Got joy? 3 Tips for overwhelmed moms!

Got joy? 3 Tips for overwhelmed moms to choose joy over temper, depression, and bad attitudes. God has a better plan and here’s how to find it.

How to get it all done as a mom

How to get it all done as a mom; 3 quality tips for the overwhelmed mom. How God never intended us to “do it all” & Scripture to back it from Moses’ life.

Struggling for Quiet time? 3 steps for when life is loud

Are you a young mama struggling for quiet time?  I get you, and so does my featured guest today.  Her name is Sarah, and she’s a young mama of four – soon to be five!  But first, let me remind you of a special 7-day devotional series Sarah, Keri Snyder and I have designed for mothers seeking balance –   …

3 Positive Actions for when your perfect plans fail

Every mom seeks the elusive Golden Key to Balance.  Daily, inner battles wage as we second-guess discipline, housework, and meal selections.  We juggle careers, interpersonal relationships, and self-care.  The frequent question, “How to get it all done?” lurks in the back of our minds. In our quest for balance, we often lose sight of God’s perspective.  Jesus’ words to frazzled …

How to get the best end of season sales on women’s clothing

  Now that spring is just around the corner, winter sales on clothing are kicking in and I’ve found some great deals! Today’s outfit is largely brought to you by Anne Taylor and Loft.   Best end-of-season sales from brand names Knit Sweater/Skirt Combo   *This post contains affiliate links.  Should you choose to purchase certain advertised items, I will …

secrets to a simple & clutter-free life. Simple tips for decluttering, simplifying, and protecting your mind space and your home from too much "stuff".

5 secrets to a simple & clutter-free life

  Jenny’s eyes flitted around her home, tears threatening at the cluttered scene. Mounds of laundry – both clean and dirty, lay in jumbled heaps.  Random objects littered corners and floors – pictures to be hung, projects to complete, and items not yet put away.   *This post may contain affiliate links.  Should you choose to purchase certain advertised items, I will receive …

How to save money on brand name fashion with Thredup. Classy women's winter fashion trends and deep savings (up to 80% off). Learn how you can use Thredup

How to save money on brand name fashion with thredUP

I’m a sucker for brand name fashion and I’ve loved clothes for as long as I can remember.  Growing up, my mom, the professional seamstress, sewed all my dresses. I’ll never forget my first maxi.  Mom stitched the purple crushed velvet dress out of leftover material after fashioning the bridesmaid’s gowns.   It was my first crushed velvet and I …

Is God really good when bad things happen? Spiritual life lessons and Scripture truths for when life is hard to accept.

Is God really good all the time?

Last year, my dad lost his teeth in a restaurant and they almost ended up in a dumpster. I’m in the sandwich generation of life – with two small grandbabies, four grown children (two of which live at home), and my elderly parents.  If you’re in that stage of life, bless your heart. It’s challenging – mentally changing gears to …

31 days to a clutter-free mind challenge for distracted moms; ideas on how to eliminate anxiety and get free from cell phone addiction.

31 Days to a clutter-free mind challenge for distracted moms

A couple of years ago the media covered a story about a woman texting while walking in a shopping mall. She fell right into a fountain because she wasn’t paying attention to where she was going. While no one wants to get caught texting their way into a pool of water, we moms have to admit – we’re living in …

Top 10 parenting, marriage, and faith posts from Rear Release Regroup, capturing joy in the transitions of parenting. Advice on raising children to adults.

Top 10 parenting, marriage, and faith posts from Rear Release Regroup

Today we’re featuring our top 10 parenting, marriage, and faith posts of 2016 because moms need quick fixes during this busy season. A.  I’m a mom B.  You’re a mom C.  We’re both swamped right now and can’t remember what day it is #becauseholidays   Hi.  I’m Ruthie, the owner and writer of this parenting blog.  Here at Rear Release …

Why we fail to achieve our goals; how to rock 2017 and get on track today! Ideas for personal goal-setting using Grace Goals.

Why we fail to achieve goals & how to rock 2017

  I whispered this prayer on Saturday morning, December 10, seeking to prioritize my 2017 goals.   Father, I thank you for all I’ve gone through this year, because you’ve shown me where to start next year.   The first reason we fail to achieve goals If you’re like me, you’ve got plenty of aspirations, but you also have a …

The secret that helped me overcome my anger; breaking free from my inner "momster" and flourishing into a graceful mother.

The secret that helped me overcome my anger

  Wanna know the secret that helped me overcome my anger?  Here’s a video of yours truly, along with a bit of my story. You’re welcome. 😉   To learn more about Grace Goals, click here (aff link) Plucking a gallon of milk and a quart of creamer from the grocery refrigerator, I turned to find my cart missing.  I …

7 mindsets for goals; achieving self-motivation in 2017. How to find motivation to carry through personal long-term goals; inspiration for your spirit.

7 mindsets for goals; achieving self-motivation in 2017

    Ever have trouble with self-motivation?  I took a personality test last week and learned something new about my goal mindset.         The quiz presented a unique perspective on how people accomplish tasks according to their personality types.  The theory is, pinpointing your target personality: Obliger, Questioner, Rebel, or Upholder, enables you to better set goals and achieve …