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 and conquer messy emotions

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Is it actually possible to become a better mom when kids are constantly underfoot? 9 ways to become a better mom and conquer messy emotions Do you know those times when you feel all pressed in? Ahh, summertime!  Ya loved it as a kid; not so much as a mama.  Kids underfoot all day means constant feedings, fightings, and fraying …

Keeping Christmas simple; how to plan intentional family activities and simplify advent celebrations to fit your family. Printables. #simplyChristmas

Keeping Christmas simple; how to plan intentional family activities

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Today’s special guest and sweet friend, Keri Syder, shares what she’s learned about keeping Christmas simple.  Keri is a young mama of 3 rambunctious kiddos, yet her constant focus is on living intentionally with joy.  I love that!  And I know you’re going to love her fantastic ideas for how to simply enjoy Christmas with your family this year. How …

rest isn’t about sleeping as much as it is about having peace

3 Tips to help strong-willed children rest better

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Do your strong-willed children rest well? (Do pigs fly?) “Please take a nap.” I whispered to my little girl, rubbing her back. She stubbornly crossed her arms while sitting up in bed. Stuffed animals lined the wall, and her brow was furrowed. The special mermaid blanket and purple pillow cocooned her. The sounds of waves from the sound machine played softly. …