Our home has looked like an “in progress” episode of Fixer Upper for the last, well… decade. There are a few rooms that are *almost* finished, and a couple that have not been started yet. And then there are some projects (ahem, wood floor restoration) that will likely not happen on my watch at this… Continue reading Showing Hospitality in the Midst of Home Renovations
Summer 2016. It was an election year. It was perfect timing. I had it all planned out. An election unit study over the summer! I bought an inexpensive election unit study guide. I had my books picked out and my printouts printed out. I was set! As I was delightedly telling the Hubs how organized I was… Continue reading Father Knows Best
Affiliate Links are provided in this post. Please see my Disclosure Policy for details. According to statistics, there are more televisions than people in the average American household. Children 8-18 watch around 3 hours a day. When we tell people we haven’t had a tv in 10 years they look at us like we have… Continue reading Why we got rid of our tv – and why it won’t be coming back
We were at a new park a few days ago and I saw something that made me laugh out loud, and feel a bit of regret at the same time. There was a mom, dressed in workout clothes, running around like a crazy woman all throughout the playground with her kids (and other people’s kids… Continue reading 5 Easy ways to work out while playing with your kids
Do you find yourself running to activities every night (or even most nights) of the week? Do you find it difficult to keep up with all the kids’ activities and groups? If you, as a mom, are overwhelmed by all the activities – your child just might be also. Why do we feel the need… Continue reading Is Your Child Over-Scheduled?
Anyone who knows me know I’m no Martha Stewart. I love it when my house looks great, but honestly, it’s not going to be picture perfect until the kids go to college and the dogs go with them. I’m too busy trying to enjoy the moment and not wish my life away. I don’t have… Continue reading Super Easy Cleaning Schedule!
I’ve got a lot to figure out about blogging. This is an adventure that I’m excited (and a bit cautious) about. Here are my goals for April: Upgrade to Premium Theme Figure out pictures/graphics Write at least 3 content pieces per week Read 2 blogging/business books It’s not a huge list, granted, but April is… Continue reading April Blogging Goals
Dishes, laundry, toys on the floor, another diaper to change, another spill at the table, another mess in the living room, dogs to take outside, meals to make, a leaky faucet, and on and on and on. It can be overwhelming! Take a deep breath mama. Seriously, take a deep breath. It’s ok to be… Continue reading Three Things to Understand When You’re Overwhelmed
We spotted the first robin of the season a few days ago! Since that is a sure sign of spring in our neck of the woods, I’m getting the itch for Spring Cleaning! I’m usually not big on cleaning. I like things clean, but not the actual “having to clean it”. But there’s something about… Continue reading Spring Cleaning
Moms who love to cook heartily for their clans amaze me. Moms who home cook every meal and rarely go out to eat. I can picture myself in my kitchen lovingly and skillfully preparing beautiful meals for my family as the aromas waft out into the living room as my kids (and husband!) eagerly await… Continue reading A Mom that doesn’t cook? My Confession