What it means to be a Disciple of Christ

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Thanks for stopping by again!! On Tuesdays I’ll be covering topics about my faith. Lately, I’ve been leading a Bible study in which I’m going through the foundational tenants of my faith. I want to summarize what I’ve been studying to solidify these principles (plus it might help me be able to talk about them easily on the spot!). Today I’m to start with the …

Making the most of my time: Roles

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As a mom of 2 boys under the age of 2 1/2 my days are BUSY! And then my evenings are full too: putting the kids to bed (sometimes a CHORE!), spending time with my husband, leading a Bible study, and attending a leadership meeting. There is SO MUCH more that could take up my time and I constantly have to choose what to do. …

Preparing the Heart for Hospitality

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When we think of the word hospitality, often we think of Pinterest-perfect tablescapes and decor, a cozy stress-free environment, or impeccably clean rooms. But that’s not it. There is so much more to hospitality than meets the eye. It’s the matter of the heart, first and foremost. Over the next 4 weeks, I’m going to be looking into hospitality: preparing the heart for hospitality, preparing …

What it means to be a Leading Lady Part 2

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Yesterday we look at some passages of Scripture which talked about women in the early church. We answered the questions: How were believing women in the New Testament described? What roles did they have? How did they serve the church? (Check out the post here.) Today, we’ll continue the discussion by addressing how to reconcile what we see modeled in the New Testament and what we …

What it means to be a Leading Lady

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Yesterday I introduced this 31 day series, and today I’m going to be specifically identifying what a leading lady is and what examples we see in the Bible. How were believing women in the New Testament described? What roles did they have? How did they serve the church? Let’s look at some passages first. I HIGHLY encourage you to grab your Bible and turn to …

31 Days of Developing as a Leading Lady

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**photo credit Catherine Timkar Hello! Welcome to A Mother’s Road blog. If you are new here, let me just quickly introduce myself. I’m Betsy, wife to Matt and mother to 2 boys under the age of 2 1/2. I’ve just started totschool with the oldest and baby lead weaning with the youngest. I was homeschooled all the way through and I plan on homeschooling my …

Going Dairy-free while Breastfeeding a dairy intolerant Baby

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Giving birth to my second born went so much faster than my first. And even though it was incredibly HARD work, it still was easier to get through (cause it went so fast!!). Breastfeeding was also easier, at first… (you can read about my first experience here) Then at about 3 weeks, Ebron started get very fussy during and after feedings (I called them scream feedings), …

Totschool has begun!!

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This has been an exciting week (for me, haha and I hope for my toddler)!! We started Totschool on Monday and we are following the themes that Kaitlyn over at letstotschool.com has planned. We might also incorporate the Fruits of the Spirit curriculum in the spring. (I’ve already purchased that from Leigh Ann over at Intentional by Grace!!) And if you want great inspiration throughout …

Make Mornings Easy: Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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These are amazing to have in the freezer!! My husband has had a freezer breakfast sandwich every morning before work for the past 4 months. He hasn’t gotten tired of them yet.   I’ve gone with frugal rather than all natural, or from scratch. You could easily make your own whole wheat English muffins from scratch (I’ve done that in the past when I didn’t …

Why turning 2 is so hard…

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Ain, I love you so much. You are such a precious boy and such a wonderful gift of God to us. I want to remember your 2nd birthday party forever. We started the day with breakfast while watching Winnie the Pooh (while Daddy was getting the last few things set up for the party). I want to remember the look of wonder on your face …

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

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Here’s a good way to add vegetables to your toddler’s favorite meal! If your toddler is like mine, a favorite food group is starch, and he specifically likes pasta. We try not to give our kid pasta all the time, but here’s an easy meal to cook that also has a hidden vegetable!! Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese Ingredients: 12 ox. whole wheat pasta 2 Tbl. …

Toddler Tuesday: Pom pom drop

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  Pom Pom Drop Toddler Activity This was a very easy to set up activity and if you don’t have pom poms, try any other lightweight circular object (marble, small ball, maybe a coin?) And who doesn’t have extra toilet paper rolls? Supplies Needed: toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, etc. painter’s tape pom pom balls and a step stool if you want your toddler …

Freezer Recipe: Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins

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I know how it is to try to get your toddler to eat vegetables. Fruit, Ain has no problem with, but veggies is another thing. That’s why I LOVE this recipe. If Ain is having a meal where he is not really wanting to eat much of anything, I can turn to these muffins and feel good that he is getting some veggies in. I …

Babywearing with Baby #2

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You know what’s awesome? Babywearing. You know what helps so much when you have two kids under 2, OR when your little one has reflux? Babywearing.                     You know what makes babywearing even more easy and convenient? A soothe shirt by Lalabu. Isn’t it awesome? It’s a stylish shirt with a pocket for baby!! It’s so perfect, especially …

Ain Levi: 21 months

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Dear Ain, There is so much going on in your life right now!! You are a busy, busy boy. I really wish I had kept up with the monthly, or at least semi-monthly updates with you. The time has sped by since your 1st birthday and now we are getting closer to your 2nd birthday. Don’t grow up so fast. I’m sad you are not …

Ebron Asher’s First Two Weeks

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It has been an adjustment getting used to 2 kids, but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. I think it helps that we still have a newborn who still sleeps a lot during the day. So, we do still get to have one on one time with Ain. We’ll see how that changes as Ebron gets older. I even survived a day with …

Birth Story – Welcome to the World Ebron Asher!

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Ebron Asher Pool was born Monday, March 2nd at 11:22pm – 2 weeks before his due date. I had NO idea Monday morning that by the end of the day we would have a newborn (even though, during week 33 I had a night of regular, consistent contractions. It continued the next day and I had to be put on medication until week 37 to relax my body). …

Pregnancy #2: Week 35

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I’ve made it to 35 weeks!! Crazy – I never thought I would be doubtful about keeping the baby inside at this point in the pregnancy (with Ain I went into labor at 41 weeks, 2 days and no sign of labor or dilation before that point)!! How I feel Now that we are settled into our new home, I’m definitely feeling the need to …

Minimalist Lifestyle: Clothing

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How did you do on decluttering your clothing? I wrote a minimalist mindset post last week to give you some ideas on where to start. I was not able to declutter as much as I wanted, mainly because I’m currently 7 1/2 months pregnant. I don’t know what will fit me, or what I will wear this summer. So here’s what I did: Pairing down …

Minimalist Mindset: Clothing

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Having a minimalist wardrobe I want to keep only the clothes that I love and wear. Right? Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. The steps to getting more clothes that I actually wear is: 1. Declutter my clothes. Be ruthless and get rid of everything that doesn’t fit or doesn’t look awesome on me. I only want to keep what I actually …