Let's be honest: changing diapers, scrubbing toilets, wiping snotty faces and dirty bums, picking up toys, laundry, and spending countless minutes pulling slivers out of little bare feet – often doesn't feel monumental let alone like "God's work." But it IS! And Kari Patterson reveals in her new book, Sacred Mundane: How to find Freedom, Purpose, … Continue reading Transform Your Daily Mundane
We didn't set out to read 1500 books in one year. We didn't set out to read any specific number of books. Reading simply makes me a happier person so I wanted to pass this love down to my children. But I did want to find out why we've read so many books. Was it because I was … Continue reading 1 Year, 1 Family, 1500 Books
No doubt, I will fail as a parent. And I know I have already failed many times over. Every one of us will fail at some aspect of parenting. It's impossible to be a perfect person let alone a perfect parent. And I know I will never be everything my children need to be whole … Continue reading I Will Fail as a Parent
Let's be honest, for a "minimalist" family our home is still often a little bit messy (keeping your kitchen perfect as you homeschool kids who need snacks every hour is utterly impossible. Believe me, I've tried). Our kids still have more clothes than I'd like, my closet still isn't paired down as much as I'd like, and my husband's office, … Continue reading What Makes You Happy? Do That.
Follow my blog with Bloglovin There's a beautiful story I have no choice but to share with you – one that should be shared with everyone you care about. You may have heard it before but it'll change the way you think about Christmas (hopefully). But first, it's no secret – once our little family started … Continue reading The Truth: Our Simple Christmas Explained
Enough is enough already. Meetings. Money. Appointments. Activities. Go go go. Have you ever sat back and wondered how your schedule spiraled out of control? Have you ever wondered how you agreed to do so many things for so many other people? Or how you signed up for so many things? I'd like to encourage … Continue reading Heed + be Still
I had a mom tell me the other day that I have it all figured out. I had to laugh because she couldn't be further from the truth. As moms, especially homeschooling moms, no matter if you're new or seasoned, we're all still trying to get it right. The only thing I can say is … Continue reading No More To-Do Lists
Some days all you can think about is how fast you plan to go to bed yourself once your kids go down... and that's been me, oh, since our daughter was born almost two years ago. And it's getting old. So old. And so it seems my body has begun to revolt. I get headaches, I … Continue reading We Have The Power
Instagram. Are you on it? Who do you follow? Do you think the app helps or hurts you as a parent? How does scrolling through the often beautiful, inspiring pictures affect you? I mainly follow the homeschool mamas and I feel a mix of emotions when I scroll through. On the days my bum feels stuck to the chair, … Continue reading Instagram Much?
Having two kids under 6 is super stressful. And when you add a home-based business, homeschooling (aka everyone spending max amount of time together in a small space) and how one of these two kids doesn't sleep well, then we have a recipe for what could be a disastrous home atmosphere. But God doesn't allow difficult circumstances to … Continue reading Living on the Bright Side