Motherhood

The Joys of Mothering in the Little Years

Thanks for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! You can read the previous posts in this series: The Joy of Having Boys & Finding Joy in the Midst of a Tantrum._______________________________________It had been one of those days–you know the ones! Dirty dishes were stacked high in the sink, so high in fact that I […] Read more…

The Joy of Having Boys

Thanks for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! You can read the other posts here! When I was pregnant with our first child my husband and I were so happy to be having a little boy.  Fast forward eighteen months and we were expecting child number two.  I was really hoping for a girl our second […] Read more…

Finding Joy in the Midst of a Tantrum

Thank you for joining us for the Joys of Mothering series! This week, some wonderful bloggers will be sharing how they find joy in the different moments of motherhood. Today, I’m happy to welcome Erika from Slowly Natural! I don’t have perfect kids. Shocking, I know! In my house, at any given moment, you might […] Read more…

How to Travel With Young Children And Not Go Crazy!

Welcome to day six of the Spring Into Summer series! I hope you’ll take a few moments to read the previous posts! Soon we’ll be gearing up for our semi-annual 12+ hour trip to visit the grandparents! And with that brings the challenge to keep our three children, ages 6, 3 and 1, occupied and the whole family […] Read more…

The Greatest Influence on Your Daughter

I am so blessed to be the mother of a beautiful three-year-old daughter.  This blond-haired, blue-eyed little girl is spunky and sweet, a lover of all things pink and her baby brother’s biggest fan. She is daddy’s constant companion to the post office, the nursing home and the dump {to drop off brush} and she […] Read more…

Children: A Burden or a Blessing?

Do you ever feel as though your children are a burden? That they are keeping you from doing the many things you used to do before you were a mother? Do you ever ponder how much free time you’d have if you didn’t have kids (although you’d probably fill it up with something else)? photo […] Read more…

Cherishing Our Children

Here is the second of two beautiful guest posts from Marci of Thankful Homemaker. (You can read Communicating Biblically With Our Children if you missed it!) “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.Blessed is the man […] Read more…

Communicating Biblically With Our Children

I’m very excited to have my first ever guest post! Marci from Thankful Homemaker is writing a two-part series, looking first at how we can promote good communication with our children! Do you dream of the moment when every time you speak to your child they respond to you joyfully with, “yes mom”, “I agree […] Read more…

Hope for the Exasperating Mom – Ephesians 6

What does the word “exasperate” mean? That was my question as I studied verse 4 of chapter 6 of Ephesians. Miriam Webster says this: exasperate (verb) to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts (small children can exasperate their parents with endless questions about why this or that is so) synonyms – aggravate, […] Read more…

What Does it Mean to be a Purposeful Mom?

So I changed the name of my blog some time ago to “The Purposeful Mom“. I still have yet to do many of the things I’ve set out to do here but one thing that got me thinking the other day was this:  What does it mean to be a “purposeful mom”?  We only have […] Read more…

Our Favorite Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s been so fun for us to create Christmas traditions with our children and of course some of these traditions include our favorite books! Every December the kids are excited to pull them out. Here are five Christmas books that we love, great for toddlers and preschoolers! The illustrations in Room for a Little One are beautiful and our whole family […] Read more…

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