love thy neighbor {the art of life; ch 13 of Desperate, hope for the mom who needs to breathe}

It’s been a long time coming, finishing reading this book and I still have one more chapter to go!  Change abounds for our family and we are embarking on yet more excitement so the book club bloggy posts have taken … Continue reading

All the Voices That Influence Us (inspired by ch. 11 Desperate). Book Club stream of thought rambles

I know a few people who absolutely prefer and embrace their alone time.  They almost crave to be alone more so than they crave relationships.  My personality however, can’t even begin to relate to wanting or even needing alone time … Continue reading

{date your kids}. set aside some one-on-one time with each of your kids. -Our Mother Daughter Tea-

I find it increasingly difficult to set aside some alone time with each one of our children.  I don’t know if it’s because they are getting older or if it’s because we have 4 kids AND they’re getting older.  But, … Continue reading

{the proverbs 31 woman had a maid}. thoughts on ch 9 of Desperate, hope for the mom who needs to breathe

What is up with the fact that ch. 8 had me talking about my “escape”  being cleaning and the very next chapter is dedicated to Taming the Beast of Housework?! Well, let’s dive in…. The Phrases That Kids Swear They … Continue reading

“Just Maid Fresh”. I’m the MAID…and I charge (the kids). More on Homemaking

With 4 kids and homeschooling I need to streamline my efforts on all things homemaking.  It’s been quite an adjustment because I used to be able to whip up my house and laundry to Monica Gellar standards in no time.  … Continue reading

I’m a Spy, You’re a Spy: Homemaking is Frustrating. Plan and Strategize to Simplify

An acquaintance approached me this morning with a lovely greeting followed by this comment: I’ve been meaning to tell you that you remind me of a spy.  A Spy.  Hmmm.  A spy?  I try to think of how I’m going … Continue reading