How do we spend intentional time with our children when we have so many other commitments? Check out this article for practical suggestions!

How to Spend More Intentional Time with Your Children

Moms are busy. There are countless activities vying for our intention. So how do we spend intentional time with our children when we have so many other commitments? Here is ...
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Want to live a simpler life? There are 3 traps to simple living. Don't get caught! This article exposes these traps so that you can avoid them!

3 Traps to Avoid When You Desire Simple Living

I've been on my journey to simple living for a few weeks now and let me tell you something... It isn't easy!  It seems every choice I make has the potential ...
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We’re all waiting on something. Waiting can be frustrating, challenging, and overwhelming. Check out this post for encouragement about waiting with purpose.

Waiting With Purpose

Do I ever have a special treat for you! Today I have a very dear friend, Caroline Harries, sharing her heart about waiting. When I asked her to write this ...
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The one word resolution has been around for a while but I never participated... until now. The word I've chosen will bring about a personal revolution.

A One Word Resolution for a Personal Revolution

We're a few days into a new year and it seems like everyone is either talking about the resolutions they've made or the ones they've already broken. While it feels ...
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My Insane Blog Goals for the New Year!

This is the first time EVER that I'm sharing my blog goals here on The Deliberate Mom. It's kind of crazy that I've been running this site for 6 1/2 ...
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A 15-Day Journey to a Healthier You!

I want to be healthier. I tell myself this every year... usually in December (when I'm gorging on sweets and treats) and in June (when the shorts and t-shirts come ...
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Reflecting Back on 2016 for The Deliberate Mom

It's that time when I take stock of what's happened over the past year! The past few years, I've hosted a "blog pause" during Christmas break, but this year I ...
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How to Create a Peaceful Day

How many times this week did you wake up and hit the ground running? Have you ever barreled through your day and then wondered what happened to all the hours that ...
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Can Older Children Enjoy Dolls Too?

My almost nine-year-old asked for a Maplelea Doll for Christmas, but can older children enjoy dolls too? Here's my answer (and honest review of Maplelea). **Disclosure: I received samples of ...
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Getting in the Christmas Spirit with These Fun Items!

I smell Christmas. It's in the air! It's my most favourite time of year! This is the season of memories and memory-making. From baking, to craft-making, to parties, and food ...
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Are you goal setting? Are you making New Year Resolutions for next year? Here are some tips on how to set and CRUSH your goals! Don't just dream it - do it!

How to Crush Your Goals Next Year

I remember I once set a goal that I would make a million dollars before I was twenty. Yes, I was ten-years-old when I made that goal (and perhaps I ...
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Learning, Planning, and Loving… Currently

You wouldn't believe what's going on in my corner of the world right now. So many good things! I'm so excited to chat with you! You wouldn't believe what's going ...
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Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas (from Amazon)!

I don't know about you, but I get so caught up in prepping for Christmas that I'll sometimes forget about the stocking stuffers! Usually 3-4 days before Christmas, I'm scrambling ...
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Mommy Bootcamp… One Month to Better Behaviour

About a month ago, I decided it was time to hit the reset button for me and my children. This is never easy because unfortunately, I often need to bottom-out ...
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Do you want to host a successful blog hop? Not sure where to start? Do you need some blog hop tips? Here are some suggestions to run the best blog hop ever!

The Secret to Creating a Successful Blog Hop

So you want to create a blog hop?! For a couple years, I ran the SHINE Blog Hop. We recently retired the hop, but I'm going to be bold in ...
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