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7 Tips for Creating an Intentional Summer

An Intentional Summer - Unique DIY summer planner for moms. Includes calendar pages, goals, bucket list, free cheap and frugal activities and other printable pages. Resource pack has lots of questions to guide your planning for the whole summer. Best resource for moms in the summer!

Today is the last day of May which means school will be out soon if it’s not already. Are your kids hanging out on the couch or in their beds, staring at screens all day? Mine are. The screens vex me. I don’t want my kids to spend their days and weeks staring at YouTube stupidity or watching inane TV shows. I want them to experience the zoo and campfires and nature studies. I want them to read good books and clean the cat boxes and exercise. Whether you are a working mom whose kids go to daycare or camps … Read more

15 Encouraging Books for Exhausted Women

Encouraging books for exhausted women, especially moms - These reading lists for fiction and non-fiction are full of encouragement, strength, and hope. Some include the words and truth of God and some are purely for fun and escape. Written by teachers of faith and full of truths from the heart. Lots of great book ideas here, perfect for summer reading or anytime.

I love to read, and I have for all of my days on this earth. I remember as a little kid, holing up inside my bedroom to read. My mom used to get on my case to go outside and play with my sister because she was playing, and I was laying on my bed, reading a book. I love books. Since I’ve become an exhausted working woman and mom, I haven’t had as much time for books. Gone are the days of turning pages in my bed for hours. I have a Kindle now, and LOVE IT, but I … Read more

25 Simple & Easy Habits to Make You a Happy Mom Even When Life is Hard

While this has not always been the case, I am a genuinely happy person these days. My life is stressful, don’t get me wrong: I worry daily about whether I’m doing a good enough job for my husband and children. I am battling a raging food addiction and trying unsuccessfully to work the steps in a 12-step program. My house is an embarrassing mess, and I am overcommitted. But at the end of the day, I am content with the way things are and don’t generally feel bitter or angry or resentful. I have great joy in Jesus and in … Read more

8 Things Every Frazzled Mom Needs to Hear

8 things every every frazzle mom needs to hear - Parenting makes you overwhelmed, weary, tired, and grumpy. These 8 truths from God and other moms will help you to cheer up and stay positive even in the challenges of motherhood.

Being a mom of two big kids – one a tween and the other in first grade – is a pretty sweet gig. They are still little enough to be lovey, and the first grader still wants to hold my hand everywhere we go. But I don’t have to remind them to look before they cross the street, and they never run off into a crowd. They sometimes let me hug and kiss them, and occasionally, they even ask for it. Best of all, they feed themselves, wipe their own butts, and even play outside once in a while, all … Read more

10 Ways to Treat Yourself

10 ways to treat yourself - Some of these ideas include food and some are without food. They're all healthy and positive ways to pamper yourself and make self care a priority, especially when you're sad or stressed. Perfect for busy moms!

Every day is packed full. Full of work meetings and blog posts and emails and playing with the kids and Facebook and making dinner and sorting mail and cleaning the house and about a million other things. I know you are nodding your head right now. The days are packed full. There’s not a free half hour when I can carve away time for myself. Except there really has to be if you’re going to be a full, healthy, and happy person. Maybe the dishes can wait until the morning or your husband can put the kids to bed. Maybe … Read more

Banish Crabby Mom

Banish Crabby Mom

I have a confession to make. I struggle with being a crabby mom. That’s right, me, all beautiful messy life and live fully tattoo, and I struggle with being a grumpy mom day in and day out. I have my own things to do, you know? I have to clean the bathroom and do the laundry and tidy the dining room and sweep the floor and pick up all the toys we’ve ever owned fifteen times a day. Those things by themselves would be a challenge, but add in two small people who want me to play and read every … Read more