Category: <span>Finding Rest</span>

Become the After-School Activity Rebel

#Thrive Thursday: Yes, this is a day late, but that’s what adrenal fatigue can do to you. When you face physical health challenges, you need to be wise with what you can and can’t do and with this particular challenge, you can go for days feeling relatively fine until you …

Including God in The Three Envelopes

One of the resources we as SMART Moms have at our disposal, is the resource called Prayer! This week we are talking about the three envelopes method of learning how to manage household finances. It is typical that one of those envelopes, the one labelled “Giving”, contain at minimum, 10% …

Boundaries! Pandemic! and the Single Mom Who Works From Home

We are talking about the necessity and benefits of establishing boundaries for ourselves and our kids. As business-minded, entrepreneurial Christian single moms, building in mostly-non-negotiable boundaries benefits us in several ways: 1) We get time for work, devotional time, or housework 2) The kids get alone time to daydream, get …

The Need and Necessity of Setting Boundaries for Yourself and Your Children

https://youtu.be/O2ao37bTj4I   Today we are continuing our conversation around boundaries building further on a previous blog post, the necessity of instilling boundaries for yourself and your children. We discussed some of the many benefits of those boundaries for your children directly.  Many parents don’t have boundaries for their kids because …

Gathering as a Family for Mealtimes

Monday #Momday: Remember our new identity statement that showed up a couple weeks ago? [bctt tweet=”The SMART Christian single Mom is a Godly, intentional, single mother wisely and carefully using the resources of time and money God has given her to manage the needs of her house and home well.” …

Because of Christ’s Victory over Sin, You can Tune out Entitlement and Tune in to Serve

Today is Sonday on the Facebook page and group, a day to consider all that God is teaching us, speaking to us about, Scripture verses, worship songs, etc. I shared on Friday how through Christ’s death and resurrection, we have a new advantage over the problems sin brings into our …

What Does Good Friday Have to Do With De-Cluttering?!

#GoodFriday everyone! I previously shared some behaviours and thought patterns that have led many to experience clutter around their homes. Everything begins with the mind. From “keeping up with the Jones’s” to “shopping therapy” to materialistic teachings in the Prosperity Gospel in various churches, consumerist culture is promoted as something …

Cluttered Homes, Minds, and Societal Expectations

Clutter! Warning! This post may offend some! Clutter seems to be a hot topic right now across various social media channels I follow. It is one of those things that can build up quickly and seemingly out of nowhere! I know this first-hand because I spent many years living in …

Boundaries, Space, and Respect. . . Do you??? Do your kids???

Being seven years out of the school-age rearing of two kids as a Christian single mother, and moving into the coaching space offering tips and tools to deal with time and money management for women like me, I’ve joined various groups on Facebook to get a feel for what’s going …

Finding Rest in the Mayhem: It Started with Stop Lights. . .

It had been another seemingly non-stop day. The kids had been dropped off to the daycare, I’d attended my day’s classes at college, we had shopping to do, dinner to eat and then heading out the door to Wee College and choir. I was in the middle of a divorce …