When I first thought about starting a blog, I knew I wanted it to be “Real”. I didn’t want to portray an Instagram-ready, picture-perfect mom life…These photos are my real life. My highlights. My mundane. My crazy. I hope they make you smile.
This colorful homemade playdough is great for young kids! It is easy to make, non-toxic, and, when properly stored, lasts 3-6 months.
32 ways to invite God into your “mom” life.
I spend most of my waking hours swept up in a whirlwind of chaos, joy, and constant movement. I used to wake up to an alarm clock everyday. I would leisurely hit the snooze button ten times before slowly getting out of bed. These days I’m woken up each morning with a child a quarter inch from my face saying yelling “MOMMY! WAKE UP!!!”
Yesterday, I turned 33. In some ways, I love my thirties. I am no longer an unsure twenty-something trying to find my way in life. I have direction and purpose. And yet, in some ways, I don’t want to grow older. With age, comes worry. Fear. The more I know about the world, the more I realize all that could go wrong. Can you relate?
When I was a child, I loved the 4th of July. It was like Christmas in July for me. Not because of the parades or the cookouts. It wasn’t the sparklers or even the fireworks. It certainly wasn’t the independence or freedom we had as Americans (although perhaps it should have been!) The 4th of July was special because it was the one day…
I don’t know where I’d be without REAL friends. You know the ones. The ones who don’t bat an eye when your toddler is throwing a fit on the ground because their child was doing the same thing ten minutes ago. The ones who don’t clean up their house and make it look picture-perfect right before you come over. The friends who will stop everything and take your crazy children for an hour just so you can breathe.
Memorizing Scripture is a great way to build the foundation of your child’s faith. When children recite Bible Verses, they form a relationship with Jesus Christ, gain a new understanding of their faith, are able to call on Christ when they are afraid, and will remember Scripture for their entire lifetime.
I LOVE summer! I love spending my summer days exploring the beach, swimming in the pool, and enjoying picnics at the park. And there is nothing better than some juicy watermelon on a hot summer day! This summer, I’ve been working hard to incorporate God’s Word into each day. Why not learn a Bible Memory Verse while swimming in the pool? It’s the perfect way to have fun AND learn God’s Holy Word.
Here’s What Happened When I Took Away the Toys for a Month- Summer Minimalism Challenge Part 1: Toys
I got tired of being distracted. Distracted by the toy clutter, the never-ending to-do list, and the unending organizing of all it. I wanted to look back on my days and remember enjoying my children, not organizing their stuff. I was yearning for more time with Jesus, more time with my three amazing children, and contentment from God rather than things.