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Author: Jami Balmet: Christian Homemaker, Wife, & Mother

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The Homemaking Foundations podcast exists to give you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement that you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home! Join Jami, author behind YoungWifesGuide.com, as we explore various aspects of homemaking including Biblical womanhood, marriage, healthy living, organizing, cooking, and so much more! If you feel like your home is out of control - or if you ever feel overwhelmed in your role as homemaker - then join Jami each week as she interviews other homemakers and provides Gospel-Centered encouragement for bringing Glory to God every day within our homes.
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This is a super fun episode and next installment in our series, Finding Joy in Your Home. Today we are chatting about specific hobbies and ideas for investing in yourself. I'm going to share ideas from YOU guys on what you do for fun. Listen in! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Our favorite board and video games to play together with Jason – Hf #181 Our Sponsor: Wix.com/Podcast for 10% off your website! Our Sponsor: Vistaprint.com use coupon code HOME50 for 50% off Christmas cards and photo calendars! The post Hf #253: Finding hobbies YOU love!! (Finding Joy in Your Home) appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
An important part of this series we are working through here on the podcast is finding more joy and peace in your life and home. A HUGE part of that is turning to the Lord and making him of ultimate importance. But there are some other things to consider in a well rounded life. And today we are talking about a fun one: hobbies, finding joy, and finding things that fill you up! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Subscribe to this entire series on iTunesVisit our sponsor: Minno! Stories kids love, values parents trust.Visit gominno.com (that’s M-I-N-N-O)  Use coupon code HOMEMAKING to begin your 7-day free trial and start streaming anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet, TV or computerThe post Hf #252: Finding things that bring you JOY (Finding Joy in Your Home Series) appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
As women, we have a unique ability to set the tone in our homes - for the good or the bad! With our thoughts, actions, and speech we can either drive our family towards God or tear them away from Him. this lesson is going to cover what it looks like to set a God-glorifying atmosphere in your home and is our first step in finding joy within our homes. Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Setting the Atmosphere QuizDownload the PDF version of the quiz here!Links & Resources: Our Sponsor: Vistaprint.com use coupon code HOME50 for 50% off Christmas cards and photo calendars!  Our Sponsor: MyLola.com use coupon code HOME30 for 30% off your feminine care subscription Hf #29: Becoming Your Husband's Cheerleader (even when marriage is hard) Hf #30: Loving Your Husband Like God DoesThe post Hf #251: Where are you pointing your family? (Finding Joy in Your Home Series) appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Intentional, Biblical rest is an important part of finding more joy in our home and in our lives. In this next installment of our series, we will dive into the WHY behind getting rest and the HOW to make it happen. Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Book recommendation: The Tech Wise Family Subscribe to this entire series on iTunesVisit our sponsor: Minno! Stories kids love, values parents trust.Visit gominno.com (that’s M-I-N-N-O)  Use coupon code HOMEMAKING to begin your 7-day free trial and start streaming anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet, TV or computerThe post Hf #250: Are you getting enough rest? (Finding Joy in Your Home Series) appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Do you have people always looking to you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks? Jamerrill will show you how real life freezer cooking can help you streamline and simplify your family meal times. She will show you freezer cooking strategies, tips for big batch cooking, and more!Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Find Jamerrill's YouTube channel Jamerrill's blog Large Family Table Follow Jamerrill on Instagram Sponsor: Wix.com/podcast for 10% off your website Sponsor: Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to HelloFresh.com/FOUNDATION9 and using codeFOUNDATION9.The post The magic of freezer cooking in your life with Jamerrill Stewart – Hf #249 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Developing a mission statement for your life, for your family, and for your home can be a powerful tool to help give you clarity and direction. It doesn’t have to be a long or complicated process, with just a few minutes, you can put some real thought and intentionality behind why you do what you do every single day.Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Read through the full notes for making your own family mission statement TTM #21: Developing Your Priorities in Your Home Subscribe to this entire series on iTunes Visit our sponsor: Minno! Stories kids love, values parents trust.Visit gominno.com (that’s M-I-N-N-O)  Use coupon code HOMEMAKING to begin your 7-day free trial and start streaming anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet, TV or computerThe post Hf #248: Creating Your Own Family Mission Statement (Finding Joy in Your Home) appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Welcome to the next installment in our Finding Joy in Your Home Series. Today we are chatting about a topic that is easy to overlook but SO important: How to figure out those BIG priorities are for your family so you can start building your ideal schedule and calendar. Let's dive in!! