An Intentional Approach to Thanksgiving – Pilgrims for a Day

Teach your kids what the Pilgrims went through in search of new land. Pretend to be Pilgrims on the Mayflower eating hard tack. Then imagine what the first Thanksgiving feast was like with a traditional Pilgrim Dinner. Ideas and recipes for an intentional Thanksgiving with your family.

Have you ever thought about why we celebrate Thanksgiving? Last year I read Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey. As I read through the history of the Pilgrims' voyage and first years in America, I was amazed at how little I remembered from school. I was fascinated to read about Scrooby Manor, Pastor John Robinson, the escape to Holland, the Mayflower, and so much more. I also spent a lot of Continue Reading

Get Organized for the New Year Before You Get Busy

Get organized for the new year before you get busy!

This post is sponsored by Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner. All opinions are 100% mine. It's time to start thinking about the new year! Can you believe it's November already? I can't. I really can't. This year has flown by! Every year around this time, I begin thinking about the upcoming year. The New Year comes and we're all ready for a fresh start. We reflect on the previous year, we Continue Reading

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time

How to make a perfect hard-boiled egg every time tutorial with pictures and video. | IntentionalByGrace.com

Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods available, and my family goes through dozens of eggs a week! When we did our Whole 30 Challenge, eggs became even more of a staple to us. Thankfully, we love eggs, and one of our favorite ways to enjoy eggs are hard-boiled. We'll dice them up over a salad, make them into an egg salad sandwich, or just eat them halved with a little salt. Even my Continue Reading

Simple Meal Planning Tips for the Holidays

Simple Meal Planning Tips for the Holidays | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Victoria The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving is coming up only to be followed by the busy Christmas season. While this time of year is definitely a wonderful season to enjoy celebrating all that God has blessed us with, including the birth of our Savior, it can also be a season where we are just plain busy. From school plays, concerts, church Continue Reading

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for November

Get organized and be intentional with this monthly checklist from IntentionalByGrace.com!

Each month I share a monthly intentional living checklist to help you stay on track with meeting your goals and being intentional. I find these monthly checklists helpful in making sure I take care of important tasks around my home. I'm really looking forward to tackling this month's list, especially since we've been on the road for all of October! I'm sure my house and routines will need a Continue Reading

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for October

Get organized and be intentional with this monthly checklist from IntentionalByGrace.com!

Each month I share a monthly intentional living checklist to help you stay on track with meeting your goals and being intentional. I find these monthly checklists helpful in making sure I take care of important tasks around my home. I'm really looking forward to tackling this month's list. October Intentional Living Monthly Checklist Review your mission statement I’m a big proponent of Continue Reading

A Day in the Life with A Work-at-Home Mom Relying on Grace

morning awake time

I'm often asked what a typical day looks like in my house. The true answer? Each day is different and no two days look the same. I think "typical days" are an illusion. As a work at home family, we try to stick to a regular routine, but rarely does that mean the days are "typical." It's life, right? However, the day after launching the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers I decided to Continue Reading

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Not So Helpful & the Helpful}

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Helpful & the Not So Helpful} | IntentionalByGrace.com

Guest post by, Ami Sometimes I think tragedy is the catalyst that compels Christians to function as Jesus intended, that is, one body integrally entwined with petty differences cast aside. When the bottom falls out, believers realize a startling truth— we desperately need each other. It’s a paradox. Pain and sorrow can create a church that radiates Jesus’ stunning beauty. I’ve experienced Continue Reading

How I Use My Daily Planner to Help Me Menu Plan

How to Make Menu Plan

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker’s Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. Every week (usually on Saturday or Sunday) I sit down and plan out my upcoming week. I've already shared with you how I do my weekly planning using my favorite daily planner, and today I want to expand a little on how I do my weekly menu planning. It's important to me that my family eat Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – September 15th

Quick and easy meal ideas for an exhausting week.

Posting my menu plans here for all the world to see has truly been such a help in keeping me faithful to menu planning. I ride such a roller coaster when it comes to meal planning, but it's without a doubt one of the best things I do for my family. Our days go so much more smoothly when dinner is already planned. We are in an exhausting season of life right now. I'm not sure why it's so Continue Reading