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MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me.” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

Christianity · parenting

A father’s love

    “Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms.  This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy.  Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy.  She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in… Continue reading A father’s love

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Top Blog Posts from 2017

These are the top blog posts from 2017 from Training Keepers of the Home. Here they are in an easy format for you to find. Here’s to a great year in 2018! How to Be a Perfect Woman…Not What You Would Expect Finding that peace of mind 15 Great Tips for Building a Better, Stronger… Continue reading Top Blog Posts from 2017

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Are You a People Pleaser?

We have all been rejected.  It hurts. Some rejections are easier to get over than others. Rejection stinks.  Nobody wants to be rejected, but if you are a people-pleaser like me it can make the ‘offense’ so much worse. People-pleasers tend to dwell on things that don’t matter in the long run. I hash over details… Continue reading Are You a People Pleaser?

Christianity · faith · frugality · Health · Homemaker · parenting

  So far my morning has consisted of a taking the children to school, grocery shopping with my littles, doing the budget, garage sale organization, a puking child, and various household chores. This morning I also Fought anxiety. Became easily overwhelmed. And needed to find that inner peace. As I was cleaning the vomit out… Continue reading

Biblical parenting · parenting

Spring time changes

  Spring time in northern Michigan varies day-to-day. Yesterday, was in the lower 40’s and we had snow, sleet, and rain. Today we have bright blue skies and the beautiful sunshine. The snow is finally gone. The snow gear has been washed and put away.  Ski’s and sleds are put up in the barn until… Continue reading Spring time changes

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Death of a child: Letter to My Son

It has been four years since I have last held you my precious son….. David Even though it was four years ago I can clearly remember the last few minutes of your life. Your breathing had become labored making it more difficult for you to breathe. The tone of your skin was turning blue due… Continue reading Death of a child: Letter to My Son


Why Christians Need to Stop Being Hypocrites

Procrastination You know that feeling when things pile up and you push them away, saying “I’ll do it another day?” Then you don’t get to it that next day either. Pretty soon, what could have been done in an hour or two is now a bigger issue. It is called procrastination. Procrastination is the act… Continue reading Why Christians Need to Stop Being Hypocrites

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Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

  I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.”  While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget