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Parenting Preschoolers

  • Prep + Pack for a Day at the State Fair with Children

    I received a really flattering compliment one day at the Iowa State Fair and it was all because I reeeally thought out what to bring to the state fair. Yes, I have an embarrassing amount of pride about my state fair system and I figured it’s time I show it. Now that I’ve said that, […] Read more…

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    A Magical Scavenger Hunt Nature Walk

    The other day, we had an adventure. It started when the temperature was unseasonably warm, and I was watching my two kids (six and three) play in the back yard. They were having a great time, but I knew that it would probably deteriorate soon, so I came up with a plan for our own […] Read more…

Home Management

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    Spring Clean Your Home: Podcasts that Inspire

    My name is Laura, and I’m a podcast fanatic. I wasn’t always this way, though. And my podcast obsession has gone in a direction I never anticipated: home podcasts are my new favorite. They’re designed to help us maintain, organize, clean, and otherwise enjoy our living spaces. I love these podcasts not because I love […] Read more…

  • How to Put Your Kids First as a Homemaker

    There’s a stack of dishes and pots piling up by the sink, I just discovered popcorn on the living room floor, but more importantly, my two kiddos need caring for. With everything we moms have to do, it’s pretty difficult to put your kids first. Can I get an amen? I often feel the tension […] Read more…

Devotions for Moms

  • Feeling Mommy Guilt? Here’s How to Battle It.

    He wasn’t trying to give me a full-blown case of mommy guilt. It just happened naturally when I heard my son shout, “You shouldn’t have let me go outside! I have a cold and now I’m all wet!” My poor son, frozen and nearly in tears, was kind of right here. We all had a […] Read more…

  • Appreciate the Little Things

    How Fails Help Me Appreciate the Little Things in Life

    It’s true that I’m inspired by pumpkin pie. It’s delicious, it’s the perfect way to enjoy fall, and it helps me appreciate the little things in life.   It also makes me want to confront the person who coined the phrase “easy as pie” and ask them to take it back. Or at least change […] Read more…

Self Care for Moms

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    Biblical Self Care Basics for Moms

    Moms, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Today I’m going to help you learn how to fill it by following some Biblical self care basics. Balancing the work you do for others with taking care of yourself is tough, but definitely worth the effort. Here are my best tips on health and wellness for […] Read more…

  • How to Edit Your Life For Spiritual Growth

    There’s a little passage in John that describes how we bear fruit as believers. It says that in order to grow, we are pruned. We’d all love to be closer to God, but there’s work to do and branches to be cut back first. This is the passage that I think is a great metaphor […] Read more…

Stay at Home Moms

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    The True Value of a Stay at Home Mom

    It wasn’t that long ago that I was a career-oriented gal wondering what I’d do when I had my baby and if there was any significant value of a stay at home mom. Little did I know, I’d be blessed with this title just two weeks after my maternity leave was over. pin me! When […] Read more…

  • How to Be a Happy Stay at Home Mom

    It’s not my kids. It’s me who’s fussy today. To be completely honest, I need an attitude adjustment right now. Even though my kids are a huge blessing, I’ve forgotten how to be a happy stay at home mom. I don’t really want to run around the house pretending with them, breaking up squabbles, and […] Read more…

Hope From the Bible

  • That Time I Wrote About Abortion (Updated)

    So, today over on Kingdom Bloggers, you can find two articles I wrote on the subject of abortion. Can I just tell you what a mixed bag of emotions I was over writing these posts? My personality type (9 on Enneagram) means I can see the merit of everyone’s opinions. It’s not easy for me […] Read more…

  • Encouraging Bible Verses to Brighten Your Day

    Hi there! Welcome to my little series called Encouraging Bible Verses. I’d love for you to browse the other posts in this series. Grab some coffee and let’s dive in to God’s word together. I pray you’re encouraged by these Bible verses to brighten your day!   Today didn’t start off on a great note. […] Read more…

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