And then there were nine

  Is it really Friday!?  It seems like that's a phrase I repeat every week as time just seems to be flying by. Well, last week I told you I'd be introducing you to the newest member of our family. (Photo credit Liv Bruce on UnSplash)   And so without any further ado, allow me … [Read more...]

Why Thanksgiving is an Everyday Holiday

Aside from Biblical feasts; Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. (photo credit Amith Krishna on Unsplash)   For our family, it's more than eating delicious food and spending time with our extended family.  It's a time of reflecting on God's faithfulness & provision in our lives. … [Read more...]

Having a baby? 10 Essentials to pack in your Hospital Bag

Well, at the time of writing this article I am 8 days away from my due date!   This post contains affiliate links And I had certainly hoped to share our happy news with you before now. But, alas between homeschooling (and graduating another child), morning sickness and my … [Read more...]

Mr. T’s Birth Story

**I originally published this back in May, but I've rewritten it since then. I felt like it was a bit of a mechanical post, filled with facts about his birth but lacking the feelings I experienced during an emotional time. So, thank you for taking the time to read it again.*   Since Mr. … [Read more...]

Introducing Mr. T

  Well, it's high time for me to introduce the youngest member of our family to you before I share some other exciting news. In another post of course, I'll try not to keep you waiting too long! Introducing Mr. T, isn't he just adorable?! As some of you might remember I took … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About Parenting? Book Review and Giveaway

On my wedding day, I married my best friend, who also happened to be a widower and father of two young children.   Just days before the ceremony, my mother posed this question, "Tiffany, what are you going to do with two children?" My response, written in the Hall-of-Fame of Dumbest … [Read more...]

Got Teens? 3 Be’s to add to Your Parenting Toolbox

Some posts contain affiliate links.   Don't you love it. The well meaning stranger comments on how cute your children are, then proceeds to tell you in almost the same breath to enjoy it while you can because the teenage years are a beast. It took a few times of this playing … [Read more...]

My Most Important Goal for this Year

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure There's been a lot of talk around blog land regarding goals & resolutions for the new year. So, today I'd like to share my primary goal for this year, which is to read through the entire Bible, with special … [Read more...]

Household Heroes

Household heroes was a domain name my husband suggested before the birth of Finish With Joy.  And quite honestly my first thought was how as a wife and mother I hardly feel "heroic".  Now that's not a help-me-feel-good-about-myself comment.  Simply put motherhood at the surface appears well…simple … [Read more...]

Teaching with my Life

  A few years ago, my then twelve year old daughter asked me if I was going to "teach them today".  I was pregnant with our seventh child, my husband was away for extended periods of time and sometimes teaching was tough on this mamma. This was my response: Sweetie, I teach you everyday … [Read more...]