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Family

How to Move from Overwhelmed to Content as a Busy Mom
Busy homes can feel chaotic and overwhelming. Sometimes you can't change that, but you can learn to be content, no matter your circumstances. Here's how.
Finding the Strength to Embrace Your Family ‘As-Is’
How can you find a balance between your needs, your duties, and your desire to embrace your family as-is—with all the mess, noise and chaos that come with having young children at home?
Parenting tween daughters: how to foster the best connection
Do you struggle to find ways to bond with your tween daughter? Here are 20 specific steps you can take right now build a better connection with her.
Fall Family Fun: 15 Things to Do, Make, and Eat this Fall
Looking for some new family traditions to start this year? Try one of these 15 fall family fun ideas of things to make, do, and eat in celebration of fall.

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Reading & Writing

Sabbath Rest: 3 Books that will Help You Rest in God
Sabbath rest can seem like a far-off dream, something we’ll get to later. But what if we can't afford to wait? These 3 books will help you find rest now.
100 Writing Prompts and Story Starters for Middle School and High School
Looking for some inspiration for your next story? Look no further! I've compiled a list of 100 writing prompts and[...]
As Bright As Heaven, by Susan Meissner: Review
As Bright As Heaven, Susan Meissner's 19th novel, follows Pauline Bright and her three daughters as they fight to survive the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Read my review here.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton: Review
The Clockmaker's Daughter has everything you would expect in a Kate Morton novel: a series of interesting characters whose lives intertwine across generations, a gothic manor with a ghostly light, and a secret that nobody's been able to unlock. Read my review here.

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Rest

Sabbath Rest: 3 Books that will Help You Rest in God
Sabbath rest can seem like a far-off dream, something we’ll get to later. But what if we can't afford to wait? These 3 books will help you find rest now.
How to Move from Overwhelmed to Content as a Busy Mom
Busy homes can feel chaotic and overwhelming. Sometimes you can't change that, but you can learn to be content, no matter your circumstances. Here's how.
What does rest look like in the midst of a crisis?
For Jennifer Love, resting in the midst of crisis means acknowledging that no matter how deep her trials, her hope in God will sustain her.
Homeschool Planning: Tips and Ideas for a Restful Year
Whether you take a relaxed approach to homeschool planning or you map out every day in advance, knowing what works best for your family is paramount. Here’s the approach we’re taking this year.

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Marriage

Date Night In Box Review, September 2018: Painted with Love
Looking for new date night ideas? We tested out the latest box from Date Night In. Check out our review.
Cultivating a God-Centered Marriage
Susan Lazar Nelson of Women of Noble Character Ministries looks at three ways that spouses can keep God at the center of their marriages.
Date Night In Box Review, August 2018: Dream Together
Looking for new date night ideas? We tested out the latest box from Date Night In. Check out our review.
How Much Your Father Loves You: A Letter to My Daughters
Your father loves you more than you'll ever know. Here are a few of the ways he loves that are more important than just meeting your materials needs.

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Faith

Sabbath Rest: 3 Books that will Help You Rest in God
Sabbath rest can seem like a far-off dream, something we’ll get to later. But what if we can't afford to wait? These 3 books will help you find rest now.
Finding the Strength to Embrace Your Family ‘As-Is’
How can you find a balance between your needs, your duties, and your desire to embrace your family as-is—with all the mess, noise and chaos that come with having young children at home?
Staying Joyful as a Stay-At-Home Mom of Littles
How do you reconnect with Jesus in the middle of a chaotic day? Is it possible to refill our cups with joy so that we have enough to pour out?
To the Mom who is Ashamed of her Body
It’s easy to become ashamed of our “less-than-perfect” bodies, especially when the world around us is bombarding us with the latest diets and exercise plans, the fastest way to a bikini body. Here's why we need to ignore all that.

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Homeschooling

100 Writing Prompts and Story Starters for Middle School and High School
Looking for some inspiration for your next story? Look no further! I've compiled a list of 100 writing prompts and[...]
Homeschooling Schedule: A Day in the Life of a Work-at-Home Homeschooler
Balancing the needs of school-aged kids and pre-K kids in your homeschooling schedule is challenging enough. Trying to fit your own work into the daily routine can feel like doing a puzzle with too many pieces, but it doesn't have to be. Here's a daily schedule that includes time for everyone.
Homeschooling from a Sixth Grader’s Perspective
My sixth grader takes over the keyboard to tell you what she loves about homeschooling and what she's looking forward to in the year ahead.
The Almighty ‘Career Path’: What Career can a Homeschooler Hope to Have?
Another common criticism of homeschoolers is that they won't have the skills required for their desired career path, but the evidence does not back this up.

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About Sophie Elise

Hi there! I'm Sophie - a writer, homeschooling mama, and recovering overachiever. I write  novels, non-fiction books, and blog posts to connect with and encourage women to persevere in faith and deepen their trust in God. I am passionate about pursuing His rest and equipping other women to do the same.  
I'd love to get to know you, so drop me a line and introduce yourself.