How to have gracious words (His Encouragement)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I used to think I was a patient person. Then I had children of my own and discovered that it is easy to be patient when you are well-rested and stress-free. The real test is when you face a challenging situation when you are sleep-deprived, stressed out, overwhelmed, grieved, anxious, or in pain.

Proverbs 16:24 encourages us to have gracious words, but how? When stressed, it can be hard to stop our natural reactions (the fight or flight response).

5 Tips for a realistic new year’s resolution

Reading Time: 4 minutes The New Year often brings with it a sense of renewed enthusiasm to make a change or two in our lives. But should a Christian make a new year’s resolution? And, if so, how do we make a goal that is realistic and achievable?

5 Children’s books about thankfulness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Soon it will be Thanksgiving, but you can teach your child about being thankful all year round with these children’s books about thankfulness! It is not always easy trying to teach certain concepts and behaviors to our children. However, I have found a good book read often can reinforce the values you are modeling. I

Pumpkin at four days old. Read our birth story.

New Beginnings: Our Birth Story, Baby #3

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our third son, whom we are calling Pumpkin here on the blog, was born a little over a month ago on June 10, 2019 at 11:46pm. He was 6 lbs 15 oz and 19 1/4 inches long with a shocking amount of reddish hair. Our largest baby yet! For those interested, this is our birth

6 Tips for a tidy house with toddlers

Reading Time: 6 minutes We have three boys under the age of three. Our house is ground zero for “chaos”. But I’ve learned that you don’t have to give up on a tidy home just because your kids are small. Here are some tips for keeping a tidy house with toddlers.

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!