


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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.