Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Our healthy children do not know life any differently, but as parents we know that we often focus more on the medical-needy children and take our healthy children for granted. We interact, teach, play, and spend time with all of our children every day, but we don't often get to have one-on-one time with each of them to really talk and let them talk. We have learned to be more intentional about carving out special time with our children.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I have listed every type of date I can think of from frugal to extravagant, plus several ideas from around the web, to give you great options to spend time with your best friend celebrating your marriage union and love for each other. What is your favorite date? Please share in the comments!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
That does not mean that we can not have some hobbies of our own or do things that we love. You can even earn a supplemental income doing what you love! I love writing and researching, so I naturally am drawn to those types of activities that can be done at home.
However, there are SO many things you can do from the comfort of your own home without sacrificing time away from your husband & kids. Whether it is 15-minutes or 1-hour, you can find time in your day before the kids wake up, or when they are napping or otherwise occupied, to do something you enjoy.
Whether you have a passion for cooking, teaching, coloring, reading, crafting, or anything else... there is something here for just about anyone!
Friday, January 15, 2016
The state of our souls is what matter the most. If struggling through trials is what it takes to bring me to the feet of Jesus, then may it be so. It is at the feet of Jesus that I long to be!
Embrace the here and now. Choose joy today.
Nurture and care for the life you have been given and the people you have been given to love. Cling to Jesus for strength. Bloom where you are!
Friday, January 8, 2016
But, then I had kids. And not just any kids... but, special-medical needs kids. Reading for pleasure stopped for lack of time and energy.
I replaced Janette Oke and Lori Wick with Dr. Seuss and Little Golden Books. Can anyone else relate?
Don't get me wrong, I love reading to my kids! I have loved introducing my kids to some of my childhood favorites like The Little House Series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Mandie Books, and so on.
This school year, we have been enjoying several new books as read alouds in our homeschool (but that is for another post!). It has been a joy to get back into a regular routine of reading to my kids. Since my autoimmune disease diagnosis in 2012, I have been slow to getting back to doing all of those -seemingly- little things in life ... like reading to my kids every day!
As part of my mission to #BloomIn2016, I have been wanting to allow myself a little time for creativity, aside from the time time spent being creative with my kids (but still within my own home, surrounded by my kids). I started art journaling this month (and love it!) and now I am wanting to read some mom books! I no longer have a great desire to read fiction, though, so my list reflects that.
Check out the books I hope to read (listed in no particular order) and let me know in the comments what's on your reading list in 2016!
Friday, January 1, 2016
First and foremost, I want 2016 to be exactly what my Lord wills it to be. I do not want any single thing to happen without the Lord's blessing. I do not want to desire or chase after any single thing that is not of Him and for Him. I pray that my "goals" and my hopes for the future will be transformed into what God already knows to be best for me, my family, and our life!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I am saving a lot of money this year from just choosing what I need from a variety of places to create the perfect custom planner and goal-setting printables for my Christian walk, homemaking, homeschool, and business!
I wanted to put them all in one place for you, so I have gathered them all to share with you here!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Perhaps you have had a new baby, are experiencing morning sickness, have medical needs or special needs children, are facing your own health crisis, or simply need to approach your homeschool in a new way. There are many practical reasons you may need to change you homeschool curriculum.
Obviously, you shouldn't be investing a lot of money into products you do not plan to use and you should do your diligent research before making a purchase. However, the sanity and peace in your home is more important than struggling through a program that just does not fit with your current situation just for the sake of "finishing it"!
Monday, December 7, 2015
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