Carey Bailey

Craving Rest, Craving Time, Motherhood/Parenting, Summer of Joy

5 Feelings Every Mom Goes Through During the Summer and How to Cope

The best time of year for kids is sometimes one of the most overwhelming for moms. You veteran moms know what I’m talking about: summer break. The time when kids celebrate their freedom from school by saying, “I’m bored, Mom!” every five minutes. When you still have work to do but less time to do it. Even if your kids are older or you homeschool, summer is still a different game, with different daylight hours and different expectations. So how does a mom stay grounded during summer break  ...

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Craving Rest, Motherhood/Parenting, Soul Care, Summer of Joy

#SoulCare — Family Friendly Playlists for Your Summer Roadtrip Music

Raise your hand if you love and dread family road trips! With summer break coming up, it’s time for many of us to pile into SUVs and minivans with kids, more bags and snacks than a well-stocked Target, and destinations with names like “Ocean City” and “Grandma’s House.” Even though these trips tend to be rewarding — and cost-effective, compared to flights these days, right?! — they’re not without trials. Hours upon hours in the car, even by yourself, can end in boredom. Add a few more  ...

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Craving Time, Motherhood/Parenting

Give Your Wife Gifts of Relaxation and Time this Mother’s Day

This one is for you, men! Some of you are great gift-selectors. Others feel a sense of dread every time Mother’s Day comes around: What will I get her? What does she want? What does she need? Chances are, your sweet wife — or your own mother — has a life that’s full to the brim. She has a full plate. A full heart. A full schedule. What she doesn’t have is time. The reality is, you can’t even add time to your own days, let alone someone else’s. But you can free up time that your wife spends  ...

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Craving Rest, Life Coaching, Motherhood/Parenting, Prayer/Prayer Requests

Craving Rest? Take a Deep Breath and Find Peace

One of my favorite things about working with women is empowering them to build time into their schedules to spend with God. In the hustle and bustle of life, we sometimes need to be reminded that what we really need is Jesus — not a better reputation, or nicer kids, or a thriving business, or a superstar husband. But in order to remember that, what we so often need is rest: Quiet spaces to ponder what the Lord did for us on the cross. Time to reflect on how He has worked in our lives.  ...

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Craving Time, Life Coaching, Sole Hope, Soul Care, Tips & Tricks

#SoulCare — Spring Cleaning Tricks for Your Soul

As women, we’re tempted to constantly worry about appearances, and when springtime rolls around, so does a wave of seasonal appearance-related worries. Is my house clean enough? Is my spring wardrobe up-to-date? Will I look skinny enough in tank tops and swimsuits as the weather gets warmer? Does ANYONE like cleaning blinds? It’s so easy to focus on trying to look a certain way, rather than trying to be a certain way. But that’s not how God wants us to live, as Jesus reminded Martha when  ...

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