Category Archives: New Beginnings

New Year’s Resolutions for Strengthening Your Family Relationship by Laura Knizley

New Year’s Resolutions can start any time, despite the name.  Your family is your home base, and to improve your own life, you need that to be a firm foundation!  Some ways to strengthen our families this year are recognizing … Continue reading

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The Adult Sifter by Tammy Anderson

I remember as a child when my grandmother was gathering ingredients to bake a cake, I always asked to sift the flour.  I liked turning the crank and watching the flour sift through the screen at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in HEALTH: Creating Healthy Habits with Your Partner by Kelsey Blythe

We hear about the importance of physical health all the time, it’s everywhere: “Eat healthy, stay active!”  But did you ever consider that being healthy with your partner can also be good for your relationship? One aspect of having a … Continue reading

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Marriage and the New Baby

So, my family has some exciting news- we are expecting a baby in November! We feel so blessed and beyond excited (and a little nervous). After the nausea and exhaustion passed, I began to think about how this bundle of … Continue reading

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