About Family Living On Purpose

Bob and Erika Shupe

My heart’s desire is to bring encouragement, vision, and hope that family life can be pleasant and not chaotic; to strengthen your parenting journey.

It takes intentionality for a mom to get on top of life – house, laundry, parenting, marriage, meals – and it takes effort to stay on top of it; but ultimately it is the most peaceful place for all of us, parents and children a like.  To do life ON PURPOSE; proactively rather than re-actively.  And how to do it well, and enjoy it.

For example, de-cluttering and organizing a home so that it feels spacious (even in only 1500 square feet for the 11 of us), comfortable, and manageable; getting in to a routine with laundry so that it’s manageable and easy; proactively parenting our children rather than just reacting to them; managing our home in a way that includes everyone and uses time most efficiently and effectively; budgeting our time during a week so that we have balance with work, play, and rest.  I’ve learned to simplify life.  Providing meals that are yummy, healthy, economical, and simple.  Simplify, simplify.  *smile*  These are the things you’ll find in our blog.  Practical how-to’s. Learning to “think outside the box” and catch a vision for how life can be wonderful with the children and husbands the Lord gives to us.

Now before you get the idea that we have it all together, know that we’re on a journey just like you.  We are learning as we go through life just like you are; we just might have a more concentrated experience (with 9 children) than some. *smile* We’ve simply had experiences along the way and made a lot of mistakes that we’ve learned from, and this has helped build our tool box of resources and ideas we have to share with others.  *smile*

I love to read all of the comments and questions that come in, however I cannot often answer them all as I have to prioritize my time for my family.  I will answer questions as I’m able. 

Blessings to you!

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