Purposeful Homemaking

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…

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…

30 Ways to be Fully Present in Your Child’s Day

My first grade teacher, who I dearly loved, 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 of young boys and girls who passed through her doors during her 40 years of teaching, these words were representative of her […] 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…

8 Tips for Getting 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 […] 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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