9 Ways to become a better mom this summer - how 9 tips from Scripture can help you harness your emotions and build stronger bonds with your kids. #mom #bettermom #summer #emotions #overwhelm #frazzled mom

9 ways to become a better mom this summer

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Is it actually possible to become a better mom in summer with kids constantly underfoot? *This post contains affiliate links.  Should you choose to purchase certain advertised items, I will receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you, which will help keep this blog up and running!  You may view my policies here.   Ahh, summertime!  Ya loved it as …

How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer

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I spotted her there in her beach chair, the ocean wide with families interacting, laughter and joy surrounding.  Little boy sitting at her side, chattering, nudging, vying for attention. She remained out of touch, face buried in phone. The sickness prevails across the land – the sickness of disconnection.   “She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps …

Tired of stressful family dinners with kids? I hear you, mom. Here's how to actually enjoy dinnertime with your kids, with ideas for simple meals and family bonding. Including the Dinnertime Survival Guide with 6 strategies for family table bonding. These tips work! #dinnertime #mealtime #mealtimewithkids #familydinner

How to actually enjoy dinnertime with your kids

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Tired of stressful family dinners with kids? I hear you, mom. Here’s how to actually enjoy dinnertime with your kids, with ideas for simple meals and family bonding. Including the Dinnertime Survival Guide with 6 strategies for family table bonding. These tips work! #dinnertime #mealtime #mealtimewithkids #familydinner

7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

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  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …

The one scheduling secret that will calm your stress levels and put everything back in perspective for motherhood. This year, why not try this little secret straight from Scripture, get back your sanity, and start looking at your list from God's perspective. #schedulingsecret. #schedules

One scheduling secret that will calm your stress levels

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  One scheduling secret for your haste to “git ‘er done” I’m a task oriented person, not a people oriented one. I tend to run right over my people to accomplish my goals. It’s a lesson I keep learning over and over. In my passion to get things done and yet my desire to honor God and love my people, …