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How We Have Thrived as a One-Income Family

This podcast is sponsored by Apologia.com

This is not a “financial advice episode” but an encouragement episode. We are not going to tell you how to make money or start a business, but get to the heart of the matter.

Today I have my very favorite guest with me–my hubby, Steve! We have been a one-income family since early on in our marriage and I wanted to share our story to encourage others that it is possible to survive and THRIVE as a one-income family. We were married right out of college, had a baby that first year, lost three jobs, had four kids, and homeschooled- all while remaining a one-income family. God has truly provided for our needs when we sought Him first. We are not saying our way is the right way to do things (only God can tell you what is right for your family) but we are sharing how we have managed to listen to God above society’s standards for the past 17 years.

God has given Steve a thriving business as our sole provider and has even provided opportunities for me to contribute along the way. A simple lifestyle with our eyes on God has made all the difference.

A Few Things to Mention:

  • We use Samaritans Ministries for Healthcare Coverage
  • Steve is the sole provider of our family with his business, Farmhaus Studios. He is a graphic designer who worked in the advertising field for many years before the instability of it all led us to start a family business and become self-employed. He now is able to use his talents in all areas of media- illustration, web, marketing, etc. And he is able to let God “run” his business 😉
  • Over the years, God has given me the opportunity to contribute to our family as well through my work at Simply Living for Him and Bible Based Homeschooling. He has continued to make it work for us by allowing me to have income as well, and we know He has provided to allow us to stick to our convictions to be home with our family.
  • Pre-kids I worked in the health/medical industry and have a degree in Home Economics with a concentration in Nutrition.
  • We see God’s hand in our entire journey to begin as a stay at home mother and now a stay at home family. All glory goes to Him alone!

Links mentioned in this episode:

What We Have Learned in Four Years as a Work-at-Home Family• Podcast Ep 44

New Podcast! How a Job Loss Changed Our Life

My Books

Speaking Opportunities

Steve’s business:

Farmhaus Studios

My other website—> Bible Based Homeschooling

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This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)

 

Podcast

Ten Resolutions for Your Homeschool in the New Year

Today I am sitting down to share some resolutions for your homeschool. They aren’t anything earth-shattering or Internet-breaking, but these simple changes can revolutionize your homeschool and your life. I am talking about social media, spending time with the Lord, comparison(within your family and with other moms), involving your children in homeschool plans, and consistency, just to name a few. 

And even if you aren’t a homeschooler, I believe these principles still apply to anyone looking to make permanent changes that last…and not just New Year’s resolutions.

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Links mentioned in this episode (or other helpful links!):

Phonics Museum App—> FREE Resources for YOU! (sponsor)

Being Consistent in Your Homeschool: When You Are Really A Fly-By-The-Seat-of-Your-Pants-Mama!

Creating Peace and Order in Your Homeschool•Podcast Ep 54

Podcast Ep 29 • One Thing You Must NOT Do In Your Homeschool

Simple Homeschool: Weed Out the Distractions and Focus on What is Important • Podcast Ep. 62

Simplify Your Life: Time Wasters

New Podcast Episode 24: Read Through the Entire Bible as a Family

FREE PRINTABLE: 31 Days of Praying for Your Homeschool

Get my books:

Simply Homeschool

Called Home

Real Homeschool

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–>www.phonicsmuseum.com/simply

Please visit our Podcast Sponsor:

**NEW** LOW PRICE FOR RETREAT TICKETS! Register today. Space is Limited!

This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast

Practical Tips to Keep it Simple in the New Year • Ep 76

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia.

Today I am sitting down in the midst of a snow storm, to chat about practical tips for living a simple life in the new year. I am not trying to sell you the newest organization method or tell you to make resolutions, but I am sharing realistic ways to make simple changes for a simple life, and ultimately focus on Jesus above all else!

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Super Simple Meal Planning (No Fancy Meal Plans, Freezer Meals, or Pinterest Recipes) and Going Gluten-Free

Get in the Word! New Challenge for Us!

Women in the Word- session video

My Word for the Year. It’s Not What You Think.

Women in Prayer- Start a Prayer Group in Your Home

Simple Organization: Good Bye Color-Coded Bins, and Multiple Planners… Why I’ve Gone Back to the Basics

Back to Simple Podcast Episode 24

Please visit our Podcast Sponsor:

**NEW** LOW PRICE FOR RETREAT TICKETS! Register today. Space is Limited!

This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)