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Is It Time to Primp Your Ride?

I don’t know too many moms who really “identify” with their vehicles. I mean, it’s not often that you’ll hear a woman say, “Hey, what do you think of my new red mini-van? Isn’t she sweet?” And it’s probably even rarer to hear her talk about souping-up the engine, raising the suspension or painting racing […]

Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

Managing Motherhood and Pregnancy

It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago I took this photo of the FishChick. Then, I was in the throes on pregnancy nausea 24/7. Hmmm….good times. I don’t think my house was too clean in those early months. My “life as MOM” was limited to supplying food and clean underwear. Thankfully, those days […]

Chores: Sometimes You Gotta Spell It Out

I’ve mentioned before that each of our children above four years of age has regular chores to perform around the house. The quality of their performance ebbs and flows with the seasons, their attitudes, and my follow through. Recently, we were struggling with one job and his ability, or lack thereof, to clean the living […]

YOU are the Queen of Your Castle

Updated: This contest is now closed. 2/11/09 No matter where you spend your days, you are the queen of your castle. And as such, it behooves you to know what you can do to make your home a happy, healthy, welcoming place to be. One way is to have a good attitude. And this book, […]

Time Saving Tip: Make Lunch the Night Before

I’m guessing that for most families whose kids attend traditional schools making lunch the night before is a pretty common practice. Since my children “do school” at home, it might not seem all that necessary. We’re home most of the day, so why do we need to do that? But, oh what a help it […]

7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Thinking Housework is Fun

A few months ago I reviewed this great book called Queen of the Castle. I remember thinking at the time how much it resonated with me. I felt like I had found a kindred spirit of sorts. So how happy am I that Lynn Bowen Walker is guest posting today?! Today you’ll get to hear […]