I have been asked a few times about some of my favorite blogs, books, and other resources. I will try to keep this list updated as I discover more along the way. Here are some of my long-time favorites:
–Allison Burr (@burr_family on Insta, truthbeautygoodness.net) She is an excellent resource for intentional motherhood, theology, and posts very intentionally about their family culture and how they do life. I love following her! I took her parenting ecourse last fall called “Building Foundations” and really got a lot out of it.
–Jess Connell – she has a podcast (Mom On Purpose) and blog (jessconell.com), which I love. She recently stopped posting and is taking an extended break, but I really enjoy her content and her views on many issues. She is a mom of many and has also lived overseas.
–Risen Motherhood – I love their podcast and all the show notes that they provide as additional info. While they don’t always delve into the practical tips, they have a wonderfully refreshing gospel focus that helps re-envision my heart for mothering. It’s a great conversational podcast that I frequently listen to in the car. They also have an Instagram account and Facebook page.
–Mystie Winkler – I discovered her only a few months ago and she has a GREAT podcast called “The Simplified Organization Audio Blog.” Most of the podcasts are only a few minutes long, but they are packed with phenomenal content. She also has some super useful posts on her blog about home management. In the short time I have been reading her content, I have been very equipped and helped! I also listen to her podcast about “Daily Faithfulness” frequently to be re-envisioned for the day-to-day tasks!
–Sally Clarkson is one of my absolute favorites. I joke that I want her to adopt me. I settle for reading all her books and going to her conferences! She’s an amazing inspiration and truly a pioneer in affirming the high calling of motherhood. I’m also in a “MomHeart” group (Sally started these, and we have one in Waco) where we read through motherhood books together and ask each other questions. It’s such a unique group – different churches, ages, and stages of mothering, but we all learn from each other. This has been a HUGE encouragement for me over the past couple years.
–Lara Casey is another favorite. Book/blog/powersheets are all great! She encourages moms to “cultivate what matters” and this especially resonates with me.
For kitchen tips/recipes/meal planning:
Raising Generation Nourished
(all have Instagram accounts and blogs)
Raising Godly Tomatoes (funny name but love the book and discipline method, although we don’t follow it precisely)
Growing Kid’s God’s Way
What the Bible Has to say about Child Training, J. Richard Fugate
Desperate, Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson
Parenting Without Regret, Jimmy and Laura Seibert
The Hidden Art of Homemaking, Edith Shaeffer (Just thinking about this book makes me want to reread it! So many creative tips to make your home a place of God’s beauty)
Hints on Child Training, H. Clay Trumball (This is such a classic!)
Any of the Duggar’s books (I know some people don’t like them but I think they have a lot of wisdom)
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
Teaching from Rest (not just for homeschooling moms – I think any mom could benefit from reading this book from the creator of Read Aloud Revival, Sarah Mackenzie)
Large Family Logistics, which has been revamped and renamed Home Management Plain and Simple. She uses a system where each day of the week has a specific set of tasks (Office day, Cleaning day, Kitchen day, etc) and has a lot of tips for efficiency.
The Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family, Mary Ostyn
A Mother’s Rule of Life, Holly Pierlot. This book really helped me analyze my schedule and create blocks of time for things that matter most to our family.