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This afternoon, we pulled out the chore chart, put on some tunes, and took care of business!
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Each day we have a simple task {swipe to see} so that we work together help our home feel peaceful, learn responsibility, and devote weekends to family time instead of cleaning!
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Today, as I walked through the living room, I caught this moment! This boy, y’all! He’s cracking me up!
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It was too funny not to share!
Do your children help you with chores? Do you have a chore chart? Tell me about your routine! .
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#chorechart #thatmomlife #christianmom #getorganized #declutter #motherhoodmoments #realmotherhood #dauntlesswithdignity #raisingarrows


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What sparks joy? I’m not sure what, but I know WHO! I love being around a lot of people, but these 2 take the cake! I’m a middle child and some of my fondest memories directly involve these 2. Sometimes, you find your best friends along the way. In my case, my Mom gave birth to mine. Do you have siblings? If so, let me know if you are the oldest, middle, or the baby in the comments! •






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Wearing @mateothepilot shirt under my sweater with leggings while shamelessly posing with @dunkin coffee. Wednesday night church service bout to be lit 🔥 earrings @anderson_leather_earringco (Peep her lovely earrings! They’re amazing and I’m obSESSed! .
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Can I let you in on a little secret?
Sometimes I’m not excited about working out😒
I get tired too😴

This is my little jolt of energy before my workouts. It’s a drink called Energize. It’s awesome and I guarantee you will not be dragging through your workout if you take this 15 minutes before you start.
And today, I’m a little more excited, because they just released a new flavor: Fruit Punch 🤜 it’s good to have options and mix it up!
Here’s what it’s made of: -Beta-alanine- the amino acid that helps reduce lactic acid buildup in muscles. -Low-dose caffeine from green tea and coffee bean extract. -Quercetin: a yellow crystalline pigment in plants, used as a food supplement to boost immunity or reduce allergic response.
Questions?
Reach out!


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School can happen anywhere and today working on TV trays in front of the fire while watching the snow fall is our favorite place to learn. 📚❄
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#charlottemason #homeschooling #slowandintentional #momto11 #motheringmoments #motherhoodwithapurpose #raisingarrows #wildandfreechildren  #dailymotherhood #holdthemoments #letthembelittle


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Apparently it's national pet day.... Suey pig dog is the best dog ever(I know,weird name,lol!!!!! She's so gentle with my babies,never gets upset when they fall on her or pull her tail, ears, hair, etc. always up for an adventure, super friendly and yet super protective of the girls,(all this helps me look past the hair she occasionally drops on the floor😂) Truly a faithful companion❤
#nationalpetday #pigdog #babiesandpuppies #momlife #keeperathome #twoundertwo #raisingarrows #igbabies #blessedmama #missingsummer


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So a few years ago I taught myself a bit about crochet and knitting. My daughter wanted to learn so I had to learn so I could teach her! Lol anyway... I didn’t get much past dish cloths and a few scarfs before life got in the way and I put it all aside. Fast forward to now. I can’t do much with the knitting as I have joint issues and it kills me to work those needles, but I can handle crochet for awhile. This awesome-sauce right here helps me tremendously!!! My daughter uses Orthosport on her hands when she has put in too much time on her guitar, so I tried it when I crochet along with warm water and the results are glorious! Orthosport is an awesome blend of the essential oils wintergreen, peppermint, eucalyptus, thyme, oregano, vetiver, elemi, and lemongrass... all in a base of coconut, grape seed and almond carrier oils. Can’t wait to see what I’ll learn to make soon!!!! How do you keep your hands moving??? #oilmydays
#frankincenseandfaith
#oneagleswings


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Some days can feel like all you are doing is climbing mountains.
As we were pulling a couple people out of the ditch today and people were upset because they had to change their plans. We reminded one of them it could have been much worse or you could have been involved in the major crash down the road if you had stayed on track.
I have been thankful many times for being slowed down or taking a different route for a different view to find out that if I hadn’t I could have been involved in something much worse.
God has perfect timing and I’m thankful for that! Things always happen for a reason even when sometimes it can be frustrating.
Even while climbing mountains we can choose to take in the beauty and joy.
#bethelight #inhistiming #everythinghappensforareason #raisingarrows #helpmate #loveyourspouse


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Fear. Fear is a four letter word. Fear plays tricks and tells you lies. Fear causes me to do things I never thought I would do. Fear makes me control things I want to trust Jesus for. Fear is causing me to pass a chain down to my girls I don’t want to pass. I’m determined to break it! New post #areyouhungry in link. #fearisaliar #raisingarrows #breakingchains #arrowwarrior


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I haven’t been coached by my dad in thirteen years. But as I ran around the basement playing basketball with my son, it all came flooding back in a second.

The words he said over and over for at least ten years... “Bend your knees”
“Go to the ball”
“Box out”
“Move your feet”
“Cross court passes don’t work”

The basics. The fundamentals of basketball. Engrained in me over hours and hours of coaching through the years.

And even though in haven’t stepped on a court to play in years, those words were still within me, buried deep inside, ready to pass on to my son.

And I thought to myself in that moment. What a beautiful picture. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Prov 22:6)

Keep training parents. Keep coaching. Take those fundamentals and bury them down deep inside as you practice them over and over again for 18 years.
And someday your child will find themselves in an unknown, yet still somehow familiar situation, and your words will come up from within... still guiding their path.


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Reading the Bible daily is a goal + a normality we want cultivated + caught in our home. I want my kids to not only hear me read their Bibles, but to also see me reading mine.

This morning, I found this little one speed “reading” through the my Bible. Here, she’s landed on Proverbs 31, of all things. I do not get close to half of this mommying thing right, but this thing is one I want to remember -- the moment I caught, in this frame, a good thing she’s caught from me. Seed sown.

