My Favorite Quiet Time Resources for Small Children

When Mommy needs a quiet time, here are my favorite quiet time resources for small children! Don't just keep them occupied - teach them about Jesus too!

Being a mom of small children comes with many challenges (as does every other season of parenting, of course). One of the biggest challenges I have found in my nearly four years of motherhood is the ability to have a consistent quiet time with the Lord. We all know it's rarely quiet in a home with small children, and getting time alone to shower, let alone to meet with the Lord can be downright Continue Reading

How I Teach My Child About Jesus

How Do I Teach Them About Jesus? - Intentional By Grace

We've only just begun our journey into home education. Admittedly homeschool preschool isn't all that glorious; nor does it make me a seasoned homeschool mom. Yet, I've spent the better part of my summer considering what I want my homeschool preschool to look like come mid-August. Better yet, I've been considering what I want our homeschool to look like period - not just preschool but Continue Reading

8 Summer Travel Bag Necessities

8 Summer Travel Bag Necessities |

By contributing writer, Victoria Summer time and family vacations just go together hand in hand. Most of us have wonderful memories of family vacations when we were kids and can't wait to create similar memories with our own families. Whether it be the all-American road trip or a vacation where you travel by plane, vacations can create once in a life time memories. But they can also Continue Reading

11 Helpful Tips for a Successful Staycation

11 Helpful Tips for a Successful Staycation | How to create a fun and relaxing vacation at home. |

By contributing writer, Amy Our family has a somewhat troubled past when it comes to vacations.  I don't believe in "luck," but if I did, I'd have to say vacations bring us bad luck. There was the year we went camping at the beach in the heat of August....the time a hurricane hit out vacation rental the day after we arrived....and the trip when our van's air conditioning broke more than nine Continue Reading

Dear New Mama Who is Pregnant for the First Time

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Dear new mama who is pregnant for the first time, First, congratulations! What a joy that you are with child! The wonder that fills you as you begin to dream about the baby hidden away in the secret parts of your womb, the baby a size of a pin prick, the baby that will one day fill your arms and heart so full you'll swear you'll burst from it all, this wonder is overwhelmingly Continue Reading

My Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture {Promotes Healthy Milk Supply}

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Breastfeeding, as natural as it is, can be so hard! There can be so many challenges to overcome. With my first child, we got off to a rocky start, and I almost quit breastfeeding after four days. Once we got our breastfeeding relationship established, I had a hard time keeping a strong milk supply the older my baby got. I was always worried that he wasn't getting enough milk, but I knew Continue Reading

55+ Toddler Snacks (You and) Your Toddler Will Love

Need some ideas for healthy toddler snacks that even you will love? Check out this list of 55+ ideas!

There are days when I feel like I do nothing but feed a baby or toddler all day long. The minute I finish the breakfast dishes someone wants to nurse or "have a snack." It can be exhausting! When it comes to feeding my children (and myself!), I don't want to waste calorie consumption on foods that simply do not supply my children the nutrients they need. Even “organic” snacks are often highly Continue Reading

How to Have a Gingerbread House Party

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to be intentional and show hospitality by inviting people into your home. For us a gingerbread house party was just the thing! Where I live, people really tend to hibernate in the winter. Mounds and mounds and mounds of snow will do that to you. I have to work really hard not to do the same thing!  As a stay-at-home-mom, my time is limited, and with a Continue Reading

Christmas Advent: Our 2013 Plan

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I love Christmas! The birth of Jesus is such a wonderful reason to celebrate! Counting down to Christmas is a beautiful way to demonstrate to our children how the world was holding it's breath as it waited for the Messiah, waiting for the Savior of the world. There are so many ways we can count down the days to Christmas with our little ones. This year my oldest will be nearly three years old. Continue Reading

Family Game Nights: 6 Board Games to Play with a Two Year Old

Need some board game ideas for your next family night? These 6 board games are even great for two year olds!

We love family game nights with our two year old. It is so much fun! The choice to implement family game nights means we are spending intentional, uninterrupted time with our toddler. This is quality time spent as a family while our son has the chance to learn some valuable lessons through play! I've shared some of our adventures on Instagram and have in turn answered a lot of questions Continue Reading