{deliberate moments: petting a piglet}

A moment free of words. A moment of reflection. An intentional pause in the week to cherish the goodness of life. If you wish to join in, please leave a ...
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How to Conquer the Tedious Tasks on Your To-Do List

The blue shorts sat on my dresser, almost mocking me. They've been there since the button popped off on them at the end of May. Beside my laundry basket was ...
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These no bake, 3 ingredient energy balls are delicious and nutritious! Eat these when you're craving sugary sweet snacks and your cravings will be satisfied. Perfect for the sugar-free diet!

No Bake 3 Ingredient Energy Balls

When I got the call from the doctor's office, my anxiety spiked. They wanted me to come in to discuss my blood work. Of course, the earliest I could get ...
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A Bedtime Routine Gone Wrong (and How I Fixed It)

After closing the door to my bedroom, I flopped on the bed. Tears immediately sprung from my eyes. It was another rough bedtime. I don't know when we fell into ...
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Trading My Bucket in for a Basket

With the summer coming to a close I'm already seeing my social feed filling up with fall bucket lists. As a lover of all things fall, I admit that I'm ...
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A Morning Time Basket for Mom

If you follow my other blog, Deliberate Homeschooling, you're probably already familiar with my love for the Morning Time Basket. For almost a year and a half, I've been starting ...
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Do you wake up some mornings and wonder how you'll ever have the energy to get through the day? Check out this mom's guide to better health and more energy!

A Mom’s Guide to Better Health and More Energy

Do you wake up some mornings and wonder how you'll ever have the energy to get through the day? Do you find yourself guzzling coffee in order to keep up ...
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What’s True Rest and How Can a Busy Mom Get It?

Even though our couch is large, the girls move in close beside me. We've been reading a couple pages from this book about the life of ants every day for ...
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She’s Six, Gardening, and Life… Currently

As we hit the middle of July, I realized I'm a bit overdue on a life update here on The Deliberate Mom. There's been so much going on lately. Here's ...
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Reflecting on Blogging, 7 Years Later

In 2010 I began this journey of blogging. Back then I had no idea what I was doing. I wrote for the sake of writing. Things like search engine optimization, ...
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How to Create a Habit of Quiet Time with Your Children

Do you ever feel like you have no time in your day to breathe? Do you ever feel you're in constant motion yet when you look back at your day ...
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We need to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, but does all that water bore you? Here are some ideas to make your H20 exciting.

How to Make Your Water More Exciting

We all know the drill... for optimum health we need to drink 6 to 8 cups of water daily. In the heat of the summer, we often need more than that ...
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How to Raise Children Who Love to Read

As an early childhood educator, I've had the opportunity to observe young children at various developmental stages in their lives. A universal similarity that I've noticed in almost all children ...
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The Greatest Parenting Mistake I Ever Made

Parenting is full of lessons, some big, some little, but regardless, parents are always learning. I was recently reflecting on my parenting journey and I came to a realization: When ...
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The death of a pet... and your child's grief.

How to Help Children Grieve When Their Pet Dies

We knew it was coming. We saw our dog's health decline steadily over the course of a year. When the veterinarian gave the poor prognosis, it wasn't surprising, but it ...
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