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Friday, September 23, 2016

The 5 Important Graces of a Christian Home





"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, 
as God in Christ forgave you." 

 -Ephesians 4:32


Today we are covering Chapter 4 of The Most Important Place on Earth. You can still join along with us and can find the book HERE. 

It has been fairly busy here on the homefront so this post  will be short and sweet one (I promise, the next one will be longer) but one that is important nonetheless.

The five graces in a Christian home are ones that we need to make sure we are putting into practice and they include:

1. FORGIVENESS -We need to teach our children to ask for forgiveness and we need to be humble enough to ask for it as well (after all, we are sinners and  we will mess up! We need to be the first examples of "I'm sorry, I was wrong. Will you forgive me?"  It might be hard a first, but after a while it get's easier. I promise!

2. REPENTANCE - Teaching our children to turn away from their sin after they get forgiveness is just as important as well and for us adults too!

3.GRATITUDE - I have been thinking about gratitude lately. In fact, the more I think of it, the more I am convinced I need to have more of it. Especially in the little things like--did I wake up today? Did I have water, food, clothing, electricity at my finger tips? Am I able to get up and around? Then God has a plan for me like Mr. Wolgemuth states and for all these things mentioned we need to be thankful. I think sometimes, we Americans have so much that we truly can take it all for granted and have an attitude that everything is owed to us when it is not. We need to thank the Lord for every little thing because it is indeed a gift. And we can teach our family gratefulness as well.

4.TENDERNESS - Tenderness is a purposeful act. Sometimes we forget and can act harshly towards one another.
"We've talked about repentance and forgiveness as examples of grace, but Paul also encouraged us to be "tenderhearted." Literally the word means "to smear with inward affection." Isn't that a great word picture?"

Tenderness is not something that comes natural to all of us.


"Tenderness is a quality you prepare before your're with your spouse and your children. Ahead of time, affirm the things you love about the people in your home. Preplay a gentle embrace and tender words for each one. How could I be so lucky? you think. Then when your actually with your family, the presentation matches what you've prepared. Even when circumstances call for toughness, your spirit is one of loving discipline and not one of anger or revenge. "





5. GENEROSITY - More is caught than taught when it comes to this. If the children are taught to be generous and share their toys, they will begin to learn a more generous spirit.  If we, as the parents, are examples in giving, our children will learn from our example. If a father is always giving at his church and a mother is opening the door to her home the children will see it. Especially it being modeled year after year.


A prayer:

Dear Lord, please help us to model these five graces of forgiveness, repentance, gratitude, tenderness, and generosity. We need help and can't do it on our own. Thank you for what you are doing in our hearts and our lives. Thank you for our family and help us to lead them to You and not hinder them from coming to You. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen. 



If you are joining us for the first time, we are going through this book for the next few weeks and would love to have you join us! We will cover a chapter a week and in case you missed it be sure to watch the video and get the A-to Z  Bible Verse Printable to do with your children (we'll be doing it too). The book is still on sale so it is a great time to get it!





And don't forget that there are only three days left for The Healthy Living Bundle 2016 Edition!




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Busy Mom's Secret Weapon to Getting Her Family Healthy {& The Healthy Living Bundle 2016!}



Do you ever feel overwhelmed by healthy living?

It’s not that you don’t understand or agree with why it matters. You’re sold on the merits of eating whole foods, raising healthier kids, avoiding toxins and chemicals, getting fit, and using alternative remedies.

But sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to say than to actually do, right? Believe me, I’ve had the same struggles and questions as you. What on earth do you eat (and especially, what do you feed your kids)? How do you afford to buy healthier products? And where do you find the time to make and do all this stuff?

But when you have the right info and tools at your fingertips, it all comes together so much more easily.

You know what to cook for your family. You’re more confident in choosing natural alternatives. You find ways to save money without comprising on what’s important to you.

You learn to replace store-bought products with DIY options that actually work and are easy to make. You feel better (and even look better, too). Healthy living becomes less stressful and more enjoyable.

That is why we are happy to share about The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016 Edition!









