CWAHM Devotional

Do Life DifferentDo Life Different
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.
 
Order Your Copy!

CWAHM Video Devotions

Get Our Updates!

Join our monthly newsletter!


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!

.

Newest Posts:

Now we all know the best part of waking up is coffee in our cup, but the second best part of waking up is sweet notes from our children, spelling errors and all. My vanity table in my room has a note from my son and one from each of my daughters. The note from […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jun
09

Is YouTube Ruining My Kids?

By · Comments Comments Off on Is YouTube Ruining My Kids?

YouTube is a plethora of videos on everything from how to build a box, to how to clean your sinuses. Learn how to build a house. Learn a new language. Deep relaxation techniques. The list goes on and on. But do my kids watch videos that teach them useful skills like how to play the […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

May
16

Tutu Much Money

By · Comments Comments Off on Tutu Much Money

My daughters, Bri and Alex, have been in dance classes for a few years of their lives. Bri was in both ballet and Irish dance before requesting no more dance. She said she couldn’t keep her arms straight; when in ballet she was supposed to use her arms, and in Irish, she was not. She […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Apr
11

The Perfect Coffee For Your Mom Problem

By · Comments Comments Off on The Perfect Coffee For Your Mom Problem

Think outside the Keurig. With so many coffee choices why limit yourself to just drip? Instead, pick the java for your situation. But which coffee choice is best for daily mama drama? For every situation your little lovelies create there is a brew waiting to spark some energy.  Let’s discuss a few winning combinations to […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Mar
14

13 Ways to Feed Your Faith

By · Comments Comments Off on 13 Ways to Feed Your Faith

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Feb
07

Hypocrisy and Parenting

By · Comments Comments Off on Hypocrisy and Parenting

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jan
12

5 Ways to Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

By · Comments Comments Off on 5 Ways to Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Dec
15

The Refrigerator of My Dreams

By · Comments Comments Off on The Refrigerator of My Dreams

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Nov
08

I love you and Thank you

By · Comments Comments Off on I love you and Thank you

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.” […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Oct
17

Why Middle School is Still Annoying as a Mom

By · Comments Comments Off on Why Middle School is Still Annoying as a Mom

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Sep
15

Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 2

By · Comments Comments Off on Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 2

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Aug
23

Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 1

By · Comments Comments Off on Reasons Why Children Do What They Do – Part 1

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Aug
03

Training Children

By · Comments Comments Off on Training Children

“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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jun
21

Making Selflessness A Priority

By · Comments Comments Off on Making Selflessness A Priority

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jun
07

Mom’s Perfect Breakfast

By · Comments Comments Off on Mom’s Perfect Breakfast

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Apr
27

What Chores Can My Children Do?

By · Comments Comments Off on What Chores Can My Children Do?

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Mar
30

There I Am

By · Comments Comments Off on There I Am

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Mar
11

Read Me a Book, Mama

By · Comments Comments Off on Read Me a Book, Mama

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Feb
10

Crazy Cat Lady No More

By · Comments Comments Off on Crazy Cat Lady No More

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry ...

Jan
25

Neat Freaks and Mary

By · Comments Comments Off on Neat Freaks and Mary

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; […]

Read the rest of this entry ...