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  More on creating your personal priorities here Book recommendation: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Book recommendation: Crazy Busy by Tim Challies Sponsor: Paint Your Life - get 30% off your personalized painting - text HF to 64-000 Sponsor: Care/Of  - Get 50% off your first box of personalized vitamins at TakeCareOf.com and use promo code HOME50 at checkoutOur Priorities:  Always maintain a strong, deep, and vibrant relationship with the Lord through daily Bible study, serving, home group, fellowship, Church, daily prayer, and reading Gospel Centered books. Purposefully and passionately pursue my husband as my best friend and love of my life. Pursue Christ-Centered parenting through disciplining, love, encouragement, and taking time to play with my kids. Craft a healthy home for my family by encouraging exercise, cooking from scratch, and researching & pursuing a natural lifestyle. Write and manage my blog & ministry so that I can encourage other women in Gospel Centered Homemaking.The post Figuring out your BIG priorities (Finding Joy in Your Home Series) – Hf #247 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Part two of our brand new series, Finding Joy in Your Home is focused on taking care of ourselves physically so that we can thrive mentally, emotionally and spiritually! It's a key piece of finding more joy and peace in the every day. Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Book Recommendation: Reset by Shona Murray  Go through my women's hormones workshop Creating Grace-Infused Routines & Goals with Shona Murray – Hf #210 Is Self Care Biblical? – Hf #238 Sponsor: Wix.com/podcast to get 10% off  Sponsor: HelloYUMI.com and use promo code HOME to get $60 off your first month The post Why we MUST take care of ourselves (Finding Joy in Your Home Series) – Hf #246 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Welcome to episode #1 of our brand new 12 week series: Finding Joy in Your Home. We are kicking off this super practical series by laying the groundwork for everything we will talk about: what do you do when you struggle to find joy? Where do we turn? Listen in! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Register for our 2019 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference here Follow me over on Instagram: Instagram.com/jamibalmet Podcast episode: The simple key to finding more joy in your life Podcast episode: Finding joy in all aspects of my life Podcast episode: My simple Bible reading plan for deeper study Book recommendation: Trusting God by Jerry Bridges One of my favorite biography series: A Long Line of Godly Men SeriesThe post When You Struggle to Find Joy – Hf #245 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
I am SO excited to be kicking off this series on Finding Joy in Your Home. Over the next 12 weeks we are going to dive into this topic and cover some really helpful lessons. I can't wait to dive into. This introductory episode will set us up well for lesson #1 coming next week! Let's dive in.Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Sign up for the 2019 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference Follow me over on Instagram: Instagram.com/jamibalmet Watch our cute pregnancy announcement here Sponsor: Get 10% off your website Wix.com/podcast Sponsor: Get FREE shipping on business cards. Use promo code "Home" – Vistaprint.comThe post Finding Joy in Your Home: A 12 Week Series – Hf #244 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Join Jason and I in this episode as we share our journey with family worship. Hint hint: It did NOT happen naturally and we didn't know what it was suppose to look like. We've got some great resources to share in this episode. Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Grab your ticket to the 2019 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference and get the Gospel Centered Home Toolkit for FREE!!  Sponsor: Get 500 high quality business cards for $9.99 - Vistaprint.com/home Sponsor: Get 25% OFF your first Care/Of order with coupon code HOME The post The basics of family worship – Hf #243 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Do you ever feel like your day is drudgery? Do you wake up facing another un-important feeling day? What about when you are just not sure why you work so hard day in and day out? If you identify with any of these - listen in today for some encouragement and hopefully a dash of perspective! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  You can read the full notes for this episode here Book recommendation:  Do More Better by Tim Challies Book recommendation: Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller Book recommendation: Treasuring Christ by Gloria Furman Sponsor: Check out Wix.com/podcast for 10% off a new website!  Sponsor: Text HOME to 64-000 to get 25% off and a bunch of freebies from Mel ScienceThe post How to find motivation for you day (when it feels like drudgery!) – Hf #242 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Are you stuck in a season of not being in God's Word? I know I go in and out of seasons of being in the daily habit of reading God's Word and faithful prayer and then I have super dry seasons. In this episode we are going to cover some simple ways you can establish the habit of daily meeting with God. Listen in! