How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction20 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

8 Sunday School Songs that Comfort In the Storm

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Faith10 Comments

Hooray for memorizing songs that comfort no matter what the storm! If you grew up in church, as I did -I was a 4th (living) generation Southern Baptist as a kid- then you probably have some favorite Sunday School songs that still go through your mind from time to time. Hopefully you’re passing them down to the next generation as well. As I play our favorite CDs during the day, for my little guy and I to Dance to, sweep to, etc, and as I sing to him when he needs calming, I’m struck all over again by just how meaningful … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Children’s Bible Story Books You’ll Love

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction, Family23 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get new children’s Bible story books home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it … Read More

The Ability to Multitask: 3 Simple Rules for Successful Moms

ArynFamily14 Comments

Moms Multitasking Well? Absolutely!

In this post you will find the ability to multitask well made manageable with 3 simple rules. Hey, how is everyone today? The sun is shining here, and the grass is green. We got to play in the water more than once this past week, and that never fails to make me smile. It gives me more motivation to do things, and to be active, than those rainy days do. But, even at that, finding ways of sneaking cardio in to my daily routines can be difficult. I have some pretty amazing friends who appear to be the definition of moms … Read More

Inspiring Action When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

ArynFamily21 Comments

I Don't Feel Like It!

This past month, I’ve not gotten enough sleep, and we have had quite a few rainy days. I don’t know about you, but that combination often leads me to a place where I just don’t feel like doing Anything. Not my chores, for sure! Maybe not my Bible time. Not spending time playing with my four-year-old who switches gears (and activities) faster than my brain can keep up with. Or gets fixated on one activity that is my least favorite, and want to play that for hours! Coming up with another dinner idea? Really? Do I have to? ? Obviously, … Read More

3 Awesome Faith Filled Adventures for Preschoolers

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Family12 Comments

Faith Filled Preschool Shows

Have you been looking for clean, faith filled adventures for your little ones? Something they can watch, and learn from, both basic letters/numbers kind of things, and healthy interaction with family and friends and neighbors? I want to show you 3 of my favorites, that I actually enjoy watching with my little guy. They are full of fun, imagination, moral lessons, and faith building activity. And the occasional jokes that go over the kids heads, are still clean and kind, which I Love! (It drives me BONKERS when that’s not the case) *Note that this post contains affiliate links. You … Read More

12 Best Books About Libraries Worth Reading Now

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

Amazing "Library" Books

Hello, and welcome to my library! I love books, and Books about Libraries make me feel right at home! As an avid reader, my personal library is more than 2,000-3,000 strong, and I’m always adding to it. Growing up, I called the Dial-A-Story program at my local library at least two or three times a week, even though they only changed the story once a week. And YES, I Missed Bedtime, because I was camped out in a good book (Still Do!) So, while I’m not exactly a Librarian, I probably qualify as a Libraryan What better place to start … Read More

Bookmarking Normal-BEFORE the Crisis

ArynHealth and Fitness, Family2 Comments

Normal Numbers

(Affiliate links may be used in this post. please see the full disclosure policy here) Hi guys, I hope you are having a great week! Enjoying normal everyday activities. No mishaps in sight. We never know what exactly is ahead of us, do we? We’re cruising along through the day, then Bam! Your active kid decides to see just how indestructible God really made him. Jumped off of something he shouldn’t have been standing on in the first place, landing on something hard. Or sharp. Or running left, looking right, and-OOPS, that had to hurt! Or “mommy, my head (stomach…) … Read More

3 Steps to Simplify Adopting a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

ArynHealth and Fitness, Family7 Comments

Gluten Free and Beyond

Welcome to the Prep-session for my little guy’s birthday party! What to make for dinner was pretty straightforward. Baked chicken and veggies. Dessert, with our health issues, seems much trickier. We’ve had to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, and it’s been quite an adventure! Removing gluten from our diet isn’t easy, since it’s added to so many foods that you wouldn’t expect. I’ll share my gluten intolerance story here, in hopes that it will help you to be successful in adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle. *Remember, I’m Not a Doctor here! I’m a mom and only sharing my gluten intolerance story … Read More