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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

Milestone Motivators: Happy Birthday to Me!

Remember as a kid when we wanted “cool” stuff for our birthdays? Toys, clothes, experiences, special meals and our favorite cake decorated with our favorite colors or characters? And now as grown-ups, our birthday requests are centered more on other people and making life more manageable. Stuff like vacuum cleaners and time spent with family. … Continue reading

Too Soon to Party?

Too Soon to Party?

We’ve just come off of what is quite possibly the busiest season of our lives. And we wanted to celebrate with some friends. So we sent out invitations and cleaned like CrAzY! There was a point in time when I doubted my decision to have people over so soon. After all, we had been in … Continue reading

But I Just Cleaned That!

I spent the entirety of nap time in the kitchen yesterday. I made two loaves of banana bread (which takes virtually the same amount of time as baking one), and washed the dishes and cleaned the counters while they baked. My feet hurt by the time I was done, but the sight of the clean … Continue reading

Fruit Flies: Gone But Not Forgotten

We still have a few lingering, annoying little fruit flies after all that effort. However, they have been dwindling down to almost gone for the past few days. The peach in a yogurt cup turned out to be the trick, with a little patience and consist an y. However, it occurred to me after the … Continue reading

Fruit Flies: Day Two

After a victorious day of kitchen cleaning and drastic fruit fly reduction, we went out to dinner, came home, and relaxed a little. Unfortunately, when in a war (against fruit flies), one can’t relax until the enemy is 100% defeated. Whoops. While not as bad as yesterday morning, we have more fruit flies than we … Continue reading

The War on Fruit Flies

The War on Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are one of those problems that start out so mildly annoying that it’s tempting to swat them away and forget about their existence. Until they find a place to breed in your kitchen. I woke up this morning to a swarm of fruit flies. “This is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS!” I had tried some easy-enough … Continue reading

Busyness Strikes Again

It’s been a while, again, since I’ve posted anything fresh and new at Help My Home. We’ve had a lot going on! Here’s a sampling: Housework Putting into practice all the ideas and disciplines previously discussed on Help My Home. Laundry, dishes, de-clutter, repeat. Health Eating at home more Establishing a fitness “routine” Life in … Continue reading

End Of Day Reflection

Another day has come and gone, and again I’m thinking I should have been able to get more done. The dishwasher is running, so I’ll put those away in the morning. Laundry is sorted, but I didn’t feel right about running the dishwasher and washing machine at the same time. Valid excuse to put laundry … Continue reading