Wednesday, November 19, 2014

talking back (a reader survey)

I haven't done a reader survey in almost a year and since it is almost the end of the year it seemed fitting to do one.

I love to hear from you, my readers, and it helps to know what YOU want to hear more of or less of or all around love to know more about.

So if you wouldn't mind taking a minute or two and answering 10 questions here.  I will even share the results afterwards in a post.

Thank you!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

monday inspiration for moms

The holidays are looming near us and with it sometimes comes the frustration of finances, mommy guilt and not feeling "good enough" but can I just say, that's all false. Don't buy into it.

You are enough. Toss the mommy guilt and doubtful feelings aside. 

Remember the true meaning of Christmas. Don't feel you need to buy a gift for every person you know. It can add up and it's difficult. Start by making a list before you hit the stores on Black Friday. Get creative, shop local small businesses or support online stores. 

I want to inspire and encourage you this week with this truth: 

You might not think cleaning those dishes each day, wiping little fingers multiple times, fixing a creative or simple lunch each day is meaningful or His work but guess what? It is. 

You are enough, you are doing a good work momma. He doesn't measure how much you make or your status as a means of your love for Him. He is watching your heart in the work, your teachable spirit, your loving hand to others. 

Being a stay at home mom sometimes comes with this "shhh..don't say what my title is." But we should proclaim it proudly because the work we do at home, cleaning our homes, teaching, loving and training our little ones is so worth it and is the real deal. 

So go this week- 

while washing those dishes, sing a praise song- this is my go to CD for cleaning my home. 

while loving and teaching your little ones, be grateful to be raising future leaders and warriors for Him. 

What do you enjoy about being a SAHM? 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4 tips to teach gratitude to little ones

This is my favorite time of year, I can truly say Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday or at least in my top 3. It is a simple, no business day to talk about and think about what you are so thankful for.
But wait, it has on its heels Black Friday. A holiday known for the many uploaded YouTube videos of people showing selfishness, greed, and anger when the day before you would never have guessed they were sitting at a well-feasted table sharing what they are thankful for that year.
So how do we as moms (and dads) teach gratitude to our little ones (preferable the 2-5 year olds)? I am going to share some simple ideas that we have welcomed into our home for sharing gratitude and you can too.....

You can go read the rest of this post over at Successful Homemakers.