It’s Time To Stop Trying So Hard

*Be sure to read to the end for a special gift I’ve got for you today only! 

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I think the battle cry of moms everywhere might be “I’m so tired…”

We work hard to take care of our families, to put good food on the table, to wash the clothes, to bandage the owies and have the conversations and pour our hearts out each day.

It’s a lot. But I don’t think it’s why we are so tired.

I think we are tired because of the battle we fight in our heads each day. The constant analyzing of what we did and didn’t do, how we could have done better, how we need to do better tomorrow.

The trying, trying, trying so hard to be some pinnacle of the perfect mom. That’s why we are so exhausted.

It’s true that there are lots of things we could do better. Better planning, better cleaning, better cooking. Fine. That’s true.

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But I want to remind you today that you don’t have to BE any better.

In fact, you can’t possibly be.

You’re never going to be perfect. We aren’t even expected to be perfect. There’s only One who is.


Instead of trying to be better and better for our husbands and our kids, I think the only thing that we really need to do is point them to Him.

The fact of the matter is that our husbands and our kids need Jesus more than they need us. That might be a hard truth to swallow, but it is true. And the most important thing we can do is tell them about Him.

I’ve spent the last few months letting this truth sink in and figuring out what to do with it. It’s led me to rearrange a few things, set my priorities straight, and refashion a life that keeps this focus in perspective.

I’m figuring out what it means that God gave my kids ME as a mom, and how to fully embrace this role that He has so graciously given me. Not to try and be the picture of the perfect mom that I used to envision, but what it means to be the mom He made me to be, in this specific season, with my specific husband, for these specific kids.

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It’s less about trying, trying, trying, and a lot about letting go of the comparison game altogether.

I’m finding freedom here. I’m finding out that without comparison, without unrealistic expectations, and with a better understanding of who I am in Christ & what He’s given me, my life is actually enjoyable, not stressful. I’m allowing myself the margin I need in order to be healthy, nurture my relationships, and take deep breaths.

How long has it been since you’ve taken a deep breath?

I know you’re tired. Exhausted, even. And since we really aren’t supposed to be living at the exhausted level all the time, I think maybe that means that something needs to change.

I want to invite you into the journey I’ve been on, just on your own terms.

I want you to take a few minutes each day for ten days, and start looking at your life honestly. What takes up most of your time? Where are your priorities? Are they even the priorities you want to have? What do you believe God has called you to do in this season of life? Do you feel like you have the freedom to do that? And if not, what changes do we need to make so that your life is one you’d describe as full and enjoyable, instead of busy and stressful?

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On Wednesday, we kick off our very first session of the Enjoy Your Life Course. I’ll walk with you personally for 10 days as we take a look at all of those questions, and make the time to find the answers & create a new plan just for you. This process has changed everything for this momma, who tends toward being a striving, busy mess! I know it will be a blessing to you, too.

The Enjoy Your Life Course is ONLY available right now as a bonus to those who purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This first group will get exclusive access to the course, a private Facebook group, a complete printable guide, and a few surprise freebies.

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The bundle sale actually ends TODAY, and after this, the course will not be available until later this year! So if you’d like to be a part of the first session of the Enjoy Your Life Course, and take advantage of the incredible homemaking resources found in the Homemaking Bundle, you’ll need to purchase it today, before 11:59pm EST!

Let me just assure you that the Homemaking Bundle is well worth your money. It’s packed full of resources on faith, motherhood, marriage, home management, cleaning, natural living, and more. It also comes with some awesome free bonuses, like a scarf, a kid’s craft box, a subscription to a meal planning service, and more. It’s over $1200 worth of awesome for just $29.97. And if you purchase it through this website, you’ll get access to the Enjoy Your Life Course, too! (It’s the ONLY way to get the course right now!)


(Just remember, there’s a difference between learning from other people and feeling like we need to be more like other people. This bundle has tons of stuff you can learn from. But it’s up to you to pick and choose what works best for your family, in your season, with what God’s placed in front of you! And that’s what the Enjoy Your Life Course is all about – figuring out how to do just that!)

I really hope that you’ll take advantage of all that the bundle and this course have to offer. But please don’t wait, because…

Today is the last day!!!

And, as a special bonus on the very last day of the sale, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my store for FREE!

