6 Great (God-Inspired) Parenting Rules to Live By

Inside: 6 God-inspired rules to live by while learning how to be a better parent Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you click through and buy something. It’s a win-win! Parenting doesn’t come with a rule book. Some days, IContinue reading “6 Great (God-Inspired) Parenting Rules to Live By”

Fall Fresh Start || Using This Season to Change Your Patterns

Inside: Learn how to break old patterns and shake up your routine this season Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you click through and buy something. It’s a win-win!  It’s FALL, y’all!! And for me, that signifies new beginnings. I knowContinue reading “Fall Fresh Start || Using This Season to Change Your Patterns”

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) | Turkey Bags with a Twist

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) | Turkey Bags with a Twist”

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 littleContinue 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. My oldest kiddo is headed to kindergarten this year while my little free spirit is off to Pre-K. They’re both SO excited. Luckily right now, they love learning, and I want to keep it that way. We’ve got their backpacks. Their crayons, glue sticks, and erasers. Their back-to-school clothes and tennis shoes. And while allContinue reading “The Back-to-School Preparation that’s Most Essential for Our Kids”

2 Important Ways to Pray for Our Kids (and Ourselves)

Inside: Two main ways that I pray for my children We all want the best for our children. And as Christ-following moms, we can lift our prayers for our kids to the Lord, knowing that He hears and trusting that He will answer in accordance to His will and what is always best for them.Continue reading “2 Important Ways to Pray for Our Kids (and Ourselves)”

I Can’t Protect My Kids from Heartbreak (and Why I’m Okay with That)

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 (NKJV) Yesterday that verse came to me, and I decided to tweet it. Today, God used it in a pertinent situation in my life. And the way He explains things is so beautiful, I just couldn’t help but share. I was praying over aContinue reading “I Can’t Protect My Kids from Heartbreak (and Why I’m Okay with That)”

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”