These crazy cold temperatures have been keeping everyone inside this week. While staying home can start out fun, being trapped inside can quickly have you going stir crazy! Fend off your cabin fever with these 53 ideas!
Hopefully these suggestions help you fend off the cabin fever! Only 141 more days until summer!
“Oh, there’s an app for that!”
This phrase is often used in a humorous context, but it rings true in many circumstances. With millions of apps available, there really is an app for almost everything. The purpose of these apps varies, but many have been designed for one specific audience: moms. Created to make life easier and provide assistance, there are many apps that have moms raving. Instead of having you scroll through the app store or read the reviews, we are bringing the best of the best to you! Read on for our favorite apps for moms!
This app is the ultimate partner in keeping your family organized. Several features make it possible to share schedules, lists, and photos with your family. You can even color-code your schedules and set common alerts. Streamlining communication through Cozi keeps your family coordinated and makes it easier for everyone to stay involved. If you prefer one app to do the work of many, Cozi is definitely the one for you!
2.) Out of Milk
This app takes your grocery list to the next level. With Out of Milk, you can create your shopping list and share it with your family or friends. While at the store, you can add items to your list manually or scan the bar code. The app keeps a history of your lists, allowing you to see the items you purchase the most and it keeps a running total, so you know what you will spend. If you are the person who continually forgets the milk, give Out of Milk a try!
Matchmaking for moms! This app will connect you with moms in the area that share your interests! With Peanut, you can participate in group conversations and meet the moms who can relate to you. Users have raved that this app helped them build their support system and make new friends. Whether you are new to an area, or just want to branch out, Peanut has you covered!
4.) Baby Time
Designed for parents with young children, this app helps you record essentials, notice trends, and find the routines that work. Baby Time helps you manage your schedule by allowing you to track feedings, diaper changes, and naps. You will feel at ease knowing baby’s needs are met, and you can watch for changes in routine. Plus, you can share it with your partner to ensure you are on the same page. If you are feeling overwhelmed with baby’s schedule, give this app a try!
5.) MamaBear Parents with teens, we did not forget about you! MamaBear was created to help parents establish smart and safe behaviors with their kids. Focused on both physical and digital safety, this app tracks your teens’ location, speed, social media accounts, and phone conversations. MamaBear encourages responsibility and gives you peace of mind. If you are concerned about safety, try using MamaBear!
“The word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’" Jeremiah 1:4-5
Abortion advocates will tell you a fetus is simply a clump of cells, an insignificant combination of an egg and sperm. Labeled as inconvenient and largely unimportant, you can destroy these cells with a simple procedure. One visit to a clinic can remove that invader in your uterus. Those cells will be gone, and your life can continue without that disruption.
These words probably made you cringe. Maybe they made you angry, or maybe they made your heart hurt. This words impacted you because you know the truth. You know that fetus is not just a clump of cells. It is not inconvenient. It is not unimportant. It is not insignificant. That fetus is indeed a human being, formed by our ever-talented Creator, the almighty God.
God, the author of life, created that beautiful baby. From the moment of conception, this baby has its very own, distinct DNA. God has already given this child a unique identity and planned an entire life. He knows the color of baby’s eyes. He knows how many hairs will be on his head. He knows how much she will weigh. He knows he will scrape his knee in the second grade, and He knows she will be the valedictorian of her class. He knows because this baby has been written in the book of life. This is a child he saved on Calvary, this is a soul He redeemed.
The baby our clients tell us was unplanned is the same baby God had planned from the beginning of time.
And these words are powerful. Because when our clients see baby as a mistake, we can remind them that God does not make mistakes. He created this baby with purpose, and this baby is part of His divine plan. Understanding this fundamental principle provides reassurance and instills hope within our clients. God’s unfailing love conquers the doubt, fears, and insecurities of our clients. He overcomes the pressures and provides the strength our clients need. He continues to change lives, and we feel humbled to witness His grace each and every day.
Resolve to Be Involved
We are officially over a week into the new year. How are those resolutions coming? Have you managed to read that daily devotion, go to the gym every day, cut sugar from your diet? For some, resolutions are easy to fulfill, and for others, they can feel daunting. You make these goals with the best intentions, but meeting those goals can be a challenge.
Maybe your time is limited. Maybe you lack support. Maybe you simply do not know how to start.
We encounter people who have resolved to become involved. They have made it their goal to give back to their community and volunteer. But they often have one primary barrier to fulfilling this resolution: they are unsure where they fit.
If this sentence describes you, we would first like to say thank you! We truly appreciate your selfless heart and generous spirit! Our organization has many volunteering opportunities, and we would love to have you on our team!
For those interested in volunteering, here are opportunities available to you!
These are just some ways you can support this ministry! If you have alternate ideas, or questions about these positions, please contact our organization at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to meeting you and working together to serve our Savior!
New Year. Next Generation.
“Future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!” Psalm 22:30b-31
Every year we choose a theme for our organization. We choose a direction, select scripture, and outline our intentions for the next 365 days. These steps allow us to focus on our goals and place Christ at the center of our work. These themes give us purpose and ensure that we remain mission-minded. This year, we have chosen “Generation to Generation” as our theme. Our organization places emphasis on spreading the gospel to every generation, so this was a natural fit.
While this overarching message will guide us for the entire year, we have included sub-themes to provide direction for each quarter. For the first quarter, we have elected to focus on the topic “New Year. Next Generation.” This theme embraces the fresh start provided by a new year and really establishes our goal of saving more and more lives.
Entering the new year means being given new opportunities. For our organization, this means reaching new people, impacting new families, and saving new lives. The next generation of babies is waiting to be born, and we are determined to prepare the way for them. We will do this by continuing to offer free services for those facing pregnancy decisions, and expanding our care for families who have chosen life.
Increasing our support for our families with children will certainly benefit our organization. Developing relationships with our clients past pregnancy is important because it provides us with more opportunities to share the gospel. Establishing these connections is essential in building trust and introducing families to the Word of God. Expanding our support for parents will simultaneously allow us to address the physical and spiritual needs of our clients.
By the grace of God, we want to impact more families than before and encourage them to choose life for the next generation. We want to stand in the way of the abortion trend and empower parents to be the best for their children. Through our medical clinic, and with God’s permission, we can share the gospel and introduce His love to this new generation. Together, we can change and save lives.
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