Adjust your vision; you are not just a mom. Image of viewer with phrase "turn to clear vision" in it.
parenting

Not Just A Mom

When you have been asked what you do by someone, have you ever responded: "Oh, I'm just a mom"? Yep. According to Merriam-Webster online, synonyms for the word just in this context are barely, hardly, and scarcely. Am I barely a mom? Hardly a  mom? Scarcely a mom? I hope not! These descriptions make me cringe.… Continue reading Not Just A Mom

My husband does not babysit our kids. Father holding daughter-view from behind them
kids, parenting

My Husband Does Not Babysit Our Kids

In the years that we have been parents, my husband has never once babysat our children. Ever. Are you surprised? He is a doting father who loves his children, after all. Also, I have never asked him to babysit our children. Nope. Not once. I will tell you why: fathers are parents, not babysitters. Fathers… Continue reading My Husband Does Not Babysit Our Kids

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Faith

How to “Pray About It”

When someone tells you to "pray about it," what is your response? Do you say, "Yes, I am already doing that. Please pray for me, too." Or do you think, "That's easy for you to say! How should I pray about it?" I have responded both ways myself at different times. There are many different ways… Continue reading How to “Pray About It”

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Bible Passages

Bible Passages for Blessed Categories

When I first started my blog I looked up passages in the Bible that relate to each category I have. I want to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them! Faith "Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice! Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in… Continue reading Bible Passages for Blessed Categories

Establishing chores for kids is fairly simple. Image of a toddler boy helping his older brother unload the dishwasher.
At Home, kids

Establishing Chores for Kids

For the most part, when our kids were little, my husband and I took care of the household chores, while our kids just picked up their toys. As they got older, we expected more from them. They were now old enough to take on more responsibility. We needed to decide what was realistic to expect… Continue reading Establishing Chores for Kids

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marriage

Prioritizing Date Night

When was the last time you and your husband went out on a date or stayed in and had a date night? Hum . . . do you even remember?When my husband Alex and I got married we vowed that we would stay married no matter what, but we did not want our married life… Continue reading Prioritizing Date Night