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Healthy Lifestyle



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Recipes






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(Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, September 26th, so don’t wait!)









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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wise Woman Linkup!


A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

And we have some exciting news--the NEW Healthy Living Bundle for 2016 was just released today! Woohoo--I know that so many of you are blessed by these bundles and that is why we love sharing it with you!









You can view everything that is in this amazing bundle at my post HERE


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Monday, September 19, 2016

How to Keep Small Children Busy While You Homeschool




One of the most asked questions that is asked when I write a homeschooling post is:

How do I keep my toddler busy so I can actually homeschool?

Homeschooling can definitely get crazy sometimes and even crazier if your toddler is not cooperating! I have found that different things have worked over the years according to our family size, season, and routine. There is really not a one size fits all kind of answer but I definitely want to share some ideas what helped us.

One of the things that has helped us the MOST is having my students work more independently. We have 9 children (two graduated now) and the more they were able to accomplish on their own the better. I purposefully selected curriculum that would help us do that and it has proved to be a blessing over the years. Math was always a challenging class for us until I moved to Teaching Textbooks. They are a game changer and now my kids love math!

It helped to print what their daily schedules looked like in the beginning of the year so that they knew what was expected from them and that they wouldn't have to ask me every single day. This would include things like "Read 3 pages in History a day".  I would not write the pages in because if they got sick or something else happened (like a spontaneous field trip with dad) we would feel like we were behind. We would just pick up where we left off and avoid all the scheduling headaches. I also like to give them a quick briefing every morning to help direct them that day.

But with that said, even the most organized routines can collapse under the hand of a busy toddler or small child if we are not mindful to keep them busy!



So here are a few tips that can help:

1. Have them "do school" alongside your students - this will work for some children but not for all. Some children will sit happily and quietly next to their siblings while they are doing school just so they could be like them. Others might last for a few minutes and start making too much noise for the older students to concentrate. This one completely depends on your child. Keep some "school supplies" around just for them with special pencils, stickers, workbooks, and the like.

2. Older children take shifts with the younger - I have many students so they like to rotate and take breaks playing with their little sibling. It gives them a break from doing school and gives them something different to do while spending "special" time with them. It is great for them to get one on one time with them to build a stronger relationship with them too.  If you are not sure what they can do together check out #5 below.

3. Schedule a nap or down time - I know moms who strategically schedule nap times around key subjects so that they can get the work done quicker. You could also have a time where a child just looks at books, watches a movie, or has blanket time and stays on a blanket to play quietly.

4. Let them play with water - My daughter loves water so I have a sand and water table on my deck and we fill it with water and sand when the weather is good. Yes, it can be messy but makes for a very happy small child--just make sure they are supervised with an older child who is on break. I have heard of moms using shaving cream and bubbles as an alternative.

5. Have a routine - some children flourish with a routine. Book Time, Snack Time, Outside Time, Playdoh Time can all be things they look forward to and helps the house to be more quiet.

6. Keep a stash of toys they normally don't use on hand. I have some small bins in my daughter's closet that is only for school time so that she would be in it interested at that time.  I really love wooden toys especially from Melissa and Doug.


Here are a few of my favorites:
























Right now Zulily is having a sweet sale off Melissa & Doug toys and some are 50% off!




I hope these tips were helpful--what tips would you add for keeping small children busy?

Leave them in the comments!












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Friday, September 16, 2016

Lilla Rose Sale--Up to 50% Off!

Did you know that I wear Lilla Rose Flexi-clips practically everyday? I am the type who likes my long hair swept up while I go about my day. We haven't shared much about them lately but I definitely wanted to tell you about this special September sale that started today!



I love all the styles and the durability of these clips. They are strong and do not break easily like other hair clips I have tried, not to mention they are SO pretty and only take a few seconds to pop in!



They have them in all sizes that work for short and long hair too!




The sale is today and ends tomorrow. It is 15% off everything and 40-50% off select styles. If you order $60+ you also get a set of FREE u-pins!


You can visit our Lilla Rose site HERE!







Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wise Woman Linkup!

 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!


Now if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









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