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Category: Parenting

Raising Kingdom-Minded Kids in a Humanistic Culture

I love my honest conversations with my kids. My two big kids are 9 and 7. They are still small, but yet big enough and perceptive enough to ask really great questions. We often find our ourselves talking about theological wonderings and relational conflicts. I realize these small conversations will only grow into more substantial ones. Nevertheless, my kids are slowly being introduced to a world that muddies and perverts truth. I am full of…

What Are Your Declarations For Today?

As many of my readers know, I home school my kids. Just as God uses our daily life and ministry to speak to all of us, the past few weeks, He has spoken to me while teaching my son. My son is fierce about life. He feels all the feels. He is up and down. He is confident and strong. He can also easily get defeated all in the same moment. Right now, we are…

O Holy Night! The Perspecitve of a Birthworker.

Merry Christmas! Take a moment to consider the holiest of nights… Watching and assisting a woman in labor is both humbling and miraculous. A laboring woman confronts her greatest strengths and her greatest weaknesses simultaneously. It is truly one of the most incredible events of her life. As you many of you know, I am laboring woman’s cheerleader by vocation. The majority of my cheerleading takes place during her last few months…

I am a spread thin kinda mom. Do I still love Jesus?

First, let me say that if you clicked on this post because you are a spread thin kinda mom, allow yourself to take a deep breathe. Motherhood is amazing, demanding, miraculous, and tiresome all at the same time. I get it. I’ve been there. I am there-ALL the time. You might be a mom, a wife, a professional, a taxi driver, a chef, a maid, and a personal therapist on a daily…

Homeschool 2017-18 Edition-Our NEW Plan! FREE Download.

It’s August once again, and I am prepping for another school year at Harris Home Academy. We begin on Monday-EEK! This post is a tradition I love. Every year, YOU get a close up on my plan. If you are new to homeschooling, take a deep breathe. You don’t have to do all I am doing. But, this post is meant to fuel you and get those creative juices going…

I’m Speaking Up For New Moms. 5 Things She Needs From You.

Because of my vocation as a childbirth educator, a homeschooling mom, and just overall professional mom cheerleader, my circle is overflowing with new moms. I love holding their squishy babies and seeing the glow on their faces. The first days and weeks of motherhood are filled with excited faces, congratulations, baby gifts, delivered meals, and baby snuggles. The vast ocean we call parenting beckons another woman. As exciting as this new season is for a…

Do you know how to juggle? Juggling all your roles without dropping “YOU.”

Do you know how to juggle? I have always wanted to know how to juggle, but I just can’t do it. I have tried. I can get those 2 balls going, but the 3rd one trips me up every time. Maybe you do know how to juggle, but can you think of something else besides “don’t drop the balls” while you do it? Try it! It is near impossible…

“In my Neighborhood…” A Child’s Dream.

My 7-year-old daughter is truly becoming a little mini me. This could be good and bad, but I am so proud of her and my other children. They love God. They are determined, kind (most of the time), and always dreaming. The other day while we were watching Curious George on PBS, one of the commercials announced a kids writers contest. As I said, my daughter and I are very much alike. She…

Book Review: “The High Calling of Motherhood” Blog Tour

Book Review: The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler I have had the great pleasure this week of reading The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler. Chimene’s book compels us to view motherhood from a place of honor, responsibility, and grace. Motherhood is hard. It is by far THE most challenging job I ever been called to. The long days and nights are exhausting. The daily call to choose…

A Letter to Those Who Forgive Me the Most…I am Thankful.

To Those Who Forgive Me the Most, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for your mercy in the moments when I unwisely choose not to have patience with you. I am thankful for your kindness when I get down on my knees with a tear in my eye to say, “I am sorry”… again. I am thankful that you see the good in me. You see God in me. You…