Craving Balance: 6 Practical Solutions for Women Balancing it All

Craving Balance: 6 Practical Solutions for Women Balancing it All is designed to help you create a plan of devoting your time to the things that make you a happier women. The tips will help you begin the process of mapping out days that will cultivate peace and joy in your life.

Craving Balance: 6 Practical Solutions for Women Balancing it All

Do you crave balance? I certainly do. I love having a sense of order to my days. I love knowing how much work time versus free time I’ll have. I love knowing that I’ve made time to meet my spiritual, mental, physical and emotional needs each day.

Being a wife, mom and entrepreneur has never deterred me from making  balance a priority. In fact, having the responsiblity of so many important things is what inspires me to fight for balance.

Is it sometimes a struggle? Absolutely, but it’s worth the peace of mind that comes from having a sense of order to my days.

So what does cultivating a balanced life look like in practical terms?

I’m going to walk you through how I cultivate balance in practical terms.

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How to Avoid Arguments in Marriage

How to Avoid Arguments in Marriage

We were in a bad place. Arguments in marriage is what was tearing us apart and with every new one came new cracks in our foundation.

My marriage was falling apart and I didn’t know how to fix it. We argued and yelled constantly and I was fed up. I knew I had to do something drastic or throw in the towel. I saw how arguments in marriage were hurting our relationship, but didn’t know how to stop. That’s when I gave up and gave it over to God and He showed me how to be a better communicator in my marriage.

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Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School Year

Today’s tips for connecting with  kids through family time this school year is a sponsored post written on behalf of Heirloom  Audio Productions.

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School YearEvery year around this time I share one of my most popular back to school blog post. The last time I shared it, I got comments from so many of you who were worried about sending your kids back to school, especially middle and high school. I’m not going to lie, I felt the same way before too which is what led to writing that post in the first place.

The verses inspire me to be more proactive in my kids school experience. It encourages me to be more intentional about connecting with my kids. It pushes me to be more consistent with reading the Bible together, and encouraging them to read and study the Bible on their own. On top of that, we make family dinner time a priority. We use that time during dinner to talk and listen to powerful stories from the past and present.

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School Year

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School YearThis is something I started when I homeschooled my kids and believe it helped build their confidence and faith. Dinner time is a super important time to connect with your kids. It’s the perfect time to talk and to listen to stories about courage, faith and character.

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School YearThis year, we’re using a brand new series from Heirloom Audio Productions. This series is developed by the former sound designers of Adventures In Odyssey™ and provides that same style of Christian entertainment for families.

When we sit down for dinner to listen to the stories it gives us a chance to talk connect and share what’s going on in each of our lives. As we listen to the stories of the great heroes who relied on their faith to overcome obstacles I think it gives the kids courage. It helps them see that we all struggle with things, but it reinforces that they can trust God will help.

This first semester of school, we’ll be listening to The Dragon And The Raven. To help the kids make the connection, I created a meal that fit with the time in history when the story events occurred. The story is centered around the Vikings, who regularly ate baked bread, stews, potato and carrots. The food was eaten using wooden bowls, spoons and knives. Forks hadn’t been invented at that time so a sharp steak knife acted as both knife and fork. The kids really enjoy when I tie food and family time together.

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School Year

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School Year

What I like most about Heirloom Audio Productions is that they are based on historical events of believers who relied on God to overcome obstacles. Another thing is, “unlike images on a television show, it forces my children to use their own imaginations. Television doesn’t give kids a chance to think. It’s designed for them to absorb, while audio stories allow them to do both”.

This is going to be an exciting year of growth and development for our children. It’s up to us to pour in all the good we can. I encourage you to carve out time to do something like this with your kids, snap a picture and send it to me. I always love to see how families are using the ideas I share in their own homes.

If you want to recreate this dish, follow the recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 lb of carrots

  • 4 large potatoes

  • 4 tablespoons of flour

  • 3-4 cups of chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

  • salt and pepper

  • steamed rice

  • bread

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large frying pan and turn on medium heat. Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks and season.

2. Brown the chicken for about 10 minutes per side. While the chicken is cooking, peel and cube the potatoes.  Once the chicken is cooked, add the carrots, potatoes, and flour to the pot. Next, stir in the flour and add the broth. Bring to a boil, then turn down to low and cover for 10 – 15 minutes.

3. While the stew cooks, make a pot of steamed rice. Serve the stew over rice with baked bread.

Connecting With Our Kids Through Family Time This School Year

Heirloom Audio Productions is offering a special discount of 67% off plus you get an extra audio set to keep or give away. Head over here to learn more.

Let’s continue to conversation in the comment section. I read every comment and interact with you there. I’d love to know how you’ll be intentional about connecting with your kids this school year?

How to Find a Desire to Read the Bible

How to Find a Desire to Read the Bible

In today’s video, How to Find a Desire to Read the Bible, I’m tackling the “Why” behind the struggle and the struggle is real.

God would not give us something to do that serves absolutely no purpose. There is a HUGE purpose and benefit to reading the Bible which is why the enemy fights so hard for us not to.

This video will help shed some light on how to grow in this area, plus I’m opening up the Her Pleasant Words small (Facebook) group in September designed to help you dig into your Bible with me for 5 weeks.

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Morning Devotional Time Tour

Morning Devotional Time Tour

Today I’m taking you on a step-by-step tour of what I do during my morning devotional time.

Devotions for me is to spend time reading the Bible and then taking notes on what I read. I did this in a video format, because I think it’s the best way to really show you what I do from start to finish.

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