Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart Fear is a natural human response to anything we perceive as a danger. Learning to have courage can seem like a big task to a small child. Many times courage is difficult for us adults too. How do we combat feelings of fear? How do we keep fear from controlling our actions and lives? Whether it is being afraid of the dark or our financial future, the steps taken to defeat fear are the same. Remember that courage does not mean fear disappears as it is the ability to face a fearful situation. We will experience fear in our lives but the key is how we handle that fear and who we allow to … Read more

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Lessons Learned Did you ever do that thing when you were younger where you said, “I will never raise kids that are going to act like that?” I did. Oh, what I would tell myself if I could time travel backwards a decade. Six kids later, I have realized what a complicated and beautiful mess parenting can be. When I made that statement in my early twenties, I didn’t quite understand just how different each child’s personality could be, what special needs would look like on my kids, and just how exasperated I could become following months of sleep deprivation and even post-partum depression. My desire was for a peaceful home, but my own pride, fears, and even health kept … Read more

Why Starting a Business with Your Kids Should be a Priority and a FREE Build Your Own Bakery Activity Pack!

Why Starting a Business with Your Kids Should be a Priority and a FREE Build Your Own Bakery Activity Pack!

Have you ever come across this question as a mom? “People keep saying that college isn’t necessary to have a quality life. Do you feel like college is a non-negotiable in your child’s education?” I got this question just this morning, and it really made me think. I honestly believe that college is not the priority, but honing a valuable and marketable skill is. That is what we have seen in our life. My husband’s degree has done nothing for him as it was in “classical studies”. He had to start at the bottom in a random company and prove himself worthy and skilled and was able to rise up because of his initiative and ability to adapt and self-teach. … Read more

The Ultimate Planner for Your Home, Work, and Homeschool

The Ultimate Planner for Your Home, Work, and Homeschool

Do you desire to be one of those Type A planner gals, but just don’t know how to muster her up? Stay right here, because I am going to drop a big bomb of awesomeness in your lap! I am not an organized person. I crave structure and routine, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to inject it into the chaos of six kids. Every time I get that exercise routine going or I get a menu plan written out, life happens, we deviate from said schedule, and then I feel defeated. It is enough to make any mom want to throw in the towel. I have a weird anxiety thing too when it comes to paper … Read more

5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive!

5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive!

I joke that my days are fueled on coffee, stress, and the grace of God, but honestly, that isn’t too far from the truth. I find myself rarely feeling content to just be still because my mind is always racing to the next thing on the list. If I am sitting with my husband in the evenings, I am thinking about how messy the house is. If I am homeschooling the kids, I am obsessing over all that needs to be completed at work. When I am working at home, I feel guilty because I would rather be with my kids. I do many things, but I never do any of them well, because I am doing too much. As … Read more

4 Resources to Build Biblical Foundations for your Family

4 Resources to Build Biblical Foundations for your Family

Character training and building Biblical foundations is always at the forefront of my priorities when choosing our homeschool curriculum each year. For preschoolers we have used our ABC’s or Godly Children digital curriculum in the past, but I was looking for something new that would go much deeper. My husband and I were looking for resources that would confirm BIG Gospel truths in ways that our children could understand, but at the same time would not be watered down, trite lessons. This list will work for your younger and your older children. I love lessons that keep the whole family engaged, don’t you? Affiliate links are found below. You are not obligated to shop through these links but the small percentages they … Read more