For the Joy Set Before Us | Parenting in Seasons of Greater Sacrifice

Inside: a closer look at keeping joy in hard parenting seasons Sure, sacrifice is always a part of motherhood. But you know those seasons that just really take it out of you? The ones that would look completely different without the instruction and favor of God? THOSE are the seasons I’m talking about today. ForContinue reading “For the Joy Set Before Us | Parenting in Seasons of Greater Sacrifice”

Fall Kids’ Craft (and Relationship Builder) | Thankful Turkey Bags

November is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to start thinking about this fall kids craft. IF YOU’RE SKIMMING THIS ARTICLE:: Make sure to complete this activity BEFORE November 1st. (But even if you don’t see this until November and are late for the party, it’s still a fun idea to do! It’llContinue reading “Fall Kids’ Craft (and Relationship Builder) | Thankful Turkey Bags”

Homeschooling a 2-Year-Old || Our Early Preschool Daily Flow

**UPDATE**Since first writing this post, the materials we use have shifted. She absorbed most of the information quicker than I expected, so I did a follow-up over on the NEW blog (geared specifically toward homeschool, parenting, and simplifying family life). Check it out HERE! Homeschooling a 2-year-old *may* sound like overkill. But our little ArwynContinue reading “Homeschooling a 2-Year-Old || Our Early Preschool Daily Flow”

The Back-to-School Preparation that’s Most Essential for Our Kids

It’s that time. Kids are headed back to school. You’ve got their backpacks, crayons, glue sticks, and erasers. Their back-to-school clothes and tennis shoes are tucked in their closets. And while all of that is a necessary part of attending school outside of the home, there’s something much more important. The Question Are their hearts ready?Continue reading “The Back-to-School Preparation that’s Most Essential for Our Kids”

3 Simple Summer Unit Studies for Your Curious Preschooler

UPDATE:: If learning activities and homeschooling are up your alley, check out my NEW blog, Smith, Party of 6. Over there, I post about homeschool, parenting, and simplifying family life. The summer sun is out, and the world is full of life! But the kids are also out of school, and now, we have toContinue reading “3 Simple Summer Unit Studies for Your Curious Preschooler”

4 Tips to Help You Kiss Mommy Rage Goodbye

I see you. Mom who is at her whit’s end with her tantrum-throwing toddler. I see you. Mom with the threenager who endlessly challenges her patience. I see you. Mom who, despite her best efforts, can’t seem to stop being so angry. Who cries after she lays the kids down for bed, feeling like herContinue reading “4 Tips to Help You Kiss Mommy Rage Goodbye”

An Open Letter for My Soon-to-be Newborn

I’m laying here in my hospital bed, waiting for the time. It’s a little passed 3 am, and today’s the day we bring you into the world, Aspen Christopher. You’re so strong. I can already feel that as you move inside my womb, little one. But you’ve got an inner strength too. Like a grounded tree.Continue reading “An Open Letter for My Soon-to-be Newborn”

Cloth Diapering 101 | Your Comprehensive Quick-Start Guide

.Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. We’ve recently started cloth diapering our youngest daughter and will be doing the same with our new baby boy when he arrives. And I am aContinue reading “Cloth Diapering 101 | Your Comprehensive Quick-Start Guide”

The Best Bible Study Tools and Resources

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Want to start studying the Word of God but don’t really know where to start or what tools to use? There are a lot of resourcesContinue reading “The Best Bible Study Tools and Resources”