Sara Elizabeth

Homemaking usually breaks down to my stressing out over keeping things clean and tidy, but what about homemaking as a social art? As my children and I work to clean the home, I give instructions: Make sure you dust the corners. Be careful to look under the cushions for things. Don’t forget to sweep under […]

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In an effort to eat more healthily, I decided to start challenging myself, one meal at a time. For some reason, lunch always seemed the most difficult for me to pull together, especially with several littles who were ready for nap time after a busy morning. I was usually ready for nap time, too! For […]

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While attending Teach Them Diligently in Dallas, I met the ladies behind Build a Menu. Absolutely impressed with their menu planning help, I couldn’t wait to get home and give it a whirl. I have a large, busy family, a tight budget, and very little free time. In their program, I can select among a […]

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We read the books, watch the shows, and hear the news–whole-food based diets are the best way to provide nutrients for our families, especially our growing children. Oftentimes preparing well-balanced meals can feel intimidating to busy moms, moms of large families, moms on a budget, and moms in general. On a quest for healthy meals […]

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Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. A familiar verse I’ve heard, read, and said many times over the years, and I’ve also heard folks argue about its meaning. But when I read this verse yesterday, it was as […]

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I strived to have the toys put away, a hot meal on the table, and everything as organized as possible to welcome home my husband at the end of his work day. But he always seemed stressed, overwhelmed, and like he wanted to climb the door jamb each time the children ran to joyfully greet […]

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  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 I love my quiet time each day. I look forward to it, but the more children I welcomed into my home, and the older they became, the more my schedule changed and […]

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I have a confession. I can’t sew. I can’t decorate. I’m useless at crafting. I don’t play a musical instrument. I didn’t learn how to cook until I was 28. And just as I finally grasped household organization, I had my fourth child. Before I became a mother, I dreamed of being a productive homemaker, […]

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