April 23, 2014

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

book bundle

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard … [Read more...]

He Has Risen!

He has risen!

  So grateful for my Risen Savior!   Happy Easter, friends! Image credit … [Read more...]

Open Letter from an Overwhelmed Reader

Dear Overwhelmed,

So, I'm a very real person with a very real family and a very real life of my own. I still get overwhelmed sometimes, too. Sometimes when life seems to have piled too much on my plate, I am tempted to shut this little blog down so that I can have one less thing to do.  And when this happens, I usually pray and ask God for direction on the matter. I began this blog to be a ministry to … [Read more...]

Detoxing Our Thoughts

Philippians 4

By contributing writer Angela Clark Logan This month we've been focusing on detoxing: our habits, our hearts, even our bodies. Today I want to talk about detoxing our minds, our thoughts.  Specifically the way we think about ourselves. Because let's face it, sometimes our thoughts are downright toxic. At the beginning of the month - which also happened to be the beginning of a new … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit


I know you have heard me talking about The Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit that is taking place today and tomorrow in Norman, Oklahoma, and ONE WEEK from today in San Marcos, Texas. I have been praying, and dreaming, and planning, and thinking, and anticipating this event for exactly one year now.  I cannot wait to see all of the beautiful moms there a week from today.  I cannot wait to … [Read more...]

How to Manage Your Mouth (for Kids): A 30-Day Wholesome Talk Challenge {eBook Review}

Wholesome Talk post

By Contributing Writer, Kelly Wiggains This month at TheMarathonMom, we're focusing on detoxing bad habits, including unwholesome talk.  Have you ever heard your child say something, started to wonder where they learned it, and then remembered that - oh no! - it was from you? My friend Connie from Smockity Frocks has a new eBook available: How to Manage Your Mouth (for Kids): A 30-day … [Read more...]

Hello 2014 and Welcome Detox Month!

January Detox

If you're like me, you ate too much candy in October, too much pie in November and way too much fudge and cookies in December. I totally gained weight over the past several weeks, and I'm probably not the only one.  Am I? Anyway, I'm happy it's a new year, y'all.  I didn't put together a big recap on how 2013 was for me personally, but it was ... interesting.  It was good.  And it was … [Read more...]

The Unchangeable I AM: Resolve for 2014


By contributing writer, Angela Clark Logan Earlier this month there was a bit of a buzz about a billboard in Times Square that asks the question, “Who needs Christ at Christmas?”  Sponsored by the American Atheists organization, the ad touts, “Nobody.” Of course that struck a nerve in many Bible-believing Christians across the nation.  “They’re stripping Christ from … [Read more...]

A Treasury of Christmas Quotes

Treasury of Christmas Quotes

Photo Source Joys of the Incarnation "Most sensible people say that adults cannot be expected to appreciate Christmas as much as children appreciate it. But I am not sure that even sensible people are always right; and this has been my principle reason for deciding to be silly -- a decision that is now irrevocable. It may be because I am silly, but I rather think that, relatively to the rest of … [Read more...]

One Thousand Gifts {and a Giveaway!}


Have you read One Thousand Gifts yet? In this incredible, life-changing book, Ann Voskamp captures so eloquently and beautifully, the mystery and the awesomeness of Mighty God, encouraging you and me to LIVE FULLY right where we are. Do you find yourself hurrying about from this to that?  Fretting over the house, the kids, the chores, the bills?  Have you lost perspective?  Given up hope? … [Read more...]