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6 Ways to Be More Productive Around the Home

By Katie Bennett, creator of Embracing a Simpler Life. I am not naturally a on-top-of-it or productive homemaker. As a child I was messy, and probably even lazy, when it came to keep my room clean. Those tendencies were harder to overcome than I expected when I finally had a home of my own to care for. I wanted this… Read more

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Putting Life’s Frustrations Into Perspective

My husband and I were driving home from a weekend away, and we needed groceries. We decided to stop off at an Aldi along the way. Somewhere in the mix of shopping and loading the van, I managed to lose my wallet. I didn’t realize it was gone until we arrived at home. After sending my sister on a thorough recognizance… Read more

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Hope for Mothers When Life Feels Hard

Some seasons of mothering are hard. Sleep-deprivation, frustration, the realization of our own inadequacy, the harder-than-we-wanted-to-work hard work stretch us thin and can lead our bodies and souls react in ways we don’t always like. I didn’t expect to struggle with anxiety over getting three kids out the door on time. I didn’t expect exhaustion to be so hard. I didn’t expect… Read more

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The Verse Every Mother Should Memorize

We went camping at the beach last Fall. Two parents brave (or crazy, depending on your perspective) enough to take four children 6 and under camping for a week. Would you believe me if I told you that we had a really great time? For five days we ate outside, went on nature walks, and of course, played at the… Read more

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Serving Even When Your Hands Are Full

As a child and even into my teenage years, I remember going to church with my mom on Saturday nights to fold bulletins. The smell of the printed paper, the sound of the paper cutter, and trying to avoid paper cuts were all too familiar to me. I use to dread this. I wondered why in the world my mom… Read more

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