5 Tips for Stewarding a Child's Heart | Renée at Great Peace #parenting #homeschool #family #ihsnet

5 Tips for Stewarding a Child’s Heart

As moms we are given a responsibility like no other, we are to be stewarding our child’s heart. Our role as their mom is to instill within the heart love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self control. We are to set them on a path that will lead to a productive and fruitful adult life. While doing so, we are to protect their hearts and […] Read More

Teaching Homeschoolers about the Elephant Poaching Crisis with a Family Friendly Film | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #savethelephants #elephantconservation #ihsnet

Introducing the Elephant Poaching Crisis to Homeschool Students

You know that in our family we purpose to spend time together as a family. What that looks like is a variety of family time activities depending on what’s going on in our world. This month our family time was a family movie night that also doubled as a lesson in elephant poaching.  When you have a child who has emotional sensitivities it can be […] Read More

Send a Delightful Experience with Custom Stationery from @BasicInvite | Renée at Great Peace #ihsnet

Send a Delightful Experience with Superior Custom Stationery

One of the goals we set as a family this year is to do kindness projects as a family. We are approaching these projects in a variety of ways but one that has become a constant is correspondence. We are going back to the basics by writing letters and cards of encouragement to friends, family, and members of the community. Of course, when you are […] Read More

Discover 10 Ways to Save Money with Amazon | Renée at Great Peace

10 Ways to Save Money by Shopping with Amazon

As a keeper of the home, I’m always looking for a good deal and ways to save money. I wouldn’t say that I’m cheap, but I do try to be frugal when making purchases for my family. I try to be a good steward of the income that both my husband and I bring into our home, and the blessings we receive.  It isn’t always […] Read More

How to set your Heart Free from a Prison of Overabundance | Renée at Great Peace

How to Set your Heart Free from a Prison of Overabundance

Are You Imprisoned by Abundance? Have you ever looked around at American culture and noticed how much we truly have? From grocery store shelves to transportation to technology, our choices seem endless. Secular education is available to all, and jobs exist in fields I would never have imagined. Yet, in all this overabundance we are dissatisfied. The Struggle with Overabundance Someone else always has a […] Read More

Words Fail in Times of Grief | Renée at Great Peace

Words Fail in Times of Grief

Reflections Upon Grief Words fail me.  That’s how I’ve felt for about 2 and half years. Which says a lot for a writer/blogger. It’s been difficult for me to write. For the first few months it was due to the busy-ness related to caring for my parents during my dad’s illness. But, then dad passed. That day… the last 24 hours spent with him, 2 […] Read More

Simple Tips to Manage Household Chores | Renée at Great Peace

Simple Tips to Manage Household Chores

I’ll be the first to admit, housekeeping hasn’t always been my favorite role. I can keep a home. I can deep clean. But I don’t particularly enjoy the process of household chores. I’ve heard that there are women who do, love housekeeping. I’m not really one of them.  Don’t get me wrong. I like having a clean home. I like looking over a clean kitchen, […] Read More

20 Things to Not Do to Protect Your Marriage | Renée at Great Peace

20 Things to Not Do to Protect Your Marriage

Marriage looks different in every relationship. Why? Because every marriage is made up of two unique individuals. As such, we all bring something different to the marriage. A husband has his own ideas of what a marriage is supposed to be, and a wife will have her own. Each of those individuals thoughts are unique and different from every other couple in the world. together […] Read More