Homeschool Basics: Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams

Congratulations to last week’s winner: Jessica Lippe — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams (from Homeschool Basics) It’s easy to think about focusing on relationships with others. It’s harder remembering that we also need to nurture our relationships with ourselves. It’s very easy to convince yourself that you to give up all your goals and dreams to homeschool your kids. But {Read More}

The Best You: Following God’s Plan For Your Life

The new year is here! What resolutions are at the top of your list? Eat better. Exercise once a day. Volunteer more. Before you create a whole new you for 2017, take some time to consider what’s fueling your goals. For many women, comparison is primary motivator. Have you ever compared yourself with other women–other moms or co-workers–and felt like you didn’t match up? (Guilty). We call it the comparison game, but in the end we are the big losers. Do {Read More}

New Self | Ephesians 4:22-24

Saturday Scripture Ephesians 4:22 – 24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Prayer Heavenly Father, Thank you for a new year–a new start. As I look ahead to the opportunities 2017 has to offer, may my dreams {Read More}

15 {Untypical} Questions to Verify Your Purpose in 2015

I am one of the busiest moms I know. I write three to four books a year, blog, homeschool, and lead a teen moms’ support group. Oh yes, and I’m working with an amazing production company that’s making huge progress in having one of my book series turned into a TV series! (I know; it blows me away too!) Sometimes I can’t believe this is my life. I’m a former teenager mother. I have no college degree. I live in {Read More}

Is It Time For A Clean Sweep?

Is It Time For a Clean Sweep? I love the television show Clean Sweep. In the show the contents of a whole room are placed into a person’s driveway, and their things are sorted into piles: Keep, Maybe Keep, and Toss. One of the aspects I love about the show is the way junk is fretted over. Seriously, do you really want to keep those mismatched potholders, that torn and stained rug, or that Duran Duran cassette from 1987? If {Read More}

6 {Easy} Habits To Transform Your Year

Every year I think I’m going to do better and be different—about to-do lists, cleaning, cooking, and spiritual pursuits. I see where I’m falling short, but my efforts only last so long. That’s usually because I try to do too much. Can you relate? My solution is to incorporate easy habits that make a big difference. None of the things on this list will take a lot of work . . . but each will reap big rewards! Some weeks it {Read More}

Resolution Solutions

Resolution Solutions   Last night my husband, daughter-in-law, and I were talking about New Years Resolutions. “I make New Years resolutions every year and follow them for about four days,” Katie said. “Then another week goes by and I often forgot I made them!” I can 100% understand that! Today as I think about New Years Resolutions a few things are on my mind. First, is my “word of the year.” Every year–for the past six years–I’ve prayed and asked {Read More}

Looking Ahead to Tomorrow To Set Goals for Today: Balanced Series Day 1

Looking Ahead to Tomorrow To Set Goals for Today   It’s so easy to get stuck in each day. To think about today’s laundry (piles!), today’s dinner (no idea!), and today’s to-do list (too long!). In my book Balanced, I encouraged parents to sit down and discuss their family goals. I’ve done this often in the past, and I know it’s something I need to do at least once a year. My family grows and changes, and my work opportunities {Read More}

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