Our Home is a Haven

While trying to get out of debt, my kids and I have been staying home.  A lot.

At first, it really got on my nerves.  I kind of felt trapped and confined between our home’s four walls.

I talk a lot about raising our children up for the Lord.  I love the freedom that homeschooling allows our family.

But I always did these things on the go.  There was rarely a day when we were all home.

But the Lord has gently been teaching me a lesson over the past few months.  Our home is more than a resting place at night.  It should be a haven for our family all day, every day.

Mommas, we are called to create an environment for our family to flourish in.  I’ve neglected this task for far too long!  I’ve noticed bits and pieces of life improve as I’ve embraced staying close to home.

My children can’t wait to see what’s for dinner each night.  We’ve had so much fun exploring the outdoors, and reading under the covers.  When it’s time to go somewhere lately, the children would rather stay put.  It’s shocking, really!  We recently stayed home for a six day stretch, and it seemed…nice.  Imagine the thought!

I’m always learning, always growing.  I’m so thankful to have a patient Father who gently guides me when I don’t know the way.

Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

9 Thoughts on “Our Home is a Haven

  1. Thank you for your post. We are doing the same at home life. Life at home can be robust and rich. God bless you.

  2. Thanks for sharing! We’ve had to do the same thing since we moved into the country. We’ve had to adjust, but you’re right, there’s something pleasant about not having some place to be constantly! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s having to learn this later. 🙂

  3. I love being at home and in routine! It’s great for the kids and they feel safe and secure.I get a lot more done at home as well.By the way,I bought the Children are a Blessing tote bag and love it!!!

  4. michelle hills on February 20, 2017 at 11:06 am said:

    My family is also currently trying to become debt free… We are very close praise God! So I stay home all day with my kids about 4-5 days a week, every week. It gets better I promise! It will become your new normal and then going out places with the kids or your whole family will be more exciting… even if its just the regular trip to the grocery store. I am way less stressed not leaving our home most days. We have a lot more time for homeschool projects or long trips out in the woods because our days are less interrupted by having to go a lot of places. Not to mention I find it easier to stay on top of managing my home when I am actually home haha.
    Have a lovely week Nicole!

    Michelle

  5. Marilyn on February 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm said:

    We would rather stay home too.

  6. Yesterday was the first time in a few weeks that we had to go out to purchase groceries. We try to stock up and not after think about shopping for quite along time.
    Marion

  7. kristina on February 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm said:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It`s so true. And I really apreciate your onesty and humbleness. You are an amazing person and mom. Hugs from Norway 🙂

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