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31 In Pregnancy

20 Weeks Pregnant Update

Hey sweet friends! I am now officially 20 weeks pregnant and I thought it would be fun to update you all on how I’m feeling and what symptoms I am experiencing. This is obviously not my first pregnancy, but each pregnancy is different and it is fun to connect with others who understand. We found out via bloodwork some weeks back that this baby is a GIRL! *** This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions are always honest…

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27 In Homemaking/ Motherhood

Why You Need to Wake Before Your Kids

I can hear you all groaning right now… I know how you feel…As mothers, we are always on the go, always doing something for someone and hardly ever get time for ourselves. Well, that is just the point, my friends. We need time for ourselves each and every day. We need those few moments to restore our soul and feel refreshed. We need to fill up our cups so we can pour out into others. I have gone through many…

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0 In Homeschooling/ Motherhood

10 Must Read Books for Homeschool Moms

There are books every homeschool mom needs to have in her library.   When we made the decision to homeschool, all I wanted to do was read and research. I am a researcher by nature, so I read all I could get my hands on and then some. I still read about various methods and approaches and learning styles, years later. I am always growing and my children and constantly changing, so it helps to have fresh perspective and encouragement…

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12 In Faith/ Motherhood/ Personal Growth

10 Must Read Books for Christian Moms

This post may contain affiliate links. Any commission I receive from this post will be used to support this blog. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that you all know I am a huge bookworm. I make time to read every single day, even as a busy homeschooling mom. It is that important to me. I read mostly personal growth type books, but often I will read books to inspire and encourage me on my spiritual journey.…

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5 In Faith/ Motherhood

3 Ways to Serve Jesus as a SAHM

I grew up with missionaries as parents. Their job was to tell others about Jesus and to serve the church. As a family, we were always doing something related to service. Even when my parents stopped being missionaries, are lives were still full of service. Now, as a parent, I often struggle with what types of things I can do to serve God as a stay at home mom. Because I have young kids and no family to help look…

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3 In Motherhood/ Pregnancy

My Favorite Maternity Dress: PinkBlush

In case you haven’t heard the news yet…I AM EXPECTING! Yes…this will make baby number 7 and we couldn’t be happier. The kids are thrilled, and I am bombarded with excited questions every day. It might be a long summer! Speaking of summer…I have actually never been very pregnant during the summer months. I mean, I have been very early pregnant, and then I have a June baby and a July baby. The July date was pretty brutal. This time,…

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3 In Faith/ Motherhood

1 Corinthians 13 for Moms

1 Corinthians 13 for Moms If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper not a homemaker. If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness not godliness. If I scream at my children when they don’t follow instructions, get frustrated and fault them for every mess in our house, and have no grace and love my children…

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4 In Motherhood/ Personal Growth

How To Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom

This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions are always my own. Thank you for helping my family. It seems with allΒ my chatter about reading 52 books this year, people are talking. Multiple people have asked me how I find the time to read. They see that I have 6 kids, I homeschool, and I have a home business. How on earth would I find any time to READ? Here is the thing…I make it a PRIORITY. I thoroughly…

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15 In Motherhood/ Personal Growth

Making Time for Yourself as a Mom

Mom friends, I have something special for you today! We talk all the time about how important self care is…especially as a busy mom. It can be so hard to take care of ourselves when so many others demand our attention. I really do understand that. However, you can’t pour from an empty cup. It is so important to take a few moments each day, and do something for you. Yes, you. You matter and you deserve it. That is…

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11 In Essential Oils/ Motherhood

How I Use Essential Oils for Emotional Support

Hey there, sweet friends and welcome back! Today I have a special guest for you all and I am so excited! You likely know, or should know, that I am obsessed with my essential oils and believe everyone should have them in their home. When Carrie told me how she felt about using essential oils with her family, and offered to write about it, I was thrilled. I love seeing how other moms use essential oils. There is always so…

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