"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."

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Why Do We Co-Sleep With My Toddler

I have a energetic 16 month old and I love him so freaken much. We co-sleep with him still. I want to talk a little bit about why we co-sleep with our toddler. So when my son Joseph was born we co-sleep for a little […]

Discipline 101 – Week3: Now Discipline Your Children.

  Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6   We are on the third week of our study of Discipline 101. I hope that in any way these series […]

Discipline 101- Week 2 : Discipline Yourself First.

Hi friends. I am back for week two of Discipline 101. I was suppose to post last week but I came down with something. But I hope you are having a blessed new year.

Discipline Yourself First.

Jesus shows us in multiple places how his children should live and be like. The very first passage that comes to my mind right away is about how we should love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogantor rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b]it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never end

I want to share just a couple more verses with you.

Colossians 1:10, ‘[10] so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” (ESV).

Colossians 3:2, [2] Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (ESV).

I want to make something really clear I nor you nor anyone in the world can possible serve God and the world at the same time. It is one or the other. I chose Jesus. The one that died for me. When we accept Jesus into our lives and hearts, He renews us and gives us a new spirit; a clean one. With that clean spirit comes a clear mindset. Ready to absorb everything the Lord wants to teach us.

Jesus is our example. NOT social media moms or reality TV Shows. NO, Jesus. When He lived on the earth He gave us such a great example to live by.

Before we can preach to our children be this or don’t do that; we gotta look at our self. I know that my sons pick’s up bad habits that he has because he saw me do it and now he does them. I first gotta change myself and work on being more like Christ and then correct him.

Actions speak louder that words.

Romans 6:11, “[11] So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (ESV).

But wait theres more…

Romans 6:17-18, “[17] But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, [18] and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” (ESV).

We can discipline our self only through Jesus Christ. He is want makes us Holy and who helps us stay pure.

So how can I discipline myself to be a better wife, mother woman? The answer my friends is Jesus.

The Bible has so many resourses that teach us how we should live. Also having a Godly mentor is very helpful and a huge blessing.

Before we part today I would love for us to pray.

Dear Lord,

I give you thanks for dying on the cross for us sinners. I ask you to come into our hearts and cleanse our spirit, mind and body with your blood, Jesus. I want to thank you Lord for this time and age where we can freely share the gospel. I ask Lord that we may have the passion and desire to strive to be holy for You but as well as for our family. Help us shine an example of you. I ask you God to Bless everyone that may be reading this. I thank you for everything. In Your Name I Pray. Amen.

Blessing,

Nadia Komarova

 

​Discipline 101- Week 1: Disciplining Yourself to be Devoted to Jesus

Devoted to Jesus As a mother who loves Jesus and wanting to have her children grow up and love Jesus, she first has to be an example. Please notice I said first. Sometimes we expect our kids to be better than us parents. When they […]

Discipline 101: Introduction

I hope you are having a blessed day. I want to introduce to you a new series that I want to do on my blog the next three weeks. I want to talk to you about discipline. It’s something the Lord has been teaching me […]

5 WAYS TO BE A BETTER PARENT

Before we start I want to disclose that some on some of the links below may be affiliates. I want to be upfront with ya’ll. 

All of us strive to be better people and better parents. We want to do our best.

For me becoming a mom has been one of the best and hardest thing in life. I love being a mom but at the same time it can get overwhelming and hard but I always want to be a great parent no matter what I am feeling or going through.

Life can consume us and sometime we can just get caught up in all the earthly worried and forget what truly matters.

Kids are kids now but they will grow up and it’s up to us parents to give them a good foundation and raise them up to be great men and women.

” Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ” Proverbs 22:6 .

I have some simple tips to help you be a better mom or dad. These are simple steps that any one can do. All we have to do is put some effort.

#1: Spend Time With Jesus.

My faith is super important to me. For me if I don’t have it right with Jesus, I can’t do my best. If I don’t have a personal relationship with Christ and don’t come and talk to him in prayer and through the word daily, well then the following happens. I lack patience, I can get angry more easier,  I don’t express the love that God wants me to show and overall I am better to be around if I spend time with Jesus.

The bible has a lot to say about parenting and you can learn about just some basic things that you can apply to parenting. Also, as followers of Christ we have a helper. That is with us 24/7, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not only our helper but our teacher, the little voice that tells you; ” Hey, there is a better way to deal with this.” The Holy Spirit has been my biggest help on my journey of become a better mom.

#2 Pray

This one ties in with #1. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have as Christians. Lets use it. Lets learn how to become prayer warriors.

Colossians 4:2 – ” Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

#3 Learn

Read and Learn. These two go hand in hand. I think , my own opinion here: we as individuals should always strive to grow as a person but especially more when we are role models to little humans. There is so many great books to read. Maybe one day I will share my favorite parenting books.