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  New Morning Mercies devotional recommendation Bible study recommendations: Katie Orr's bible studies. My favorite is Jonah!  Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney (a fantastic book on prayer!) Listen to my interview with Donald Whitney on prayer!  Learn about our Bible reading plan we follow Learn about some other simple methods for Bible studies here Book recommendation: Word Filled Families Our favorite catechism for younger ages: Catechism for boys and girls Our favorite catechism for older ages: The New City Catechism Favorite devotional for kids ages 2-8: I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God Good devotional for kids ages 6 and up: I Am Devotional: 100 Devotions About the Names of God  Good devotional for kids ages 6 and up: The Ology My FAVORITE journaling Bible: ESV Interleaved edition Amazing Scripture journals: ESV Scripture journals New Testament Set (you can also find the OT set or all the books individually!)  Our Sponsor: VistaPrint.com! Use coupon code Home2 at checkout for free shipping on all business card orders!  Our Sponsor: MyLola.com! Use coupon code HOME to get 40% off your first Lola subscription box!!The post I can’t find the time for God’s Word… Hf #241 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
 Are you dealing with fatigue, stress, over daily overwhelm? Then this episode is for you! In it we are going to cover physical as well as some emotional and mental tips you can do to overcome that daily fatigue and stress. Get ready, this is going to be a fun and practical episode! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  It looks like Dr. Axe Magnesium oil is no longer sold but he has an awesome Magnesium supplement Ashwagandha supplements - good for sleep!  My FAVORITE Ashwagandha supplement for sleep - Cortistop Favorite essential oils for sleep: Valor (my personal sleep oil), Stress Away, Lavender, Francisense, Peace & Calming Favorite hot drinks: Criobru, Dandelion Tea (Dandy Blend - you can find on Amazon!), and Four Sigmatic products.  Essential oils to diffuse for a morning pick me up: Peppermint and a citrus blend like Citrus Fresh Energy essential oil blend: En-R-Gee (terrific for helping to support thyroid and adrenal function) Thyroid supplement for when you know something is wrong: Thyromin Great thryoid supplement that helps support healthy thyroid function: Thyroid support system THE BEST essential oil for Thyriod function & energy: EndoFlex Join Eliza and I on our FREE masterclass: Naturally Balancing Women's Hormones The post Practical tips for dealing with Fatigue – Hf #240 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Our big aim and goal this year with homeschooling is instilling a love of learning in our kids. That's a tall order but also a fun goal to work towards. In this episode I am going to share our homeschooling picks and curriculum for this year and how we are trying to instill that love of learning. We will discuss fun ideas for this regardless of how you school your kids. Come listen in! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Simply Charlotte Mason: To learn more about Charlotte Mason style homeschooling Listen to the previous episode: A Homeschooling Q&A The Good and the Beautiful Homeschool Curriculum - what we are using this year for math, language arts, handwriting, and science for 1st grade and we also got their PreK curriculum for the 4-year-olds. We also got a bunch of their reading books!  Master Books - Another great curriculum we love. They have some amazing science resources especially and for more books to readResources for learning more about morning basket time:  Your Morning Basket Podcast with Pam Barnhill - an entire podcast dedicated to this topic!  How We Homeschool - Morning Time - by Read-Aloud Revival Simple Morning Time Plans - by Read-Aloud Revival Where to find living books:  The Good and the Beautiful Library - they republish out of print books  Master Books - Great source of science books & devotionals  Sonlight Readers - we love buying the package of books for each grade level. We will likely purchase Core B books for the spring when we finish up all core A books.  Read Aloud Revival - Has TONS of book lists, recommendations, and more! The post Our homeschooling picks for this year (and how to instill a love of learning) – Hf #239 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
Self care is a popular term and discussion item right now. But what about self care from a Biblical perspective? Should we invest in ourselves? Do we need to think about self-care? In this episode we are going to talk about three important topics: spiritual health, physical health, and emotional health. Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Book Recommendation: Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung Book Recommendation: Refresh by Shona Murray Join me over on Instagram.com/JamiBalmet See more Bible study resources in the links below The post Is Self Care Biblical? – Hf #238 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
