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Work-at-home mom: take a deep breath and Do Life Different as you allow these devotions for work-at-home moms to fill the vacuum of your needy heart in the chaos of your busy world.
 
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About Adrina Palmer, Finding Simplicity as a SAHM

Adrina Palmer is a stay-at-home-mom to three wonderful children and a wife to an amazing husband. She has a bachelors degree in Religion from Liberty University and is currently writing her first novel. Adrina is a Christian hoping to help other stay-at-home moms find the joy and simplicity as a mother and wife. In her free time she enjoys many crafts, writing, spending time with family, and reading. She would love to hear from you!

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Mar
14

13 Ways to Feed Your Faith

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Do you read your Bible every day? I don’t, but I do read scripture every day. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), so you need to be reading scripture daily for the health of your faith. But who has the time, or even the desire, to sit down with their Bible […]

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Feb
07

Hypocrisy and Parenting

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Becoming a hypocrite is very easy for parents. Do what I say, not what I do, because sometimes adults can do things children cannot, but it still makes adults look like hypocrites. I strive to set a good example for my children, and sometimes I actually succeed. One thing I have done is not teach […]

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Jan
12

5 Ways to Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

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I always have my trusty standby punishments for my children tucked away in my tool belt, but sometimes, no most times, I think the punishment should fit the crime. Here are a few examples to help you learn to discipline your children in a way meant to apply natural consequences to the situations they find […]

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Dec
15

The Refrigerator of My Dreams

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When I was six and in first grade, my teacher told us to write down our future career aspirations. She meant for our goals to be career-oriented. Other kids wrote down their desire to be firemen, doctors, and even a princess. My list was short, concise, just three goals that reached beyond a job. My […]

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Nov
08

I love you and Thank you

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At my mom’s house with my aunt, I asked for a little help as I struggled with writer’s block. Here’s the conversation:    “Either of you have any ideas of what I should write about for my next stay-at-home-mom blog?”    “You could write about how husbands don’t appreciate stay-at-home mom’s and don’t appreciate everything they do.” […]

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Oct
17

Why Middle School is Still Annoying as a Mom

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My son Rick started sixth grade this year. His beginnings in middle school have given me nightmares for a couple of reasons. First, my baby is no longer a baby! Second, middle school was not a fun time for me as the adjustment from elementary school was a difficult transition in my life and now […]

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Sep
15

Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 2

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Question: I ask my son to go tell my daughter to come down for dinner, and he stays where he is and yells for her, why? Answer: Your children require constant strenuous use of their vocal cords for proper maintenance and growth. Or kids are just lazy and do not want to do anything they […]

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Aug
23

Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 1

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Question: Why does my child ask the same question multiple times in a row? Answer: Children repeat their questions because they want to drive you to the brink of insanity and then giggle as you fall over the edge. Or maybe, because they are so young they are impatient and expect an immediate answer. If […]

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Aug
03

Training Children

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“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 is my favorite Bible verse about raising children. First, let’s recognize this scripture for what it is, sage advice not a command from God. What many people fail to recognize is this […]

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Jun
21

Making Selflessness A Priority

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Last night I found out a couple of very young cousins are currently without their belongings and in desperate need of some entertainment in the way of books, movies, and toys. Over the years, my three children acquired more toys than they can play with. I composed a list of the toys the little girls […]

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Jun
07

Mom’s Perfect Breakfast

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Let’s face it Mom’s, sometimes eating breakfast is more work for us than it’s worth. We might munch on our children’s leftovers as we carry their plates to the sink. Two bites of a waffle sans syrup, three bites of scrambled eggs with syrup, and two bites of applesauce with a Princess spoon. Anything else […]

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Apr
27

What Chores Can My Children Do?

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Do you have children over the age of four? Then you have children old enough to do chores. Children need play time, trust me they will find the time to play, but chores are necessary for them and for you. Remember one of our jobs as parents is to raise children up to be adults […]

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Mar
30

There I Am

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There is a meme rolling through Facebook that basically states, the mom does not see any of herself in her child, until her child trips over his own feet and falls on his face, then the mom can see herself in her child. This is me. I am in the business of making miniatures of […]

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Mar
11

Read Me a Book, Mama

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My youngest daughter, Alex, is about to turn five-years-old and does not know how to read yet. This is not surprising, she is quite young, and there is no rush, she will read when ready. My son is turning 11-years-old this week and has been reading on his own since he was three-years-old. Rick taught himself how […]

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Feb
10

Crazy Cat Lady No More

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My eight-year-old daughter decided last year that for her future career she was going to be a crazy cat lady. At this time, we had two cats, Loki, and Odin. Along with the cats came added expenses such as declawing and neutering the boys, dry food, wet food, cat litter, etc. My husband and I had brief stints […]

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Jan
25

Neat Freaks and Mary

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I know many people who are neat freaks, I am not among that crowd. I do not like my house to be dirty, I do prefer my home to be clean, but I do not desperately need the house clean to be able to sleep at night. Now, there is nothing wrong with people being neat freaks; […]

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Jan
07

Simplicity as a SAHM #2

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Cheeseburgers, fries, and soda are not the only items super-sized in America, appliances are too. My husband was active duty in the Air Force for 21 years, eight of those years we spent in Germany. First in Stuttgart, and then after a short stint in Nebraska, we headed back to Germany, but this time to […]

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Dec
21

Crazy Christmas Shopping

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As a stay-at-home-mom I have the advantage of being able to leisurely shop at least twice a week. My older two are in school for seven hours and my four-year-old is in school for five hours twice a week. This has been most helpful this year in shopping for Christmas and making presents for Christmas. […]

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Dec
02

Finding Simplicity as a SAHM

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When I wake up on a school day I get my coffee and go to wake up my children. On my way up to wake the older two, I will adjust the four-year-olds door in hopes that her brother and sister will magically be quiet and let her sleep in until they have left to walk to […]

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