Homeschool Lesson Planner: Exclusive Subscriber Freebie!

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I'm so very blessed by the many subscribers at Not Consumed Blog! I enjoy the fellowship that we have with one another so much that I want to thank you for being a valued subscriber by offering great freebies. I know how much everyone likes free stuff, so I pray that this blesses you! This month's special deal is from Lessontrek, a digital homeschool lesson planner. (Ends 10/27) Lessontrek helps you set up your lesson plans quicker and offers modern-day user experiences which makes this … [Read more...]

Stock your freezer sale

Every mom struggles to get food on the table. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner...we've got you covered with this fantastic freezer meal sale. Don't wait. Ends  10/27

I have to be honest. For a very long time, I watched all of those freezer meals pins float through my Pinterest feed without clicking on a single one. It wasn't that I didn't like the idea of having food ready for dinner. I just felt like I was barely staying afloat. How would I find time to make all of those meals ahead? Plus, my finances were extremely limited. I couldn't afford to buy ingredients for months worth of food at a time. For me, the transition started with my breakfast station. … [Read more...]

For When You Feel Like You Are Failing as a Parent

Do you feel like you are failing as a parent? So often when I find myself frustrated with the same issues, I realize that I have forgotten this one thing...

Fingernail polish was smeared on the bed post, painted on the mirror, and all over his face. He came bouncing out of the room as if nothing had happened. All at once I wanted to scream and laugh and cry. Instead, I settled on a comment I knew was unwise. "Son, did you paint on these things?" Of course my question was met with a hearty, "No, not me." My failure once again slapped me in the face. Of course my 4-year-old was not going to admit that he did this. I knew better than to ask an obvious … [Read more...]

Fall Family Fun Night

Family fun night is all about simple and frugal fun for everyone. You'll love these easy games for any fall themed fun night!

There is something so beautiful about fall. Maybe it's the crisp air, the simmering apple cider, or the harvest of a tractor full of gorgeous pumpkins. Whatever it is, fall is deemed a favorite season by many, my family included. It's just the right temperature and the hope of fall brings out all the things that I love to eat. So naturally, we had to host our own Fall Family Fun Night. We figured that it just couldn't be fall without leaves, pumpkins, and indian corn. The concept of the … [Read more...]

Scripture for When You Are Fearful

Does fear sometimes settle into your heart? Use God's truth  to remind yourself of the peace that you can have instead! FREE Printable scripture cards.

The house falls dark and still. Stairs creak and unfamiliar noises haunt. There is no one there, I whisper to myself, trying to make it true. But fear takes me captive. I pull my feet up, desperate to ignore it. It creaks once more and I open my eyes. Convinced that someone is there, I see shadows. Irrational thoughts consume. Shaking and hysterical, I flip on all the lights. The room is empty. I attempt to calm the hysteria, but it's too late. Feelings of defeat convince me it will be … [Read more...]

Wholesome Audio Dramas Your Family Will Love

Who does love adventure, history, and science all rolled into action packed CD's? If you haven't tried audio dramas, now is the perfect time to start!

Kids love stories. Exciting plots that twist, delight, and entertain will always bring a smile to their faces. But I find that it is getting increasingly more difficult to find wholesome stories for my children to enjoy. This, among other things, was a large factor in why we got rid of our tv. Everything in our lives seemed so plugged in. And everything in our lives seemed so shallow. I wanted adventure for my kids. I wanted them to experience fantasy and drama the way I did when I was a … [Read more...]

Simple Chore Chart and Household Management

Stop pulling out your hair over household chores! This FREE Simple Chore Chart will simplify your home management. Stress not included!

Growing up, my mom had one priority for me: college. She was convinced that if I could just make excellent grades and get into college, my life would be perfect. In fact, she often made accommodations at home to make sure I would have plenty of time to study. One of those accommodations was that she rarely made me responsible for any household chores. You would think that any person would be totally excited about this and I probably was back then. The trouble came when I moved out and got … [Read more...]