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84 Resources Every Homemaker Needs – $900 value for only $29!

What costs a teeny-tiny bit but packs a punch with value? This bundle sale!! It's true! Every homemaker needs a little encouragement, some freebies and support every once in a while You guys, I wouldn't even think about joking with you on this. The values of these sales continue to amaze me, and this one is no different.  For the cost of a few espresso drinks, you'll reap the benefits of these resources (and freebies!!) for years to come! Oh, I know you're going to *love* these resources! By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on … [Read more...]

“Jesus Loves Me, Mama!”

It wasn't a particularly trying day. Well, until I got the text that said he'd be home late. And then, all of a sudden, my day was going horribly. It took my two-year-old son to remind me that Jesus loves me - and him! - even in the midst of my sin and anger. Our day started out like normal - nurse the kiddos, breakfast, get dressed. Then I threw dipes on the line and piled kiddos into the car to get the co-op order for the week. Aside from slamming each other with their electronic books and giving each other routine "oweees," it went pretty well. After lunch, I got a decent nap out of them, went to get them up and whispered to Noah what we were having for snack: "Popsicles - shhh! … [Read more...]

How to Treat Kidney Infections Naturally

You know that unmistakable burning sensation when you have to pee? Yep, the one that signals a horrid UTI! One day, I noticed this pain and realized what I was up against. :sigh: But, it was worse! I was about to learn how to treat kidney infections naturally! Yippee. Just what I've always wanted! (<---- sarcasm) What is a Kidney Infection? A kidney infection is, usually, first a urinary tract infection (UTI) and then develops into the kidney infection. It's a UTI that's gone untreated and the bacteria travels into the kidneys. Usually, a kidney infections requires antibiotics. Sometimes they can be treated, with caution, with home remedies. Getting Diagnosed Within 24 hours … [Read more...]

Teaching Toddlers the Story of Jesus’ Birth – My Favorite Resources

If you have very young children, you know what I'm talking about when I say there is so much they don't understand. I often find myself stuttering as I try to "re-size" my instructions, descriptions, and even my excitement, to a level they can comprehend! And Christmas is no different. Teaching toddlers the story of Jesus' birth can be like trying to...well, teach a toddler anything: tough. Have you said any of these lately? We don't touch the Christmas tree! Even though it's big and twinkle-y and just randomly appeared in our living room? Look! It's Santa! Ohhhhk, well who are the other 25,000 people hovering around him? And you want me to sit on his lap??? What's a manger? … [Read more...]

Goat’s Milk Formula – Recipe and Tutorial

This goat's milk formula recipe is a follow-up to Angela's story - if you missed why she and her husband chose goat's milk formula for their twin boys, click here! When I make formula, I buy 8 gallons of goat’s milk at a time.  This makes me 16 gallons of formula!!  I quadrupled the recipe shown below and rewrote it so it’s for 1 gallon of milk and 1 gallon of water, instead of 4 cups each.  This makes it easier as I get my milk in gallons.  So here’s how I prep on my formula making days… I put the dry ingredients (nutritional yeast and powdered vitamin C) in 8 little glass cups for the 8 batches I’ll be making.       I use 8 mugs … [Read more...]

Goat’s Milk Formula – One Mother’s Solution for Twins

Goat’s milk formula??! What’s in it? Where will I find the milk? Raw milk??...are you sure that’s safe? What if the boys don’t like it? What if it upsets their tummies? How much will this cost? How on earth will I continually mix it up with all of those ingredients? It seems overwhelming already! These were just some of the thoughts I had as we began the process of transitioning to goat’s milk formula when my boys were four months old. Let me digress and share a little about our journey… A Need and A Solution: Goat's Milk Formula I planned on breastfeeding my twins until they were at least a year old. I knew it would be a challenge, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would … [Read more...]

My Friend Paris: Book Review and Giveaway

It always amazes me to hear about child entrepreneurs and how motivated they are. This young girl, Paris, is no different and I'm excited to share her work with you. "My Friend Paris" is a series of books written by this 10 year old about her experiences with finding out her mom was pregnant with twins! Paris wanted to help others walk through what she did before, during and after her twin sisters were born. Nearly a dozen books relay, from a Big Sister's perspective, what it is like to: have Mom on bed-rest while pregnant bring two babies home from the hospital share the attention with the new little marvels travel with her twin sisters all over the world - including France and … [Read more...]

Posting at the Breastfeeding Place

Not long ago I was asked by Trisha over at Intoxicated on Life to write a couple of posts for a series she was doing on breastfeeding. I thought about it for all of two seconds and said YES. This series turned into something bigger than anticipated and has become a website of its own: Breastfeeding Place. I am so excited to be one of the regular contributing authors to this site! It's been fun getting to write about something I love and am passionate about: breastfeeding! Amazingly, the information available for assisting mamas breastfeeding multiples (especially triplets) is almost non-existent. It certainly was lacking when I began breastfeeding over 21 months ago. I hope to join other … [Read more...]

He Reached Down Into My Darkness

My Redeemer's Love. This song has been running through my head today like a train's tracks running through the valley. It's based on Romans 8:37-39, which says:  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. This pretty much means nothing. No government. No enemy. No uncertain future. No distorted relationship. No suffering marriage. No culture war. No distant teen's hatred. No life disappointment. No … [Read more...]

When Going to Church is Overwhelming…

Thanks to all who participated in our contest this past week for the TruKid Sunscreen! And the winner is... Emily W. Yay - congratulations, Emily! I can't wait to start the next giveaway - stay tuned!! Recently I came across this post and felt it resonate within every hormonal fiber of my being. =) If you've got children and the thought of the approaching Sunday church service fills your heart with dread, you're not alone. It is exhausting getting through a church service while corralling several kiddos. But this mom/pastor's wife/encourager speaks right to us and reminds us that it is good for us to bring our noisy, wild brood. Even with the tears (ours and theirs), the tantrums (ours … [Read more...]