Post contains affiliate links. Being a working mom, whether by choice or necessity, is not easy. It’s often a life of guilt and questioning, and of always feeling like you are behind. I speak from experience, because I am a full-time teacher and also a mom to three children under school age. Can I tell you that one thing that has helped my home run more smoothly (and saved my sanity!) is implementing daily routines? Now, I won’t lie and say that it is easy to implement routines. We working moms have a lot on our plates—managing a household...Read More
Author: Jordan Rios
One day, as I was on my phone with a trusted mentor, my kids were raising cane all around me and doing everything they could to keep me from having a coherent conversation. I don’t remember what our conversation was up to that point, but I remember the words leaving my mouth, “these little monsters…” I don’t even remember the rest of my sentence that I said in reference to them. But one thing that I do remember is the gentle reprimand from my mentor, “Be careful about throwing around words like that about your kids. What we speak...Read More
First of all, let me apologize to all of you that my posting has been so sparse over the last few months since summer. I am now 20 weeks pregnant with a baby GIRL! Her name is Lydia Jane Rios, and she is our fourth child (third girl) and she is due to arrive sometime around April 5, 2018. This pregnancy has been eventful, to say the least… Back in September, we had an NIPT test, which determines the gender of the baby and screens for genetic disorders. We also had had this test done with our last...Read More
This post contains affiliate links. I became a Christian when I was ten years old. I was blessed to attend a church that was very serious about discipleship, and to have parents who also discipled me. One practice that I made part of my own spiritual growth very early on was memorizing scripture. I memorized both long passages and individual verses, and most of them I can still recite today. This was an indescribable blessing to me, and still is. Fast forward to now, and with mommy brain and a to do list that is going, going, going,...Read More
If you are a mom, you undoubtedly wear many hats. You have a lot to do. You often get lost in the mundane rituals, that can be incredibly overwhelming. You can sometimes feel so drained just by life in this busy season that you feel like you are in survival mode, and you lose sight of the why. The Why that I am talking about is, why did God make you a mom? In many people’s fallen views, children are a curse and an inconvenience, and being a mother is far from the high calling that God says it...Read More
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Hi, I’m Jordan Rios. Thank you so much for visiting my site! I am a wife, mother of three littles, and an ESL teacher. I make my home in East Tennessee…..learn more