Creating the Day You Want to Wake Up To!

I don’t know about you, but there’s a few things I don’t want to wake up to. A dirty kitchen is one. Piles of laundry is another. Then there is the day packed to the rim with things I have to do. Not fun things. Days like that are never fun. It’s even harder when I’m dragging my kids along with me. I’ve had many days like this. I wake up with all the things I have to do in {Read More}

A Mother’s Heritage | Psalm 127:3

Saturday Scripture Psalm 127:3 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I am the woman and mother I am today because of the mothering figures you placed in my life. Thank you for those role models and how they impacted my life. Thank you for the gift of motherhood and the many ways I’ve grown from being a mother. Give me the wisdom to raise my children in line with Your Word. {Read More}

Preparing Your Teen’s Heart for Graduation

I’ve been a homeschooling mom for twenty-five years with two college graduates and one child in the process. (I also have a kindergartener and two preschoolers, but that’s a different blog!) How do you prepare your teen’s heart for college? My kids did (mostly) awesome in college. They got good grades, made good friends, and blossomed into godly adults. All my kids went to secular local and state colleges, yet their relationship with God grew. Looking back at their teen years, {Read More}

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life 1. Hide your past mistakes. Put on an act that you are perfect and your teenagers are the ones with all the problems. (After all, if your teens hear what you did in your past, they might want to follow.) 2. Don’t worry about where they are going and what they are doing. You didn’t want to be hounded at that age. You didn’t want to be asked all those questions. Instead, trust {Read More}

5 Ways to Let Go in a Life-Giving Way {+ a giveaway} from Vicki Caruana

Letting go has the reputation of being the result of defeat or the result of disappointment or grief. But it is also seen as a healthy act, one that allows for growth, opportunity, or transition to a new state or next level. When it comes to our kids, we have been letting go since they were born. Letting go is a process, not an event. Letting go can be life-giving and empowering. Letting go without warning – that can be {Read More}

How God Changes Us As Moms

Are there things about being a mom that you’d like to change? Do you lose your temper? Do you struggle with putting down your phone and just focusing on your kids? Do you wish you can be more joyful, even in the small things? The bad news is that as moms we often feel guilty when we try and try to change but it doesn’t happen quickly or easily. The good news is this isn’t a battle we have to {Read More}

Striving for Mom of the Year? Be encouraged!

You want to be the best mom you can be, but often you’re left wondering if you’re even close to achieving that goal. One day you feel like an enormous success, the next a total failure. It’s a crazy combination of peaks and valleys. Payment for this wild adventure called motherhood comes in the form of sticky kisses and dandelion bouquets—priceless, unforgettable rewards from the most precious of treasures, your children. Still, sometimes we need to be reminded of the {Read More}

4 Ways To Immediately De-stress Amidst #Momlife | Guest Post

#Momlife in and of itself is stressful. Add work, soccer activities, anything else in addition to this responsibility and stressed doesn’t even begin to justify how we feel. No matter what season of life you’re in, these 4 ways to immediately de-stress amidst #momlife while raising your brood will quickly take you, and your child’s heart, from chaos to calm. 4 Ways to Immediately De-Stress Amidst #Momlife 1. Therapeutic coloring with your child. Honestly, coloring to de-stress always seemed like {Read More}

9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones

  Easter is next week! Below I share 9 sweet Easter books to add to your little one’s Easter basket! 9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones Found | Sally Lloyd-Jones: From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, {Read More}

Ask Tricia: Doing it All

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! Doing it all. You are good at doing it all. How you do everything (mom, wife, homeschool, etc) AND have a home business?? —Stephanie L. Tricia Goyer {Read More}

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