Embracing The Need for Rest Without the Guilt

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, Contributing Writer My kids often ask why they have to go to sleep at all.  Why isn't an afternoon nap enough? Why do we have to sleep so much at night? And maybe most importantly to them, when are my parents going to bed and what am I going to be missing out on?  These are deep questions to young kids, and of course there's always the "because I told you so" approach to settle their queries. Honestly, there are plenty of … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

Written by Contributing Writer, Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life As I write this, there is a fresh coating of snow on the ground at my house. It's our token snowfall of the year. We aren't likely to get any more snow, which has one very significant meaning to me-- Spring is on its way!  Winter has never been my favorite season. Far from it. January and February are usually hard months for me when, tired of being cold all the time, I am impatient for the return of sunshine and warmer … [Read more...]

On Being Organized

    Written by Allie @ The Purposeful Housewife, Contributing Writer *Please meet Allie, she's a new contributor here. I hope you'll leave a comment on how you relate to organization.  Over the past year, I have had to become a more organized person. When you have three kids in three years, a marriage and household to run, you sort of get forced into things that don't always match your personality. I've had to stop whining and just accept that my life calls for some … [Read more...]

Eating Real Food on (Really Long) Road Trips

Written by Jenn @ A Simple Haven, Contributing Writer This summer, my little family and I took a two and a half week road trip through Canada and Maine. We made several stops along the way; either in a hotel or a friend's house for a night or for several days in a rental house. We travel pretty regularly as a family but this was by far the longest we've been away from home and all of the conveniences home affords--especially in the kids and food departments. Adventures in traveling with … [Read more...]

Are You a Slave to Your To-Do List?

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer One of the biggest investments I have made in myself as a homemaker is purchasing a really nice, well thought out planner. The most useful part of my beloved planner is that each day has it's own page, with it's own "to do list" section. At night before I go to bed, and then again in the morning, I add to and edit my to-do list for the day, adding things I didn't accomplish from the day before making sure I am not forgetting anything … [Read more...]

A Time and Place for Survival Mode

Written by Jenn @ A Simple Haven, Contributing Writer Survival mode. It doesn't sound particularly enticing, does it? It seems to be the antithesis of living intentionally, toward your goals and in line with your values. It sounds like just getting by. And who wants to do that? Not me. And yet, survival mode is where I find myself. In a season of being newly pregnant and feeling yuck, with my husband in summer school and working longer hours + traveling more than usual, I am just … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Women {+ a Sweet Summer Giveaway}

Pssst: Enter to win an Ice Cream Maker bundle (Worth $120+) below!! Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. As women, and as Christians, we are called to be in constant community with one another. We are to be in fellowship with other women, always growing, always learning, always serving. As homemaker’s and Christian women, we should be striving to exemplify the Titus 2 model: ”Older women likewise are to be … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle {Worth $898 for Less than $30}

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them … [Read more...]