My kids are funny. Most of the time, I'm the only one who thinks so. But they don't always realize why. For example, my oldest and his sister have started this thing where they're a different animal each morning. Today, they finished their lunch before I did and as I was taking a bite, I … Continue reading Things My Kids Do
Bless Your Heart
Because as much as I love my kids, they belong to God and He loves them more. He merely entrusted them to my care. And that knowledge truly does bless my heart.
To My Children
I'm writing this in anticipation of the birth of my third child, a son. I have so many thoughts and feelings encircling my mind I was finding it truly difficult to sit and read my Bible this evening, so I decided to get them out. Most of my thoughts are centered on time. There is … Continue reading To My Children
3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms
I am really amazed at the amount of hurtful and offensive comments I get from other church members about children while carrying my third child. Let me start by saying that being offended isn't a big deal, be offended- nothing happens. I by no means would inhibit freedom of speech just because some people are … Continue reading 3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms
What’s the Deal with Potty Training?
I have always wondered why there are so many resources for new parents but so few for parents of young children and teens. For example, there are classes on breastfeeding, carseats, infant hygiene, introducing siblings, etc... But very little information on things like how to respond to disobedience in your toddler, or behavioral management that … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Potty Training?
The Homestead Balancing Act
Ideally, homesteading is something you establish while you're young and physically able to meet the demands of land preparation and manual labor. I'm only 26, but like I told my mother, I'm not counting on living to 100 unless the Good Lord allows it, so I'm really closer to middle age. Pregnancy and the subsequent … Continue reading The Homestead Balancing Act
Where to begin? So much is going on and at the same time, I have a feeling of stagnation and disconnect. I find that I'm frequently in one of two places: Either just about to head into one of life's storms, or just coming out of one. So much of the last year is just … Continue reading Connection
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