The High Calling of Motherhood

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of The High Calling of Motherhood, by Chimene Shipley Dupler, and I gotta say I was very blessed by it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Chimene is the founder of the Passion4Moms ministry; which holds a yearly conference to encourage moms of all ages and stages of parenting. She is also a speaker on marriage and parenting topics and former social worker. Mothering is hard because it comes from the heart. I have a friend who absolutely loves children, and in turn, children flock to her. For years, she’sRead More →

What I'm Reading

Last month’s reading selection is taking a little longer to complete than I expected; nevertheless, March is here, and with it is a new set of books I’ll be diving into in the next few days. Here’s What I’m Reading in March The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI – The girls and I picked this one out as our read aloud for March, and I gotta say we are really liking it. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl’s journey from Liverpool to Rhode Island as the only female passenger on a merchant ship. We’re only a few chapters in, but we’re hooked! SwipeRead More →

What I'm Reading

February has arrived, and has brought along a brand new book selection. Here’s what I’m reading this month: Brooklyn Bat Boy by Geoff Griffin – The girls and I read this book while taking part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and we can’t recommend it enough. You can see our full review here. Technically we read this one last month, however we enjoyed it so much, we are actually reading it a second time. A Visual Defense by Robert Velarde – My apologetics pick of the month. Every topic covered starts out as a conclusion, the author goes on to argue for or against each statement byRead More →

My Favorite Posts of 2016 | The Musings of Mum

Last week I shared our Top 10 Posts, based on your shares, likes and visits. Today, it’s my turn to share my favorites. Coincidentally, every series I wrote in 2016, turned out to be in my top 10. 10. Summer Homeschool Prep Series This was my first series ever. I’m a planner, scheduler, list maker, box checker, you name it. I’ll admit it’s not my best work, but it’s what kicked of my serious blogging year. 9. Christmas in Bolivia I loved writing this post, because it brought me back to my roots, my people, my land. And the fact that it’s all about Christmas,Read More →

12 Bible Verses For The Weary Mom | The Musings of Mum

A few weeks ago, I shared how exhausted I’d been, and how I realized that all the running and doing affected my health, and left me running on fumes. The thing is, that when we’re weary we get distracted. When we’re distracted we let our guard down. When we let our guard down, the enemy attacks. This is when we believe the lie that we are not running and doing enough. We even believe the lie, that we are not enough. I’m here to remind you (and me) that Jesus wants to take your burden, in exchange for His peace. Here are 12 verses toRead More →

This past year was full of unexpected changes for our family; and though in the beginning things looked grim, the Lord blessed the final outcome. This was also the year in which I finally started to blog regularly, something I’d been wanting to do for years. I want to thank you, my readers for your support and encouragement in this season, and I can’t begin to explain how exited I am about what is coming in 2017. Here are your top posts from 2016. 10. The Importance of Chores Yes, we all want to serve our families, children included; however failing to teach them toRead More →

What I'm Reading

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) If there is one thing that every homeschool, household has in common is a ridiculous need to hoard books. I buy books from friends, I buy them online and at bookstores. I’m first in line at the public library sales (fill a giant bag of books for $1, yes please!), and it’s the only thing I’ll but at yard sales. When my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I asked for more bookshelves, and more books. I’m happy to say that my love for books was passed on to three of my six children, andRead More →

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, I’m exited to share some Christmas traditions, and how we celebrate Christmas in Bolivia; my homeland. (This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) My family immigrated to the United States when I was just 11 years old, my husband’s family arrived from the Philippines in the same year. Seven years later, we married and formed a family that has managed to keep Bolivian and Filipino traditions, while also adopting American traditions, and in recent years British traditions. I guess you can say we love Christmas, and we love to pass down traditions. I’d love forRead More →