Homemaking

Summer Cleaning Tips

SUMMER CLEANING TIPS Summer weather is here, the children are almost out of school for the season, and everybody’s favorite time has arrived: SUMMER! Summer is great for get-togethers, BBQs, sporting events, playing outside, watching fireworks, campfires, family vacations, and dirt. If your family is like mine and practically lives outdoors during the summer months,… Continue reading Summer Cleaning Tips

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting · Titus 2

What It Means to Be an Encourager

What is Encouragement? Encourage (verb) to lift up, to spur on to do better, inspire with courage, or to stimulate with consistent assistance or approval. The Essence of an Encourager Over twenty years ago when I was first hired to be a middle school teacher, I learned quickly that a teacher must be an encourager.… Continue reading What It Means to Be an Encourager

Homemaking

Hoarder or Collector? Is it time to declutter?

Have you ever watched the television series, Hoarders? The show highlights some of the most extreme cases of compulsive hoarding in homes. Piles of refuse, belongings, collections, and clothing often fill these homes to the ceiling. Of course, these show the extreme cases of hoarding and most of us don’t even come close. However, here… Continue reading Hoarder or Collector? Is it time to declutter?

Encouragement · Homemaking

13 Lessons in Simple Hospitality

Growing up there were no less than 50 family members living within a two-mile radius of our family home. This included grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family. And at the drop of the hat, guests would unexpectedly drop in for a quick visit at each other’s homes. Hospitality was… Continue reading 13 Lessons in Simple Hospitality

Encouragement · Homemaking · Homeschool

11 Tips for Homeschool Distance Learning

Millions of families have been affected by COVID19. With the closing of many public and private schools all over the United States, thousands and thousands of children are now being homeschooled via distance learning in their own homes. For the child that only knew face-to-face instruction from a public school, distance learning is unchartered territory… Continue reading 11 Tips for Homeschool Distance Learning

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking

But God, This is Not What I Signed Up For: Giving Thanks in All Things

Have many times have you dealt with the ‘if onlys’ in your life? If only my life were better. If only ____________ would change or if only I could do _____________, Perhaps you have felt lonely, angry, grieving, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, bored, disrespected, sad, full of despair, or unhappy. And you feel that your life… Continue reading But God, This is Not What I Signed Up For: Giving Thanks in All Things

Biblical womanhood · Homemaking · Money · Parenting

Three Basic Truths that Will Help You Manage Your Time Better as a Homemaker

Time, Like Money, Must Be Budgeted Many of you know that my husband and I are huge Dave Ramsey fans. Dave Ramsey taught my husband and me how to manage our money better, become debt-free, build our emergency fund, and plan for retirement. Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor who loves to teach others how… Continue reading Three Basic Truths that Will Help You Manage Your Time Better as a Homemaker

Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting

Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck? 15 Ways to Incorporate Some Fun into Your Routine

Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck In Your Routine? I will admit that I like having the same routine. I thrive with a consistent routine. However, my children have been feeling blah about this whole social distancing and shelter-in-place stuff with us not being able to go to the library, to youth group, or… Continue reading Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck? 15 Ways to Incorporate Some Fun into Your Routine

Encouragement · Health · Homemaking

Don’t Panic…..A Common Sense and Faith-Based Approach to the Coronavirus (COVID19)

Corona Virus (COVID19) World-Wide Epidemic or Pandemic?   We first heard about the Coronavirus back in February when cruise ship patrons were being quarantined for possible exposure. We also heard about the Coronavirus in China and the rising death toll on its citizens. Now fast forward a month and we have store shelves that are… Continue reading Don’t Panic…..A Common Sense and Faith-Based Approach to the Coronavirus (COVID19)

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Keepers Corner · Parenting

FINDING CONTENTMENT IN OUR CALLING AS A HOMEMAKER

As I looked around my home today, I saw all six of my children doing their morning chores. And as I stood there amid the hum of the vacuum, the swish-swish of the washer, the thump-thump of wet towels in the dryer, the sound of the wet mop hitting the tile floor, my daughter making… Continue reading FINDING CONTENTMENT IN OUR CALLING AS A HOMEMAKER