Creative Ideas for Household Notebooks

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Today’s the day to share your household notebook! Remember earlier in the month when I shared some ideas for making your household notebook work for you? I also challenged you to put yours together, if you hadn’t already, and enter it in today’s little carnival. But first, here’s one way that a fellow mom has […]

Make a Household Notebook

This week is all about getting a good habit going. One great habit to develop is that of managing your home in a way that best suits you and the season of life you’re in. I am a firm believer in finding a good home managment system that works and then tweaking it to fit […]

Get a Little Green

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It’s not easy being green. — Kermit the Frog Well, Kermit was right. It’s not easy. But, it’s really not as hard as you think. I amaze even myself sometimes. Since moving back to California, we’ve developed a few more eco-friendly practices than we had before. The main one being that I rarely bring my […]

Taming the Toys

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Photo Source Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney! — […]

Getting Priorities in Line


Last week, I got cozy with a cup of my very favorite coffee, Uzuri African Blend. Sipping away, I spent some time reading and thinking about Psalm 5 and journaling about it. The house was quiet — it was 5 am. And I could think. I turned to the Goals section of my household notebook […]

Looking for Some Easy Ways to Fill the Freezer?

There’s no doubt about it, having a few meals stashed in your freezer can be great insurance against crazy nights when take-out is oh-so tempting. But, even if you don’t have several hours in one sitting to devote to freezer cooking, you can have convenience without the can. Check out my guest post at The […]

How to Make a Bed

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I’ll never forget the first time I met my friend and former roommate, Kristin. (Hi KMS!) We lived in the same dorm during our freshman year of college. “Move in Day” was characterized by parents and students milling about, arms full, carting stuff into dorm rooms. Kristin and her mom were arguing having an animated […]

Organizing Life as MOM – Get the Ebook!

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It’s here. The project I’ve been working steadily on for the last five weeks, and been planning and thinking about for the last 11 months. An ebook, designed just for moms like you and me. Organizing Life as MOM This 125 page book provides a game plan for your life as wife, mother, and homemaker. […]