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

How I Manage Being a Work at Home Mom {Motherhood Series}

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This post is part of our motherhood series. You can see all the posts here. Being a work at home mom presents many challenges. It's a blessing most definitely, being able to care for my toddler while earning a little income on the side from the comforts of my own home, but it takes a lot of intentionality and discipline to make it work. When people find out that I stay home full time caring Continue Reading

Why I Left Work for my “Real” Job

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This post is part of our motherhood series. You can find all the posts here. I thought I had it all figured out. I was going to have my baby and then, once I was recovered and refreshed, I would head back to work. Boy was I in for a surprise! Sister, just because we stay at home doesn't mean we aren't working our heineys off. It is hard. Really hard. And so is the decision to commit to 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