Angela Squires

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Angela is a happy wife to Travis and blessed mom of four beautiful children--Abel, Amariah, and fraternal twins Isabel and Elliana. She embraces her full-time job as Mom and is now in her sixth year of homeschooling her children. Angela has a passion for the written word--both reading it and expressing herself through it--and deeply enjoys writing at both Eternal Outlook [with Angela] and Des Moines Moms Blog. Angela has a heart for a healthy family life and enjoys doing what it takes to create one. Her goal in life is to live in a way that glorifies God, growing in her relationship with Him and impacting others for Him.
To Train Up a Child: A DMMB Series on Motherhood's Toughest Topics

Top Tips for Sleep Training

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This post is part 2 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. Mention the phrase “sleep training” and a few hot button topics come right to mind. Crying it out. Co-sleeping. Scheduling....
4 Tips for Raising a Maker

4 Tips for Raising a Maker + YOXO Giveaway

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We are living in an increasingly electronic world, and while that’s definitely not all “bad,” it does raise an issue that many of us parents are facing, and that is... raising kids who aren’t...
Help! My "Little Helpers" Don't Love to Help

Help! My “Little Helpers” Don’t Love to Help

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I think I’m failing as a parent. Okay—maybe not in an all-around way, but in this one area I seem to be falling miserably short. My kids despise chores. Is that too strong of a word?...
I Have the Itch: 3 (Unlikely) Items on My Spring Fever Shopping List

I Have the Itch: 3 (Unlikely) Items on My Spring Fever Shopping List

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I have the itch. It happens at this time every year. There must be something about the winding down of winter and the newness of the coming spring. I. want. to SHOP! Anyone else feeling this...
How I Met Your Father: When the One Breaks Through

How I Met Your Father: When the One Breaks Through

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This post is part 2 of 5 in the series How I Met Your Father. I met him when I was least looking to “meet” a guy. And he didn’t come in the package I...
This Is My Chance

This Is My Chance

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Something happened in my daughter’s bedroom the other day, and it left me heartbroken. It wasn’t anything that doesn’t happen in most of your homes, maybe even on a recurring basis. And yet, though...
Taking the Pressure off Myself

Taking the Pressure off Myself

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I’m guilty. Over-achiever, positive-thinker, give it my best or put it to rest. I have several classic symptoms of perfectionism, and yet, I'm not perfect. In fact, I fail to live up to my...
3 Unique Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

3 Unique Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

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Wondering what to buy for that beauty lover on your list? Or maybe for yourself as you think about looking your best at all those holiday parties you have coming up? Check out these...
"Home" for the Holidays: Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere in Your Home

“Home” for the Holidays: Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere in Your Home

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Have you ever been in one of those homes that just makes you feel good? Like it's healing to your soul just to be there? It's warm and inviting and comfy and cozy and you kinda...
I Think I'm Raising Ungrateful Kids

I Think I’m Raising Ungrateful Kids

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What is it about this time of year that can bring out the worst in kids. Oh right—it’s the sugar. Last night we walked into Tropical Smoothie Café to get a treat for the...