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30 simple gratitude journal prompts for beginners

Want to start a gratitude journal this year but don’t know where to start? Check out these simple gratitude journal prompts to help get you started. Many years ago, when I first started gratitude journaling, I was going through one of the most challenging seasons of my life.  I was discouraged, stressed out, and just overwhelmed.  Something had to change. I knew I needed to shift my perspective from focusing on what was going wrong to focusing on all the good in my life.  In addition t[...]

organized mom

7 sanity-saving tips to be a more organized mom

Some days the responsibilities of being a mom can feel never-ending. Chores. Homework. Carpool. Errands. The list goes on and on. Depending on how your day is going, any of us can quickly start to feel like a “hot mess” mom. I get it.  Some days are hard and messy. On those days, it can be hard to remember motherhood is ministry.  You are created to nurture, love, and lead your children, even on the hard days. So what can we do to make the hard days easier? How can we better man[...]

Use your planner

It’s still your year: 17 creative ways to use your planner

Are you feeling like packing up your 2020 planner? If you do, you are not alone. As a planner lover, I was so excited to dive into my 2020 planner. I spent time intentionally deciding the design, layout, and purpose of my planner. Oh, I had all the ideas.  Then COVID-19. All of the plans I had laid out are canceled. No reason to track day dates with my hubby, family trips, extracurricular sports for our fellas, or vacations. Just like that, it felt like a sudden break up with my planner[...]

A new norm: 12 ways to thrive as a suddenly-at-home parent

Wow! Within the last week, thousands of schools were closed, and a multitude of parents became “suddenly-at-home” parents. From being told to work from home (if that is even an option) and now being responsible for “homeschooling” your kids, most parents are just trying to figure out the next step. If this is you, you are not alone. Many parents have more questions than answers. We are striving to find some sort of norm, giving more screen time than usual, searching for toilet tissue, and[...]

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