Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

The Eight Biggest Time Wasters and Distractions for Homemakers – Guest Post

Today, Stephanie from Training Keepers of the Home is sharing a guest post with us. Thank you, Stephanie! Everybody has the same amount of time per day. 24 hours. Seven days in a week. 365 days a year. There is one thing that you cannot change and that is the amount of time we have… Continue reading The Eight Biggest Time Wasters and Distractions for Homemakers – Guest Post

Encouragement for Moms · Family Life

Learning to be Content {with My Husband’s Income}

As a Christian, contentment is one of the keys to living a joyful and full life.  And yet, much too often I find myself always wanting more. We are bombarded everyday with advertisements.  For me, the especially lovely things, such as the Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker, catch my eye.  On Instagram this week, I shared… Continue reading Learning to be Content {with My Husband’s Income}

Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

“Sit Down a Little More” Repost

Hello, ladies. I was so encouraged by Above Rubies on Facebook today, and I just knew I wanted to repost here. These are Nancy Campbell’s words, and not my own. Be encouraged today! “Are you nestled in your home? God wants you to nest, rest, and invest in your home. He made the home for… Continue reading “Sit Down a Little More” Repost

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

Reasons to Downsize into a Smaller Home

We have recently downsized. And let me tell ya, it has been really hard for me to do. I had no idea just how attached I was to stuff. And space. Without even realizing it, I had attached myself to items that don't even matter. Downsizing is sanctifying. It really is. Every time I ignore… Continue reading Reasons to Downsize into a Smaller 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

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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

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

Encouragement for Moms · Homeschooling

The Importance of Investing in Our Daughter’s Education

Out of our seven children, God has blessed us with five daughters.  And our sixth daughter is due to arrive in August, Lord willing. As a homeschool mom, I'm interested in investing in all of my children.  But since we have more daughters than sons, I spend a lot of my time either teaching or planning… Continue reading The Importance of Investing in Our Daughter’s Education

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

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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