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!

Pizzadillas: A Quick Kid Favorite for Lunch or Dinner

Kid Food Tip #1: Put the name “pizza” in any recipe. Kid Food Tip #2: Cut said “pizza” recipe into small bite-sized pieces with a pizza cutter. Kid Food Tip #3: Provide a dip for said bite-sized pizza-inspired recipe ....more

Confessions: Tomatoes, Little Dogs and the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sometimes I get into blog mode and feel like I can only write about helpful things–things that someone will want to pin or share. Recipes, crafts, book reviews and kid ideas are all great. And, probably no one but our friends and family would know about Thriving Home if we didn’t have those ....more

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Chemicals In Your Home (+ Win $79 Worth of Young Living Products)

Sponsored post by Essential Oil Living. The following information in this post has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease ....more

Pesto Cheese Bread

My husband gets excited about any meal if it includes his beloved pesto cheese bread. Lets be honest, so do I. It is SO good ....more

Real Food Menu: August 25-31

Here’s what’s up to bat this week at the homestead: Dinner: Sunday: Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub, Roasted Veggies, cantaloupe Monday: Asian Lettuce Wraps with brown rice Tuesday: Leftovers Wednesday: BFD*: Whole Grain Pancakes, Summer Peach Smoothie Thursday: Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, steamed broccoli, watermelon Friday: Southwest Chicken Tenders Saturday: Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs, Greek Garden Salad *Breakfast for dinner Breakfast Ideas: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Squash Cake Breakfast Casserole Muffins Free Printable Menu Planner Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner! ...more

Fruit Pizza Roll-Ups: An Easy Breakfast or Lunch for Kids

I love my little 5-year-old girl. She’s always concocting “new healthy recipes, Mommy!” and trying to take pictures of them with my phone. Well, this one of hers has finally made it on the blog ....more

20+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

As a mom of a 2nd grader, Kindergartener, and preschooler, I (Rachel) have been packing lunches every single school day for several years now. And, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade to make them simple and healthy. Tip #1: Did you know you can pack hot meals as easily as cold meals? ...more

Partially Hydrogenated Bible Study: Guest Post from Jen Wilkin

We are excited to have Jen Wilkin, author of Women of the Word, guest posting for us today. As you can probably glean from her post, Jen has a love for God’s Word that is contagious and inspiring to women across the world. We are honored to have her share a bit with our readers ....more

Real Food Menu: August 18-24

Like I mentioned last week in our Real Food Menu, Polly, my parents, and I are ambitiously retesting and rephotographing many of our recipes. This past week, we tackled and updated these recipes below. You really can’t go wrong with any of them ....more