The Spirit of a Pioneer


Did you ever read Laura Ingles Wilder “Little House on the Prairie” series? I did and I don’t know about you, but it made me wish I was a pioneer. The simple life. Nothing cluttering them up. A family unit working together in harmony. Working through difficult times without falling apart. But how does one pioneer in today’s technical generation?…

Cleaning in Clutter


Do you have a lot of stuff? I did. Tons of it. A big chunk of it was books. You see, I love to read, not just once and then I am done. No, I will read the same book sometimes 50 times (Anything Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte). So instead of using the library to borrow a book and…

Compromise and Consistency


  Parenting requires a good mix of things, somethings you already know before getting into it, somethings you figure out after the situation is over and done with, but a lot of the time you learn as you go. It just the nature of the situation. Each child and situation is different and calls for a different response. I know…

Teaching Children to Pray


I thought I would do more than just write a little devotion but make it personal and inspiring. As moms we tend to put ourselves last and that can be mean our spiritual life as well. We are too busy trying to take care of our kids, we forget to pray and read our bible too. So with that said,…

Silence: Why I Love It


In my youth I would play music, loud, very loud, while I did my homework or clean my room/house. At one point I listened to the radio just to fall asleep. As I got older the radio transitioned to a box fan put on high. I just had to have that on, to go to sleep every night. After a…

Creativity Isn’t Just About Crafts


When you hear the word creative what pops into your head? An art project? Paints? Scrap-booking perhaps? or Maybe a sewing project? A group of ladies making a quilt? I know those are all things I think of. It took me a while to realize that being creative does not have such a defined setting. It is not just art…

When DIY Becomes TOO Much


I am a big fan of do-it-yourself anything, well almost. That is just the kind of person I am. It is a great feeling to know you can do something yourself. Kind of empowering. I make my own household cleaners. I’ve made my own laundry soap. I make a lot of different breads from scratch such as, dinner rolls, bread…

Humility: An Epoch Moment


Marriage can be difficult. How many times have you heard that? Too many. I kind of get tired of the negativity surrounding marriage. How demanding it is. How confining. The hardships and failures. As I type this, I ponder… Why do we have such views of marriage? And a thought, one of many I am sure, comes to me that…

Mommy Guilt: Twice in 24 hours!


This post sort of dove tails into what I wrote about yesterday. I wrote about it being ok to fail, but it sure does not feel ok. How many of you have heard the term mommy guilt? I was just reading about mommy guilt in one of my e-books I recently purchased in a bundle set. I am glancing through…