• Slow and Simple Tips To Bring Peace This Holiday Season

    Back again with more holiday drama? Not here at House of Eilers. Well, not intentional drama anyway! šŸ˜‰ The holiday bustle seems to bring enough of that on its own! Here are a few ways I give myself a much needed break during the holiday season as a busy mom of four little ones. But still keep up our most important holiday traditions! 1. Ditch Perfection Beautiful + Pinterest Perfect Christmas, is that you, knocking at our front door? Sorry pal, you aren’t welcome here! B.K. (before kids), I found so much joy in creating photo worthy holiday moments. But alas, with all things children, grace prevails. Besides… I’ll take…

  • PARENTING :: love

    What a great way to end this series. I’ve been thinking about while I’m reconnecting now, the guilt of having drifted for such a long season. A LONG season. I’d touch base here and there but I’d lost consistency, the borders got fuzzy, you know. But today, today’s reminder that God’s borders never get fuzzy. What a doozy. I mean, I’ve known this, but something about reading it this morning kind of sweeps away the guilt I’ve been feeling and gives me courage to move forward in this direction I’m headed. He’s always been there. Molding me. Nudging me. Encouraging me. Listening to me. His will has always been in…

  • PARENTING :: hospitality

    Oh boy… Hospitality. That one word is enough to make this hermit-hearted mama’s palms sweat. I prefer nights alone on the couch curled up any day over hosting others, or even being hosted for that matter. Mainly because hosting is so. much. work.  But today’s devotional gave light to another angle of hospitality that I’m honestly admitting I’d never gave serious thought to.  Why do we host? The point of inviting others into our home is to serve and to make them feel good. Of course!  It’s so easy to get caught up in the preparation of it all, especially if you’re a recovering addict of perfection seeking. I hate to…

  • PARENTING :: expectations

    It’s hard for me to write today’s post because it’s a large self admission of failure. And who wants to openly admit they’ve failed?! And failed. And failed. But I feel so compelled to share because if I’m struggling through this, I know others are too. Today’s devotional in the #nomoreperfectmoms series hit me like a ton of bricks. Because yesterday was a day. My toddler has entered the “do it myself” phase. Which, while super exciting and such a huge milestone for her, is literal torture for me. One of my biggest struggles in motherhood is letting go of my ideal, and allowing my children to lead the way…