4 Ways to Tighten a Food Budget Today

4 Ways to Save on Your Food Budget Today.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say money is tight, I’d be a rich woman. We all know money is tight, and it is that way for different reasons for each family. We all buy groceries and could really tighten our food budget up some. There are 3 big reasons for our family. We are trying to pay off the last of our old debt, saving for a house, and we are planning a trip next fall to Walt Disney World. So here are 4 Ways to Tighten a Food Budget Today.

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9 Self Care Tips for Busy Moms

9 simple self care tips for busy moms

It is so much work to take care of everyone and everything else, that it seems like taking care of myself would be just that, more work. By the end of the day I’m so emotionally drained that all I want to do is be alone, in the quiet, where no one knows my name, and sleep.9 self care tips for busy moms

I was challenged recently to find simple, cheap, fast and easy things to do as self-care for a crazy, busy Mama. I did a short poll of my mom friends on…

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Stop fear in its tracks

Taking captive every thought to stop fear in its tracks.

Money is one of the biggest things married people fight over. In the beginning of our marriage we were like everyone else and fought about it.

Taking captive every thought to stop fear in its tracks.Stephen has a fear of going in the red and I have a fear of not having a safety net of money. This may seem like the same thing, but it isn’t.

He is about not spending money at all. Honestly I do most of the spending, but I’m the one who buys everything for the family. I don’t…

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Why you need a Mother Daughter Journal

Why you need a mother daughter jourmal

My daughter and I don’t always communicate well with each other. We had a great example of it the other day. She wanted to make a cheesecake and I wanted a family game night. I told her she could either make the cheesecake or we could have a family game night. She stormed off, but not before telling me that I had been mean since the moment I woke up.

The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in it’s loyalty to each other. -Mario Puzo

I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but it hit hard….

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Do Not Grow Weary in Doing Good Mama

Do not grow weary of doing good.

I know I talk a lot about how hard it is to be a mom. This is mostly in part because I never want you to feel like you are doing this alone. It is easy to feel like you are facing the battle alone when you are in the midst of the insanity of life. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you are alone. Those are the lies of Satan.

All day long you give and give to your family. Your life is dedicated to serving and doing good for those you love. This is draining on anyone.Read More

Do you choose Frustration or Joy?

Which will you choose frustration or joy?

Dear Mama of young children,

You have a hard job in front of you. Each stage of parenting has its own troubles, but it is when your children are little that sleep seems to evade you the most. You are so tired that you wonder if you will ever not feel this way again.

Which will you choose frustration or joy?Your Morning

There is nothing like going to bed and the baby wakes up. He doesn’t know what he needs, but it certainly isn’t to sleep. You are exhausted. You crave sleep more than anything,…

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Fathers are Vital

Fathers are vital to a child's emotional and spiritual growth, especially our heavenly Father.

Fathers are vital to every child’s existence. I’m not just talking about in the creation of a child but in their well-being. I’ve spoken with many children who have had absentee fathers have struggled with understanding how God can love them if their earthly father doesn’t want them. The father is vital.Fathers are vital to a child's emotional and spiritual growth.

We have established a morning routine where the children and I sing, read scripture, memorize scripture, and pray together before we start our school day. More than once they have mentioned…

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5 Steps to Defeat Self-Defeating Behavior

The 5 steps you need to defeat self-defeatism.

Sometimes it takes humiliation to bring needed change.One of the hardest things to admit is that you need help, but after what happened last Wednesday, I know I can’t do this alone as I keep destroying myself with self-defeating behaviors.

I’ve always struggled with food. When I’m tired, stressed, depressed or overwhelmed, I go to food for comfort. I know this is the time I should eat good foods because my body is being depleted thanks to what is going on, but foolishly I go for the things that are bad…

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Summer Reading list 2016

These are the books on my list for reading this summer. Come check them out and see if you can find some inspiration.

I’ve always loved reading. In fact, my parents had to force me to go outside as a child Summer Reading List 2016because I’d rather be lost in a book than wonder aimlessly around our back yard during the summer. As a mom of 6 children this was harder than ever before.

I used to be a one book at a time kinda gal, but my friend Lori introduced me to the idea of reading more than one book at a time. She had a point that I would get bored and put it…

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Freedom to Serve

Give your children the freedom to serve their family.

Love God by serving othersIn the past 2 weeks I’ve seemed to have hurt my left hand twice. Before we left, I had hurt my pinky finger. I found out when I tried to push myself up off the floor. It made sitting on the floor to pack fun.

Friday night as we were packing up to leave from our vacation, I couldn’t bend my thumb. It was bruised and swollen. I have no idea how I did this either.

I’m right handed, so this really shouldn’t bother me, but you never know how much…

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