Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’ A few weeks ago I wrote an article Summer Is Here – Now What?  I talked about actually focusing on me this summer.  Creating that “me time” I actually need.  As Mamas we tend to put all of our time and energy in our families, which is wonderful.  But it also means we aren’t focusing on ourselves and tending to our own needs.  As a rule.  I have definitely fallen into this pattern and that’s why I’ve dedicated this {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Fruit of the Spirit Joy Is wanting joy in our life selfish?  I’ve heard this many times and always thought it was strange.  Why do we question the fact that God wants us to find joy and hold it in our hearts? Maybe because so many people are finding “joy” in ungodly things.  Things of this world, not of God.  There are a ton of ways we can “find joy” or think we have that goes against every thing God {Read More}

Working From Home

Working From Home When I first became a Mom I was so excited (and a little nervous) to stay home and raise my daughter.  I didn’t want to send her off to daycare and just see her in the evenings and weekends.  I was also fortunate enough to have a husband completely on board with it and able to support us on his salary alone.  Not everyone is this fortune and I do count that as a major blessing in {Read More}

Putting The Past Behind You

Putting The Past Behind You When you are hurt or feel like you were wronged by someone it can be truly difficult to get past it.  I feel like the closer you were with that person the longer it will take. Somewhat like a grieving process because the relationship is now dead.  Maybe that’s just me though. I’ve mentioned before that I was let go from my job last year.  To be honest with you, in the beginning I was {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study

Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I’ve been reading Rachael Carman’s book – How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?  It’s been a wonderful (yet sometimes painful) eye-opener for me.  Her book is all about hearing what God is saying to you through what you are saying to your kids.  It’s truly made me think about and ultimately change my focus. Recently my oldest had to learn {Read More}

It’s Time To Be Real

It’s Time To Be Real! Some times I think we are our own worst enemy.  We tend to think our friends have it all figured out or their life is some how “better” than our own.  You know you’ve felt this way from time to time with at least one of your friends.  If not in “real life” at least through social media. You see their well behaved children and wonder what are they doing differently than you.  Their perfectly {Read More}

Just a Stay at Home Mom

Just a Stay at Home Mom “I’m not raising my daughter to be lazy.  She is going to be motivated.  She is going to go to college.  She is NOT going to be just some stay at home mom who is totally dependent on her man.  She’s going to be strong.  She’s going to be like ME!” These were literally the words that a friend of mine (a woman I have been friends with for the past 3 years) said {Read More}

Thankfulness – Free Coloring Page

Thankfulness Free Adult Coloring Page I’m thankful for so many things in my life.  My husband, our girls, our God and His amazing grace.  But I’m also thankful for all of you – Homeschool Mama’s!  You have taken that step of faith and said “yes Lord – I will teach my children at home”.  You have done what the world tells we should not do.  You have followed God’s calling in your life and for that I am thankful.  I {Read More}

Life Can Be Exhausting

Life Can Be Exhausting Have you ever found yourself at a point in your life where anything and everything becomes exhausting – and quickly?  I sure do!  And this seems to be that point in my life right now. My “life” around me seems to be over taking me.  It’s all complicated again – or at least seems that way.  Didn’t I just go through all this craziness. There are so many things going on right now that I would {Read More}

A Prayer For My Husband, Family & Myself

A Prayer For My Husband, Family & Myself Father, I come to you for my husband.  Thank you for giving me this wonderful man.  He is what I always wanted and need in a husband and father to our children.  He makes me want to keep my vows I took: to love, honor and obey!  I pray he feels my love for him each and every day. Lord, he has so much on his shoulders in taking care of our {Read More}