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Confronting The Lie that We Need Time Away from Our Children

Life with children is full and busy.  There are days when total chaos seems to rule in my home.  It is never boring around here! Arguments break out.  Two-year-olds throw tantrums.  Sometimes I barely can hear myself think. At times, I would like to break away!  I'm sure you mamas know how I feel! It… Continue reading Confronting The Lie that We Need Time Away from Our Children

Family Life · Uncategorized

Things I’ve Learned Since Having a New Baby

(The above photo was taken at our pediatrician's parking lot.  My two-year-old was in good spirits after being diagnosed with pneumonia a few days ago.) Time has both slipped away and lingered on since Mabrey has been born.  Does anyone else know the feeling? We've been thoroughly enjoying our new little one while walking through… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned Since Having a New Baby

Encouragement for Moms · Uncategorized

Treasuring Our Children in a Materialistic World

Soft newborn skin sinks into my side as tiny fingers clasp my own.  My two-year-old wrinkles her nose as she shoots me a smile and leans a bit closer to share a sloppy kiss. Instead of truly relishing the moment, sometimes my mind slips away to my to-do list which is a mile long.  Or… Continue reading Treasuring Our Children in a Materialistic World

Uncategorized · Words of Encouragement

Inspirational Mom Quotes – A Mother is the Truest Friend

I just wanted to share a bit of encouragement with you today, by way of a quote by Washington Irving.  Be blessed today, Mommas! “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our… Continue reading Inspirational Mom Quotes – A Mother is the Truest Friend

Homeschooling · Printables · Uncategorized

Free God Made Snow Early Reader and Coloring Book Printable Pack

Winter is nearly here!  While we live in Georgia, and alas, rarely see snow, I thought it would be fun to create a coloring book/early reader printable pack about the fluffy white stuff that most children love to play in. Included in this absolutely free download is a short story for your 5-7 year old,… Continue reading Free God Made Snow Early Reader and Coloring Book Printable Pack

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Our Large Family Dollar Tree Scavenger Hunt Haul

Family traditions are important, and since we do not celebrate Halloween, we've begun to have "Fall Parties" at our house. https://youtu.be/3sFnPDZ88UA In the video above, I share how we integrated a scavenger hunt into our festivities using only $1.00 items from Dollar Tree. The younger kiddos had a blast looking in and around our home… Continue reading Our Large Family Dollar Tree Scavenger Hunt Haul

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Planning a Cinderella Pumpkin Birthday Party

After my seventh child was born last September, we had not one, but two, September babies.  Our sixth and seventh children were born only five days apart on the calendar (September 15th and 20th respectively.)  We usually have small-ish celebrations at home, but we do a bit more in terms of decorations for 1st birthdays. … Continue reading Planning a Cinderella Pumpkin Birthday Party

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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