What important thing do you want your kids to learn by watching you?


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#stopyourscroll we need to have a real talk moment.
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I was sitting in a bible study group this morning and the topic of comparison came up. It hurt my heart to hear the story because I had been there. I had felt inadequate because someone else was where I wanted to be and seemingly I was doing all of the right things but just not moving forward.
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The more I pushed, the more I felt like I wasn’t enough, what I was doing didn’t matter and that I would never measure up to this other person.
As I heard her story, I felt it all again.
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My advice to my friend was, unfollow, block or even unfriend this person. Not because you don’t like them, but when watching them becomes something that makes you so unsatisfied with your own life, that social media account is no longer serving you.
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If it’s a close personal friend, let them know that you are so proud of them!! Celebrate the success that they’re having but for this season you need to take a break to focus on where God has you!💗
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There’s nothing wrong with this! In fact I think that it strengthens your relationship in the long run. YOU have the choice & the power to follow or unfollow but you also have to CHOOSE to keep it healthy for you.😘
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Be an inspiration.
Be a motivation.
But be okay with people that aren’t where you’re at or people that are where you want to be while you’re still working your way up!


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Homeschooling can be both chaotic and frustrating😜🤯😳, but it's the beautiful things that sustain us😍! Share your "beautiful things" below!
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Meanwhile, all the others continued dancing with the wind.
Franny had a funny feeling and she called out to her other friend, “Tedo, this is strange, my flowers feel a little loose.” He peeked under the petals and was astonished to find FRUIT!! (Excerpt from “Franny and Pom Pom Go to the Easter Revival.)
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When Franny lifted her branches to the Son accepting Jesus and embraced the Holy Spirit, she was rewarded by bearing fruit! Father God, we seek you knowing that you will enable us to have fruitful lives.


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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” - John Bunyan
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#serve #lillmatthew #fostercare #fosterlove #fosterfamily #loveothers #presentoverperfect #raisingboys #raisingarrows


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Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me...
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#greatisthyfaithfulness #Heisfaithfull


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My sweet Lily, I can’t believe she’ll be a high schooler next year.
As much as I want to be back in the Gardens, It is nice having time for things like sorting through photos, crafting, sewing, knitting and reading. Taking advantage of the time this week continuing to go through photos. I finally uploaded pictures off my camera card from 2018. 😊

#harvestbrookfarm


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"So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors." -Deuteronomy 11:18-21
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One week today with this little baby bear, and I’m feeling like I’ve definitely earned the “mama bear” status 🧸🐻💗
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We had a rough start to breastfeeding after some conflicting advice/experiences in the hospital, which resulted in Blakely’s refusal to latch or take anything but the bottle. I’ve been trying to build/maintain my supply by pumping in the meantime, while supplementing formula when I’m not producing enough. We also had our first experience with cluster feeding a few nights ago 😳😳😳
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No one said being first-time parents would be easy, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat for this little sugar 🎀 Thankful for everyone whose shared a reassuring word or piece of advice. It means more to me than you know!
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Have you ever screwed up booking a trip?!! Our flight back to N.C. was supposed to leave today ✈️, except for the fact that I apparently rly booked our return for March 20th instead of February 20th 😳. While we we may have been able to catch a flight TOMORROW, here we are living as squatters in our old house for just another day!!! Thank You 🙏🏻 Jesus for this Lattes made with HWC and bacon 🥓 bites!!! Also, praise God for the ability to purchase more flights quickly, be able to extend our trip without the stress of missing “work” or using more sick days 🙌🏻. So while sleeping on an air mattress AGAIN, living off take out and wondering how many days my hair can go on dry shampoo may NOT be the glamorous life of freedom we imagined..... This is actually real, raw, I can’t believe I did that freedom!!! #theketocollective




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Facebook memories is the gift that keeps on giving.
A friend sent this to me today.
This was back 10 years ago when I had 2 babies, she had 1 and we were completely oblivious to what the future held for us.
Now, between the 2 of us, we have (will have)10 kids! 🤣🤪 We both agreed it’s not as bad as we anticipated. I wish I could’ve told myself that 10 years ago😂
And, as long as they can find the bathroom or a trash can on their own, we are golden🙌🏻 How about you?
What’s one thing you wish you knew about parenting when you had your first child?


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Your body also has a journey. Food is one of the main source. It doesn't have to be a hard and elaborate process. Your body is actually very intelligent and simple. Be mindful how you treat it and what you feed it. And it will make a World's difference.
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#plantbased #wholefoods #veganlife #vegans #veganfood #veganfamilymeals #food #fooddairy #eat #health #fitnessmotivation #motherhood #momlife #raisingvegan #minimalism #minimalist #frugalliving #raisingarrows #girlmom #blog


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I see this every time I go to the gym, young guys reveling in their strength. They walk around in cut off shirts proudly displaying their strength. The old Silverbacks though, are content to workout and sweatpants it's an old t-shirt. Nothing to show off, just there to get work done.
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It seems like such a small thing, but there is some real truth here. The most profound for me is the lesson to appreciate the season of life that you are in. Fresh young guys, the world is an unending list of possibilities. We can do anything we want, and just the idea of an adventure makes our blood pump. For the older guys though, they have seen a lot of life and they have learned the value of most of the mistakes that they have made. There's a little less pride, and a lot more humility, and that is their strength. .
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Here is my encouragement for you today: embrace the season of life that you're in and don't covet the season of others. As you age and as your life changes, don't forget that God has something important for you right now. Don't miss it looking out someone else's window.


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She was super excited about that fact that she was being sneaky and started eating her daddy’s dinner.
Salad, asparagus and Salmon ftw.


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