Kickin’ It Old School in 2015 {My Plans for This Year}


It's been quite awhile since I've had a quiet moment to sit down and write. I took an unexpected, but much needed, break from blogging the last couple of months of 2014 to focus in my family. During this time, I made a few decisions regarding my online ministry. I've decided to go back to "old school" blogging. For me, that means going back to what my blog used to be--more life sharing and personal reflections. While I still want my blog to minister to you, I realized that I was allowing it to overshadow parts of my personal life instead of reflecting it. If that makes any sense... So, Continue Reading

Free Gospel-Centered Christmas Curriculum for Young Children

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Recently I've had quite a few emails and messages requesting the free Gift of a Savior curriculum I compiled last year for my Facebook followers. I am happy to say that I am offering it as a freebie for you all again this year! This curriculum was designed for my toddler/preschool Sunday School, but can be used for older children or family devotions. The study consists of five lesson plans to be used on a weekly basis through the month of December, with the first four being taught before Christmas and the last one after Christmas. If you wish, you can do them all before Christmas by Continue Reading

Barefoot in the Kitchen


I never wear shoes in the house. As fond as I am of cute shoes, I don't particularly enjoy wearing them. So I don't. My husband often teases me about my place in the home is being barefoot--pregnant or not--in the kitchen. Don't worry, ladies. He's totally joking. He probably spends just as much time in there as well. And he's usually barefoot too! But I digress... The other day I was cooking supper and was snickering about being barefoot in the kitchen like a good wife should be and then started thinking about other activities people do barefoot, which led me to think about God telling Continue Reading

How I Make Homemade Chicken Stock {Vlog}


Every time I mention on social media that I'm making chicken stock I get questions, so I figured I would post about it. Making homemade bone broth is so much healthier, not to mention more economical, than purchasing it from the store. Since I haven't been able to find a lot of time to write recently, I decided to involve the kids and make a video. As you will see, making homemade chicken broth is so easy my three year old can do it...with a little help, of course! Be sure to check out the step-by-step instructions below for a few details I forgot to mention in the video. ;-) 6 Continue Reading

Focus on Fluff: Cloth Diaper Covers

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This post is part of the Focus on Fluff cloth diapering series. As I mentioned earlier in this series, there are a few cloth diapers that need covers to be completely leak-proof. Namely, the fitted diapers and prefolds. Thankfully, there are many effective (and cute!) diaper covers to choose from. There are two types of cloth diaper covers that are popular and redily available: wool and PUL. We will look at both of them in greater detail below... Wool Covers If you like using natural fibers, these covers may be for you. They are made out of 100% wool, which is water-resistant and Continue Reading

Preschool at Home: A is for Apple {Food Groups}

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Preschool has officially started in the Mullinix household! I am going to attempt to share what we are doing, but will probably always be a week or so behind because that's just how I roll these days. ;-) Focus of the Week Letter - Aa Theme - Food Groups Learning the Letter Each week we are focusing on one letter of the alphabet. We work on letter recognition (both uppercase and lowercase) as well as the sound(s) it makes. We are not doing them in alphabetical order. I just chose one that goes along with the theme of the week. However, I did decide to do all the vowels first so we Continue Reading

Baby Led Weaning: Starting Solids with Real Food

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that we recently began feeding Amelia solids using the baby led weaning method. (Or baby led feeding as I've also heard it called!) I have recieved a few questions about it, so I thought I would share a little bit more about it here on the blog. Deciding when and how to start your baby on solid foods is a personal and important decision for every parent. I did quite a lot of reading and research before we started our firstborn, Claire, on solid food. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that babies are ready to start solids any time Continue Reading

6 Books I Want to Finish Before the End of the Year

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September has always been a bit like January to me in that I tend to be making goals and planning quite a bit. I find it to be a good time to revisit my focus and intentions for the year. As I was doing this recently, I realized that I haven't made much of a dent in the book list I put together at the beginning of the year, so I have revised it a bit... Top 6 Books on My To-Read List Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Children with the Love of Jesus Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands The Continue Reading