Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop 4.12.18

In recent weeks my heart has been pricked and I’m mulling over my role as wife, mother and homemaker. It’s my dream come true, but still, I’m not very good at balancing and managing it all. In our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop last week, the most viewed post was A Minute of Life from Amy at Hearth Ridge Reflections. How perfect! Amy is a beautiful writer, and also a friend of mine who’s life challenges and encourages me all at the same time.

Encouraging Hearts & Home 4.12.18 Featured at ApronStringsOtherThings.com

Speaking of homemaking, challenge and encouragement, I am also featuring a few posts that did these very things:

And since homemaking is my theme this week, I’m wondering. Is your home a place you love to be? Are you the very best homemaker you can possibly be? If you can use helpful tips and inspirational encouraging for all areas of making your home a haven, you may want to take a look at the 2018 Ultimate Homemaker’s Bundle. This is my favorite bundle offer of the year. Every year. For the past 5 years I’ve found amazing resources that have been helpful, useful, encouraging and strengthening. You can learn more here using my affiliate link or just click onΒ  the image below.

 

Now, for This Week’s Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let’s shine a positive light!

The Encouraging Hearts & Home Bloggers

Anne at Learning Table Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things

Amy at A Nest in the Rocks

How to Link Up

  • Use the form below to share your posts this week, and maybe you’ll discover some new ideas from all the fabulous links!
  • Please share only your family friendly posts with us!

Join us each Thursday! Link up your family-friendly blog posts and find encouragement for your heart & home!

Each week, our co-hosts will each choose 10 of our favorite links, along with the most clicked link, and pin them to our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board.

Other nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host’s blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love–that’s what a blog hop is all about!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Anne at anne@mylearningtable.com
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Comments

  1. Thank you, Linda, for your kind words! You are a joy and an encouragement to me as well. Bless your day!

  2. Hi Linda, theres a lot of inspiration here this week to have a beautiful and Godly home. I can’t wait to dig in! Thanks for hosting and have a blessed week.

  3. I would argue there is a difference between being inspired to look at your situation and change it for the better and feeling guilty and overwhelmed by what others are doing and punishing yourself for not doing better. The truth is we can all do better and that is one of the things I do enjoy about blogging and online communities is I do think about new ways to do things that will make life better. You do have to make sure you aren’t bringing yourself down thinking everyone else has it managed and you are the one who is falling behind. That can lead to people doing less not more.

    • I agree that comparing one’s self to others is a dangerous trap. But I know that I learn from others and often find help and motivation when I see how others go about things. I hope the things I share here on my blog are encouraging and even motivating, but I never want others to feel it’s the only way.
      I’m glad you stopped by today, and I hope you find encouraging things here at our blog hop!

  4. I hope you’ve been having a great week! Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thanks for the kind words and the feature, I love coming here for encouragement! <3

  6. Thank you for hosting!
    Jennifer

  7. I love those 10 ruiles to live by. I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Today I brought my Strawberry Crepes with Peach Sauce, Tag Along Cheesecake and Sausage and Hash Brown Cheddar Casserole Enjoy your week!

  8. Mother of 3 says:

    I often feel like I’m balancing it all well and getting everything done but there are other times when I feel like it is all just falling apart.

  9. Hi Linda, I too am living the dream life as a wife to my sweetheart and gift from God. As a full time homemaker and grandmother extraordinaire, not to mention following my own passion of blogging, life can easily become overwhelming and cause us to question ourselves. Bringing every thought into captivity isn’t as easy as it seems but it is necessary. For me, clearing my schedule and getting back to the basics and those things which will always be first priorities is sometimes necessary to get my thoughts back into alignment. Those doubts come in when we expect too much of ourselves. Thank you for hosting the party for us. I don’t get around to parties as much as I wish I could but I always enjoy them.

    • Thank you, Shirley, for these wonderful thoughts. What a blessing to be living the dream life!
      I’ve had conversations this weekend on the topic of expectations, and you are exactly right!
      I’m so glad you were able to take time this week to join our little party. I always enjoy your posts πŸ™‚
      Have a beautiful week!

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