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God's Grace

God’s Grace: The Most Important Resource in Our Homeschool

    We began our first year of homeschooling this year, and...wow. It's been a blessing, but it's also one of the hardest things I've ever done. Personally, I struggled with our new routine and doubted my abilities as a teacher. Within our family, my son and I had to learn how to … {Read More}

Family Life

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Tips to Help You Unplug and Be With the Kids

Are you constantly tempted to scroll Facebook or Pinterest when you have other things you could be doing at home? Here are some tips to help you unplug.  If you're like me then sometimes the weight of motherhood can feel heavy. Not heavy as in, "I don't want to do this," but heavy as in, … {Read More}

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5 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse During Busy Seasons

It's tough sometimes, isn't it?! Kids, schoolwork, housekeeping tasks, jobs... Trying to balance our to-do's can feel stressful at times so we just do the best we can at juggling everything. But, too often our marriages end up being the main thing that is unintentionally neglected. So here are 5 … {Read More}

Benefits to Having Babies Back-to-Back

Benefits of Having Babies Back-to-Back

My husband and I started dating as freshmen in high school. We were young and in love and although we may have been a little idealistic, we were convinced we'd marry one day and ride off into the sunset together. We married two years after graduation and eight months later the first set of double … {Read More}

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6 Simple Ways to Serve Others

So many children don't have parents. Sometimes parents lose their babies, too. Plus job loss, marital struggles, sickness... the list goes on. Sometimes just thinking about all of these sorrows can weigh us down enough to make us feel exhausted, nearly paralyzed with the weight of … {Read More}

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Boxing Day: 9 Ways to Love and Serve Others

Did you know that the day after Christmas is actually a holiday in many countries? It's called Boxing Day!  While not a religious holiday, historically it's a day to remember servants, employees, and those less fortunate. Gifts were collected and given to the needy and those in positions … {Read More}

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Encouragement

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Every Mom Has A Story

This is a post from Kathy Helgemo of Mothering from Scratch I am continually amazed at how every mom has her own story.  I have been blessed by many women telling me about their mothering lives.  This started long ago, before and after I had children. It seemed that God was telling … {Read More}

Yes, I have had 5 c-sections

Yes, I have had 5 C-Sections and may have more!

This is a post from Jennifer Leibert of The Adventures with the Leiberts I know, I know. You must think I am crazy. Like most people do when they find out that all 5 of my babies were born via C-Section. I want to give you hope that even if you have had a C-section, this doesn't mean you … {Read More}

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6 Reasons Moms Lose Their Joy

This is a post from Kathie Morrissey of The Character Corner Have you lost your joy as a mom?  It can happen so easily, and often we don't even know we have lost our joy!  What are some reasons that Moms lose their joy? SIX REASONS MOMS LOSE THEIR JOY: 1.  Fatigue. It's so … {Read More}

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