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Motherhood

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[...]

Keep them learning: 12 online resources to help keep your children learning during school closures

Wow, friends! Current world events are impacting all of us. Like many of you, our fellas are home for an extended period. Although I am totally in for not getting up early and no long drop off lines, I know our fellas are missing out on vital days of learning. Maybe you could use these 12 online resources to keep your children learning during school closures too? Just think, Education Week reports over 46,000 schools are currently closed, scheduled to close, or were closed and later opened, affecting at least[...]

All the feels: 3 tips for raising emotionally healthy boys

As a mom raising all fellas, I often reflect on what it means to raise a boy to become a man. I think of men who have impacted my life and the example our sons have in my hubby. Men who are strong, intelligent, aware, empathetic, compassionate, giving, kind, and loving. Above all, men who love God and love people. So, it’s no surprise I think of how we are raising emotionally healthy boys. From the moment our sons are younger, we nurture and physically care for them making sure they meet developmental[...]

I need out: 5 tips to get beyond survival mode to embrace an intentional life

Friend, I see you. Even before your feet hit the floor, your heart is already overwhelmed with stress and worry. You have people pulling on you, needing your time, calling your name, wanting you to show up. The reality is some days and some seasons are just hard. There are sleepless nights, endless meetings, numerous doctor appointments, never-ending homework, crying children, and changing hormones.   You sit wondering if you have anything left to give. A part of you questions even wanting[...]

5 simple organizational tools for busy parents

(Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.) The kids are back in school. You have worked hard to get your routines in place, but somehow a pile of papers is starting to grow on your counter.  How do YOU keep everything organized now that school is in full swing? Whether you need to organized school supplies or the big pile of papers coming home with your kindergarten, I have done it all wit[...]