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Staying together when tragedy strikes your marriage

Staying together when tragedy strikes your marriage

Even the strongest marriage can’t prepare you and your partner for everything life can throw at you. Sometimes tragedy strikes at the heart of your marriage and your life. This is often through the loss of a loved one, but can also mean a serious illness or disablement. When tragedy happens, your marriage can suffer […]

Financial tips for independent young adults

Financial tips for independent young adults

Considering the expenses that you have already incurred as a student and the income that you are currently receiving from your job, achieving financial independence as a young adult can be extremely difficult. You would have to go through a lot just to get there. There are even some young adults who have to rely […]

5 healthy back-to-school tips

5 healthy back-to-school tips

This post is brought to you by guest blogger, JBtheMom  The start of school is looming once again with August officially underway. While parents can do what they can to make sure that their kids are eating right and are getting enough exercise at home, they may not be able to guarantee this once classes begin. […]

6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

6 tips to prepare kids’ mental readiness for back to school

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by TJ Wierenga Summer sure does seem to get shorter every year, and the end of August seems to be racing towards us faster than the pool at the end of the big slide […]

Beyond the butterflies: Recognizing anxiety in children

Beyond the butterflies: Recognizing anxiety in children

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Erica Shea We were driving to my daughter’s first piano recital when she asked me if I ever got nervous before a performance. I could hear a little shake in her voice […]

DIY outdoor tic-tac-toe game

DIY outdoor tic-tac-toe game

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Jessica Robbins Nothing says “Summer Nights” like bonfires, backyard games, and s’mores! I’m always on the quest for fun projects to get my kids involved in. This DIY, outdoor, tic-tac-toe game is […]

Raising financially savvy kids

Raising financially savvy kids

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Katie Backer “Oooh, I want one! Can I have that?” Have you ever walked through the grocery store, and heard a similar little voice or rather, in some cases, a demanding, little voice? Today’s […]

How the arts help prepare our children for their future

How the arts help prepare our children for their future

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s July 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Rebecca Stewart As our kids make their way through their educational journeys, they learn the ways of math and science, vocabulary and reading, history and social studies, music and art… In countless […]

Top tips for successful marriage throughout the years

Top tips for successful marriage throughout the years

A successful, long term marriage makes for a loving, supportive foundation as the years pass. Whether you’re an excited newlywed or have spent three or four decades together, it’s always a good time to check on your marriage and help it stay strong through the coming years. Building a successful marriage for the long term […]

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