We have so many great resource online and one of them I want to talk to you about. I want to introduce to you “From Monster Mommy to Peaceful Mommy.” This is a course that you purchase. And this course is what I am talking about. Click here to check it out.

We have all been at our wits end and this course teaches you how to become a peaceful mom or parent. I think nothing is more important to a child than a happy parent.

 

#4 Be Attentive

Learn about your kids. What makes them happy, What makes them mad, What is their favorite thing to do, Are they interested in one thing more than the other. I think you get the point. The more you know about your kids, the easier it will be to be a better parent. Always be present in the moment.

#5 One on One Dates with Each Kid

If you have multiple kids it’s very important to treat them equally and have time with each child. Almost all the time words need to be followed up by action. Go on like dates as if you were to go with your friend. Go on a car ride, on a walk, or even to a coffee shop. Just taking a child away from all the kids and go on a one on one hang out make them feel like you truly care about their life.

 

I pray that this post will bless you. While I was writing this it has helped me to reset my focus and made me realize just how much I need Jesus if I want to be a better mom. I bless you loves. May the Lord teach you His ways so that you may implement them to your children.

 

With love, Nadia Komarova.

Life Update

Hi Friends. I have been gone for a while. I’m here to update you guys what has been going on in my life.  Well first of I wasted 3 weeks of my life on a scammy job. I am still very mad about that job. […]

Free Activities to with Toddlers in the Fall

Free Activities to with Toddlers in the Fall

I love Fall and I am so excited for it to be here. Fall means having warm soups, bundling up in blankets and dressing so comfy with layers of clothes but it also means staying inside a lot more with kids if you have any. […]

Ways to Reduce your Household Expense and Save Hundreds

Today I got a huge list for y’all. Lists seem to be very popular on my blog and I enjoy making them. So today I bring to you ways to reduce your household expense. By doing most of these I have saved my family a lot of money.

I mean if you have been a faithful long reader you know how excited I get about saving money or getting a good deal.

I’m not a cheapo.

I promise.

We have months where we live way beyond our needs and I’m fine with it because sometimes you gotta live a little. Am I right?

30 WAYS TO CUT DOWN ON HOUSEHOLD EXPENSE!

  1. Cook everything at home from scratch.
  2. Buy second hand.
  3. Meal plan.
  4. Cancel subscriptions.
  5. Grow your own food.
  6. Hang dry clothes.
  7. Cancel internet.
  8. Lower temperature in winter.
  9. Make your own household products.
  10. Make your own detergent.
  11. Use cloth diapers.
  12. Use cloth wipes.
  13. Use clothes towels for everything.
  14. Stop purchasing paper product. (ex: paper towels & plates.)
  15. Don’t buy plastic.
  16. Unplug unused appliances.
  17. Take leftover to lunch or make lunch at home for work.
  18. Have no spend week or weekend.
  19. Regrow your food.
  20. Coupon.
  21. DIY a lot.
  22. Do beauty things at home (ex: nails and eyebrows.)
  23. Buy in bulk
  24. Buy name brand thing in Dollar Tree.
  25. Shop the sales.
  26. Turn off lights when not used/
  27. Use Natural light.
  28. Buy on re-chargeable batteries.
  29. Learn to preserve food. (ex: canning, drying & freezing.)
  30. Have a list for free activities.

Let me know if you know of more. I love getting to know my readers. That is what makes me wanna keep blogging.

Happy Savings.

XO,

Nadie

How to Get Out of Debt

How to Get Out of Debt

Getting out of debt is not so easy to do. It doesn’t mean its not possible. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I came up with a list that can help you get out of debt. We did many of these […]


Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome Friends, I am so excited to announce the opening of my blog, “Simple, Beautiful, and Effortless”

My name is Nadia. I am new mom and learning to juggle the household, finances, relationships and mom life. I am a homemaker inspired and driven to create a life that is best for me and my family. This is a life blog, as I like to call it. Its a place for me to share my life and to share my tips & tricks for creating your dream life.

When I was coming up with the name for the blog, I thought of this name ” Simple, Beautiful & Effortless”.  I came to this name by thinking how as a homemaker do I want my life , my home to look like. This blog will document my journey onto creating that life. I want to break the tradition of the ordinary things and step out of the box.

This is a life blog, like I said. I am going to get real on this blog. This blog will have bits for everyone, at any stage of life. To list only a few topics that will be on my blog are homemaking, DIY, finances, and travel.

I would love to get to know my readers, so get please get involved and comment. Message me if you have any question. I would love to hear from you. Grab a cup of tea or a latte and stick around.