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

31 Days of Everyday Grace: My First Born Son {Day 4}

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My first born. My son. The one who made me a mother. He's passionate, full of energy, and two going on sixteen. He tracks muddy sand through my house and runs around the yard naked when I'm not looking. He spills milk because he moves around too much. He drops egg shells in the pancake mix. He picks his nose and pulls all the toilet paper off the role. He makes a game of peeing on the wall Continue Reading

31 Days of Everyday Grace: Brothers & Family Devotions {Day 2}

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Brothers. Sweet, sweet brothers. I'm through the roof excited that we welcomed another little boy to our family. Boys are just sweet on their mamas. Yes they are dirty, rambunctious, and loud, but mamas get a sweetness shared with them that compares with nothing else. Moms of boys, you know what I mean.  This moment captured - I never want to forget it. "Timmy, who made you? God made Continue Reading

31 Days of Everyday Grace: A Bath Interrupted {Day 1}

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This post is part of 31 Days of Everyday Grace series. You can see all the posts here. My throat ached and my eyes drooped. Sickness set in on our family like a thief in the night. With the lack of sleep and changing seasons, my immune system plummeted and there was no escaping the evil cold complete with sore throat and achy bones. My oldest was enthralled in a movie with Daddy. I looked at Continue Reading

It Is Okay to Struggle Through This Season

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Everyone talks about finding the joy in the season of toddlerhood. This is a blessing and I should treat it as such. I feel guilty when I can't see the joy. I feel sad when I am angry at my kids because I am simply overly tired, overwhelmed and over worked. "Extend grace to yourself." Did that. "Get more rest and try to have a positive outlook." I have tried that. "Savor the moments because they Continue Reading

7 Tips for Traveling with Small Children {It can be done}

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Mama, Give yourself some grace {Bonus Tip!} We have all been there. Scenario #1: Sitting on a plane and getting our seat kicked by “that kid” that just won’t relax. Trying to sleep and each time we slowly drift off to dreamland, “WAH WAH WAH.” Another “kid” is screaming. Most of us have also been here. Scenario #2: The one who was holding that sweet child. Her ears are popping from the Continue Reading

Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers

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I am so excited to share with a newly released eBook from our friend, Erin at The Humbled Homemaker: Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers. This eBook has been in the heart of Erin for years and we're so excited she has finally completed this little (or rather HUGE) project. Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert is over 200 pages long, and Continue Reading

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

The ABC’s for Godly Children Review & Giveaway {Intentional Homeschool}

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I get emails often asking me what curriculum I suggest for toddlers and preschoolers that is based on Biblical truth. I also get asked often how I plan on training my boy in Biblical manhood. Well, here is my answer - The ABC's for Godly Children Curriculum. What are The ABC’s for Godly Children? The ABC’s for Godly Children is a teaching tool meant to aid in the Christian and Biblical Continue Reading

My Stay at Home Mom Routine (Pregnant with a 2 year old and a 3 year old)

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In my world, no two days look a like. I have my "ideal schedule" but can safely say we have never completed it. With a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old in tow, this pregnant mama is just enjoying each moment and making the most of this busy routine. Today (the day I am sharing with you) was one of our special "get out of the house" days. We live in the country and we go into town (only 20 miles Continue Reading