10 Tips for Managing Homemaking & Homeschooling

Managing homemaking and homeschooling can be a tricky thing. If you are anything like me, juggling the homemaking and homeschooling at the same time can be overwhelming at times. Laundry, cleaning, cooking meals, and caring for the children is a lot when you add homeschooling into the mix. I fail…often. However, I have learned a […]

The 4 Stages of Teaching Kids to Clean

Essentially, I believe there are 4 Stages of Teaching Kids to Clean. For me, it’s been a natural progression from picking up their toys to harder kid’s chores like scrubbing toilets. Recently, I’ve been increasing my kids’ chore lists. When I introduced the Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids and the Free Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist for […]

The Post I Never Expected To Write About Adoption {Our Disrupted Adoption}

Well, it’s time I peel back the curtains a little bit and tell you about our adoption journey the past 8 months. I’ve hinted on more than one occasion that things were rough and there was a guest blog post I wrote on We Are That Family where I gave some cryptic details, BUT very few […]

Confessions of a First Time Baseball Mom

So. Jonah started playing baseball this month. While I played softball when I was young, the role of a baseball mom is definitely a new one for me. In just the three short weeks that Jonah has played, my routine has been thrown topsy-turvy and I’m all discombobulated. I also have a few confessions… Fall […]

Breathing Room

When I was a little girl, I would take a big, deep breath and sink to the bottom of the pool. I wondered just how long I could last before springing to the surface gasping for air. Truth be told, I’m an asthmatic, so it wasn’t very long before my lungs felt like they were […]

Before I was a mother…

As Ray and I went on our Valentine’s Date Night, we were reminded of how much has changed since we had Jonah. Isn’t it amazing that this sweet little person can bring about so much change to our lives? Each new stage Jonah enters brings even more changes. While this list is not complete, here […]