Little People Know

Sometimes I fear we underestimate how smart kids are. But kids remember so many odd little facts! Even the most seemingly inattentive kids recall more than you’d ever expect. I was listening to my Bible one morning while I made breakfast. I like to have my personal devotions alone in my bedroom and use that […]

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Home Hospitality

Happy Monday! Writing again from a prompt. This week’s was, “How is hospitality a foundational pillar of a homemaker’s home?” Oh this is a tricky one. I used to have a real problem with hospitality. Part of it is my introverted nature. I’m shy, I get nervous and fight social anxiety in crowds. The thought […]

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Training for a Marathon

Oh I have thoughts to ramble through… I’ve talked about how our girls sit in church with us before. It started as a necessity. With Covid regulations putting a halt to children’s church, there was no way to send our duo of wild ladies downstairs while we soaked in a sermon. This left us no […]

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Contentment and Joy

It’s Monday, which means I’m once again following a prompt from The Homemaker’s Club. This week’s was, “How does a homemaker maintain a joyful heart, so that she may seek beauty in the small and humble acts of homemaking?” How does a homemaker maintain a joyful heart? Gosh, I wish I knew! I’ll be 100% […]

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Heart of the Homemaker

“How does a homemaker care for her heart, so that she can maintain her home with a life-giving rhythm?” So read the writing prompt from The Homemaker’s Club Instagram page I enjoy. I immediately thought of a Bible verse I had drilled into me as a kid in the Kingdom Seekers girls’ group. “How can […]

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Wild Girl

I think my youngest has ADHD. Not in a “wow she’s so hyper, something must be wrong with her!” way. But in a real “I’ve researched this disorder and you have all the markers” way. Her doctor was hesitant to diagnose her before four, but now that we’re here… The evidence is currently running back […]

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Get in the Blender, Kids!

I’ve talked a little bit about some of the challenges of second marriage (Chapter Two). I’ve talked about the challenges of parenting frequently. But what about blended parenting? My friends, it is the biggest blessing and the biggest challenge. I don’t even know how to start writing about it! When my husband and I started […]

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What is a Homemaker?

An Instagram page I follow posed this question. What is a homemaker? For a long time, the first image that I conjured when I head the word “homemaker” was that of a woman in the classic billowy 1950s skirt, her hair perfectly coiffed and an apron slung around her teeny tiny waist as she serves […]

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