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  • The best homemade pumpkin spice mix recipe

    The best homemade pumpkin spice mix recipe

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    This recipe for homemade pumpkin spice is a slight variation on the classic pumpkin pie spice recipe. It’s warm, spicy, and oh so cozy. Make a big batch and keep it on hand for all your fall baking. ​Imagine, if you will, you’re enjoying a nice cup of coffee while you look out your living…

  • Tips to save money during the holidays

    Tips to save money during the holidays

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    We can all use more tips to save money during the holidays.   Let’s think through the categories of spending during the holidays and go through them individually. But first! Before we dive into our money-saving tips, we first need to talk about something… The people in your life that you want to bless this…

  • Tips to stay sane during the holidays this year

    Tips to stay sane during the holidays this year

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    If you’re looking for a few tips to stay sane during the holidays this year, then let’s discuss a few ideas here. We will talk about making a plan, having a budget, staying on track, and how to still find joy this holiday season.  Confession… I LOVE Christmas. I use Christmas dishes year round. I…

  • How to declutter when your family won’t let you

    How to declutter when your family won’t let you

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    Let’s talk about how to declutter when your family won’t let you.  Related Post: How can minimalism change your life for the better? Trying to declutter your home when you live with people who don’t want you to mess with their stuff can be hard.  As a homemaker, the home is our “domain”. This means,…

  • How to give a thoughtful gift to anyone

    How to give a thoughtful gift to anyone

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    This guide on how to give a thoughtful gift to anyone will give you the tools to find the perfect gift for anyone on your list! During the holiday season, or even birthdays, we will need to find meaningful gifts for people we adore. Even if gift giving isn’t one of your love languages, you…

  • Tips to prepare for an unmedicated “natural” birth

    Tips to prepare for an unmedicated “natural” birth

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    Our birthing experience has the potential to be one of our most cherished memories, or one of our most traumatic experiences of our lives. If your goal is to have a natural childbirth without the use of pain medication, then I have a few encouragements for you. God is the one who creates new life.…

  • Ultimate postpartum essentials for your home birth

    Ultimate postpartum essentials for your home birth

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    This list of postpartum essentials for your home birth will help you think through everything you might need for a smooth recovery! Along with a list of essential items, I’m going to include some “nice-to-have” items.  Good postpartum care is so important for our health, even years down the road. Please don’t ignore your needs…

  • Ultimate home birth supplies and essentials list

    Ultimate home birth supplies and essentials list

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    This ultimate home birth supplies and essentials list will help you think through everything you might need for a successful home birth. *I’m a minimalist, so my list consists of only essential items. *To all of the expectant mothers reading this, I’d like to say “Congratulations!” This is such a sweet and precious time to…

  • Best car hacks for busy moms (organization and tips)

    Best car hacks for busy moms (organization and tips)

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    These car hacks for busy moms will give you plenty of tips and ideas for organization. As busy moms, we need a few organization hacks sometimes! Whether you’re going on long road trips, or just want to be prepared for any family adventures, we have you covered. A fair warning… Once you get used to…

  • Helping children bond with a new baby (tips to adjust)

    Helping children bond with a new baby (tips to adjust)

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    If you’re trying to help your children adjust and bond with a new baby, then we have a few tips!  We’ve had four babies in 9 years and have had great bonding experiences for our children. While it’s been a beautiful journey, there have been a few bumps in the road as well.  Older siblings…