The Importance of Encouraging Your Husband

Encouragement.....something as parents we tend to look for. Whether it be from our parents, our in laws, or others, we need/want to know we're doing good at the "parenting" thing. Today I am guest posting over at Blessed Beyond a Doubt. Follow me over there to read the rest of my post today! Blessings Friends!...more

Teaching Tuesday

Unit Studies are becoming increasingly popular in the homeschooling community.The ability to choose a particular topic or subject to study and having many (if not all) subjects covered within the unit, make it a very nice option!We will be using many unit studies this upcoming school year. I have created some of my own, and have purchased some as well....more

Love ~ A Feeling or a Choice?

We all remember the good ol' days....Where everything was perfect, he was perfect. We felt adored, lovely, holding hands and kissing weren't even a question.....What happens when the good ol' days are gone? When nothing goes right, when neither of you are perfect is a reality, loveliness is exchanged for pjs, and affection is not what it used to be?In the beginning we tell everyone ~ "we're in love!" Time goes on, life happens, choices are made and before you know it we're telling people, "I think I'm falling out of love."...more

My Mission Statement

Recently after reading a blog post over at Denise in Bloom coupled with the study I'm doing with a couple other help meets/bloggers through the Pro Blogger Book. I was inspired to write down my mission statement.Why did I create Simply Helping Him? What is my purpose? What are my goals? What am I here to share/teach?...more

Simple Saturday

I love to just write a simple post on Saturdays.....I hope you enjoy my random thoughts tooToday we are planning to go blueberry picking much of the morning.Tonight we will pick up the French Exchange Student that we are hosting for the next three weeks. I do not know any french. :/ If you would keep us in prayer as we begin this new adventure, I would greatly appreciate it! My prayer is that we will show God's love to her while she is here. My children are much younger (she is 15 and mine are 9 and 7), but I am looking forward to them learning about France and their ways!...more

All Natural Beauty

What makes beauty? Is it just a pretty face?They say beauty is only skin deep. Yet is that true?I believe that our outer beauty is a greatly affected by, and a reflection of our inner beauty. I've seen my skin red, splotchy, broken out, oily, etc. During the times when I had these skin issues, stress was an every day issue for me. Life choices stressed me out, a lack of sleep, overwork, and unhealthy eating habits all contributed to stress.Learning to eat healthier will help your weight, energy level and these will increase a youthful look on your skin!...more

Trying Thursday...Temper Tantrums

"No, I won't go!""I want that toy ~ I'm not leaving until I get it!"Have you heard these statements before?What happens when you refuse to give in?Enter now ~ crying, whining, screaming, laying on the floor, kicking....sigh.....the "joys" of a temper tantrum.My children both went through this stage. It was not easy, embarrassment seemed a daily occurrence at times. I wish I could say I was always strong and won all the battles, but I can't....more

Fighting Feelings

"The only way to fight a feeling is with a feeling." Rolin McCratyI ran across this statement while reading One Thousand Gifts over the last two weeks. It stopped me in my tracks.Feelings run so rampant these days. Look around our neighborhoods, schools, the television, etc. You'll see feeling not only in word, but in action as well.What if we were to truly live out the statement McCraty gives us? Replacing anger with love, disappointment with contentment, anxiety with peace, etc....more

My Marriage Story

God's Will 2010  When Elizabeth asked me if I would do a guest blog post over @ Warrior Wives. I was excited and surprised, this was my first "requested" guest blog post.   The name of her blog struck me immediately. Warrior Wives. I do not see myself as a warrior, yet I am honored to share my story with her and her readers ~ and I hope you'll follow me over there to read my story.....more

Made in the USA Giveaway Hop

Happy Independence Day! Thanks for stopping by the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and A Year of Jubilee Reviews through the Green Moms Network. As part of this hop, you’ll find dozens of blogs with eco-friendly prizes packages worth $25 or more – all made in the USA!...more