20 Resources for the Overwhelmed Parent

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Just like marriage, parenting is hard. Motherhood is hard. When I believe the lie that I am alone, the loneliness coupled with feeling overwhelmed just trying to get everything done, can be crippling. When I stay on top of laundry, and actually streamline my day, it really does feel like I added hours to the day. Here are a list of books I have either read or plan to read to help me in this journey of motherhood and parenting. Some are specifically parenting books, while others are just great … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Chai {or Coffee}

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Pumpkin Spice Chai or Coffee

With Fall just around the corner, I have jumped full on into the land of pumpkin. I love pumpkin! While I would love to buy Pumpkin Spice Lattes everyday, my budget doesn't allow that. Plus, trying to get four littles in the car just for a drink seems a little silly. So, I decided to try to make it myself. I love how universal it is. You can either use it for tea or coffee. Add cream or coconut milk cream. So many options for your handcrafted pumpkin spice chai latte infused with flavorful … [Read more...]

Green Mountain Gringo #TastefullyCrafted Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Mountain Gringo all-natural chips and salsa for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Green Mountain Gringo #TastefullyCrafted Giveaway I love recipes that have "Just what it needs and nothing it doesn't", just like Green Mountain Gringo products. Green Mountain Gringo is an all-natural, craft salsa made in Winston-Salem, NC.  {So close to me!} It is a delicious, gluten-free salsa made of only all natural ingredients, meaning no … [Read more...]

#IamYourVoice – Being the Voice for Those in Need

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Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death. - Proverbs 31:8 We live in a broken world. We watch movies and television shows that desensitize us to the horrors of the world. Every day the news is filled with images that we would just like to forget. We ignore it. If we pretend it's not there, it will go away, right? Wrong. Dear friends, our brothers and sisters are fleeing for their lives in Iraq and Syria. They have been made … [Read more...]

10 Must Have Books for Toddlers

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We love books in our house. I started children's books way before having children. In high school I thought I was going to be a Children's Minister or an Elementary School Teacher. In college I started out with a major in Elementary Education and a double minor in English and Educational Ministry. I LOVE books. Even though I personally don't get to read a lot of grown up books, I read several books throughout the day. My new favorite books for toddlers are the BabyLit Books. They are … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Basics: FREE Teacher and Student IDs

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Teacher and Student IDs

This is our first year homeschooling. I'll admit, I am way out of my comfort zone. We've started, but it has been a struggle. I was reading a homeschooling thread on Facebook and people were mentioning teacher discounts. What? Really? So what did I do? I made identification cards for both my daughter and me. I may go back and make the boys Pre-Kindergarten ID Cards so they don't feel left out. One reader mentioned that she made id cards for all her children for field trips. This … [Read more...]