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It's okay to say that motherhood is hard--encouragement for the exhausting moments that you can take to heart right now.

It’s Okay to Say that Motherhood is Hard

STOP SAYING MOTHERHOOD IS HARD. That was the statement that popped up in my newsfeed a few months ago on Facebook. Immediately I bristled. What do you mean, stop? Who says I’m even saying such a thing? But I am. Those three words leave my mouth almost every single day. Motherhood is hard. In conversations with friends, […] Read more…

He has already conquered--a comfort for believers when struggles overwhelm and we feel discouraged.

He Has Already Conquered

It can be hard to “focus on Jesus” sometimes, can’t it?  Even that phrase, “focus on Jesus”, is difficult to grasp onto. With everything else that fights for our attention, our concentration wanders. We struggle to remain centered on the important truths. As for me, I worry. I struggle. I am bothered by things I see happening […] Read more…

7 ways to show your child you value them every day

7 Ways to Show Your Children You Value Them, Every Day

Many times I hear that THE solution to people feeling bad about themselves or motivating them to be a success is to raise their self-esteem.  Believe in yourself, that’s the place to start, sings a popular kids’ show jingle that my children sometimes watch. That sounds all well and good, right? Who doesn’t want their child […] Read more…

One Simple Way to Encourage Obedience in Your Child

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it’s hard to get our kids to listen to us. At times, although I try to remain calm, my voice gets louder and higher in pitch and then…well, you know how it goes!  Lately I’ve been learning that putting myself in my kids’ place helps me find a better way […] Read more…

How to Make a Tornado {Kids Science Experiment}

Stuck in the house on a rainy day? Making this fun “tornado” is basically free and makes a good little science lesson! I did this with my children almost three years ago but they’ve had fun doing it several times since! What You Need: 2 two-liter pop bottles Duct tape Water Glitter (optional) What to […] Read more…

3 Simple Ways to Keep Easter Christ Centered

For Christians, Easter (also referred to as Resurrection Sunday) really is celebrated every day of the year. We know that our Savior lives and that is something to always be excited about! When it comes to teaching the real meaning of Easter to our children we always try our hardest around these holidays to observe, […] Read more…

Our Newest Addition!

Introducing our Newest Addition!

Just wanted to post quickly to let you know that we welcomed our fourth child into our family just two days ago!! Lydia Eva October 10 9 lbs, 10 oz 21 inches 7:57 pm Lydia joins 2 brothers and one very excited sister! She was my first birth without medications and came very quickly! I […] Read more…

It’s My Due Date…So Where’s the Baby?

I have now arrived at my due date, October 2nd, for baby #4! Not surprisingly, there is no baby {at least as of 7 am this morning}, but my 5 year old daughter is SURE the baby will come today at some point :) I typically go late, as in 9 to 10 days late, so […] Read more…

We Heart Our Daddy – and Husband

Father’s Day comes this Sunday and I will be blessed to spend it with my husband, father and grandfather. I don’t have anything super insightful to say about this soon-to-be holiday, but what I do want to say is how much I love my husband and how much our kids love their daddy!When I see […] Read more…

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