Home Management

Finances, budgets, couponing, and home management.

Homemaking for the Working Woman 2

*Affiliate links included. {Editor’s note: Today Emily Beth continues her series on homemaking for the working woman. Yesterday, Emily Beth discussed expectations in regard to housekeeping and working outside the home in Homemaking for the Working Woman, Part 1.} Wrestle with your mind and heart to have realistic expectations of yourself, your home, and your husband. Expectations can make or break a relationship. Too low and the relationship may suffer with not enough effort being put into it or laziness {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Homemaking for the Working Woman

* Affiliate links included. A working woman who gave up her career in law to stay home with her newborn baby said,“When you have to be everything to everybody, you end up feeling too exhausted to be much of anything to anyone.” Perhaps you echo the same sentiments today. You work outside the home, not by choice but by necessity, you have a family to care for, responsibilities at home and church and friendships to nurture. You cringe when you {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Shaving My Grocery Budget

In the final months of 2014 I intentionally began looking at shaving my grocery budget. The budget and system in place were no longer working and needed tweaking. Re-valuating My Budget I’ve used a budget and coupons for years. The budget amount was settled upon when two of four children were in diapers. Back then I budgeted a certain amount per family member. $30 per each person (6) = $180 a week. You would think no longer purchasing diapers, wipes, {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

2 Simple Steps to Meal Planning

* Affiliate links included One of the best things I have done for my family has been organizing our meals. I have done this in two ways: Cookbook Binder Monthly Menu Planning Cookbook Binder What I used: Sturdy 3 ring binder (2-inch is a great size), page protectors, divider tabs. What I did: I went through each of my cookbooks and found all the recipes I actually make. I made copies of the recipe page or typed and printed out the recipe, {Read More}

About Kristy Bruce

Kristy is the wife of Kenneth Bruce, student pastor at Westwood Baptist church in Alabaster, Alabama. She is a stay-at-home mother to her four sons, two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia. Kenneth and Kristy are currently in the process of adopting a daughter from India. Kristy enjoys writing and has a passion for teaching the Word of God and helping women go deeper in their faith.

4 Tips to Decluttering Children’s Stuff

Do you ever get overwhelmed by all of the stuff your children accumulate? As a young mom with two kids it is very easy to get overwhelmed by all of their stuff. One of the ways I have learned to deal with the accumulated blessings is to put things where they belong and hold loosely to things. Our children receive lots of wonderful gifts from toys to clothes. We feel so blessed but also know that our home can only {Read More}

About Lacey Hughes

Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

*Affiliate links included. After putting away the Christmas wrap, decorations, and trees most of us want to start fresh.  As I prepare to clear away the old and prepare for the new here are a few guides that have come in handy. * Is it something I need daily?  Leave these items close at hand (preferably not in piles on counters or tables). * Is it something that is just taking up space?  Get rid of it or store it? {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

8 Meal Planning Shortcuts

As a mom, sometimes one of the most taxing things is coming to the evening and trying to decide what to cook for dinner.  Here are a few shortcuts you can take ahead of time to make meal time easier. 1. Make menus for the month or by the week. 2. Look for recipes where you can cook meat ahead and use in several different dishes.  Cook a hen and do dumplings, chicken casserole, and soup, for example:   Crockpot Chicken {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Tips to Cut Grocery Costs

With the price of groceries going up weekly it is difficult to find ways to cut the cost of eating.  Here are some suggestions that may help. ·      Check weekly grocery ads and take advantage of “specials.” ·      Buy in bulk when possible and use freezer and pantry space. ·      Buy one, get one free is a great way to stock up your pantry. ·      Plan your meals before you shop instead of in the store. ·      Make a list {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Creating a Tried and True Cookbook

I hoard recipes. I rip them from doctor’s office magazines, download them from Facebook, and print off enticing ideas from recipe websites. Trouble is, my eyes are bigger than my stomach, and the new recipes crowd out my REAL cookbook. Pretty soon I feel weighed down with uneaten calories. In an effort to downsize (no pun intended), I went through and discarded many of the “maybe-I’ll-make-this-one-day” recipes and scaled down my Tried and True to the recipes I actually make. {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

Last Day to Enter: The Money $aving Mom’s Budget Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of Crystal Paine’s new book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. Carla Anne reviewed the book earlier in the week and announced that Crystal will be giving away a copy of her hit book to one of our readers! The entry period ends tonight at midnight–get your entries in asap! To enter the drawing for a chance to win a copy of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine, simply click {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.