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”

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”

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 Purge: How Throwing Out Our Stuff Made us Happier

There I was. Again. Sitting crisscross applesauce in an endless pile of Legos, Barbies, stuffed animals and train tracks… and I thought to myself is it even worth it to have all this STUFF?! If you can relate, decluttering toys and other junk may be just what your family needs too. Three times a week IContinue reading “The Purge: How Throwing Out Our Stuff Made us Happier”