Creating a Grace-filled Morning Routine

I had plans. Many plans. I was going to rise before the sun and pursue my dreams and passions. I was going to study my Bible, pray, and exercise. My mornings were getting a makeover. But then . . . One of my children began to suffer with some extreme difficulties. One of the worst times […]

Building Family Systems {A Giveaway!}

I have often found myself overwhelmed as wife and mom. At times I’d even say I was paralyzed; filled with plans, desires, and hopes, yet completely unsure how implement them. When it comes to raising kids and building a thriving family, there is a lot to think about: How can we train and discipline our […]

The Power of Margin

When I think of margin I think of having room to breathe. Time to smell the roses. I was first introduced to the concept of margin when reading the book If I’m Diapering a Watermelon the Where’d I Leave the baby? Help for the Highly Distractible Mom by Carol Barnier (Um, yeah, I really do […]

The Mega List of Time Management Resources

I said I would share a bunch of time management resources with you… I have struggled with time management over the years and have read a lot on the topic. Here are some useful books,  articles and Bible verses I have come across in the never ending quest to manage my time efficiently: (Please share […]

Schedules and Routines in the Home

I’m not naturally scheduled. In fact, it is very easy for me to be entirely random about my day. I have found there are good things about being random: We can follow our interests, seize the moments, and so on. There are also difficult things about it: it is unsettling for the kids, it is […]

A little morning update…

A few weeks ago I set out to maximize my mornings. It has been a bumpy ride, but most new habits encounter some resistance at first. I’m not giving up yet!  This post is a little update. (And a true testament to just how un-with-it I can be.) Before I start, can I just say […]