Mothering is hard, exhausting work. And that’s on a good day! There comes a season for every mother when she is tempted to throw in the towel (if only she could find a clean one, as Crystal Paine likes to say), when she genuinely wonders whether her failures as a mother can possibly be redeemed.Read More
You may have noticed a lack of blog posts over the past few weeks…Not to worry, I’m still here!
The truth of the matter is, Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about what I’m reading. The main reason for that, my friends, is sleep deprivation.
Baby Bro is now 13 months old, and finally sleeping through the night! (That’s a story for another day.) This means my brain is functioning somewhat normally again, andRead More
Are you looking for a simple, effective, and toxin-free spray to use in your organic garden? You’ll love this Easy Garden Spray with Essential Oils! It’s especially effective against squash bugs.
Our square foot garden consists of 4 large wooden boxes separated and surrounded by a grid of substantial walkways, which means we’ve experimented with several options over the years for keeping those areas mulched and free of weeds.
Based on our own experience, here are my top three tips for creating affordable walkways in the vegetable garden…Read More
I’d Rather Be Doing Something…Alone
As a type A, task-oriented, “high functioning introvert”, some of my best moments are spent alone–creating, reflecting, accomplishing. Crossing items off my to-do list. Making things happen. Motivating others. Planning great things.
If you’re familiar with the biblical account of Mary and Martha, I’m definitely a Martha. I’m a doer. Stopping to focus on relationships can be a real challenge–I’d rather be doing something.
As a wife and homeschooling mother of threeRead More
I just love the way this project turned out! Our Farmhouse Chic cabinet began as a bright green 1950’s curio cabinet scored for $75 on Craigslist.Read More
Much Ado About Shakespeare
I have always loved Shakespeare. Who doesn’t? His words are witty, his characters familiarly flawed, his story lines delightfully convoluted.
And so, when our homeschooling book list included selections of the famous poet’s tales for children, I was delighted. That is, until my poor firstborn son showed signs of difficulty in keeping up with the characters. And the places. And all the twists and turns in the story lines.Read More
Wanted: Book Storage
This project was exactly what I needed to add extra book storage to a few spots in our home:
- simple appearance
- efficient use of space
The best part is that it’s mounted to the wall and takes up absolutely zero floor space! How “crate” is that??Read More
Do you know someone who could use a little encouragement? Is someone you love going through a difficult time?
If you’d like to help a hurting friend but aren’t quite sure what to do, this list of suggestions should point you in the right direction. Read More