Get your school days on track with these simple routines for before and after school. #backtoschool #morningroutine #afterschool #homework #afterschoolroutine #schoollunch
A 30-day devotional for moms focused on leaving a legacy that reflects the Gospel of Christ. #messytiredlove #leavingyourmomlegacy #christianparenting #parenting #momdevotional
Get ready for back to school and teach your kids to make their own healthy lunches! #bentobox #sandwichalternatives #nonsandwichlunches #schoollunch #lunchbox
I don’t know if it was the four day weekend, the extremely cold temperatures keeping us cooped up inside, or something else throwing off the normal groove of the house, but today was hard.
The kids were riled up. Typical sibling squabbles escalated quickly, common house rules were ignored and even with reminders were still broken. Screams echoed around the house as the kids yelled harsh words at each other. No one listened the first time when directions were given.
Today was hard.
Today is the final day of the Parenting Super Bundle sale! I’ve been yelling from the rooftops about this sale since Wednesday and I’m starting to go a little hoarse 😉 I’m not sure what else I could say to convince you how valuable this bundle is. Many of these resources aren’t available anymore outside the bundle and eight of the products are each worth the price of the bundle all by themselves.
Raising kids can be crazy hard, can I get an Amen? No instruction manuals, no way to know if you are screwing it up royally until years down the road, and even when you feel like you are doing it right there are SOOO many people “out there” telling you it’s wrong or that it’s not good enough.
It’s a topic that is debated quite frequently around the mom and family blogosphere. Some people are in the camp that doing chores and household tasks is part of being in the family and therefore don’t require compensation. Others believe school is a child’s “job” and household chores count as extra work. Then there are beliefs all over in between with every type of combination you could imagine.
I honestly hadn’t thought much about praying for the types of character traits I’d like to see in my children before we had them. I thought that modeling the type of behavior we expected would be enough… until it wasn’t. That darn sin nature is like a default setting and the lying, selfish, unkind behavior oozes out constantly.
We all struggle with something. I know it’s easy to look at Miss Sally down the street and think since she wears heels every day and her hair always looks great that clearly her kids are fantastic because she has time to look great. But maybe she hates how often they order take out because she can’t seem to get the hang of meal planning and grocery shopping.
Have you ever been listening to a sermon and gotten knocked upside the head by the message? I hope so! Sometimes I listen to the sermon and while it’s great, it doesn’t penetrate deep. Other times? It’s like God took a 6×6 post (it can’t simply be a 2×4 for how hard I’ve been hit sometimes) and clobbered me so the message could sink in. But in a totally good way. Like it was exactly what has been on my heart but I couldn’t put into words.