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. …
Has the reality of motherhood hit you yet? Kids force us into the strangest situations – I once showered my three year old at the County Fair. I know. What a way to begin a guest post. But you know as well as I do if we were sitting around a campfire swapping stories, you would laugh and empathize with …
I’m a wife, mom, and homemaker, but there’s no “just ” about it. Are you ever ashamed to say you’re a housewife? Here’s why you can be proud of your title! (You’ll never believe how much you should actually be paid!)
How to handle tension with the 60-second tension-tamer when feeling emotional stress. Turn anger, anxiety, or discouragement around with this stress buster!
Dear creative mom, you can find time for your passion! Your soul needs room to breathe and carry out your vision. 4 key tips from a mom of 6 that will help!
We all want to make family prayer central, right? We want our kids to grow up praying naturally and feeling the closeness of Jesus. But wanting it and making it happen are two very different things. It’s normal to want our kids to turn to Jesus naturally and to know His comfort. But life is so busy. It’s hard enough …
Why can’t I stop yelling? Tired of feeling guilty about your temper? Learn how to overcome anger and mommy temper with God’s power. It works!
How can we pray when we are full of our own faults? Don’t be discouraged, mom. God has an answer for YOU, and He is patient, loving, and forgiving.
We moms worry about our kids, and sometimes our minds won’t stop – but we can counteract fear with God’s help. Here’s my scary story and how God used it to teach me how to find His peace.
How to find time in the Word; 16 best tips for overwhelmed moms. Bible study doesn’t have to be hard, long, or boring. Any mom can fit time in the Word in her schedule with these simple tips!
Is it actually possible to become a better mom when kids are constantly underfoot? 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 of (mom’s) nerves. Water gun fights, ice cream, and sticky floors. Laundry …
How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer; Practicing the art of family connections, communication, and solid parenting involvement.
31 home, parenting, and blogging resources to put a spring in your mama-step. Tips for home decor, healthy cooking, homeschooling, finding time in the Word, and getting your blog up and running!
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
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 battle you won’t win with your kid; 8 tips for picky eaters. As a mom of 4 I feel your pain and these 8 tips worked for me. Feed your kids meals they like and save your sanity with the Frazzled Mom’s Picky Eater Checklist!
How to make a decision when you don’t know what God wants; It’s hard! But this one step helped me when life got hard. God has answers to our difficult questions when we bring our choices to Him, we just have to know how to look for them. #decisions #decisionmaking #difficultchoices #choices
One valuable lesson I wish I’d learned as a younger mom – no condemnation! What one mom learned from an emotional encounter and her new attitude adjustment for next time.
“I believe the relationship and bonds we create with our children will get us through the strong-willed battles of the teen years.” YES! This is how we forge winter’s tension; by building strong bonds early on. Here’s how to do that.
Strong-willed teens; how to appreciate and foster their strengths. Whether you parent girls or boys, you can help them harness their energy, steering them towards positive life goals. Take heart, mama – we’ve seen it happen!