5 Reasons Your Child Should Say NO

Are you setting your child up to be a statistic of child abuse? Here are 5 reasons your child should be free to say NO! #setboundaries #boundaries # boundarieswithhardpeople #strongfamilies #stoptheabuse #metoo

You know the parent that I’m talking about, the one that is SO controlling that their child is NEVER allowed to say NO. This parent is SO controlling that even the thought of their child saying NO to anything makes their blood boil. I know of parents like that, and honestly, I want to smack them. WHY? They have taught their child how not to set boundaries. While I’m not saying children should be allowed to say NO to everything here are 5 Reasons You Child Should Say NO.

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What is God’s Opinion of the Screaming Parent?

What is God's Opinion of the Screaming Parent

God has thoughts and opinions about everything, and honestly they are the only one’s that will matter in the end. What is God’s Opinion of the Screaming Parent? Let’s find out.

As a mother of 6, there are a lot of things I’ve dealt with over time. When I see a parent struggling with a child, like I’ve struggled before, my first is to help especially if it is someone that I have a relationship with already. The sad part is that it doesn’t always work out as I planned. What is God's Opinion of the...</p srcset=

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Comparison is the Death of Joy

Comparison is the death of joy

As a mom with some experience, sometimes I get in my head that I know how all parents should do it. I have a wide spectrum of children. My kids have issues but they are great kids. I don’t really compare myself to others, except for older women who have raised their children and seem to have it all together, at least that’s what I thought.Comparison is the death of joy

Over Dramatic Mom

Recently I saw a young mother with her child, which I’m pretty sure it was her first, as she was…

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Your Words Matter More Than You Know

Your words matter more than you know.

You’ve had a hard day. The kids have been sick and needy. You haven’t slept well since the baby came. You are tired and have a headache of your own. The toddler is crying because you gave her a cookie with white icing on it instead of pink. Your husband walks in the door to find you still in pjs, the house is a mess and dinner hasn’t started. The first thing he says to you is, “What happened here? What did you do all day?”Your words matter more than you know.


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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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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

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…

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Thanksgiving Brings Peace

How giving thanks for the gift I have instead of stressing about the problems, brings peace for any situation.

For the next 7 days we are on vacation. Now that we are here I have two big concerns. The first is that we have fun the second is that we stay under budget. There is plenty of money for the trip as we have planned well, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need to watch every penny so nothing goes to waste.

I don’t want money to get in the way of us enjoying ourselves, but if we don’t manage it right it could. This isn’t just not spending money to do something fun, but if we over spend…

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Finding inspiration to help us make it through the week.

Some days are harder than others, and then sometimes turn into weeks. There are days you can’t take a step without falling flat on your face, again. You just want to stay down because the getting up is just as hard as the falling. You just “wanna get while the getting’s good,” as my Grandma Bessie used to say. The only problem is that you can’t. You have a husband, children, a home, ailing parents, you have a life.Finding inspiration to help us make it through the week.

Recently, a sweet friend,…

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Inspiration Sunday

Finding inspiration to help us make it through the week.

Sundays are busy in our house, but I want to take a moment every Sunday to share from the scriptures, something I read that inspires me. I want this to be something that helps you start your week off right. So here is to more Inspiration Sundays.

Finding inspiration to help us make it through the week.

The Bible is a very important part of our daily life at our home. We take advantage of homeschooling our children by making sure they spend time with God on a daily basis. This is done…

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