Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Guest Post, Homeschooling, iBlog Movement, Lifestyle, Parenting

Embrace the Hour Because You Never Know What Surprises Will Happen

I recently read a quote by Henry David Thoreau that said, “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” Wow, that hit home with me. I am a mom of four girls. I homeschool the kids. I work from home. I blog (www.embracingthehour.com). I… Continue reading Embrace the Hour Because You Never Know What Surprises Will Happen

Faith, Family, Lifestyle, Pregnancy, Spiritual

The Birth Story of Mordekai

The journey started early Spring with a faint-positive pregnancy test, and yet another surprise from Abba. My husband and I had mutually agreed that we would not prevent conception, although we are not planning either. It's funny to see people's faces when they ask how many children we plan on having, and we respond with… Continue reading The Birth Story of Mordekai

Faith, Family, Lifestyle, Spiritual

Our Journey to Homebirthing

Mention the word homebirth, and you may catch a few side eyes. But in most recent days, I have found that more and more people are actually supportive of it! Funny thing is, four years ago when we decided to have a homebirth with our precious baby girl, the resistance was through the roof. We… Continue reading Our Journey to Homebirthing

Family, Lifestyle

Keep the Spark

Continuing with our marriage series this week, I wanted to share a few ways married couples can keep the spark in their marriage. For any marriage, it's only a matter of time before you find yourself living what some would call a "mundane life". The husband gets used to working long hours, the wife gets… Continue reading Keep the Spark

Faith, Family, Lifestyle, Spiritual

Marriage 101: How to Turn Arguments and Disagreements into GO Moments

Every marriage experiences disagreements, arguments, misunderstandings, and obstacles. Yes, there is the honeymoon stage where each person accommodates without hesitation to please the other... but it's only a matter of time before that doesn't fly so well. First of all, each person is coming to the relationship with their own unique characteristics, ways of doing… Continue reading Marriage 101: How to Turn Arguments and Disagreements into GO Moments