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
Author: Jordan Rios
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
Hey Friends! It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post, and I wanted to let all of you know what’s been going on in my life, because this really isn’t like me to go so long without posting! I have missed interacting with all of you, and I can’t wait for you to read this update, and for me to get back into the swing of posting regularly. For me to fully explain why I haven’t been posting, I must give a two-part answer. As most of you know, I am a full-time ESL teacher at an...Read More
Just by the title of this post, EVERY parent knows what I am talking about. Putting kids to bed, especially if you have several kids, is HARD. It is just plain hard. Don’t worry, this is not a list of steps that you can take to make sure every night is smooth and that your kids don’t get up out of bed, etc., because honestly, I really don’t think that a foolproof method for kids’ bedtime exists. There will always be a night (or maybe every night) that your kids get out of bed, or that they need another...Read More
Guest Post by Crystal Breaux, Your Fitness Designer I remember my thoughts, very clearly as I as sat drinking coffee at 5:30 one morning. It was the week before I went back to work from maternity leave for my second child, Zach. I was now a family of four and remembered all of the words of friends and family who said, “two kids changes it up.” As I sat there, I began to realize all of the things on my plate of life. I did a quick check list: · Full time job · New business · Volunteer...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