My husband, Miguel, and I have been blessed (so far) with three wonderful littles: Hadassah, Annelise, and Jonathan. We are absolutely ECSTATIC that God chose us to be their parents! We have been blessed to know so many great families from whom we have been able to learn a lot about how we want to parent out kids. It is not easy, and it is not perfect, but it is so worth it. There is nothing else that is more important than how we raise our kids, and we only have a very short season in our lives to do it!
I hope that Start Homemaking can be a place where moms can find encouragement, wisdom, and practical ideas for raising our kids. We need each other in this endeavor!
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...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...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...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...read more
Clothing is one of our basic needs, but it is also so much more than that. How we dress does not ultimately determine who we are, but it does say a lot about us. The world perceives so much about us just based on our appearance. This is not in any way to say that...read more
Summer time is upon us! While it can be a new adjustment for some of us to have our kids with us all day, it is truly a blessing. Very soon, our kids will be grown, and all the time we had for making childhood memories will be gone. As a teacher, I am overjoyed that summer is here and that I am spending all of my time at home with my three littles.read more
My Dearest Girl,
Honey, let me take a deep breath and begin by saying, I love you so much. I know that you and I are both TIRED. We are exhausted. But no matter how frustrating our days are, I want you to know that I love you so deeply. You test me sometimes. You try every shred of patience in me. But you are a blessing, and I am utterly honored that God chose ME to raise you.
This post is Part 4 in my May Homemaking Series. In this series, we are learning more about what homemaking is, why we do it, how we do it, and why it is important. In this post, we are going to examine how we must train our children to be future homemakers.read more
In 2015, I did something completely crazy and wonderful– I flew overseas with a two year old and a ten month old. I have always had the travel bug, and I’d like to share the differences I’ve seen in my travels in pre-kid years and my travels now….read more
When I was growing up, my family always had dinner together at the table. All four of us kids had our designated seat in the dining room that we took every night, with my mom at one end and my dad at the other. We would all help set the table.read more