How do you respond when people say to you, “my you have your hands full”?  I get that comment many, many times.  Some people (mostly other mothers) say this because they truly understand what it takes to have children especially with us having 4 children.  But, others say that while they look at you like wow, you must be crazy to have that many children which is ok, because they unlike the other mothers don’t understand.

But no matter who the one making the comment is, I usually always respond with the same thing I always say, “yes”, then give a nice smile and then add “but I love every second of it”.  Then, pretty much every single time I always wonder, did I answer it in a good way, did I answer it in a way that will show them that just because I do “have my hands full” doesn’t mean that I don’t have a wonderful life, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it, and it certainly doesn’t mean that if I had the chance that I would ever change it for the world.  Then, after I question that I always reflect on how truly blessed I really am.  God has given me the most wonderful husband that anyone could ever ask for who lovingly provides for our family, but He also on top of that blessed the both of us with 4 amazing children and He allowed us to have them, He allowed us to be able to raise these wonderful children and to love on them every single day.  And, no matter how full my hands may be, no matter how our day turned out, none of that matters because at the end of the day I realize how truly blessed we really are.

Do you get that comment a lot as well?  How do you respond?  Comment below and let me know! 🙂

In The Beginning

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2

I wanted to share this verse with you today because it may seem like a simple verse, we all know that God did create the earth but just take a moment to really and truly think about what this verse means.  Our God, the one and only God created something out of nothing!  We could never do that, no matter how hard we try, we could never just have absolutely nothing and create something from it, but, God did.  So, when you get discouraged and think that your problems are too big for God, just remember He created this beautiful world we live in out of absolutely nothing!  No problem is too big for Him.

Check Out This Site!!!

CALLING ALL HOMESCHOOLERS…………………….

Or anyone with kids for that matter, I have just discovered an awesome site, and I may be the only one who hasn’t discovered it, and if that’s the case I’m sorry 🙂  but, I saw this and just had to share it with you.

Well, I knew all about the answers in Genesis web site for adults, but I’ll be honest, I haven’t even visited it…………. yet, but the other day in our homeschool fun we were learning about penguins and I went searching for a fun game or video to help further teach about penguins and their habitat, but every single thing I came upon talked all about evolution which I was of course not okay with, until I stumbled upon this:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/kids

There’s an answers in Genesis for children, now as I said before maybe I’ve just been living under a rock and am the only one who didn’t know this existed, but all the things I’ve heard about answers.org and I never knew about the kids section.

But, anyway this site is so awesome!  They have fun activities, and worksheets, they have videos telling you about all kinds of interesting things including why evolution couldn’t have happened on a child’s level of understanding, and many more things.

I hope you all get a chance to check out this site, tell me what you think of it.  Do you know of any other sites that teach from a creationists point of view?  Comment below and let me know.

Tip #3 Being An Intentional Mommy

For tip #3 I wanted to focus on what we do with our time, as mothers, our time is spent many places we have to make meals every day and for a lot of stay at home moms that includes all 3 meals a day, we have to clean and keep the household running smoothly, for us homeschoolers we have to do school everyday, we have to entertain our children, we have to make sure to take some time for ourselves so that we don’t get burnt out, we have to make sure to take time for our marriage, the list goes on and on.  But, for this week let’s just make sure that we are spending enough time in the area of spending time with our children, good, quality time.  This way, we can learn to be intentional with our time.

This means that we need to cut off the computer, turn off your phones, get rid of any distractions, make sure that you’ve already taken care of things that would normally get in the way of this time and focus on them for the day.  Try to make as much of the day all about them as you can, I know that this one will be difficult, because we do have daily duties that will try to get in the way but, with this one if you prepare ahead of time it is possible and it wouldn’t be out of the question to make one day every two weeks or so where you do nothing but spend time with them doing what they want to do no distractions all day long.

For those days that you don’t have an entire day, do make sure that you are taking at least 10 minutes for every hour of the day to spend that intentional time with them with no distractions as well.