Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Food Presentation Using A Trifle Bowl

The presentation of food can add so much to a meal!  Look at these clever ideas for using a trifle bowl from faithfulprovisions.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Loving Them Big in Small Ways

I got teary-eyed reading Generation Cedar's simple idea that says "I love you" so loudly to your children.  What small thing can you do today to tell your child that you love him?

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pray for Your Husband Daily

I love this challenge from Courtney to pray for our husbands daily.  Check out the simple list she has compiled that reminds us to pray.  And while you're on her blog, take some time to look through her other inspirting posts.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You are an Investor - pt5

INVEST: to surround (a place) with military forces or works so as to prevent approach or escape; besiege. (

How are you investing your family? Your heart? Your home? Your marriage?
Do you guard these important things with prayer?
Do you live steadfastly for truth?
Are you letting your guard down in any of these areas?
Are you truly living in the armor of God?


Saturday, July 10, 2010

You are an Investor - pt4

INVEST: to infuse or belong to, as a quality or characteristic: Goodness invests his every action. (

What invests your actions? What do people see when they look at your life?
What invests your speech? What do people hear when they listen to you?
What invests your heart? Are you filling your heart with godly things, so that HE overflows from your heart?
What invests your priorities? What do your choices and priorities say about what’s important to you?


Thursday, July 08, 2010

You are an Investor - pt3

INVEST: to furnish with power, authority, rank, etc.: The Constitution invests the president with the power of veto. (

Invest your children with confidence to stand their ground, to say yes and no when the time is right.
Invest your children to know the Bible and live by the truth therein.
Invest your children to use their gifts and talents to help others.
Invest your children to humbly lead younger children in your home.
Invest your husband to lead you and your family according to God’s word.
Invest your friends to know your heart, so they can hold you accountable.


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

You are an Investor - pt2

INVEST: to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or to achieve something: He invested a lot of time in helping children. (

How do you invest your time?
How do you invest your talents?
How do you invest your possessions?
How do you invest your home?
How do you invest your car?


Friday, July 02, 2010

You are an Investor

INVEST: to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value. (

How are you investing your money? Are you spending frivolously or carefully? If you need a little help in this area, try reading blogs from other homemakers, such as or

Are you letting your money work for you or are you just socking extra cash away under the mattress? Learn more from a trusted financial planner (we love ours!) or read some of the resources.

To whom are you giving financial resources? Back of your passions with financial gifts to your church and your favorite nonprofit groups.