Trusting God’s Plan in your Parenting

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen images portraying what people imagine motherhood to be like, including a mom and young children dressed very “proper” and laughing at what clearly must have been the best joke since the original “Knock knock.” They are just loving life. All is well. There is always a second picture below it with the caption “what parenting really looks like.” It usually includes a battle between a T-rex, an exhausted mother who can barely keep her eyes open, sitting between mounds of laundry, and a child or three sitting on her lap crying at the top of his lungs. We have three kids …

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Out of Memory

My kids laugh at me every single day as I try to use my phone to do something simple, such as take a picture, look up a recipe, or even check to see if I have an email sitting in my inbox explaining how school went for our youngest son.  When I see those three words “Not Enough Storage” I usually roll my eyes a little and say “Here I go again.” It’s not like I have a million things sitting on my phone. I have maybe eight emails in my inbox, I delete my Junk, my Sent, my Trash.  I have no game apps, only the apps required by …

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Simple DIY Chore Chart for Multiple Kids

Family Chore Chart for Multiple Kids & Command Center Do you need a Chore Chart for Multiple Kids also? At the start of every school year, I look for ways to get our schedules, school work, paperwork, and lives in general, more organized. In the past, I’ve tried things that didn’t really stick or were too complicated for longevity. But this time I created a space that has worked well for my family for the duration of the school year, and I really don’t think I’ll change a thing after the (quickly approaching) summer is over. This family chore chart and command center is simple enough for anyone to do …

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Great Expectations

Lessons from “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero. I had a swift kick in the butt a few months ago when my sister-in-law recommended I read “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero.   Great.  I couldn’t wait to read how emotionally immature I was.  Please tell me how I need to get over myself (said no one ever).   Well, I bought it online and started to read immediately.  Partly because I knew it was going to be helpful, and partly because I was terrified and wanted to be done with it already.  Come on, people. Just get me mature. I had no idea just how spiritually unhealthy I was. …

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