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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…

5 Survival Tips: For the End…of Daylight Savings Time

Oh daylight savings time, how my household of littles loves you. NOT! The end of daylight savings time is a day for early morning rises. 6 little feet come running into our room at an ungodly hour. Sweet faces turn their heads in confusion at our refusal to start the day. If you have kids, you KNOW what I am talking about. While it seems that everyone else gets to celebrate the extra hour of…

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom

As I promised, here is a quick look at our daily routine. “How do you organize your day?” is one of the most common questions I get from fellow homeschool moms, new moms taking my childbirth classes, and friends that know my list of responsibilities. I decided to spend some time answering that question just for YOU. First, I will admit that I am a very organized person. I thrive on schedules, lists, and to…

3 years of saying, “YES.” I found gems beneath my feet.

If you follow me on social media, you know me personally, or you have read my blog in the past, it is pretty obvious that I homeschool my children and that I LOVE it. I mean, I feel like I was made for it. But, I have to be honest with you. I did not always feel “made for it.” You know what? I didn’t even want to do it. We…