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The Sweet Life

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Thanksgiving turkey. But I like to think of Thanksgiving as a way to spend some sacred family time. So I will make the most out of this yearly opportunity for family love. Let me just get this out, first and foremost: I love Thanksgiving. No friends, like I […]

How to Give Your Kiddos More Thanks Than Turkey This Thanksgiving

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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.  I discovered my first community book-sharing library in […]

How I Created a Community Book-Sharing Library

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I always knew I wanted to be a mom. And I also knew that whenever I was blessed with kiddos of my own, I would choose to raise my family a little differently. I will never forget the day my girlfriends and I were sitting at a ski lodge in Bear Valley, California. Most of […]

How I Choose to Raise My Family

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When I went to Disneyland with my family, I was suddenly confronted with the fact that my twins are growing to be their own individuals, with different personalities, wants, and needs. Taking six kids to Disneyland is not for the faint of heart. Yes, six kids and two adults. I won’t even begin to tell […]

To Be Twins in the Magic Kingdom

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Family road trips can be a hectic endeavor, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make road trips a little easier on us mamas! This Sagittarian mama loves to travel. I always thought I just had a serious case of the travel bug but when I learned about my astrological sign, it […]

How to Do Family Road Trips Like a Pro

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Family traditions are an important way to form bonds and to create wonderful childhood memories for our kids. Every fall, I look forward to the holiday season. Virtual show of hands: who loves fall? As soon as there is a tinge of color change on the Chinese pistache and maple trees in my area, I […]

Why Every Family Needs Positive Traditions

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Being a mom is not for the faint of heart. I’ll just get that out of the way now. It’s not easy and Mama, if you’re reading this, then I need you to know first and foremost, that you are already doing amazing.

Life Hacks for the Busy Mamas

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I love traveling! However, when I first became a mama, I did a lot less travel than I would have liked. Actually, that’s not true.

The Essential Life Lessons From a 3-Year-Old

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We’re talking about how to raise kind kids. In a world that seems to be run by a bunch of narcis (that’s what my husband and I call narcissists), it seems more important than ever to teach our future generations how to care for one another. So lets dive into How To Raise Kids That […]

How To Raise Kids That Are Future Innovators

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Do you ever go to the park with your kids and wonder how in the world some of today’s kiddos can act so awful? I mean, seriously? I have sat back and observed countless–and I mean countless–meltdowns, temper tantrums, and downright appalling behavior from some of the cutest little munchkins around! This got me thinking: […]

How Can I Raise My Kids To Be Kind, Loving, And Respectful?

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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.