Purposeful Homemaking

30 Ways to Reconnect with Your Kids

Learn how to connect with your kids after a long day, when parenting feels overwhelming or when you’ve been distracted as a parent!  My first grade teacher, Mrs. Kingzett, had this quote framed on the wall of her classroom. As the hard-working farm wife and mother of four children and the beloved teacher of hundreds […] Read more…

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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…

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Free Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Set from Grove Collaborative

If you’re wanting to give your cleaning routine a refresh or use more natural products in your home, check out the new Grove Collaborative free gift set! Free Grove Collaborative Gift Set with First Order In addition to this free set, Grove has you covered for all your cleaning and organization needs. You’ll find an […] 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…

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…

Tips for Choosing an Essential Oil Company (and Who We Chose in the End)

Most everyone on social media has heard buzz about essential oils. It’s becoming the new, more natural approach to treating everything from bug bites to upset stomachs and beyond. But sometimes all the information can be so overwhelming! And often, it’s hard to know who to trust in the essential oil world. When I first […] Read more…

25 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most useful and diverse oils that you can buy! It’s also very reasonably priced, so your money goes far–which I love! Lavender is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a stress reducer. It helps in healing. And it smells great, so it’s perfect for use as a massage oil too! I […] Read more…

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