Ah, grocery shopping. It’s one of the most despised tasks in most families, because it means screaming kids and spending money that you just don’t have. While I can’t help out with the former (sorry, mama), I can offer some suggestions for the latter. Over the past few years, through some trial and error, I have learned how to grocery shop effectively and spend my money in the wisest way possible. To try to save you some financial heartache, I now want to offer you my top solutions for how to grocery shop: on a budget!
For me and my family, living a healthy lifestyle means using natural products and remedies over medicinal solutions. This post is part of a monthly series called “Fighting Naturally” (see more posts here). Together, we look at different sicknesses, ailments, and other issues that are usually treated with traditional medicine, but can be treated just as or more effectively with natural remedies, such as essential oils. Since warm weather is here and that means the bugs are out, let’s look at fighting bug bites naturally!
In April 2016, Target came out with a controversial policy that allowed transgender individuals to use the restroom and fitting room of the gender that they identify with. Millions of Christians were outraged, signed petitions, and boycotted Target. I was one of those. A few months later, many of these people returned to Target when the store began installing family restrooms. I was not one of those. I believe that this issue goes deeper than just having a private restroom to use, and I want to explore that together. Let me share with you why I’m still boycotting Target (a year later).
Midwives are a wonderful alternative to a traditional doctor and offer so many benefits that doctors do not. If you are considering choosing a midwife, I encourage you to explore my Why Should I Choose A Midwife? post for all the different reasons that midwives are amazing! If you have already decided to use a midwife, congratulations! You’ve made a wonderful decision! Now comes the hard part: how do you choose your midwife?? If you’re anything like me, you’re looking at your options and thinking, what should I ask a potential midwife?
Easter is a beautiful time to focus solely on Christ and what He has done for us. He came as a man, died on a cross, and rose from the dead 3 days later to redeem us. Without Christ, we are dead in our sins, eternally condemned. But by the grace of God, with Christ, we are free, loved, and made alive again, just as He was. He deserves our praise, adoration, and worship, and I hope you’ll join me in worshiping our Savior. To prepare your heart, here are 7 inspirational worship songs for Easter.
Living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of my family’s life. We exercise as much as we can, we focus on eating right, and we do our best to take care of ourselves. We also try our hardest to use natural products and remedies before turning to traditional medicine. This post is the continuation of a monthly series called “Fighting Naturally” (see more posts here). In this series, we look at sicknesses, ailments, and other issues that are usually treated with medicine, but can be fought just as (or more) effectively with natural remedies, such as essential oils. Join me today as we look at fighting staph infections naturally!
Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, and of course you want it to be as beautiful as possible! But believe me, a beautiful wedding doesn’t have to mean going into debt! When Caleb and I got married in March 2016, we spent under $3,000 on our wedding, and that included EVERYTHING from clothes to flowers to invitations. I’m here to tell you, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget! To make that happen, first you have to prioritize. From my own experience, I want to share with you 3 big things to splurge and save on for your dream wedding!
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools that God has given us. It has the power to move mountains and to break strongholds, and that is the kind of power I long for in each of my children. Praying over our babies when they are in the womb is powerful because it places God’s Spirit upon them before they are faced with the evil of the world. I’m praying each of these over our little one, and I hope you’ll join me in lifting up these 8 powerful verses to pray over your unborn baby.
Two pink lines appear on the test, then BOOM! Suddenly, you are faced with so many choices. Pink or blue? Separate crib or co-sleeping? Salty or sweet? 😉 One choice that you may not have considered is that of choosing between a traditional doctor (OBGYN or family practitioner) or a midwife. Many people don’t know this, but midwives are becoming a much more popular choice these days. For me personally, given the choice, I would pick a midwife every time. Why? Keep reading to explore with me as I answer the question: why should I choose a midwife?
“For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword …” (Hebrews 4:12) God still speaks through His Word. The Bible teaches us that God loves us, tells stories of heroes of the faith, and gives us all that we need to live a life that glorifies Him. But sometimes, the world gets in the way and we become discouraged. As wives, when we see this happening to our husbands, we have the responsibility to step in, fight for him, and bring encouragement. I want to share with you 15 verses to encourage your husband. Read these verses to your husband, study them together, and pray them over him. Speaking these truths is the most powerful thing we can do as wives.