Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup, who runs a blog by the same name, is a bluntly honest account of her personal struggle with budgeting, organization, and contentment. I think most women, and especially moms, can relate to Ruth's story of trying to provide a beautiful home, beautiful meals, and a beautiful … [Read more...] about Living Well, Spending Less
Encouragement for Moms
Dealing with Worry Are you a worrier? I think all of us have things that keep us up at night, at least from time to time. Hopefully, those things don't overwhelm us and cause us to worry all the time. Worry is unhealthy. It leads to stress and causes anxiety, exhaustion, and a host of other health problems. Tired (literally) of living with … [Read more...] about Worry Less So You Can Live More
Mothering from Scratch: Finding the Best Parenting Style for You and Your Family by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo is like sitting down with a friend. I received a review copy so I can share my thoughts with you. This little gem gives moms permission to embrace their parenting style and realize that they don't have to fit anyone else's view … [Read more...] about Mothering from Scratch
30 Days to Lay Aside Weight: A Faith Based Approach to Whole Body Fitness in Mind, Body and Soul is free on Amazon/Kindle today (Wednesday, 2/18/15)! I am a contributor to this faith-based whole body approach to simple fitness, founded on the theme of Hebrews 12:1. . . let us lay aside every weight . . . which so easily ensnares us, and let us … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Lay Aside Weight
Are you living a nourished life? Mother/daughter team Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph help readers tackle the Top 10 Stressors that women face daily in their new collaboration Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Fill Night's Sleep. The publisher sent me a review copy so I could share this book with you. As a busy working mom, I can … [Read more...] about Nourished
"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 7:12). Thanksgiving week is here! Let the madness begin! Do you shop on Black Friday? I have to admit that I don't have the guts to do it. I don't enjoy the crowds and the hustle and bustle and the frenzy and the … [Read more...] about Relationships in the hustle and bustle
With a zillion things to do, and folding laundry being one of my least favorite chores, I let the pile get really big over the weekend before finally deciding to tackle it. My first feelings were dread, and then, the sooner I get it over with . . . But as I started to sort and fold, I thought about the blessings of this pile of … [Read more...] about When life gives you laundry . . .