Category: Motherhood

Be More Intentional With Reading Challenges

Be More Intentional With Reading Challenges

Reading challenges are one of my favorite ways to read. And explore new books. Besides having a handy list of the books I want to read, the challenges require me to search outside my comfort zone when looking for new books. And this is especially important because of the limited time I have to read. Mothers are notoriously busy. And we often have difficulty doing things for ourselves. It’s not that we don’t want to. But with children who need looking after, meals to prepare, the house to clean, among other responsibilities, it can be next to impossible finding the...Read More
Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2020

Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2020

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. One of my favorite reading challenges is the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge that is run by Karen at Books & Chocolate. Every year for the past few years, she has assembled a list of 12 categories of books that were written before 1970. Last year was the first time I participated. And though I did not succeed in finishing,...Read More
Alternative Meal Plans

Alternative Meal Plans

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. As I mentioned recently, my family has been on the search for the perfect way to eat to stay healthy. You can read more about that in my post, Healthy Eating Habits. But due to these decisions, the traditional way of meal planning doesn’t work for us. So I have had to find alternative meal plans to fit my family. Not...Read More
Setting Attainable Goals – A Mid-Year Review

Setting Attainable Goals – A Mid-Year Review

In December of last year, I sat down to plan out my year. I tried to figure out a method I could use for setting attainable goals. You know, not those big, ou-of-my-immediate-reach dreams. But real goals that I could (with careful attention) reach by the next December. I wrote about how to set those initial goals in my post, Setting Attainable Goals for 2019. Then I followed that up with a post about my actual method, Making SMARTER Goals. Since it is now mid-year, it is time to work on the ER of my SMARTER goals. Evaluate We are...Read More
My Body, My Choice

My Body, My Choice

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. We've been hearing this phrase quite often in recent years. Women are chanting in the streets the slogan, "my body, my choice" in protest against laws limiting their right to get an abortion any time they want and to do it with government funding. While I may not agree with what they are protesting, I do, however, agree with that phrase....Read More

God’s Discipline, His Grace

The is the 2nd post in a 3-part series about God's grace. You should read the first, Our Failure, God's Grace before continuing with this one about God's Discipline. In Our Failures, God’s Grace, I showed how wonderful it is that no matter how much we may fail, God has given us His grace so that we need never worry. However, as wonderful as God’s gift of grace is, we must never think that we can get away with anything we want and life will be perfect. As mothers, we know that discipline is a necessary tool in guiding our...Read More

Our Failure, God’s Grace

We are all failures. Ever since Adam and Eve, when sin entered the world, no one has ever escaped failure. Sure, we may have succeeded at some things, eventually. But our failure is unavoidable. This should make me anxious or afraid or sad. But it doesn't. And you know why? Because of God's grace. No matter where we have failed, we know that we are forgiven and that we can start and try again. We know this because it is THE reason Jesus came down and died for us. We have all experienced the ultimate failure, the failure to be...Read More
4 Ways to Fulfill Mother Culture

4 Ways to Fulfill Mother Culture

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages.   Should we as homeschool mamas expect our children to be learning when we aren’t? Is it proper to demand that they read and learn if they don’t know what that looks like? Mother Culture is a term used in Charlotte Mason circles to describe the intentional growth and education of the mother, specifically as it relates to reading. And even...Read More
Making SMARTER Goals

Making SMARTER Goals

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. At no cost to you, I may receive a small commission. For more information, please read my privacy policy and disclosure policy. We all need to make goals if we want to progress in life. Whether it is something personal like losing weight or family oriented like buying a new house, we need to take steps if we want to achieve them. Many people have taken to using a method known as the SMART method. But based on past experiences, I think we need to take it two steps further and make it...Read More

A New Year, Your Best Year 2019 Conference

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. Boy, this year is really ending in a frenzy! Between our homeschool inspection the week before Christmas and all the birthdays in our family, I am overwhelmed. There are so many wonderful things happening between now and the new year that I just can't seem to keep up! Luckily, one of those things will help me get focused right off the bat. It's the 2019 Conference A New Year, Your Best Year. This conference is...Read More