I Always Go Back to My Favorite Daily Planner

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker's Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm a planner by nature. Always have been. At the beginning of a new school year, I would sit down with my daily planner, class rubrics, and different colored pens. I'd start with English and work my way all the way through Science taking great care to write down all my deadlines, tests, and Continue Reading

Our New Routine: A Daily Rhythm for the Work at Home Family

a new routine for the work at home family

My family thrives on routine and rhythms. Before my husband quit his job, I had a daily schedule and routine that worked for me. It incorporated all that needed to take place each day like house cleaning, intentional toddler time, blogging, etc. My days had a rhythm and a normalcy; albeit a normalcy I wasn't fond of with a husband gone two-thirds of the year. Now that we've been a work at Continue Reading

Your January Intentional Living Checklist

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Last year, I let survival mode carry me through the year. This year I want to be more intentional with my days. One way I will do that is by using my intentional living monthly checklist. I hope you find this new feature helpful too! If you subscribe to my blog, then you've received my eBook, Live for Him (click here to learn more!). You'll find these intentional living monthly checklists go Continue Reading

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look a Planning

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I am a busy wife, mother to two small boys, homemaker, mentor to several teenage girls, blogger, and youth leader with my husband at our local church. I wear a lot of hats. Just like you! I am often asked, “How do you get it all done?” There is one word - PLANNING! For some, it has never occurred to them to sit down and make a plan for their life, to create a plan to Live for Him. Too many let Continue Reading

Live Intentionally: Create a Simple To Do List and Calendar System

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I love my role as manager of my home. I'm always seeking to improve my time management skills in order to live intentionally and promote peace in our home. If our life is in constant chaos with no time to rest, then we grow weary and miss opportunities to serve the Lord. Going hand-in-hand with developing a mission statement for my life as well as developing a simple schedule and routine, Continue Reading

3 Simple Ways You Can Keep Your House Clean

3 simple ways to keep your house clean

Cultivating a heart for homemaking has not always come naturally to me. In fact, I sometimes wonder why homemaking matters so much. When I first got married, my grandmother gave me six tried and true homemaking tips. I've since added a few more to the list of homemaking tips that work for me. 3 Simple Ways to Keep the House Clean   1. Develop a Simple Schedule & Continue Reading

12 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

The Spring cleaning bug is in the air. Has it bit you yet? It has sure bit Leigh Ann and I. Our houses have never been cleaner. Are we done yet? No. Spring cleaning isn't just a one-time thing. Well, for most of us, it is. But it really shouldn't be. Yes, there are certain things we only need to clean once a year, but keeping a clean, organized, simplified life? That should be a year-round-thing. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle Sale

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

Please note this sale has ended, but we are leaving this page up in order for you to be able to access incredible resources for your homemaking needs! The books cannot be purchased in a bundle, but they can still be purchased individually. You're a homemaker if you do any of the following: Work with willing hands Provide food for your family Open your hand to the poor Reach out to the Continue Reading

Developing a Simple Schedule and Routine

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I thrive on routines and schedules. Without them, I wonder around aimlessly and motivation flies right out the window. Like a toddler, I like to know what's coming next and I like the peace of mind of knowing what I'm doing in this moment is the best thing for me (aka, does homemaking matter?). Developing a simple schedule and routine helps me to be more intentional and more at peace Continue Reading

Show Yourself Mercy this Holiday Season

Show yourself mercy this holiday season

This post is written by contributing writer, Kimberly Mercy: A compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power. A blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion. Compassionate treatment of those in distress. Source: merriam-webster.com It's that time of year again. The season that makes your palms sweat, your head ache, your calendar Continue Reading