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12 Secrets of a Fun Mom

How to be a fun mom - These simple and easy ideas will help any mother to be more involved with her children. Article full of life tips for parenting made easy and things to do with your kids. Great for a stay at home mom or any parent who wants more quality time with her kids.

My younger daughter doesn’t remember the time I spent as a stay-at-home mom, before I worked even part time. Neither does she remember the years during which I worked only at night so that I could be fully available to her and her older sister in the daytime. I’m sad that she doesn’t remember these times because they were fun times. We went to Hersheypark during the day and rode all the rides with no lines and swam in the pool until we were sunburned. We went to parks and played all afternoon and had picnics with friends. We spent … Read more

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

25 Simple & Easy Time Management Tips for Super Busy Moms

Simple & easy time management tips super busy women especially moms - Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, you need practical articles with advice and ideas to get organized. Morning and evening routines, schedules, planners, this post covers it all.

I quit my full-time teaching job when my second daughter was born, and for four years after that, I worked part-time, only in the evenings. It was a grand life, and I was able to take my girls to do all sorts of fun things in the daytime and later to help care for my mom when she got sick and eventually died of pancreatic cancer. For the most part, those years were a very special time of my life filled with fun, fun, and more fun with my kids. We were really able to do whatever we wanted whenever … 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