Toddler Tantrums are a Gift

Toddler tantrums are a gift - especially to the Christian parent. Find out why in this post. |IntentionalByGrace.com

Training children in the way they should go is a difficult, and often mind boggling task. While I struggle to preach the gospel to myself everyday, I'm tasked with extending grace to my children and teaching and helping to expose their need for our wonderful Savior. There are so many days where I feel like I can do nothing right and there is simply no fruit on the vine, and never will Continue Reading

Being a Stay at Home Mom When Your Husband is Not On Board

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This post is part of our motherhood series. You can see all the posts here. So your happily-ever-after is finally coming true. Nesting is in full force. You're now a wife. You have a baby. And you can settle down and do what your heart has yearned for since you were a little girl - you can be a full-time wife and mommy. But wait! There's only one problem! You kinda forgot, didn't really Continue Reading

I’m a Stay at Home Mom without a Soul to Call “Friend”

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This post is part of our motherhood series. You can see all the posts here. As I squinted across the blanket of white stretching as far as my eyes could see, I wondered if this place would ever feel like home. As we drove around the snow covered peaks, flip flops long forgotten at home, we tested one house after the other to see if it fit as tightly as the mittens warming our hands. A few Continue Reading

Parenting in the Dark

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jen from This Gal's Journey. Dark clouds hovered low in the air. A dense mist hung suspended in the atmosphere; fog blanketed the horizon. The perfect backdrop for the dark mood settling deep in my heart. I stood and looked out the window, simply willing myself to breathe. To move under the heavy burden of the sadness and frustration. I just Continue Reading

Are You Trusting God with Your Family Size

Are you trusting God with your family size?

It's been almost two years since I felt a baby move in my belly. I long to feel another life moving within, giving of myself so intimately, so selflessly. Each season of pregnancy is something to be cherished. But each month, the cycle turns and the pulse is negative. Each month my heart sinks and my husband bows his head. We pray for more children. We long for more children. We're so Continue Reading