• Motherhood

    10 Ways To Be Intentional With Your Kids Day-to-Day

    Spending quality time with my kids has proven to become more difficult as our family continues to grow. Having more children is a huge blessing; however, it does naturally come with more demands. Those demands can leave us as parents feeling stretched thin. We know we need to spend time with our children…quality time. They each need opportunities to have their love tanks filled. But how do we fit it all in? First of all, the good news is you don’t need a special day set aside weekly for each child in order to fill their love tanks. You can be intentional with what time you have, right where you…

  • Uncategorized

    How Does Social Media Impact Your Life?

    Are you active on social media? Odds are if you’ve found your way here, you are. Social media is such a driving force in today’s society. It provides connection, influence and power, it can even serve as a source of income. It has many amazing benefits, but there are also some pitfalls. On Friday, I shared on Insta-stories asking followers the following questions: Why are you on social media?¬†Who are you following and why? I know it sounds a little odd to pair these thought provoking questions with social media use, but the reality is (whether we realize it or not) we all have a why when it comes to…

  • Homeschool

    Why We Switched From Teaching Textbooks

    If you’ve read my curriculum review from last year (here), then you already know that we used Teaching Textbooks last year for math.   And we LOVED it!   However, we aren’t using again this year as we hoped we would.     We still love the company and the curriculum; however, we discovered our daughter might need some time with something a little bit different.   Over the summer we focused on improving math memorization and basic skills, as well as assessing our skill level. Although my oldest daughter did wonderful on much of this, it became evident that she struggled with retention. Each time we would go over…

  • Homemaking,  Motherhood

    Tips For Getting the Tribe Out of the House On Time

    Back when I had just one kid, getting out of the house on time was NEVER an issue. In fact, I was always early for everything. Annoyingly early sometimes. Many years and a few kids later, that is like a distant memory. Having four kids now makes getting anywhere on time a serious struggle. Can you relate?     I figured I wasn’t the only mom struggling with this, and that other moms out there had to have some ideas to help me out in this area that I just have not thought of yet. So, I reached out to my tribe…here are some of their best tips.   1.…

  • Motherhood

    Satan’s Greatest Tactic – Part 2

    I have never really been one to be incredibly selfish. I mean we’ve all had our moments, but even as a kid I can remember trying to be intentional about putting others before myself. God calls us to that. We teach our children to think of others first, and to be willing to sacrifice their own desires now and then to accommodate others.   But when did we start telling ourselves (and women in general) that putting others first MUST come at the cost of our whole selves?     I feel like it is safe to say that we all struggle with, or have struggled with, self-care. And I’ll…

  • What I'm Lovin' Wednesday

    What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday

    Happy Hump Day!! I hope you are having a fabulous week. It’s been a bit of a struggle around here if I’m being honest. We are on our first week back into full-on school and new routines, and yikes…we are riding the struggle bus y’all. But, this is my pick me up today…sharing some fun things with you that you might like in your life as well.   (Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through the link I receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you. It is a great way that you can support this blog without spending any extra money. You…

  • Motherhood

    Stop Being Ruled By The Desire To Have Control

    Have you ever set back and listened to your children play? I do this quite often. I love to hear their little imaginations at work, and see the joy that playing together can bring them. However, with four girls, with all the joys of playing together also comes frustration. I don’t know if boys are as bad about this as girls, but girls LOVE to be in control. I always hear them telling each other, “Pretend [insert scenario]” or “Now say…”. I remind them often to stop trying to have control over the others and just play. Let things play out and go along.     Then it hit me…

  • Frugal Finds,  Homeschool

    How You Can Earn FREE Books

    Did you know you can earn completely FREE books?!       (*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links meaning I receive credit or compensation when you use the link at no additional cost to you. You can read more about that here.)   Once upon a time I was an avid reader. Four kids later and that isn’t quite as true; I now read when I can. Which, let’s be real, isn’t even daily anymore. However, my kids LOVE to read! And I love that they love to read.   We also find ourselves doing a lot of reading together since we homeschool. So signing up for a program that…

  • What I'm Lovin' Wednesday

    What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday

    Happy Wednesday, Tribe! Hope your hump day is looking fine! If not, a little retail therapy just might be the answer for you. So scroll on down and check out some of my favorite things right now.       (*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links meaning I receive credit or compensation when you use the link at no additional cost to you. You can read more about that here.)       This is our art curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year. Y’all, I am so excited about this! This does a fabulous job of walking you through learning how to use watercolor step-by-step, in a way anyone can…

  • Uncategorized

    31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

    It’s my golden birthday!! In honor of turning 31 on the 31st, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 31 lessons I’ve learned in 31 years.   1. Nothing is more important than your relationship with the Lord. Invest in it.   2. Your marriage comes before your children, but after your relationship with God. Invest in it, but don’t let it become your idol.   3. Children are a blessing. They are important. However, they should not come before your relationship with Christ, or your marriage. Let them see both of these through the example you set.   4. Always tell the truth, humbly and…