Happy Friday, friends! 

Don’t you just love the fresh start of a new month?  I do!

As these last weeks of summer slip away and we embrace September’s promise of fall, I’ve been doing some planning, dreaming, and prioritizing.

Today, I want to share with you a few things you can expect here at the blog this fall and winter.

Just a warning: I can be a fickle female, so these “plans” are subject to change without notice. 🙂

However, barring fickle female syndrome or other interruptions, here’s what I plan to feature at the Cottage over the next few months:

Minister’s Wife Monday

I love writing for my fellow pastor’s wives, and your warm response to this weekly Monday column has truly blessed me! 

Minister's Wife Monday @ Kristy's Cottage blog | a weekly column for pastor's wives

I plan to continue our Minister’s Wife Monday posts most weeks, at least 3 to 4 times per month.  

You can check out my previous posts for pastor’s wives right here.

Mentoring Wednesdays for Moms

Motherhood and homeschooling have been my heart passions ever since I began blogging eight years ago, and I just can’t help but write about these topics!

I’ve been toying with the idea of featuring a homeschooling or mothering theme several Wednesdays each month.  Again, your response to these posts has been encouraging!

The “mentoring” posts I’ve featured here at the blog always seem to strike a chord with women as well, so I’m stepping out with a Mentoring Wednesdays for Moms feature.  I plan to share encouraging posts on motherhood, children, and homeschooling in these weekly or bi-weekly posts.

Titus 2 Mentoring @ Kristy's Cottage

read my Titus2 Mentoring posts here

Articles on Motherhood & Raising Children @ Kristy's Cottage

read my Motherhood posts here

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling @ Kristy's Cottage blog

read my Homeschooling posts here

Natural Living Thursdays

Several years ago, my friend Jill and I hosted a Natural Living Thursdays blog link-up.  My writing took a different direction and we discontinued the feature… but I’m still a natural living mama!

My heart is to resurrect this theme here at the blog with a regular (2 or 3 times a month) feature on Thursdays.  As a mom, I get questions from time-to-time from other moms regarding health, herbs, and natural living, and that prompts me to continue writing about these themes here at the blog.

I plan to share posts on herbs, health, holistic living… and whole foods!  It’s been ages since I shared a recipe here at the blog!  Let’s remedy that!

Articles on Herbs and Holistic Health @ KristysCottage.com

read my posts about Health & Herbs

Whole Food Articles & Recipes @ Kristy's Cottage blog

read my posts about Whole Foods, Menu Planning & Recipes

Weekend Reads on Fridays 

I love these chatty Friday posts!  

Weekend Reads are my just-connect-with-me posts, where I might share about a book I’m reading, articles I’ve loved from My Favorite Reads board, or just a chatty family or blog related post.

I find that a weekly Weekend Reads post is difficult to commit to, so this is another bi-weekly feature here at the blog.  

Other Places You’ll Find Me Writing 

My little writer’s heart is blessed to share at the following sites-

Hip Homeschool Moms (quarterly)

Our Homeschool Forum (weekly)

Our Homeschool Forum recently hired me on as a weekly contributor!  I’ll share a monthly round-up of my guest posts there in our Wednesday Mentoring for Moms posts, or you can hang out at their site with me once-a-week.

I’d love to connect with you!

If you’re on Facebook, I invite you to connect with me here-

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Well, that wraps up what I have in mind for the blog in the upcoming months!  I look forward to embracing another season of sharing and connecting with you!

Thank you so much for reading, sharing, and commenting here at my blog, friends.  Thank you for the encouraging and thoughtful emails, as well.  Those brighten my day!

You are a blessing!

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