Minimalism and Christianity

Christian minimalism: "Less time spent on the temporary and more time invested in the eternal." These days I've been decluttering a lot. This week I dropped off a car load of stuff at the thrift store. And that was the fifth or sixth car load this year. Yeah, we had a lot of junk that … Continue reading Minimalism and Christianity

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12 Chores for Toddlers

"Never do for a child what he can do for himself. A 'dependent' child is a demanding child... Children become irresponsible only when we fail to give them opportunities to take on responsibility." -Rudolph Dreikurs & Margaret Goldman Today I'm talking about chores for toddler. Yes, even little kids need chores to do. If you … Continue reading 12 Chores for Toddlers

{Fall} Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

I think it's safe to say we all love having Fall-like smells in the house these days, making the lovely season even more enjoyable. There are so many yummy candles for sale now everywhere you look, but most of them are so full of nasty chemicals that I don't want to risk my family's health … Continue reading {Fall} Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

DIY Toddler’s Craft Corner

At eighteen months my daughter is really starting to show her fun side. Don't get me wrong-- she's always been fun, but the past month or so her personality and humor and interest in certain things are really coming through. Some of her interests include playing with play-dough, coloring, sorting out or lining up her toys (or quirky little things she picks up around the house). 

Her attention span for books and certain activities is still pretty short because of her age, but it's getting longer as she gets older, so that makes doing crafts and reading or practicing ABCs and 123s a bit easier and that's something I am really starting to instill in our days now. 

We've had a little table for her in our kitchen/dining area for several months and she really enjoys sitting at it for snacks and playing. So I've set her up a little craft corner at it with a box of fun things for her to do-- and learning new skills as she plays, unbeknownst to her...

Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood