Welcome to Our Mess ~ And Why I’m Okay With That

It seems like FOREVER now that we’ve been drowning in MESS here at our house.  Have you ever heard of FlyLady’s C.H.A.O.S. {Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome}? That’s us ALL the time. But recently, I’ve been making progress in baby steps. So, the house looks cleanER to me. I realize that most people would step […]

Comparing Ourselves to Others….

I read this great post today  from Crystal at Money Saving Mom about comparing ourselves to others. It reminded me of this fantastic quote that I found on Pinterest: * Source: ohmystars.me via Stephanie on Pinterest It’s so easy to do this with other homeschool bloggers, for example. They seem to have it ALL together. […]

Encouragement for Momma

I remember when I was in the midst of nursing 9 million times a day…changing a mountain of diapers, not able to put the little one down for more than a minute without hearing screams of discontent…. I was weary, I was exhausted, I JUST NEEDED A BREAK.  I was tired of being touched ALL. […]

It Could Be Worse…..

Ugh.  We had a tough day today.  One where I was counting down the hours until bedtime…..like this morning. (and no, my kids don’t nap.  Their biological makeup dictates that they stop napping as soon as they turn 2….unless we happen to be in the car at just the right time of the day and […]

Just. Say. NO!

…or “No, thank you” if you must. Or how about “thank you for asking, but I just can’t“? This is a difficult (but valuable) lesson that I’m learning right now. Let me put it to you this way: You’ve heard that God won’t give you more than you can handle, right?   So you’re crying out […]

Like New Again {Answered Prayers}

Ahhhh, I’m feeling VERY refreshed this week! I had some good “mommy time” over the weekend, which worked wonders on my spirit. However, on Monday I was kind of….well, shall we just say….monstrous? Seriously, it was not pretty. But the last two days have been GREAT. Truly! And part of (most of) the reason is […]

Scripture Sunday: Like A Tree

{Photo Credit: Sergey Tokarev} I was talking with a friend the other day, and she was sharing a message that she heard in a church service.  Evidently there are many references in the Bible to man being like a tree. The gist of the message was that as a tree needs to be well-rooted in […]

God Is…

I’ve been crying out to God lately….. …..we’ve been having some difficulties with our attitudes….. ….I’ve been questioning if we made the right decision to homeschool…. ….if I’m really equipped to be “Mommy”….. ….or if the Lord has removed His hand from wanting me to be with the kids full-time….. I’ve been craving His presence, […]

Filling Your Tank….

“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. –Isaiah 40:31 Thank you Lord, for these wonderful words! I have been feeling somewhat weary and faint, burdened and ineffective. Kind of like […]