Intentional Living, Parenting

Entitlement and our Kids, and us

Entitlement and our kids.
Amy / January 11, 2016

Living in the entitlement trap We live in a culture that leaves many people believing that having whatever we want will make us happy, or make our lives more comfortable. This belief even extends to what we buy for our children. The issue of entitlement is a big one today, and it is causing many problems throughout our country and I believe even…

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Family, Intentional Living, Parenting

Preparing Older Children for New Baby

Amy / September 2, 2015

Preparing Older Children for New Baby Are you expecting a new little bundle? Being pregnant can bring so many fun and exciting things along with it. The movement of the baby, the shopping for little tiny clothes and the packing of that diaper bag can be such a sweet time. With each one of my babies I enjoyed each step…

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Family, Home, Homeschool, Parenting, Spiritual health

Media Choices

What we view on TV impacts how we think, and if we are not careful we are going to fill our hearts with things we shouldn't.
Amy / July 13, 2015

Keeping up Appearances Some time ago my daughters danced with glee while watching a Barbie movie. I do not like Barbie, and was hesitant about letting them watch the silly thing at all. As I watched them get excited, and dance along with the characters on the screen,  and get anxious and nervous as the tension rose, I was reminded…

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Home, Parenting, Uncategorized

Ways to Intentionally Love our Kids

Amy / June 26, 2015

I live in a busy home. We have 5 kids that are home schooled. That means the kids are here with me most of the time most days. I have the same list of daily chores that have to be done. In addition to the cooking, cleaning, laundry, mopping, errands, grocery shopping and all the other things that must be…

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Parenting

Pain of Motherhood

Amy / June 10, 2015

Do you remember when you first became a mom? I am pretty sure you do. That moment in a woman’s life becomes etched onto her very soul. Before my daughter was born I was scared about becoming a mom. I was scared about delivery, and I was just scared. After my daughter was born I was possessive. I struggled when…

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Home, Intentional Living, Parenting

Ideals, Expectations, and Reality

Amy / May 30, 2015

This morning I woke up with a lot of ideas for the day and expectations on how I would be a perfect mommy. Then the kids woke up. The reality is a bit messier! I cooked grits, eggs, and oatmeal for breakfast thinking it would be a cozy nice breakfast just me and the kids.  Instead it became more along…

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Family, Parenting

Choosing to Be Intentional

Amy / May 26, 2015

This past weekend we watched my sister-in-law graduate from High School. My husband was 15 years old when his little sister was born, and one of the things that attracted me to my man early on was how gentle he was with his baby sister. I can still picture a teenage young man with a little lady on his shoulders.…

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Parenting, Spiritual health, Suffering

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Amy / May 18, 2015

O Soul are you weary and troubled? No Light in the Darkness you See. There’s a light for a look at the Savior, And life more abundant and Free. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus Look Full in His wonderful Face. And the Things of Earth will grow strangely Dim In the Light of His Glory and Grace. Through death into…

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Home, Parenting, Uncategorized

Ways to Intentionally Love our Kids

Amy / May 12, 2015

What things do you do to be more intentional about loving your kids? I live in a busy home. We have 5 kids that are home schooled. That means the kids are here with me most of the time most days. I have the same list of daily chores that everyone has to be done. The cooking, cleaning, laundry, mopping,…

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