Best Parenting Advice from real moms

Best parenting advice from real moms

Reading Time: 8 minutes A few weeks ago, I went to the amazing moms in a few groups I am a member of and posed a simple question: What is the best parenting advice you received that actually helped you and you think might help/encourage other moms?

So in honor of Mother’s Day (celebrated Sunday, May 12 here in the United States), I have compiled their best parenting advice!

Happy Mother's Day! Here is some encouragement from the Word of God.

His Encouragement: For the mothers

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the daily grind, we can forget to show love and gratitude to those that mean the most to us because we think they already know without us having to tell them.

So whether or not you celebrate Mother’s Day, I challenge you to take the time to reach out to your mother, your grandmother, your sister, your friend, your mentor and let her know you love and appreciate her.

Baby #3: Week 33 Pregnancy Update

Baby #3: Week 33 Pregnancy Update

Reading Time: 4 minutes How far along? 33 weeks! Praying we make it to full-term (37-42 weeks). Time is flying by and our little one will be here soon. I’m starting to feel excited! How is baby developing? The growth estimates claim that babies this age are usually a little over 4 lbs and about 17-inches long… or roughly

7 tips for family worship with babies and toddlers

Reading Time: 8 minutes In our last post, we went into great detail discussing why family worship is the most important daily activity we can do with our families. However, let us be very clear from the get-go: family worship is not going to look identical with all families. I grew up in a Christian household where we did

Jacquelyn Van Sant. April 11, 2019

Baby #3: Week 30 Pregnancy Update

Reading Time: 4 minutes How far along? 30 weeks… Basically, two months to go! How is baby developing? According to the growth estimates, the average 30-week baby is about 15-16 inches long and about 2.5-3 pounds. Unlike with our second pregnancy, we are fairly confident that the due date and, therefore, the baby’s age is accurate this time around.

Spring cleaning tips for busy families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spring has arrived and for many of us that brings to mind the idea of doing a nice Spring cleaning of our homes. But what if you and your family are very busy? Don’t be discouraged! You can still take advantage of the nicer spring weather to clean your home. Here are seven spring cleaning tips for busy families.

Jill and Joey Maternity support belt

Support Your Body: Review of Maternity Belt and Pregnancy Wedge Pillow by Jill and Joey

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is my third pregnancy in the span of three years, and it is really starting to take a toll on my body. My belly is HUGE, far larger than the first two times, and I have been experiencing aches and pains like never before. New for me this time around is severe round ligament pain and pain in my hips. Pregnancy Support Belt and Pregnancy Wedge Pillow by Jill and Joey have been a game-changer!

Hospitality: Healing, changing, and setting boundaries

Hospitality: Healing, changing, and setting boundaries

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today we are jumping right into the practice of hospitality in our everyday real lives. In my experience, the reason many are nervous or anxious about the idea of hospitality usually originates from one of the following: the memory of a negative past experience, perfectionist ideas and unrealistic expectations, and not knowing when or how to set boundaries.

Our surprise blessing... Van Sant Baby #3

Our surprise blessing… baby announcement

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our 2018 was a year of extremes filled with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. So many dramatic life changes! So many conflicting emotions! And all over such a short span of time. Two days before my mom’s memorial service, I had a positive pregnancy test. I was in shock. I have no idea why, immediately after losing Mom, the Lord chose to bless us with a surprise baby but I trust that He has a plan. This little one may have been an unexpected surprise, but I know in my heart that he is also a blessing, a precious gift.