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.

Top 10 Toddler Books You May Not Know

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I always say, there are plenty of things I do as a parent that I'm sure I'll regret. But, I'm confident in one thing...I won't regret spending time reading to my children. Thanks to the example and advice…
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10 Bible Verses Every Parent Needs to Know

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by Keith Simon, Co-Lead Pastor of The Crossing. First posted at Every Square Inch. Jesus: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” God didn’t…
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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…

101 Meals to Take to New Moms

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Whether you're looking to stock up on freezer meals for yourself, or for recipe ideas to take to a new mom, this roundup is for you! You'll love our 101 Meal Ideas to Take to New Moms.  Gosh.…
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…

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…

Something I Didn't Expect to Happen After My Third Child Was Born

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As we've welcomed each of my three kids into our family, each one has taught us new things about ourselves, parenting and raising children. With each child has come unexpected delights, challenges and…

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…

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…

How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Stored Baby Clothes

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A rumbling-tumbling-jumping belly, achy back, out of breath...all the time, decreased appetite, and hating 95% of clothing can only mean one thing: the third trimester! It's game time baby. The nursery…

The Mighty Mundane

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As an expectant mom, I doubt I’m alone when I confess that I have some anxieties and fears about the unknowns of what the future holds. Along with the excitement and anticipation of a new baby, there…

Polly's Big News

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Woot woot!! I've been dying to share fun our news with you all.  Today is finally the day! In April, my husband and I will be officially outnumbered by children. You guys. Now that I can openly…
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…

Bible Learning Cards

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We are all about getting the word out there about toys, products, websites and music that we love. A product that I recently stumbled across (well, actually it was sent to me to try out) was a set of these…

World's Toughest Job

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This video has been going around for a while but I couldn't help but smile and laugh my way through it. Happy Mother's Day.