On the Job Meditations: 25 Encouraging Bible Verse Cards for Moms

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Just one minute of looking up instead of down--at the dirty floors or a crabby kid-- can change your whole perspective as a mom. When you meditate on biblical truth throughout the day--whether…

101 Meals to Take to New Moms

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Looking for meal ideas for new moms? We've created the ultimate list of meal ideas for new parents! You'll want to bookmark this one, friends! Gosh. I look back at these pictures and I remember.…

11 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals for Little Eaters

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Why Make-Ahead Meals for Babies and Toddlers? Making freezer meals for babies will save time, money, and stress over the long run. It's a beautiful thing to have a stash of healthy meals for your…

How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Stored Baby Clothes

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Looking for a way to get yellow stains out of baby clothes after storage? I've stumbled on the PERFECT solution! Read on to learn how to save those baby clothes! (Tip- be sure to read the comments too!…

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Faith and Family

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These 5 New Year's resolutions to grow your faith and family may be the most meaningful ones of your entire life.
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3 Things I Want to Tell Every Mom (+ Mother's Day Goodies for You!)

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Our goal at Thriving Home from the very beginning has been to encourage and equip moms to thrive at home. Polly and I know that what you do day in and day out isn't always seen or appreciated. We also…
If I could go back to the beginning, here are six pieces of advice I would give myself as a new stay-at-home mom.

6 Things I Would Go Back and Tell Myself as a New Stay-At-Home Mom

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5 Lessons I've Learned This Year as a Mom of Three

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My sweet "Clay-Bay-Bay" just turned one. It seems so cliche to say that this year has gone fast but it also feels wrong to not say it. We have officially completed an entire year with three kids,…

5 Reminders for the Sleep Deprived Mom (or Dad!)

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My third kid was about two months old and I was TIRED. So very tired. The newborn honeymoon stage had worn off only to be replaced by an accumulation of sleep deprivation. One night, after already being…

A Third Kid is Like...

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"So, how is life with three kids?" is a common question I've been getting these days. It's such an innocent question that I can answer in one sentence or in three hours. And, as with most things in…

One of My BEST Postpartum Soreness Tricks

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After having three babies, I've managed to pick up a few tips and tricks when it comes to recovering from childbirth. Because of some complications with a two-vessel umbilical cord, my first baby was…

He's HERE! Clayton's Birth Story

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He’s here! He’s here! If you follow any of my social media, you have known that for a few days now that baby Clayton was born on March, 23 at 7:01 pm. He was born three weeks early but is my biggest…

On Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (Part 3): 6 Things I Would Go Back and Tell Myself

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Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series first. Before I wrap up this series with 6 practical helps for stay-at-home moms, I feel compelled to tell you three things I'd like to say to you face-to-face…

On Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (Part 2): 8 Reasons It's Worth the Sacrifice

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You may want to read Part 1 of this blog series first. FYI, there may be some affiliate links within this post. "I must choose to do those things that will give satisfaction as I view my life as a whole,…
On Being a Stay At Home Mom

On Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (Part 1): The Job With No Accolades

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Nine years ago when my first child was born, my husband and I decided that I would not work full-time anymore and would instead stay home (most of the time) with our children during their preschool…

Bed-Resting (Part 2)

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So, here we are. On bed rest. (If you want the backstory to how I got here, hop over to yesterday's post.) If I'm being completely honest with myself, the idea of being on bed rest for the last few weeks…

Bed-Resting (Part 1)

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Hey Friends. Polly here. Because I can get a little chatty when I write personal posts like these, I've decided to break this up into two different posts: 1) The backstory to how I ended up on bed rest…
encouraging Bible verse cards just for moms

Mother's Day Special: 50% Off Verse Cards for Moms

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If you're looking for a thoughtful, last minute gift idea for a mom, we have an idea for you! For one week only we are offering 50% off our Bible verse cards. (This is our biggest discount of the year…

Seven Things I Swore I'd Never Do as a Parent

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I knew so much more about parenting before I had children. Yes friends, I had it all figured out. I knew the type of mom I'd be, the type of kids I'd raise, the type of foods we eat, the countless…

An Open Letter from a Doula About Her Miscarriage

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Guest post by Holli Best Four years ago this month our family of three experienced a miscarriage. It was my second pregnancy, and we learned we were pregnant around New Years. My confidence was already…

Gift Idea for a New Mom: Nursing Time Box

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Reposted from January 2012 Here's a frugal, easy and useful gift idea for a new mom... A friend of mine had her third baby a few weeks ago and is now at home with the infant and her two other small children.…

What to Expect When Transitioning from One Kid to Two

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First of all, I think this post's title is a bit misleading. Each family dynamic is different and there is no formula on what to expect when a major transition happens in your life. That being said,…

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

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We have a great and very thorough guest post today from our friend, Holli. I SO wish I would have read this before my first baby! It would have explained so much of what I was feeling and helped…

Six Things I Planned to Do Differently with My Second Child: A Follow Up

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About three months ago, I wrote a post about Six Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Child. Now, a little over two months after having my second, I am taking the time to evaluate these previous…