• Ready to start using a planner to be more productive and organized? Read how I use mine for home and business, and my best tips for how to use yours!
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    How I Use My Planner to Be More Productive

    Before I got my planner, I was running my household and business off a half-sheet sized notepad! I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a planner. It’s helped me be more productive in my daily life, plan out my long-term goals, and juggle all the aspects of my life much more seamlessly. Read on to find out how to use your own planner to be more productive! My Planner You don’t need a fancy, expensive planner to be more productive! I got a weekly layout Day Designer from Target on sale. At the time of writing, they’re sold out of the design I purchased. But this…

  • Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! Read for examples of healthy meals and portions. | Fulfill & Thrive
    healthy eating,  sahm parenting

    Proper Preschooler and Toddler Portion Sizes

    Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! They’re such small little people, but they’re active all day… Don’t worry. I’ve done the research for you! Read on to find our the correct toddler portion sizes and some examples of what you can feed your toddler or preschooler. I made a worksheet to go along with this post, just for you! Head over to my Resource Library to print it out. If you haven’t yet, sign up right here! What Your Child Needs Every toddler or preschooler is different, so toddler portion sizes can vary a bit. If your kid is…

  • I wrote a devotional! This devotional about peace explores the promise of peace throughout the NT, and how to bring peace into your busy life.
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    Peace in the New Testament: a devotional about peace

    I’m so excited to announce… I wrote a devotional! This has been a huge goal of mine for the last few years. This started as a Bible study for my women’s group. You can read more about my experience being a small group leader here. I’ve reworked it into a devotional about peace, perfect for women to do individually. This devotional dives into the complex subject of peace in the New Testament! In John 14:27, Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” This…

  • My husband and I wracked up credit card debt by eating fast food and shopping. Here's how we're using the debt snowball method to pay it off! | Fulfill & Thrive
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    How We Paid Off Our First Credit Card Using the Debt Snowball

    This is a little embarrassing to admit, but Keith and I are carrying a pretty hefty amount of credit card debt. We accumulated most of it while I was staying home and we needed to make up for his low salary with credit… And also, we ate a lot of fast food! Keith has worked really hard to climb the ladder and make what he does now. And now we’re paying for our past mistakes. The good news is, we have everything we need and we have enough left over to start paying it off for real. Here’s how we used the debt snowball method to pay off our first…

  • Are you struggling with insecurity as a mom? That's totally normal - I was too! Here's how I'm becoming a more confident mom. | Fulfill & Thrive
    grow confidence,  sahm parenting

    How I’m Becoming a More Confident Mom

    Do you remember when you had your first baby? If you were anything like me, it took you about two seconds to realize that no book or class could prepare you for really having a baby. The first few months (okay, years) of Emma’s life was filled with frantic Googling and texting my mom at the slightest hint of a problem. I was an insecure first-time mom, and that’s totally normal! Now that Emma’s getting older and we’re considering the idea of a second baby, here’s how I’m becoming a more confident mom! Experience Of course, the best way to realize that everything will probably be okay is to see…