Stay At Home Mom’s Survival Guide

This is my eighth year at home, yet I can remember the first year as though it was yesterday. Blogging wasn’t as popular then and Facebook was just starting, so it was a very quiet time to be a stay at home mom. No one was talking about it as much then as they are now. Sometimes I really hate… Read more


11 Signs You Might Be a First-Time Mom…

Now 15 months in to life with two kids, I reflect back and recognize a few things about myself as a first time mom. As much as I didn’t want to stand out as a rookie who took everything too seriously, I did in fact, do that. But that second child is a huge dose of reality. So, if you’re a… Read more


Don’t Underestimate Your Child’s Capabilities

This is a guest post by my amazing mother-in-law, who raised three self-reliant, confident, capable sons –one of whom I get to be married to! Don’t underestimate your children. They are more capable than you think. When I had my first child, he started crawling and getting into my kitchen cabinets. I remember telling my mom “I don’t know how… Read more


For the Mom Who’s Weary of Entertaining Her Children

  In our culture, we moms often feel that we should provide our young children with constant entertainment, stimulation, and child-centered activity. So we pour our energy into providing just that. But eventually, we begin to feel exhausted, weary and overwhelmed. We can’t get our housework done or pursue other interests, let alone rest, so we resort to turning on the T.V.… Read more


How I Get My 3-Year-Old to Clean Her Room in 5 Minutes a Day

    Getting kids to clean their rooms is a challenge at any age. However, a clean room builds a disciplined life, as well as increasing the overall quality of one’s life, so I believe it’s a challenge worth accepting. When my oldest turned three a few months ago, I decided it was time to give her some responsibility. She is expected to… Read more


How to Pray with Your Children: Voicing Your Silent Prayers

I want my children to understand the nature and power of prayer. I want them to be in constant communication with their Heavenly Father. As a Christ-follower, I find myself praying silently often as I respond to God’s open invitation to come before His throne with any request, fear, insecurity, thanksgiving, or praise (Hebrews 4:16). So, what better way to… Read more


10 Ways to Prioritize Time with God After a Baby

It is important to prioritize time with God after a baby. Otherwise it probably won’t happen. Here’s how you can! Having a baby is a life-altering and life-shaking experience in many ways, including shaking up well-established habits like daily time with God. Once getting past the initial shock of having and being responsible for a new little person, combined with… Read more

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