Just Watch Me!

Defiance is a funny creature, isn’t it? Sometimes it shows up when it is most needed, sometimes it hides. And sometimes it shows up just to cause trouble. My first child is 100% like her mother. I laugh about the time I was trying to get her to clean her room. I set the hamper … Continue reading

Making Room For Purple Days

Today is a purple day. What is a purple day? Life is really full right now. Teaching homeschool, caring for a baby, and a commitment to a less expensive lifestyle (more cooking from scratch, etc.) fill a lot of time, and Easter musical is upon us now, too. Some days are full from start to … Continue reading

It’s Okay: Cooking Hints

We’re big Dave Ramsey fans in our home, and anyone who knows anything about Dave Ramsey knows that when you’re trying to get out of debt, “you don’t see the inside of a restaurant unless you’re working in one.” I’m not proud to admit that we haven’t exactly done this perfectly. Okay, not even close. … Continue reading

Systematic? Or Problematic?

“Should we throw these lamps out?” “There’s nothing wrong with them, I just don’t have a place for them.” “Then should we give them away?” “Maybe, but I’m trying to work through the house systematically, and I haven’t gotten that far yet.” Systematically. I love that word. And not just because it’s five syllables long … Continue reading

But Then I Did…

Yesterday I said, “Don’t do the dishes,” and “Don’t sort the laundry,” and I got some stuff done. And you know what happened the next morning? The dishes got washed and put away and the laundry was sorted and put away. I knew they would, because they always do!

Just Don’t…

Sometimes the secret to getting caught up on housework is not a “to-do” list, but a “don’t” list. Don’t do those things that get done whether we have the energy or not. For me, laundry gets washed and dried, and the dishwasher gets unloaded and loaded whether I have the energy or not. Maybe for you, … Continue reading

Running On Empty

It’s been a long, festive weekend, and the kids aren’t the only ones who are worn out! Early mornings, late nights, cranky kids, plenty of home “recovery” to do (laundry, dishes, etc.), and third trimester pregnancy. Every load of laundry requires two flights of stairs each way, and I’m just not having it! The kids protest at … Continue reading

But First, Laundry…

But First, Laundry…

Laundry… Without it, we’d all be naked. Or just really stinky from wearing the same dirty clothes every day… Or broke from buying new clothes every day…  Admittedly, there are days when I feel like all I do is laundry. Wash, dry, fold, repeat. Seriously, how many pairs of leggings can a kid wear in … Continue reading

Are You Comfortable With the Cross?

Today is Good Friday. The day we honor the  price paid for our redemption: the brutal execution of God’s perfect and holy Son in our stead. Every year, our church (along with countless others) put on a musical, and most years I have participated. It combines two of my favorite things: theater and telling people … Continue reading