Finding Contentment in Motherhood
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Finding Contentment in Motherhood

Contentment is often associated with those who are single, but mothers should also seek the end goal of contentment and joy in Christ in their journey through motherhood. When I was a child, I thought that motherhood was going to be like being Mary Poppins – that I would spend delight-filled hours playing with my children and going on outings. I was blissfully unaware of the reality that Mary Poppins was actually a nanny, not a wife or mother, who had no responsibilities to cook or clean or maintain a relationship with a husband as well as the children. In…

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) as a Homeschool Mom
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How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) as a Homeschool Mom

It’s almost Mother’s Day, so check out the Mother’s Day Giveaway at the end of the article! Is it possible to thrive as a homeschool mom? I always wanted to be a mom. With six younger siblings, I usually had a baby or toddler around to play with until I was a teenager. I would play dolls and dress them up, play school, and even pretended to be Mary Poppins. What could be better than being a mom with my children all day? There were a number of things I didn’t understand about mothering and homeschooling though, obviously. For one…

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Best Bible Studies for (Homeschool) Moms

Marriage. Motherhood. Homeschooling. You can’t do them in your own strength. You may have had ideas and plans for how being a wife or parent was going to go for you. But you may also have quickly found out that you are not really in control of everything, especially when it comes to how other people – our husbands and children – are going to act. So we need much grace from God in our marriages, parenting, and homeschooling. As Jesus tells us in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and…

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: Bible Study Review
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Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: Bible Study Review

Recently, I had the privilege of working through Melissa B. Kruger’s encouraging devotional Bible study called Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood. Broken into eleven chapters, each chapter includes sections of days one through five, so that one can work through the material a day at a time for daily Bible devotionals over eleven weeks. Each chapter consists of a topic in the theme of walking with God: walking by faith, walking in wisdom, walking in prayer, etc. As Melissa B. Kruger states, such a study is needed to give us the right perspective as mothers during all…

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Homeschool Mom
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You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Homeschool Mom

Hints for Homeschool Moms There is a popular series of history and science books with titles that begin with You Wouldn’t Want to… Here is a homeschool mom version of You Wouldn’t Want to… Please note that this is a satire from a Christian perspective. If you don’t like satire or don’t maintain a Christian worldview, you will not enjoy this. You can still learn some hints if you want to stick around! The year is 2020. Your name is Lisa Clark, and you are the mother of three children under five. You have been thinking about options for your…

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