It's that time of year again: back to school! And over on Instagram all week we've been doing homeschooling Q&A's and it's brought up a ton of fun discussions. So we are bringing the Q&A to the podcast. Listen in: Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Find out more about Charlotte Mason homeschool here Find out homeschool laws in your state at HSLDA Book Recommendation: For the Children's Sake Book Recommendation: A Charlotte Mason Companion Book Recommendation: Mother CultureMy favorite curriculum choices for a Charlotte Mason style homeschool: Sonlight - a literature based curriculum. While we ABSOLUTELY LOVE the books that Sonlight provides, the entire curriculum wasn't for us. But we still purchase the book sets each year to use throughout our school year Master Books - If you are looking for an incredibly sound Christian curriculum that is Charlotte Mason based, then Master Books is the one for you! We did their math last year and loved it and we own several of their other books. We love Master Books! The Good and the Beautiful - a newer curriculum that is beautiful, stunning, and so inspiring! We are trying some of their curriculum this year to try it out! The post A Homeschooling Q&A – Hf #237 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
This has been a BIG topic the past few months in our house: How to create a Gospel Centered Home! In today's episode we are going to chat about 4 important ways to do this: 1) Centering yourself on the Gospel, 2)Centering your home on the Gospel, 3) Using your home as a jumping-off point for the Gospel and 4) Building in intentional rest. Let's jump in! Listen to the Podcast:Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer. Links & Resources:  Check out the 2019 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference. The theme for this year is Creating a Gospel Centered Home Check out Wix.com/Podcast for your website and podcasting needs Check out Vistaprint.com/HOME to get 500 high quality business cards starting at $9.99“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, then the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you." - Duet 11:19-21  The post Creating a Gospel Centered Home – Hf #236 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
As we head into the Fall, I'm desperate and ready for some better routines! I really want to tackle better morning routines, but I know that that morning routine needs to first start with a better evening routine FIRST. So today I'm sharing a little encouragement on routines in general (and giving grace during tough seasons) and what I am implementing for new evening routines. Listen in! Listen to the Podcast:We also recorded this blog post as an audio podcast. If you want to listen in instead of reading, click play below or do a combination of both And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources: Book recommendation: Refresh by Shona Murray My spiritual disciplines binders Join us for the 2019 Homemaking Ministries Online Conference!! The theme for the conference this year is Creating a Gospel Centered Home and it's going to revolve around everything we talk about in today's episode. Get your ticket for the lowest price of the year through August 21st. Check out all 23 speakers, sessions, and more at: HomemakingMinistries.com/2019ConferenceThe post My new evening routine (cuz I gotta get back on track!) – Hf #235 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
In the past episode we talked about what happens when we grumbling and complaining take over our home. We discussed the heart of the issue and why we need to address grumbling in the home. Today, we are going to dive into some practical resources and ideas for creating a grumble free home. Listen to the Podcast:We also recorded this blog post as an audio podcast. If you want to listen in instead of reading, click play below or do a combination of both And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.Right click here and save-as to download this episode to your computer.Links & Resources:  Pre-order the book The Grumble Free Year from Amazon Are you feeling discontent? 3 questions to ask yourself Get your own customized hand painted portrait for 30% off by texting HF to 48-48-48 from Paint Your Life Get 500 high quality, custom business cards starting at just $9.99 from Vistaprint.com/HOMEThe post Creating a grumble free home – Hf #234 appeared first on Young Wife's Guide.
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Michal Lisa Archer

I feel like this particular episode has some glitches where several seconds at a time are skipped. I'm not sure if that's an editing fault or problem with the upload to Castbox.

Oct 23rd
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Tasha C

Wow....I need this so much! thank you

May 27th
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Emma Mann

amazing. thank you so much for this

Aug 30th
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Stephanie Fisher

my sister in law recommended this podcast to me and I'm so glad she did! I am currently playing catch up and am LOVING all of them. it helps me get through my cleaning, I actually look forward to cleaning so I can listen. thanks Jami for all the encouragement!

May 26th
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Samantha Sharp

This is such a life giving podcast and one of my all time favorites! I've been listening for about a year now and cant get enough. There is so much to learn and take in as a young homemaker that I like to relisten sometimes to take in as much as I can. I would HIGHLY recommend this podcast to young and old alike!

Apr 8th
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Lydia Woods

This is one of my all time favourite podcasts. I've been listening since it began! Thanks so much Jami for all the time you spend working on this. It's such a help in my life.

Mar 11th
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