Zone Defense: Cleaning the Kitchen & a Progress Report

This year we’re on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and disorder. Each month we’re tackling a different zone of home and life. March’s zone was the kitchen. I told my husband that I could just forget working out. If I simply cleaned our house, I could lose weight and have a cleaner house! You can guess what […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Kitchen Equipment

This year we are on Zone Defense, tackling one area of home and life at a time, until we’ve beaten back clutter and disorder. We are going to regain our lost ground. This month? We’re in the kitchen. And head’s up! If you make a purchase through any Amazon links, I do receive a small […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Food Storage

This year we are on Zone Defense, tackling one area of home and life at a time, until we’ve beaten back clutter and disorder. We are going to regain our lost ground. This month? We’re in the kitchen. This month’s zone for Zone Defense is the kitchen. And one of the most important aspects of the […]

Afternoon Reading: 31 Days of William Morris

So there’s this quote by William Morris that you might have heard before, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” It’s wise and worthy of following. We’d all have a lot less stuff in our homes. Julie took all of last month to do […]

Dressing Your Home for Cooler Months

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributing writer, Prerna: photo source: Pottery Barn I love the winter season. It is my favorite time of the year. Not only am I more productive during this season, I’m also more cheerful and peaceful. While the fact that this is the season where we celebrate my favorite holiday of […]

Survive the Laundry Pile

You know the Busy Mom’s Motto, right? Food and clean clothing. That’s all you need. When Life gets to be a little too much and you can’t tackle it all, you just shift down into low gear and you focus on giving your family two things: food and clean clothes. In a dire emergency, you […]

How I Get Both Feet Back on the Ground

Ever wake up and ask yourself, “How did I get here?” Whether it’s an untidy house, a jumbled bank account, or an overpacked schedule, I’ve found myself in chaos on more than one occasion. It may be because I am bursting with creativity or actively working on a project. Or I might be in such […]

Easy Things to Do to Prepare for an Emergency

photo source September is National Preparedness Month. You might have noticed that I’ve shared a few things about how to be better prepared for an emergency over the past few weeks. There have been plenty of stateside events, big and small, over the last month, to make us think twice about how to handle an […]