Purposeful Homemaking

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3 Things Parents Should Pray About (but Maybe Aren’t)

“We should pray about that,” he said to me.  “Why haven’t we before?” I asked. “I guess we never thought about it that way,” he replied. A conversation like this happened between my husband and I a few weeks ago as we were laying in bed one night. We’d gone through another seemingly pointless family […] Read more…

A Holiday Cleaning Checklist (for You and Your Kids!)

I’m not sure what happened to October, but I feel like I woke up one morning and we were hurtling at the speed of light into the season of turkeys and decorated trees! My husband is already listening to Christmas music but I’m not even thinking past this weekend, much less Thanksgiving or the Christmas […] Read more…

Make Menu Planning Easier with Freezer Cooking!

Summer isn’t always as busy for family schedules, but we definitely want to be soaking up all the warmth we can without wasting extra daylight hours doing lots of cooking! Plus…hot weather + ovens = yuck. So, what to do when you need meal ideas but don’t want to heat up the kitchen every night? […] Read more…

DIY Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils

When I started using essential oils a few years ago, I didn’t know much about them except to diffuse them and rub lavender on my baby’s feet at night. But now I know they can be used for SO many things, including health and beauty products! Today I’m sharing how you can make Whipped Body […] Read more…

Family Summer Cleaning Schedule Free Printable

During the summer, our daily schedule tends to go out the window. I think it’s because we need a break from the structure of scheduled activities, schoolwork and other events. Or maybe it’s because where we live, the weather is finally nice and all my kids want to do is play outside and hang out […] Read more…

When You Need a Fresh Start in Your Home

Ever feel like you need a fresh start….for everything? I did. About two years ago, even though I’d established decent routines and practices in the past to keep our home running somewhat smoothly, keep our schedule from being out of control, be ready with meals plans, and maintain good family and marriage relationships as well […] Read more…

How to Conquer Your Clutter in the New Year

Are you tired of wasting precious time shuffling papers and looking for your vanishing purse? Do you wonder why on earth your children’s clothing seems to be multiplying like gremlins in their dresser drawers? Do you feel exhausted (like my son feels in the photo below? Ha!) just trying to keep up with the every day […] Read more…

How to Easily Hang a Mini Gallery Wall

I am not what people would call artistic. And I don’t have an eye for decorating.  If someone would just take my hand, walk me through Hobby Lobby and tell me exactly what I need and where to put it, they will have my eternal gratitude. But I really wanted to add to the large […] Read more…

Essential Oils Owie Spray for Kids

When your child has a scrape or cut, what’s the first thing you reach for? If it’s not an essential oil, let me share with you a super easy blend that you can use on any “ouchie” that your kids might have. Or that you might have….because even grown-ups get “owies” now and then–ha! These […] Read more…

The New Kids Line of Essential Oils from Rocky Mountain Oils!

We like to use essential oils in many ways, one of them being for our kids! Essential oils, when properly diluted can be very effective for treating plenty of children’s ailments, from scrapes and bruises to headaches to sleep struggles.  You can definitely create your own essential oil blends for your kids but honestly it’s great […] Read more…

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