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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

Do Homeschoolers Have to Teach Every Subject Every Day?

I have written before about how I work full-time and homeschool my girls. It’s a challenge, but we make it work. One thing we do I think would benefit lots of other homeschool families, though. This is something that everyone could do. I like to pretend that we are Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. I like her ideas, and I like how she does things. It is in the practice of learning, however, that we have to part ways. Charlotte Mason required students to learn all subjects every day. She ran a school, and that is how schools do things. When I … Read more

How to Work Full Time and Homeschool

I have worked part-time since I quit teaching high school five years ago, but I never dreamed I would go back to full-time. Like, ever. Well! God has a way of working things out, and a perfect opportunity came along from an employer that I liked very much. At the same time, we have been homeschooling since preschool, so continuing to do so after I accepted this full-time position was a given. Whatever my job situation was, we would continue to homeschool. I have been working full-time for two months, and while it has not been easy to continue to homeschool, we … Read more