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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 […]

Make Home a Little Cozier for Fall

Fall hit us full in the face this week. We’d been sporting tshirts and shorts, leaving the windows open 24/7, even going to the pool twice a week. Then Hurricane Hillary signaled a change of seasons for us. Now, we may go back to sweating bullets in a week or two, but our family is […]

Little Ways to Give Your Home a Boost

Since we are a homeschooling family, we spend a good deal of time at home. Sure, there’s a fair amount of running around. But, since I’m not running a daily carpool to and from school, our home boasts a rather “lived in” look. Because, well, we live here. And that’s good. I think if given […]

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 […]

An Easy Way to Secure Furniture for Safety

When I was little, my family home had a den. Yes, that’s what we called man caves in the 70s. My dad had his desk, his big black vinyl armchair, and the TV in this room. My sisters and I spent a lot of time in this room; duh, the TV was there. It had […]