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3 ways to teach your kids to take joy in their work

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Take Joy in Their Work

This is a post in the series “Chores and Your Kids”. If you’d like to have all the posts in this series delivered to your email inbox, just enter your name and address after clicking on this secure link! Be sure to confirm your subscription. Thanks for joining me for the Chores and Your Kids series! […] Read more…

Chores and kids, a brand new series that will help you reboot chore time by giving you fresh ideas for getting your kids to help at home without unrealistic expectations or (too much) complaining!

Chores and Kids – A New Series!

When it comes to kids and chores, there are typically two schools of thought. One is that we should “let kids be kids” and not make them help us because it will ruin their childhood. Another is that we should teach our kids responsibility and nurture their character as they grow up in our home and […] Read more…

Why your kids don't want to do chores

3 Reasons Your Kids Don’t Want to Do Chores

Barely were the words “go put away your clothes” out of my mouth than I heard a huge sigh from my 7 year old daughter. She slumped her shoulders and stomped off, not at all eager to listen to my request. Seems silly, right? And yet thousands of children like mine–and maybe yours too!–don’t ever seem […] Read more…

The Biggest Lie I Believed About Motherhood

There’s a damaging mindset I’ve been struggling with in regards to motherhood. It’s played itself over and over in my mind at different times during the past decade….and it’s hard to make it stop. It’s a nagging thought that sneaks into my mind late at night, when I can’t sleep. Or during a difficult day, […] Read more…

5 Ways We Naturally Boost our Children’s Immune System

During the cold and flu season, I admit that I worry often about my children getting really sick. It just takes so much out of them and of us as parents and it seems to take forever to get our lives back on track once illness has ravaged our family! About three years ago, I started […] Read more…

12 Scriptures for Moms in the New Year

As we approach a new year, we’re usually thinking of ways to change ourselves and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it and you probably have too! Perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing us that though I have found some ways to start […] Read more…

6 honest ways to make money blogging

6 Honest Ways to Make Money Blogging

This post was originally published in September of 2013. In our What to Expect in Blogging: The Early Years series, we’ve talked about lots of great topics with some good conversation to boot! Among other things, we’ve chatted about creating a vision for your blog, making a blog schedule that works for you, how to write […] Read more…

How to Get Kids to Do Chores (Without Complaining)

Anyone whose children LOVE doing chores, raise your hand high!! Not all at once please. ;) Perhaps you have children like mine, who started out as toddlers very excited about helping mom with household chores or dad with outdoor tasks but have somehow morphed into a slumped-shouldered, sighing, elementary-aged individual who believes chores are for […] Read more…

Large Family Laundry Tips

Something that every family has in common is laundry! No matter how big or how small your family is, laundry is something you have to tackle and stay on  top of. Over the years with our growing family our laundry routine has evolved and changed. When you have very little ones it’s pretty much a task […] Read more…

Easy Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

I am so excited to have two contributors at The Purposeful Mom! This week Jennifer from A Heart for My Home will be sharing a delicious fall recipe for her first monthly post! It’s officially Fall time now and for me it’s the time to start baking all things apple and pumpkin.  This year I […] Read more…

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