Thriving Home

Our goal is to encourage moms to thrive in every area of home life. As moms and friends we try to keep it real when it comes to running a house, cooking healthy meals, raising little people, and growing in our faith. Join us on this glorious, yet oh-so-messy journey of motherhood!

31 Easy Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

We are wrapping up a week’s worth of Halloween crafts with big ol’ round up. I’ve spent a lot of time collecting simple and fun crafts that almost anyone can do. Here is my Halloween craft round up! ...more

Real Food Menu Plan: September 21-27

Dinner Sunday: Slow Cooker Pot Roast, Wheat Rolls, green salad, watermelon Monday: Tacos (with homemade seasoning), guacamole and chips, grapes Tuesday: Clean out the freezer/fridge night Wednesday: BFD*: Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast, No-Fail Bacon, Green Smoothie Thursday: Cobb Salad Friday: Beefy Baked Ravioli, peas, fruit salad Saturday: Mini Chicken Burgers, corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, apple slices *Breakfast for dinner Lunch Ideas: Small Bites Board yogurt parfaits (using homemade granola that I make for breakfast) Fruit Pizza Roll-Up Breakfast Ideas: Baked Egg Cups with wheat toast Homemade Granola Super Food Smoothie Snack Ideas: Slow Cooker Baked Apples Free Printable Menu Planner Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner! Pin It ...more

Halloween Craft: Puffy Ghosts

Welcome to day five of our week of Halloween craft ideas for kids. Here is a super simple and easy Halloween craft for preschoolers or even toddlers. Simply use cotton balls to create a ghost ....more

Halloween Spider Handprint Craft

We are in day four of a week’s worth of Halloween craft ideas. Make sure to check out our other crafts at the bottom of this post! This simple Halloween craft was SO easy to make ....more

Masking Tape Mummy: Easy and Fun Halloween Craft

We are in day three of a week’s worth of Halloween crafts. Make sure to check out Candy Corn Crafts and Paper Plate Pumpkins. Out of all of the Halloween crafts I’ve done this week, these masking tape mummies have been my preschooler’s favorite ....more

Paper Plate Pumpkin

We are in day two of a week long series of Halloween crafts. Yesterday we made a Candy Corn Craft (with a free printable). Today we are making Paper Plate Pumpkins! ...more

Candy Corn Halloween Craft

For some reason I’ve been really excited about Halloween. It is a super fun holiday for kids (if you take the focus off the spooky stuff) and there are lots of great crafts little ones can do to celebrate. In light of my unexplainable excitement for Halloween, I’m kicking off a series of Halloween crafts you can do with your kiddos ....more

My Friend Candace’s Transformation

I posted this story about two years ago. But, I love, love, love how inspiring in a holistic way my friend Candace’s story is. If you’re needing some motivation for change in your life when it comes to diet and exercise, let her wise and honest words encourage you ....more

Real Food Menu Plan: September 14-20

I think as moms, we often worry about our kids getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. I especially want my little people to stay healthy as we enter into flu season. As you’ll notice with my recipes, I often up the nutrition of typical dishes in a sneaky yet still yummy sort of way ....more

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle–Only on Sale Through Monday!

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead! ...more