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Monthly Encouragement for REAL Moms {October Edition}

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Monthly Encouragement for REAL Moms

This time of year is always so busy for our family. School is in full swing along with all of the activities that brings, we have several birthdays and our anniversary, then comes Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas. I finally have time to collapse once January rolls around again. 

I get so frustrated with myself when things get crazy because I end up racing through the days from one “Have to” to the next, when I KNOW there is a better way.  Last night I decided to take some time to search for some ways to slow down and be intentional about savoring this life that God has given me. I miss so much of the beauty when I am only focused on my To Do list. I’m guessing that I am not the only one who feels this way, so I am sharing my finds with you. <3

John 10

An abundant life. That is the gift we’ve been given through Christ. I titled this post Encouragement for REAL moms because that’s what we all are. Perfect might work on Pinterest, but not in everyday life. REAL also stands for Refreshing Encouragement for an Abundant Life. I hope these sites encourage you as much as they have me! 

His Mercy is New is sharing 31 Days of Praying the Scriptures for Your Family. There is an October prayer calendar to print, and also some prayer bookmarks. I am excited about her new Advent Prayer Journal for Moms that just came out.

The Purposeful Mom offers 31 Days of Hope for Moms: Biblical Encouragement and Practical Help for Challenging Moments.

Hugs and Punches has created a beautiful memory verse phone lock screen for her subscribers. (I didn’t even know you could do that!)

Worshipful Living put together a Fall Management Binder that includes sermon and quiet time printables.

There are some Monster-themed Lessons at Made 2 B Creative that would be fun to do with your kiddos this time of year. They deal with pride, selfishness, and jealousy.

How long has it been since you colored with your child? Print out this Ecclesiastes coloring page and hang it on the fridge when you are done.

On the practical side, there is a Super Duper Meal Planning Round-Up over at Diamonds in the Rough.

Ephesians 3

All of these links, and more, can be found on my Encouragement for REAL Moms Pinterest Board.

How do YOU slow down and savor the moments God gives you?

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FREE Celebrating October Printables

Celebrating October

Oh it thrills my heart to know that so many of you enjoyed last month’s new freebie idea! I had fun putting together this Celebrating October set, and I hope it is a blessing to your family.

The contents:

  • An easy but delicious recipe to make wih your kids
  • October Nature Observation Calendar – write or draw observations each day & keep as a record to compare with next year (this can also be used for a regular calendar)
  • Halloween & Reformation Day Countowns – color them, put a sticker on each day
  • Bible verse to display in your home
  • October Gave a Party poem

October set 1

Poems:

  • When the Frost is on the Punkin
  • Gathering Leaves
  • Merry Autumn
  • Writing pages for copying poems, or creative writing assignments

October Set 2

 Nursery Rhymes & Stories:

October Set 4

Vintage prints from old books:

October Set 3

The Celebrating October set is free for my email newsletter subscribers**. The link for the file will be at the bottom of every post update email. Not a subscriber? Sign up today! For best results, make sure your printer is set to borderless or whole page. I recommend printing on cardstock.

**Please note: Some of you are receiving my posts in your email because you follow my blog through WordPress. This is an option offered by WordPress and is not the same as my email newsletters. If you do not see freebie download buttons at the bottom of your emails, please unsubscribe from the WordPress emails and sign up through my newsletter link.

Edited to add: I mistakenly listed October Gave a Party as October Threw a Party on the contents page.

Autumn Books to enjoy:

{Homeschool Fall Pinterest Board}

{Homeschool Halloween Pinterest Board}

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FREE Fall Printable Art for Your Home

 Free Fall Art Printables

Enjoy decorating your home with these beautiful free Autumn printables. Be sure to leave a thank you note for the generous creators! Feel free to Pin this post using the graphic above, but please pin individual art prints from the original sites.

Don’t forget to grab my Free Celebrating September Set:

Celebrating September

Want more printables? Free Autumn Subway Art:

autumn subway art

{Free Fall Printables Pinterest Board}

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FREE Celebrating September Printables

Celebrating September

I am super excited about this set! I recently came across some lovely vintage prints (I <3 vintage!) and knew they were perfect for an idea I’ve had for a new monthly printable freebie. 

My heart beats to the rhythm of the seasons. I love the colors, the scents, the traditions … everything that comes with each new month. God weaves such a beautiful tapestry for us to enjoy. I hope these Celebrating September printables add a seasonal smile to your home. 

The contents:

  • An easy but delicious recipe to make wih your kids
  • September Nature Observation Calendar – write or draw observations each day & keep as a record to compare with next year (this can also be used for a regular calendar)
  • Autumn Countown – ideas: color them, put a sticker on each day, draw a different face on each acorn
  • Bible verse to display in your home

September set 1

Poems:

  • A Fall Song
  • How the Leaves Came Down
  • September
  • Writing pages for copying poems, or creative writing assignments

september set 2

 Vintage prints from old books:

September set 3

The Celebrating September set is free for my email newsletter subscribers**. The link for the file will be at the bottom of every post update email. Not a subscriber? Sign up today! Note: For best results, make sure your printer is set to borderless or whole page. I recommend printing on cardstock.

**Edited to add: Some of you are receiving my posts in your email because you follow my blog through WordPress. This is an option offered by WordPress and is not the same as my email newsletters. If you do not see freebie download buttons at the bottom of your emails, please unsubscribe from the WordPress emails and sign up through my newsletter link.

Would you like to see printable sets for future months? Please leave me a comment so I can gauge interest. 

Autumn Books to enjoy:

{Homeschool Fall Pinterest Board}

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