Have you ever calculated the number of hours you spend in your car? If you have children, you might be transporting them back and forth to school daily. Perhaps you are taking them to sports practice and games along with a myriad of other activities. Or do you drive by yourself most of the time? Whatever your situation, your vehicle is almost an extension of your home. Check out this list of ideas for a cleaner, more enjoyable car time with your family.Read More
Home is God’s idea. Family is God’s idea. No matter the size of your home or family, living in your space necessitates daily and weekly cleaning. When routines are established, the rhythm of life creates more time for enjoying living in your home.Read More
Routines and Rhythms of Cleaning
Some of us love the process of cleaning just as much as we enjoy the results. Others struggle with the patterns necessary to maintain their living space daily, weekly and seasonally. In order to live this life well, we must create a plan to maintain our space. Let’s be honest, maintaining a home is hard work. Sort out the work into doable daily and weekly lists.Read More
When functioning as an domestic engineer for a family of seven, research, charts and new ideas are a must for success. Recently, a plan to combine the on-going need for clothes with the incessant need for cleaning and cooking, led me to this formula. Read this blog for a list of daily morning contributions, kitchen duties and weekly jobs.Read More
I am really just a simple girl blessed beyond words.
As a mother of five beautiful children, a grateful wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a teacher, a servant, and a follower of Jesus Christ… I stand humbled.
This book is about my journey through parenting intentionally while navigating through the challenges of raising five very unique children.Read More
Thinking ahead to cooler days of fall and winter, our family is putting up pureed tomatoes in the freezer. Comfort food for these seasons include a variety of fresh soup started early in the morning. On days when we plan to be home all day, I make my coffee, turn the laundry and start soup for the day. Throughout the day we devour soup with homemade bread and fresh salads. Gotta love stay-at-home days.Read More
Create a clean, easy to love homeschool room that will welcome you back to a fresh new start in the fall.
Nothing is worse than coming into the beginning of something only to find that you need to stop and clean up from what happened earlier. Waiting until fall could feasibly delay your school year launch and inevitably start everything off behind. Likewise, stepping into a brand new school year with a clean space that has been gutted and restocked, jumpstarts everyone toward success. While these ideas are not all inclusive, they are helpful! Many come from working to avoid a delay I experienced in my early years on this journey of educating my children.Read More
What does your family spend monthly on food?
What motivates you to be a steward of the funds God has provided you?
Due to the financial strain families feel in the current economy, discussions about food costs occur more frequently than ever. In the last two years, I have been privileged to speak at numerous women’s events on the subject of saving money on groceries. While I do use coupons to significantly impact my grocery shopping, I entitled my speech "Saving Without Scissors". The following include some of the ideas from my presentations.Read More
Laundry seems to be a burden to so many. Several moms have asked how our family does laundry. Perhaps the size of our family leads to the belief that we have a “system”. All I can relate is how laundry works into our schedule. Once a system is in place, prepare to be flexible. Don't complicate a simple task!Read More
Looking for ideas to boost efficiency in your daily routines?
Scrutinizing your everyday with the goal of more play time and more learning time created by less housework? Contemplating a new scheme for less energy extended toward house maintenance? Consider a few of these ideas to improve your management of home and time.
Savor the idea of generosity toward others. Recall times where you have met a warm welcome. Be that for those God places in your path.Read More
One of the most difficult things in raising a child is training them to be an independent adult. Establish goals that will create autonomy as they mature. Invest time necessary to train your child to do all domestic jobs they will need to succeed as an adult. Your confidence that they can complete the job will eventually lead to a job completed correctly.Read More
This coming week you'll have the opportunity to save some significant money by shopping KidsTown. This event just happens to be my favorite kid’s consignment sale. For moms looking to save "mucho moulah," this is a must stop.Read More