Homemaking · Mary & Martha

God-Honoring Home Décor 50% Off Flash Sale

Good morning, ladies.  Mary & Martha just announced a wonderful flash sale through Monday, Oct. 16th.  I'm very excited to say that the pictured items are half-off for a limited time. I’ve recently become an Independent Consultant with Mary & Martha, which is a company dedicated to inspirational living.   Consultants receive a 25% discount on… Continue reading God-Honoring Home Décor 50% Off Flash Sale

Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

A Homemaker’s Thought Life

Throughout the day, my mind is always at work.  I'm constantly thinking about something.  The Lord has blessed homemakers with a busy life, full of ample opportunities to bless others with our service. My day always begins with my thoughts.  How my day goes largely is dependent on this.  If I keep my mind on… Continue reading A Homemaker’s Thought Life

Family Life · Homemaking

Ideas that Maximize Sleep Space in Your Home

When we moved into our new home a few weeks ago, I was skeptical as to how our sleeping arrangements were going to work out. You see, we are a family of ten, and squeezing into a home with two small secondary bedrooms wasn't exactly ideal in my opinion. We had been doing just fine… Continue reading Ideas that Maximize Sleep Space in Your Home

Family Life · Homemaking

How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months

If you would have told me six months ago that we would be $30,000 less in debt today, I would have laughed. We were seriously tapped out.  Unless I put in time at my etsy store, I thought that we had absolutely no money to squeeze out of our budget each month.  Well, if you… Continue reading How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months

Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

From Cornerstone to Homemaker

As a Christian mom, I often look to the Scriptures when trying to follow God's will for my life.  There is so much that I need help with!  Maybe you can relate.  From discipleship, to mothering, to being a wife, to homemaking, and to earning a paycheck while staying inside of the home.  There is always so… Continue reading From Cornerstone to Homemaker

Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

Homemaking is the Ultimate Career

While I was growing up, I had many different career aspirations. Marine Biologist.  Architect.  Attorney. I remember when I was in elementary school, my teacher decided to sit down with my parents and give them an educational catalog to look through.  She told them I was a really promising student, and would make a great… Continue reading Homemaking is the Ultimate Career

Family Life · Homemaking

Becoming Debt Free! (Our New Year Resolution)

It's been quiet on the blog for a short while.  Through a series of events which are nothing less than "God things," my husband and I have decided to put all of our effort towards getting out of debt. Over the fall, I was searching for ways to become more of a blessing to my family. … Continue reading Becoming Debt Free! (Our New Year Resolution)

Homemaking

Two Week Large Family Grocery Haul with Meal Plan

Food has always been a struggle for me.  I feel like I am domestically challenged when it comes to cooking, and take-out food has been something I have fallen back on for quite awhile.  For our family of ten, this can become quite expensive!  I've decided to bite the bullet and try to put together a… Continue reading Two Week Large Family Grocery Haul with Meal Plan

Holidays · Homemaking · Printables

FREE Family Tradition Notebook Printable Pack

Since we've been discussing traditions this month, I thought it might be fun to put together a Family Tradition Printable Pack for y'all. This pack is absolutely free.  A page for each month is included, but of course feel free to print out as many pages as you would like.  This is a place for… Continue reading FREE Family Tradition Notebook Printable Pack

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 3- What to Look for in Traditions

When we decide to implement traditions in our homes, what should we look for?  Last week, we discussed that considering God and His Word before deciding on which traditions to pursue was the single most important factor to consider. Besides this, what else is there?  Well, there are a number of things that we should look… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 3- What to Look for in Traditions

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 2 – Giving Your Traditions to God

Read Part 1 in this series here. Family traditions are a beautiful way to instill memories, and even values into our children.  I'm so excited to begin digging deeper into this topic as the holiday season is growing near.  I can imagine now all of the fun we will have with our families! But first,… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 2 – Giving Your Traditions to God

Family Life · Holidays · Homemaking

Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 1

It's October, and the holidays are right around the corner!  While I'm sure this brings a smile to some of your faces, simultaneously a collective sigh can be heard from mothers around the world.  Along with the holiday season comes commitments.  Sometimes these commitments seem stifling, and they interfere with our family time.  Are all… Continue reading Creating Meaningful Family Traditions in Your Home Part 1

Homemaking · Uncategorized

Strive for Five When Homemaking is Difficult

In general, "homemaking" is not my strong suit.  I really enjoy the decorating, and the "making your home beautiful for your family" aspect of homemaking, but the rest of it, not so much.   I'm one of those '80's kids who didn't have many housework or cooking responsibilities.  Over a period of time and with much trial and… Continue reading Strive for Five When Homemaking is Difficult

Family Life · Homemaking

The Benefits of Sharing Rooms with Siblings

I remember very clearly the day we brought our fifth born child home from the hospital.  Although our babies room with my husband and I for at least one year (and usually 2-3 years), I was distraught that we did not have a nursery set up for my son.  We simply did not have room. … Continue reading The Benefits of Sharing Rooms with Siblings

Homemaking

Laundry and the Large Family: How We Keep Up

Currently we have eight members in our immediate family (my husband, myself, and our six children.)  Housework has always been my Achilles heel, and over the past few years I have diligently searched for new methods that might help me better serve my family.  I believe that I have finally developed a laundry system that works for… Continue reading Laundry and the Large Family: How We Keep Up