Buying Guide for Whole Family Gift Giving

Every Christmas I desire to bless those who are meaningful in my life. Yet my bank account reminds me that blessing every person in life may not be in the budget. Enter the Christmas Gift Basket for the whole family. I decided a fun and more frugal way was to gather together items for the entire family as opposed to individual gifts. Of course I still had to set my budget so I wouldn’t blow through frugal because it can be tempting. So of you are looking for some fun and frugal ideas to gift a whole family try one of these ideas.   Family Game Night Gift Christmas is a great time to play games with the family. If … Read more

Peaceful Home: A Lesson in Stewardship

How to Train Your Child in Biblical Stewardship

We are often trying to explain to our children what God’s purpose was for mankind when he created him. It is easy to give the catechism style answer, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” In reality, however, it is important that we break that truth down and teach them God’s specific commands as well as practical ways in everyday life that we can honor God with what he has given us. Biblical character is so important to train into our children from a young age, and biblical stewardship is one characteristic we definitely want our children to display in their lives. Biblical Stewardship Teaching biblical stewardship will instill a sense of gratitude, responsibility, and … Read more

It Happened! The One Thing I Dreaded My Child Being Exposed To

Piling in the car with two kids and handfuls of crafts and goodies, from a homeschool party, I hear myself give instructions like a flight attendant before take off. “Put on your seatbelt and make sure your cup is in the cupholder…and please don’t get glue everywhere.” My mind wrestled with prioritizing tasks while I navigated the quickest route to arrive at our next destination. Even in mom logistics mode, the sun shining and the changing colors of the leaves were not lost on me. Just another beautiful fall day with a breeze coming through the window and the radio on. **This page contains affiliate links. You are not required to purchase through these links, but if you do the … Read more

Journal of Thankfulness and Loving Thoughts

Creating an Atmosphere of Thankfulness In a home with children,  you are bound to hear snide comments, complaining and arguments.  I decided to take action after hearing some unkind words and materialistic thoughts coming from my children.  It was hight time to create an atmosphere of thankfulness to combat the chaos. I desired a peaceful home. While to many the behavior exhibited simply showed the average sibling conflict you see on a day to day basis, I did not want the weed to grow. Punishments only go so far since ridding yourself of an old behavior requires to you to cling to a replacement behavior. With that thought in mind, the Journal for Thankfulness and Loving Thoughts was born. A … Read more

Courage

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

Peaceful Home

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