Helping moms create space for fun, family, and faith
“They say Aslan is on the move— perhaps has already landed.” Yes, I do believe He has.
In July, as I took long walks in the Eleven Mile Canyon while my husband fly fished, I spent hours in prayer. I rarely encountered people, so it worked really well to just go ahead and talk out loud to God.
Over and over again I heard out of my mouth “Roar, Lion of Judah” and I imagined that great lion Aslan, from the Chronicles of Narnia series, standing boldly up on the high cliffs.
When I came home and told a friend about all the “Roar, Lion of Judah” proclamations, she asked what that meant. I told her I was not exactly sure.
All of 2020 I had my phone screen saver set to a Lion and Lamb in the clouds picture, and I had been reflecting much on Jesus, the Lion of Judah.
I was captured years before by the lion Aslan, the central figure of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the other Chronicles of Narnia books.
He shows up in chapter twelve as...
Have you been New Year decluttering and have annoying piles left over?
...the stuff you want to keep
...but you don't use on the regular
...and you don't necessarily want them taking up room in your prime real estate areas?
Don't give in to the temptation to just stuff it back into an area in your house to get it out of sight out of desperation the next time you have guests over.
The Coach Mom Tribe mamas have been working this week on a great storage box system, set up so they can easily retrieve anything in storage that they need within a matter of minutes.
It has saved me so much time, frustration and money the past 25 years.
Here's the quick gist of it:
Fill storage boxes with "to save" items that you don't use frequently, and number them.
Make a list of those numbers (on your phone or another location), and beside each number record the contents of the box and the location of the box.
The Organizing Alongside Kids (OAK) 5-Day Challenge just wrapped up and was amazing.
This is just one other way I'm helping moms move from frazzled to fun.
The progress made was just astounding. Moms realized just how much can be done in just 15 to 30 minute chunks of organizing time.
And many were surprised at how enthusiastic their kids were to help reach goals for their own rooms.
Check out below some of the before and after pictures.
Would you like to see some transformation like that in your own home?
Why not walk with us the clearly laid out step-by-step path to
The doors are open now but will close again at midnight tonight.
I am committed now more than ever to the building up and strengthening of Christian homes and...
"Stuff" can have such a grip on us for so many reasons.
Sometimes the best thing to get us to do what's right -- let go to free up space, time and energy -- is to know the right question to ask ourselves.
Motivating Questions: Which one is most motivating to you? And to your family members?
So what do you think? Which one does it for you? And your family members?
Identify that, write it down, and use it over and over and over again.
That is exactly what the mamas in the Jan. 4-8 Organizing Alongside Kids (OAK) Challenge have been doing this week. I am absolutely thrilled with the physical and mental blocks that they have overcome in order to...
2020...BEST YEAR EVER...period.
This past year goes down as my most ironic calendar ever.
Every day in the midst of "one more" unprecedented and unexpected change, I kept seeing...
BEST YEAR EVER. Haha.
On New Year's Eve my family and I lingered around the table and I was blown away as we recounted how many great things actually DID happen in our lives in the midst of all of 2020's twists and turns.
I am grateful the first week of January 2020 I felt the Lord whisper to my heart Redeem the time on your knees.
As I sought to honor that directive and carved out more time than usual to pray and be in the Word, I saw Him multiply my time in unexpected ways and was reminded of Matthew 6:33, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
If I had known in January all the challenges that the next 12 months would hold, it would have been too heavy a burden to bear.
But day by day the Lord met me as I bent my...
Christmas blessings from my family to yours.
I hope you have been able to sit down, inhale and exhale deeply, and take a break from all that it takes to orchestrate a family Christmas celebration -- the food, decorations, and gift planning and preparation.
Wishing you a Christmas season of
hope, that comes from our Savior Jesus Christ
peace, that, in Him, passes understanding
joy, that we have in Jesus, and
love, that Jesus has for us.
Jesus is the light of the world, and brightens all things. So we shine as He resides in our hearts by faith.
In these times of continued uncertainty may we do as the Psalmist said, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." (Psalm 121 KJV)
God bless you and yours,
Mama, is Santa real?
Do you know the history behind that jolly red-suited gift-giving legend?
Check out this documentary, hosted by historian/archeologist Mark Wilson.
Instead of traveling to the North Pole, he goes to modern day Turkey to explore.
There he digs up clues that tell us a lot about the man behind the legend.
Maybe you will want to share this with your kids, too? You can watch at this link or find it on Amazon Prime.
Praying you are having a blessed Christmas season.
May that Saint Nicholas spirit of giving and generosity prevail in us not only this month, but throughout the year.
Mom of elementary aged (or older) kids, are you ready to get the clutter moved out and get organized in a way that 3-4x your efforts?
What if you could do that by having your kids gladly work alongside you?
But that would be a grumpfest if I tried to get my kids to help, you are thinking? It’s easier to just do it myself.
I’m here to tell you that you can
“When it’s time to get something done I realize I haven’t been the best at communicating at the best times and in the right ways, so instead of everything going just smoothly, it’s gone bumpy often with bad attitudes, including my own,” says Nicolette Scarborough, Estes Park CO mom of boys ages 13, 11, and 8.
She said, "So we are...
In Christmases past, have you ever wished you had a better plan to enjoy the Christmas cards you receive?
I found a few ideas for Christmas card displays that I thought you might like to make yourself.
This DIY Christmas Card Tree by Driven by Decor is simple and adorable.
Also, Minted has16 Unique Ideas for Christmas card displays here.
These were my favorites:
Which is your favorite? Or do you have an idea to share? I would love to hear it.
Praying you have a peaceful and joyful Christmas season, and that the cards you receive are reminders of the many blessings in your life in a year of tough realities.