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Simply buy your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through me, TODAY, fill out this form, and claim your freebies! That’s all 3 of my eBooks, every single home management printable (in your choice of colors!), and every single scripture printable. All for free. That’s a value of over $70!


This deal is ONLY good until 11:59pm EST tonight!!!! I cannot stress this enough – once tomorrow comes, both the Homemaking Bundle and the Enjoy Your Life Course will be GONE!

Plus, if you buy the bundle and for whatever reason you’re not happy, you’ve even got 30 days to get your money back. So really, there’s absolutely no reason to put this off any longer!

Click here to get instant access to your bundle & the course right now!

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It’s time to stop trying harder, and start living a life that is full and enjoyable and gives you room to breathe. I’m really so very excited to walk this road with you. Through these resources and tools, God is changing my perspective, and revealing a life that I love. I pray He will do the same for you!

Are you in? Simply purchase your Homemaking Bundle using the button below, and then fill out this form to be enrolled in the Enjoy Your Life Course & receive everything in my store for FREE!


We’ll get started on Wednesday morning! See you then!

You can find me linking up with Mama Moments, Modest Mom, Tuesday Talk, Homemaking Link Up, Wifey Wednesdays, Works For Me Wednesdays, Frugal Fridays and Family Fun Fridays each week!
*The links above are affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you, I earn a commission on your purchase through these links. Thank you so much for your support of this site! I appreciate you!

Why You Should NOT Buy The Bundle

I’m guessing by now you’ve heard of the Homemaking Bundle and why you should buy it.

Well, today I’m here to tell you why you SHOULDN’T.

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Yes, I know it’s a great deal, full of incredible resources, and packed with freebies, and yes, I know it’s only available until Monday, but still, there are some people who really should not even consider buying the bundle. Maybe you’re one of them? Let’s see.

You should NOT buy the bundle if…

1. You’ve got this homemaking thing DOWN. Help? You don’t need no stinking help. You’re fully able to balance growing in your faith, keeping a house perfectly clean & organized, raising children to be upstanding citizens, serving your husband with a happy heart, and growing an organic garden, which you use to cook all of your meals from scratch. (Also, we probably aren’t friends because you make me feel bad about myself.)

2. You’re rich. Who needs to save money? You can totally afford to spend the $1200+ to buy each of these resources separately. Frugality? You’ve never heard of it. You’re happy to pay full price because you CAN. (Also, I hope we ARE friends because I’ve got some things on my wish list…)

3. You don’t need any encouragement. Words of affirmation? Who needs those? Not you. You’re totally confident in who you are and what you’re doing and you never doubt anything, ever. Everyone always remembers to thank you for working hard, but you don’t really need them to, because you get all the accolades you need just from the personal satisfaction that comes from getting a job done. You are an island, and you like it that way. (If any of this is true for you, then we NEED to be friends, and I’ll smother you with encouragement, cause you need it the most!)

However, if you’re like me and you could use a little help in the homemaking department, you’re trying to live as frugally as possible, and you need encouragement like you need water, then this bundle just couldn’t be more perfect for you.

There’s a REASON why I flood your inboxes with this sale every year. I believe in these resources! I’ve gained so much through the books, courses, and printables found in the past bundles, and honestly, this year’s collection is the best one yet.

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It’s only on sale through MONDAY, so don’t wait!


Plus, if you decide to go ahead and order the bundle, you’ll also get exclusive access to my brand new Enjoy Your Life Course! The course is ONLY AVAILABLE to those who purchase the bundle this week, otherwise it will be officially released sometime later this year. The price will be $24.95, so getting it for FREE as a bonus with the Homemaking Bundle is a sweet deal! As a part of this first group, you’ll get access to a private facebook group, a complete printable pack, and some other fun freebies! The course kicks off on Wednesday for those who buy the bundle now, so don’t wait! Join us!

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Unless, of course, you’re one of those perfect people who have everything under control. Then, you’re probably good. (And if so, then this is me, calling your bluff!)

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You can find me linking up with Mama Moments, Modest Mom, Tuesday Talk, Homemaking Link Up, Wifey Wednesdays, Works For Me Wednesdays, Frugal Fridays and Family Fun Fridays each week!
*The links above are affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you, I earn a commission on your purchase through these links. Thank you so much for your support of this site! I appreciate you!

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