I Can’t Do it All~ And I Don’t: Part II

Tolpin Academy Music Teachers So yes, we home school, but that doesn't mean I am some mom who knows how to teach everything. I have found that having talented music teachers, who double as great role models are one way to really instill the love for music in my children (along with loving it myself).  :)  We have been so blessed with some amazing teachers over the years... for the sake of the length of [...]

By |June 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

I Can’t Do it All~ And “I DON’T”: Part I

I have wanted to share with you a little inside glimpse into what our life is REALLY like! When I get the "I don't know how you do it all" comment Two thoughts enter my mind- 1) It is only by God's grace, power, and provision I have the energy to keep up with all we have going on... and enjoying the children in the midst is my biggest focus as far as family is [...]

By |June 27th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Sacrifice & Priorities

Keeping Priorities Straight~ Hello from the weed farm! In case you have wondered where I am,  I have been thinking about you all and praying for you!  That your homes would be filled with joy and a peace that comes from the Lord. I pray that you are all enjoying your children and intentionally engaging them! I haven't been here because I have to take care of my first priorities first and I haven't been [...]

By |June 25th, 2012|Blog, Gardening, Parenting|0 Comments

The Honest Struggles from a Writer Pursuing to Share God’s Vision

These next two weeks are big weeks for me in regards to finishing writing the last two chapters and editing out a TON of content for Redeeming Childbirth! For months now I have been struggling writing a chapter that I felt strongly the Lord had impressed upon my heart to write and include in this book.  I would begin writing it, read it over and push that big DELETE button in the top right corner [...]

By |June 6th, 2012|BIRTH, Blog, Reflections, Writing Journey|2 Comments

Many Hands Make Light Work

If you are anything like me, then you know the challenge in daily life to intentionally enjoy your children while not neglecting your household chores and accomplishing everything on your good old to-do list. Figuring Out Chores, Responsibilities, Organization and Routines can be a trick... here is some valuable wisdom from Eternal Encouragement and Lorrie Flem. I was so blessed to review this product in excnage for a review and we have awesome surprise... if [...]

By |June 1st, 2012|Blog, Book Review|11 Comments

Becoming a Supportive Wife

My husband and I were on a date a few weeks ago, and we decided to spend some time going through our calendars, getting caught up.  We don't usually do this sort of thing on dates, and my husband would probably tell you he wasn't really excited about the idea of going through our calendars, but once we began talking through it, I told him, "This is really helpful for me to know when I [...]

By |May 15th, 2012|Blog, Business, Marriage|1 Comment

Choosing to be a Supportive Wife~ Becoming that Great Woman Behind Your Great Man

Every business has its busy season. As a entrepreneur's wife I understand all to well how hard those busy seasons can be on a marriage and family. Traveling, late nights, unexpected changes in schedule, and having to be constantly available (phone/computer) can take it's toll. There are many sacrifices that those who build businesses make in order to make their dreams a reality. The next few posts I write are for those women who are [...]

By |May 13th, 2012|Blog, Business, Marriage|0 Comments

Becoming that Great Woman that Builds Up Your Great Man

"Behind every great man is a great woman." Unknown Don't we all think of our men as great? At least most women did at one point or they wouldn't have married, right? :)  The truth is that deep down inside every man, is a greatness.  That same great God created you with a unique greatness as well. And He chose you to be the match, the team mate for your great man. Do you view [...]

By |May 11th, 2012|Blog, Marriage|4 Comments

Stop & Delight- Take a Photo

We have been talking about Delighting in our Children as our {Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals} continues... today I want to simply talk about the concept of letting go of the to-dos so that you can be free to smile, laugh, cuddle, play a game, get on the floor, play hide n seek, sit and have hot cocoa and talk, or have a heart to heart with your child (children).  I think there are so many [...]

I confess~ Moments of Struggling to Delight as a Mama

I have a confession to make.  I have not always "delighted" in my children.  To this day I have to remind myself and ask God to remind me to "delight" in them at times.  When I first became a mother, we were young newly weds... only married a year.  Though I loved Kelsey, I didn't think consciously about delighting in her.  I thought about making fun, happy memories with her and being a joy-filled mother.  [...]