The 10 Most Useful Printables on Of The Hearth

There are few things I love sharing with you more than printables. I enjoy sharing these so much because I use several on an everyday basis in order to keep my own home organized! Though all of my printables are useful (view them here), I have learned over the last couple of years that some … [Read more...]

Embracing the Present Season

Last week, during the prayer time following a small group Bible study, I sat with several other moms as we discussed the challenges of having young children in the home. As many of you know, these challenges are numerous. While we were wrapping up, one mom reminded us that this is just a season. As … [Read more...]

8 Indoor Activities that Get Toddlers Moving

By the time evening rolls around, you can tell from my toddler’s behavior if we were able to go outside and play that day or not. She’s full of energy, quick to roughhouse, and sometimes irritable on days when the weather or a busy schedule keeps us indoors. On the other hand, she’s generally … [Read more...]

How Humor Benefits Your Marriage

It feels so good to laugh, especially when you’re having a long week or facing a difficult season. Of course, laughter does a lot more than just elevate your mood. Researchers have found that it provides a number of health benefits, including improved immune function, pain relief, and stress … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

This particular dish isn’t on my menu this summer. However, I’ve made it a couple of times because it is so convenient and tasty! I came up with it one day after I purchased some pork chops that were marked down at the grocery store. I tossed them in the Crock Pot with a few other items in … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Cool When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying

If you’ve ever had a newborn, then it doesn’t surprise you to hear that babies cry. Sometimes they cry quite a bit. In fact, sometimes they cry inconsolably for hours with no apparent reason for the crying. There are many great articles out there that suggest strategies to calm fussy newborns … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Recipes on Of The Hearth

When it comes to recipes and food, “best” is very subjective. You and I have different taste preferences, which is why the most popular recipes here on Of The Hearth aren’t necessarily my personal favorites. In fact, many of my favorite recipes—those that I think are the best—are relatively … [Read more...]

Calling Others on the Phone Can Be Hard—But It’s Worth It!

Today’s post is from AnneMarie, a guest contributor from Sacrifice of Love. I quickly peeled the foil wrapper off of the chocolate and popped the dark, slightly bitter morsel into my mouth. As I savored the creamy texture, my eyes glanced down at the wrapper that now lay empty on the table. A … [Read more...]

5 Morning Activities That Lead to Productive Days

I don’t know how things work in your house, but my family has found that the morning tends to set the tone for the rest of the day. This is why it is so critical for us to be intentional about engaging in morning activities that help us have productive days. Here are five of those … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

To handle a toddler and an infant, I’m using several slow cooker recipes this summer. This simple one uses very few ingredients and is good on its own or great when dressed up with various spices and vegetables. Ingredients (Adapted from this recipe.) 1 ½ lbs. chicken breast tenderloins 3 … [Read more...]