Parenting

The Not-Complicated Way to Teach Your Kids How to Do Chores

I think most of us want to be the kind of parent that trains our kids to do regular chores around the house. We know that teaching our kids how to help out in the home and clean up after themselves will teach them valuable lessons about responsibility and serving others. “By making them do… Continue reading The Not-Complicated Way to Teach Your Kids How to Do Chores

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Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I

Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I Before we had kids, my husband and I went to bed all snuggled up each and every night. I liked rolling in toward him and being embraced by his big, strong arms. It was a warm, comforting way to fall asleep at night. Goodness, I know! So sappy. Those… Continue reading Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I

Parenting

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

For the third installment of my "Surprises of Motherhood" series, I asked my close friend and small group leader, April Knapp, to share with us what has surprised her about motherhood. April is a homeschooling mama to three kids with her fourth baby on the way. She is one of the most industrious, handy, and… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

Parenting

Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Motherhood has been much harder than I ever expected it to be. Truth be told, I had a very flowery idea of parenting before I actually became a mom. I had done a lot of babysitting before having kids of my own and I always loved being around kids. Somehow I thought that meant I… Continue reading Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Parenting

What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

Have you ever wondered how could you possibly love another baby as much as you love your first child? After college I babysat two adorable, creative, precocious little girls who were about two years apart. I remember their mom mentioning that before having her second she worried if she could ever love another baby as… Continue reading What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child