It is So Good to be Home!

Hey, friends! It’s been a minute since I wrote on this blog. I have been very busy with all of my homeschooling and homemaking things. I’ve also needed to take the time to regroup and be “quiet” for a season.

I think this is true for most of us. It can feel so nice to retreat and examine ourselves. I like to take these times to grow as a person and find better ways to do things.

This weekend was very busy. We had three straight days of plans outside of our home. While most of these plans fell into the fun category, I still kind of dreaded it. A week beforehand I really just relished being home.

Once the weekend was over, I was so excited just to be here. To wake up in my own bed, knowing nothing pressing was at hand, is priceless.

While my home is not the fanciest around, I have grown to love it. I love sitting in my cozy living room with my family. I love looking out the window at my now dormant gardens.

I truly feel God’s peace here. I know He has blessed me with this home and I am grateful to be a steward over it.

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Every word and task here is a labor of love. I think this is true for most of us. The care we put into our home matters. I know my work here is really important, and as a bonus, I get to hang out with my sweet family each day instead of leaving for a job.

In my time of reflection lately, I’ve determined yet again that it is best for me to be fully content with what I have been blessed with. I go through seasons of struggle with this, especially given the current economic situation of our county. Inflation is tough, and at times I want to continue with our current standard of living while I know it simply isn’t smart to. It is better to count my blessings and be resourceful!

(These are flowers I saved from our first freeze. They definitely cheered up our home for awhile!)

I have so much to be thankful for! We have everything we need. My home is safe, warm, and dry. I get to stay home with my children each day. This is one of the greatest gifts I could ever ask for.

I hope you are having a special and blessed November so far, friends. I hope to talk to you again, soon.

Motherhood Musings | 8/21/23

Hey friends, and welcome.

Ah, what a busy few weeks it has been! I am spending so much time homeschooling my children, and I haven’t gotten a good handle on my schedule yet. I changed so much of our curriculum this year, and to be honest, it’s been hard. I think it is the best thing to do for my family, but it’s required a lot of work on my end.

Being a mother is never dull. I’m so thankful to have a varied life! Even though I am home most of the time, each day is different.

Today my daughter went to the dentist for a tooth extraction. My husband’s birthday is this week. My garden is totally different than it was a month ago, and I have to care for it differently.

Each day is a new opportunity to live for God and to serve our families to the best of our ability. There is always something new to learn or accomplish.

My mindset has changed in that I now try to view everything in life as a miracle. This has helped me to accept each day with joy and fresh eyes. I know that I have a great purpose here in my home, and there isn’t anyone who can care for my family like I can.

I’ve been praying about how I can serve them best. I know a happy and peaceful wife and mother is what they need. I really want to give that to them!

I hope you are encouraged today to view life as good and as a gift from God. He knows what you need (and don’t need) to become the woman He wants you to be. Everything we encounter will lead us to our true purpose in life.

Well, I need to get dinner ready for my youngest one. I hope to write here on a more regular basis soon. Hopefully I will streamline my schedule before long.



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Making an Impact

Hello friends, and welcome.

I hope you had a lovely week. Yesterday I worked through a lot of homemaking tasks. It was my turn to make dinner, and I also made a birthday cake for my son. I washed three loads of laundry, cleaned the bathtubs, and straightened the kitchen. It feels so nice going into the weekend with a (semi)clean home!

Later in the evening, I ran. A storm was rolling in, and along with it came a nice breeze. The clouds were magnificent, and as the sky grew dark fireflies began to emerge.

I felt so small, and yet wonderful. Spending time in nature makes me feel so close to God. I can feel Him there.

It made me think about how He can use little things (like me) to impact my family, home, and land in a big way. While I don’t always know why things work out like they do, I know that His hand is in all of it. I know that He chose me to be a wife to my husband, a mother to my children, and the tender to this small piece of land that we call home.

I’ve realized the decisions I make now can have a big impact on the future of my family. The words I say and my actions matter. While my kids might not remember my every word when they are grown, they will remember how I made them feel. This is pretty important. I want to speak life into them.

I want to be encouraging to my husband. I hope he knows that I hope to make his life better, and that together we are a team that can do great things!

I want this home and land to be better because we lived here. I think we are accomplishing that goal, little by little. I know the Lord called us here for this time.

I think sometimes we can get caught up in everyday life and forget what a significance our actions have on our families and homes. I forget that God is right here, rooting for us to live a life of holiness. Then something as simple as a run in the rain reminds me.

I hope you have a wonderful day, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Blessings, Nicole

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