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by jeanne garber I can hardly believe that the holidays are upon us.  The bustle of shopping for gifts, writing and mailing holiday greetings as well as neighborhood and office gatherings can leave us all a bit stressed when it comes to planning and preparing holiday meals.      In many families, planning and preparing holiday…(Read More)

by jessica fisher          If you’re surfing the radio channels and come across a voice yelling, “I’m debt-free!” you have undoubtedly hit upon the Dave Ramsey Show. Featuring real people with real financial challenges seeking real help, the show offers “the same advice your grandmother would give, only we keep our teeth in…(Read More)

By Shannon M. DeanIt’s no wonder Halloween is among the most eagerly-anticipated family holidays. What kid doesn’t love dressing as a super hero while visiting vibrantly-decorated places filled with happy people giving out free candy? Who can resist the parade of adorable trick or treaters? But even the most fun-loving…(Read More)

By Julie Burton   At nine years old, Ryanne loved to be outside and active.  After school she played soccer, and at home she played by the river in her rural neighborhood.  Always the good student and close to her family, no one worried about the effects of the family moving out of the country…(Read More)

Leaving the Nest


Navigating Your Child’s College Path with Confidence by Kelly Petit   Who is this child who has inhabited my house?  Suddenly he has lost interest in everything: turning papers in late, procrastinating by not getting important paperwork filled out for college, and shirking his chores.   Don’t get me started on his facial expressions…(Read More)

Horse Play


st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } by Polly Poindexter   “Winter is coming.”  As I pull out my woolen sweater and start looking for my leather boots, I’m thinking about spending one last spectacular day in the mountains before the rain, snow and ice arrive.  It is October and I still have time to venture to…(Read More)

by Brandae Scherr Halloween is a time when children know they will get their hands on sweets – and lots of them! From candy to cakes, punch to pies, sweets are readily accessible to children during this time of year. For a change, host a Halloween party that incorporates fun and healthy foods! Chef Cynthia, a…(Read More)

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Halloween and Harvest Events -TJ Wierenga    With Halloween just around the corner, we checked our sources to find the scoop on where families can enjoy everything from haunted houses to hay rides… trick or treating to tricycle tracks. While not every organization is completely finished with Halloween plans quite yet, below…(Read More)

Simple Fall Fun


st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } by Brenda Maas   With crunchy apples, crisp red and gold leaves blowing around and a short hour or two outside after dinner before dark, fall brings many changes. Now that the kids are back in school and the days are shorter, most families have found their rhythm.   “Fall is getting…(Read More)